on Facebook yesterday/Wednesday–the British Actor Richard Armitage’s “Urban and the Shed Crew” film (2015) that has not had a wide release—no release, really–I initially thought, Oh goody, they’ll release it to a few more theatres!
Then when I followed the link Violet provided to the Blenheim Films site who produced UATSC and were hit with quickly changing scene images from the film, my grin broadened. I am so eager to see this film!
Richard Armitage had said previously about him choosing UATSC was that it “ticked off a lot of boxes for me” (paraphrase). Could those boxes be similar to my own?
* A social justice topic focused upon the lost children of poverty who are caught in a vicious cycle of sex, drugs, petty but escalating crimes, truancy, illiteracy, violence, and such who need someone to care about them and provide a structure and stability to save them—as the “Urban Grimshaw and the Shed Crew” autobiographical book by author Bernard Hare (image via ebay) did?
* A winsome yet jaded central character in the child Urban (image below via IMDB)–and portrayed with heart pluck by the young at the time of filming Fraser Kelly—that looks to be multi-dimensional, perhaps in a way that children are rarely portrayed on film.
* A chance for Richard Armitage to portray a flawed character who rises above his own drug induced haze over life and finds a renewed purpose to help these children overcome their dire circumstances, even as he profoundly connects with this one child, Urban?
(image via www.RichardArmitageNet.com )
And thanks again to Violet Dutchblogger for sharing a link that Guylty (Thanks!) had retweeted to a UATSC interest site!
And then Perry (Thanks!) shared her thoughts on her Armitage Agonistes blog, about the possibility of streaming the UATSC film as indicated by the aforementioned Blenheim Films site.
So either way UATSC becomes available for viewing, I am there!
And finally, below is a taste of the “Urban and the Shed Crew” film to whet our appetite via the film’s official trailer: