FOOTBALL BEYOND BORDERS -

BEING BLACK & 6TEEN

4 mins, Narrative content, UK, 2021

'Being Black & 6teen' stars talented 16-year old Abi Simms from Thornton Heath, South London and her powerful spoken-word piece about what it feels like to be Black and 16 in Britain, penned the day she found out about the murder of George Floyd. 

Final instalment of a commercial campaign for charity Football Beyond Borders who’ve been providing support to hundreds of school-age kids during the Covid-19 pandemic, including young Abi.

Written by & starring: Abi Simms

Charity: Football Beyond Borders
Agency: Dark Horses London
Creative Director: Adam Burns
Production Company: Caviar Content
Director: Lainey Richardson
Managing EP: Sorcha Shepherd
EP: Ellie Goodwin
Producer: Tash Bloom


Production Assistant: @ivy.richardson, @its_samiracle

Cinematographer: @jake_gabbay
1st AD: @yazzypresents
1st AC: @jamesroberthills @nowthenpete 
2nd AC: @williamcrafts
Gaffer: @k_brown_gaffer
Sound Recordist: @jezbrownsound
Spark: @max_gabbay
Hair & Make-up: @laurainebailey
Camera car: @josephydudleystrongman / Natasja Dudley / @henrywestray

Camera hire: @panavision
Grip hire: @ferelequipment
Lighting hire: @panaluxworld
Editors: @haas3503 / @work_by_art_at_work @workeditorial
Post Production: @electric.theatre.collective Luke Morrison, Oliver Whitworth
SOUND: @750_mph
Music Score: @guy_wampa_wood
Music Licensing for Stormzy:  @iamedw4ard 
Stormzy and his management & Warner Chapel

PHOTOGRAPHERS (in order of appearance)
@seanpressley_, @joelhoneywell, @rayneutron, @whoisdamaster, @kiana.bosman, @fideletty, @jekafe, @sirius.film, @totheppl, @jveloz, @jassieuo (model: @nyadhuor; stylist: @j.i.nnamani ; mua: @champaineivy), @visualsbyk, @mahaneela.jpg, @bobbyrogers_, @joanvillalon, @gmalhotra, @claybanks, @flongala, @nolis

SPECIAL THANKS
Abi & Her dad Anthony, Stefan Imeson, Bacon's College, Blessed and Patrick at Blessed West-Indian Take-away, London Borough of Southwark, Lee Pavey, Oliver Whitworth

 

 

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