2. DIRECTOR (NOEL CLARKE)
Noel Clarke is one of the most common Urban Drama English directors in
England. He was not only a director but a actor who starred in most of the films
he directed or was apart of. Noel Clarke started of by studying media at the
University of North London which then led to him to pursue into taking acting
classes at London‟s Actors Centre. He performed in television programmes as
well as films from 1999-2012. He has being working with different projects
not just film projects but projects outside the industry like inspiring young
teenagers to broaden their mind.
3. FILM FOCUS & AWARDS
My main film focus would be „Adulthood‟ as
the director Noel Clarke who made the Urban
Drama film has conventions that would I
portray in my film trailer such as: urban
streets, young teenagers, gangs etc.
This film was a big hit as for the opening
weekend the film hot £1,203,319 becoming
highly ranked as one of the most successful
films competing with films like „Sex & The
City‟ , Indiana Jones etc.
It then also received awards and nominations
like „Screen Nation Honorary Production
Award 2009‟ and „BAFTA Awards Orange
Rising Star Award 2009‟.
Noel Clarke started from scratch from studying
Media Studies for University and then pursuing it
to participating in acting classes at London‟s
Actors Centre which then lead him into writing,
screening and starring in films.
Noel Clarke was thought of being a different but
unique director as he combines his own creativity
as well as film knowledge from Hollywood movies
which helps him create and visualise the films he
makes e.g. Adulthood which was a success as it
got awards and nominations.
He specialises in changing and making either the
narrative or the scenes better which he tells the
scrip editor as well as the actors to make the
story of the film be more alive and real to pull in
the audience which makes his own films unique
and different to other urban drama films.
Noel Clarke is an English actor, director as well as screen writer in London. He
appeared in several urban drama films like Kidult hood, Adulthood, 4321, fast girls etc.
He wrote and acted the screen play for Kidult hood and then later wrote, directed and
starred in the sequel which was Adulthood leading to £1,209,319 on the opening
weekend of its actual release.
Ashley Walters also known as Asher D who is a English rapper and actor. Ashley was part
of the So Solid Crew in his music career which led to having a hit lyricist song called “21
seconds”. For his acting career he appeared in several films like Bullet Boy, Sket, take
2, Get Rich or Die Trying etc. He started the actin career by acting for the „The Young
Indiana Jones Chronicles‟ at the age of 10 which led to being put into „Grange Hill‟ at the
age of 14. He starred in different genre or films like non-fictional films and police
Adam Deacon is a English film actor, rapper, writer and a director. He started
the acting career by appearing in Ali G Indahouse and The Bill which led to
starring in Kidult Hood. Adam Deacon worked along side Noel Clarke of
different kind of projects like the sequel of Adulthood, 4321 and West 10
LDN. He was announced as being the „The New Face of Youth Cinema‟ by the
„Time Out‟ magazine. He then won BAFTA Rising Star Award with Noel Clarke
and was then chosen to co-host the „Music of Black Origin Awards‟.
7. FILM STUDIOS
Revolver Entertainment is a marketing-lead
„all rights‟ film distribution and film
Verve Pictures is a film distribution
production company which operates in
London and Los Angeles. They have won company which specializes in releasing
several BVA awards from marketing, independent films in cinemas and on DVD‟s.
industry initiative and creative initiative and The company has released award winning
have also won 2 screen international films such as: Bullet Boy, The Arbor, Red
marketing and distribution awards. Revolver Road etc. Verve Pictures has been stated
Entertainment have released such Urban that over 75% of their releases are from
Drama films such as: Anuvahood, Sket, first time feature directors.
Kidult hood and Shank.
8. TOP GROSSING FILMS BY BUDGET
4321 grossed £983,863 in the UK and budgeted a
amount of $4,600,000 making it have opening
weekend amount of £433,218 and previewing it on
Bullet Boy grossed £297,735 in the UK and had a
opening weekend amount of £140,331 in the UK and
previewing it onto 75 screens.
Adulthood which was the sequel of Kidult hood
grossed £3,247,651 in the UK which was under 3
times its opening weekend launch which was
£1,203,319. It also previewed 157 screens.
Kidult hood grossed about £100,056 in the UK
which is quite low compared to the other films
made. It was estimated a budget of £600,000
which then made a opening weekend of £100,056
and previewed in 41 screens.