I Used To Be Famous (2015)

Writer/Director: Eddie Sternberg
Producer: Chris Pencakowski
Exec Producer: Adam Baroukh
DoP: Eben Bolter

Working closely with talented actors on the autistic spectrum, multi award-winninfg ‘I Used to be Famous’ tells the story of a bold and moving culture clash between a failed singer from a late nineties boyband and a musically talented young man with an incredible ear for rhythm. Made in conjunction with The BFI and Film London, this film follows two outsiders who transform each others world’s through the power of music.

‘Two worlds collide on a bench in Peckham’. Vince Denman is a former pop star, (now has-been), relentlessly trying to forge a comeback. Day in, day out he roams the streets of Peckham trying to sell his CD of unfinished songs to anyone and everyone. After hitting rock bottom, he meets Stevie, a young talented man with an incredible ear for music. Stevie helps show Vince the power and beauty of true music for the first time. From this one meeting, both Vince and Stevie’s lives are changed forever.

*WINNER – GRAND PRIX AWARD – PLYMOUTH FILM FESTIVAL
*WINNER – BEST FICTION FILM AWARD – PLYMOUTH FILM FESTIVAL
*WINNER – AUDIENCE AWARD – PLYMOUTH FILM FESTIVAL
*NOMINEE – ROGER DEAKINS AWARD – PLYMOUTH FILM FESTIVAL
*NOMINEE – BEST DRAMA – AESTHETICA FILM FESTIVAL
*NOMINEE- BEST BRITISH SHORT – LEEDS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
*NOMINEE- BEST BRITISH SHORT – EAST END FILM FESTIVAL
*NOMINEE – ENGELKE AWARD – EMDEN-NORDERNEY FILM FESTIVAL
*OFFICIAL SELECTION – LONDON SHORT FILM FESTIVAL
*OFFICIAL SELECTION – DC SHORTS FILM FESTIVAL
*OFFICIAL SELECTION – BEST OF CINEMA JAM
*OFFICIAL SELECTION – BRITISH SHORTS FILM FESTIVAL, BERLIN
*OFFICIAL SELECTION – SHORTWAVES FESTIVAL, POZAN
*OFFICIAL SELECTION – FESTIVAL OF MODERN ART, MOSCOW
*OFFICIAL SELECTION – RIVER FILM FESTIVAL, PADOVA

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