Ola Orebiyi, Darragh Carey, and Bertrand Desrochers on A Brixton Tale | Slamdance 2021 [Exclusive Interview]

Ola Orebiyi
Ola Orebiyi stars in A Brixton Tale

Young love is unexpected. These couples tend to fall in love from different upbringings and worlds. And with any young love, it could lead to stupid decisions.

In A Brixton Tale, a young and affluent documentary filmmaker falls in love with her film subject, who grew on the streets of Brixton, England. However, an incident that causes him to defend her honor sends the couple into a whirlwind of trouble.

The film stars Jaime Winstone, Ola Orebiyi, Lily Newmark, Craige Middleburg, Barney Harris, Michael Maloney, Dexter Padmore, and Rose Kerr. Darragh Carey and Bertrand Desrochers directed the movie from a script written by Carey, Rupert Baynham, and Chi Mai.

Here’s the logline for the film:

A voyeuristic, wealthy vlogger finds herself drawn to a handsome, shy youth from the infamous Barrier Block housing project. Their relationship with each other, and with the camera, leads them down a dangerous path.

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LRM Online’s Gig Patta chatted with actor Ola Orebiyi, along with directors Darragh Carey and Bertrand Desrochers on the project. We talked about the Brixton neighborhood, filming in actual locations, and actress Lily Newmark.

Ola Orebiyi makes his feature film lead role with A Brixton Tale as Benji. Last year, he appeared in the film Limbo as Wasef and the short film Sandpaper. He will be seen in the Anthony Russo and Joe Russo film Cherry starring Tom Holland.

A Brixton Tale is the third directing project from the Darragh Carey and Bertrand Desrochers team. They collaborated on the previous two short films of Canot Camping and The Holt. Carey’s background is in advertising, specializing in television commercials for the past 13 years. He is a graduate of The London Film School, DIT, and Dublin City University. Desrochers founded Angstrom Films in 2012 to direct and edit music videos, live gigs, and web series. He is a graduate of The London Film School and was a videographer for Time Out London.

A Brixton Tale is now streaming at the Slamdance Film Festival until February 25. For ticket information, visit www.slamdance.com.

Watch the exclusive interview below. Let us know what you think.

Source: LRM Online Exclusive, Slamdance

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