NG83 When We Were B Boys

My role: Producer of Marketing and Distribution

An archive and character-driven documentary about the explosion of breakdancing in the UK in the early 1980s and how teenage obsessions shape the rest of our lives. Previously unseen archive footage shines the light on a forgotten era in British youth culture.
Best Documentary – Hip Hop Film Festival NYC
★★★ Total Film
★★★ The Sunday Times
★★★ The Guardian
“Packs one hell of an emotional knockout punch while being funny and entertaining.” The Resident, NYC
“Life affirming and moving.” VICE
“A vibrant snapshot of English urban life.” ★★★
Radio Times
“Lovingly evokes the explosive impact of this new sub-culture.” Sight & Sound
Five former breakdancers reflect on their youthful rites of passage through the vibrant UK Hip Hop scene of the early 1980s and how it allowed them to escape the confines of life on inner city council estates. As the wild energy of the scene burned out their adolescent dreams met the realities of adulthood. But the scene had a lasting legacy on their lives – once a B Boy, always a B Boy… and then a tragic event gives them an unexpected chance to recapture the past.
BBFC rating – 12a