It’s happening. ON THE LINE, the Gen Z coming of age story based on the real experiences of London young people, is going to be adapted for the screen from our successful theatre production.
ON THE LINE is a Gen-Z coming-of-age story about two cash-strapped friends who skip school to spend a day living it up at their wealthy schoolmate’s villa. The dream comes crashing down when a priceless collectible vanishes, leading to home truths being revealed and their life-long bond stretched to breaking point.
Gritty, gripping and witty, ON THE LINE is a comedy/drama based on the real experiences of a group of young people from Camden. The story, developed with them and told through candid fly-on-the-wall visuals, using urban slang and references to UK Drill and rap, looks at the challenges of negotiating values and aspirations in the current political landscape.
Why this film
Like Odd Eyes’ previous work, ON THE LINE deals with topical issues of cultural identity and barriers to social mobility, restoring complexity to the individuals behind the headlines.
In 2022, the theatre production of ON THE LINE had a run at Camden People’s Theatre, receiving great reviews.
Funny, tense and almost painfully pertinent. The Reviews Hub
The actors were mesmerising playing childhood friends in an intimate tale exploring class, race, loyalty, betrayal and more all delivered with authenticity and humour. Brilliant.’ (The Croydonist on Twitter)
‘Buzzes with vitality, fear of change, ambition and the feeling of being left behind in the desire to succeed. But primarily it’s about hope, family and friendship Amazing show! Amazing cast!’ (Karen @MrsOsmond_ on Twitter)
With your support, the short film will reach even more audiences at film festivals and through the Odd Eyes Theatre Creative Debate Programme.
After the theatre run, ON THE LINE toured secondary schools and arts centres all to stir up important conversations and creative responses from young people from all areas of London. This is an important part of this project. This is not just entertainment. We will create a high-quality film that does justice to the vision and experience of the young people who first told us this story. And then we will use the film as the starting point for conversations with thousands of young people going through similar issues.
We’ve done this before and continue to do it with #Haters. Check it out the trailer.
Here is more information about Odd Eyes’ work with young people and the Creative Debate Programme.
What will your money fund
The soundtrack – composer’s fee; rights for existing music
Production expenses – parking permits, shooting permits, location hire
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