When Ben's mum passes away he figures it's not too late for them to take one last trip to Metroland. After all, she did always want to ride the roller coaster... A film about family ties and the stupid things we do for the people we love.
Producer: Maria Caruana Galizia
Director: Benjamin Bee
Writer: Benjamin Bee
DOP: Yiannis Manolopoulos
Metroland is partly funded through Creative England's iShorts 3 scheme. Written and directed by award winning filmmaker Benjamin Bee, the film will be shot on location in the North East.
The standard of films coming through the iShorts scheme is incredibly high so being selected this year is both a privilege and a challenge. Benjamin already has a strong track record in the short film form but Metroland will be his most ambitious film yet. I can't wait to share the film with audiences.
There's so little funding in the UK for Filmmakers starting out. Over 300 projects were submitted so odds were stacked against us and I didn't even think we would get an interview. So far It's been a genuine pleasure and honour to work with Creative England on Metroland, they've been so supportive and really get what it is we are trying to do.
Full Cast and Crew to be announced shortly.