This week marks the release on the excellent London based drama Blue Story, delving into a conflict between two neighbouring, South London gangs. Directed by Rapman, we had the pleasure of sitting down with the man himself to discuss this project, speaking about the amount of creativity in the youth of today, and how we’re looking in all the wrong places when it comes to unearthing it.
It wasn’t just Rapman we spoke to either, below you will find interviews with lead stars Stephen Odubola and Karla-Simone Spence, as well as Kadeem Ramsay, Rohan Nedd, Eric Kofi-Abrefa, Junior Afolabi Salokun and Khali Best. What is apparent is the sheer talent amongst the cast, and they all talk about their experiences shooting this movie, whether they feel there are enough opportunities out there for them in film, and we explore the themes of the movie too, trying to understand the conflict explored, and socio-political context that the film is so rich in.
Watch all four of our interviews below:
Blue Story is a tragic tale of a friendship between Timmy and Marco, two young boys from opposing postcodes. Timmy, a shy, smart, naive and timid young boy from Deptford, goes to school in Peckham where he strikes up a friendship with Marco, a charismatic, streetwise kid from the local area. Although from warring postcodes, the two quickly form a firm friendship until it is tested and they wind up on rival sides of a street war. Blue Story depicts elements of Rapman’s own personal experiences and aspects of his childhood.
Blue Story is released in cinemas on November 22nd