BEEN SO LONG A NETFLIX ORIGINAL FILM
Coel an Arinzé Kene are captivating" - Peter Bradshaw The Guardian
"Tinge Krishnan’s Been So Long is a musical delight of heart-warming songs, sardonic British humour, and fantastic performances." Cine-Vue
Romance, rage, revenge and rare groove, Been So Long is a neon soaked, contemporary musical set in Camden Town. It's a story of unrequited love, set against the backdrop of a changing neighbourhood.
Written by Che Walker, directed by Tinge Krishnan, starring Michaela Coel (CHEWING GUM), Arinze Kene and George Mackay. Developed and funded by the BFI and Film 4. After the film was showcased at Cannes 2017, we closed a global deal with Netflix for world rights - the largest single acquisition of a UK film by the streaming giant. The film Premier was at The London Film Festival 2018. Launching on Netflix 26th October 2018.
THE RUINS OF EMPIRES A Greenacre Films/Immovable production for BBC TWO
"If you can’t imagine ever finding yourself at a live poetry performance of a Saturday night, then this is a horizon-widening opportunity"
- The Guardian
An abridged version of illustrated graphic poem, The Ruins of Empires by hip hop artist and writer, Akala. Combining hip hop poetry and emerging technology, it’s innovative performance blends both traditional and game engine animation with motion capture techniques. It’s a personal interpretation of history as told through the knowledge seeker, performed by Akala himself, as he follows the course of human evolution via astral travel and multiple reincarnations, exploring the causes of the rise and fall of Empires throughout history. Under the creative direction of Andy Serkis and The Imaginarium, Akala, alongside a host of performers and artists, brings this visually and sonically arresting meditation of human behavior to life.
AKALA'S ODYSSEY A Greenacre Films/Immovable production for BBC4
Writer and hip-hop artist Akala voyages across the Mediterranean and beyond to solve some of the mysteries behind the monumental work that is Homer’s Odyssey. Travelling from spectacular ruins such as the sacred shrine of Delphi or the Greek colonies on Sicily, he discovers how this epic poem became the cornerstone of Western literature and how his own experiences as an artist has been impacted by a 3,000-year-old classic and forms part of his mission to compose his own response to the Odyssey, a new hip hop track called ‘Blind Bard’s Vision’ that turns the tale of Homer on its head all over again. This is Akala’s Odyssey.