Archive of films Adulthood / Adulthood
2008, 99 min
Section: Forum of Independents - Competition
Writer-director Noel Clarke plays the lead in his feature debut Adulthood. Sam Peel is just returning from prison where he spent six years for manslaughter. Driven by the rhythms of rap, this exciting movie plays out over the course of 24 hours, and offers an authentic portrait of Sam’s journey from adolescence to adulthood.
Actor and screenwriter Noel Clarke’s feature debut, Adulthood, is a loose continuation of 2006’s Kidulthood. Clarke scripted both movies and he plays the lead in both as well. Protagonist Sam Peel has just been released from prison where he did six years for killing someone. His West London home is still rife with thugs, drugs, and gangs, and there are many, remembering what he did, who have sworn revenge. To make matters worse, Sam’s younger brother is repeating his mistakes. Driven by the rhythms of rap, this exciting movie plays out over the course of 24 hours, and offers an authentic portrait of Sam’s dogged journey to find forgiveness for his crime and to start over. This is his pilgrimage from adolescence to adulthood.
About the director
Noel Clarke (b. 1975), actor, screenwriter, and director, wrote and stars in his feature debut Adulthood (2008). As an actor, he has appeared on television in both series and dramas, including "Metrosexuality” for Channel 4,"Waking the Dead” for the BBC, plus "Judge John Deed”, "Adventures Inc”, "A Touch of Frost”, "Jane Hall”, "Native”, "Take 2”, and "Superhero”. He is also the writer-star of the TV drama W10 LDN and the feature Kidulthood (2006). In 2003, he took the Laurence Olivier Prize for Most Promising Performer for his role as Richard Wilson in the play Where Do We Live at the Royal Court Theatre.
About the film
Color, 35 mm
|Section:||Forum of Independents - Competition|
|Dir. of Photography:||Brian Tufano|
|Producer:||Damian Jones, George Isaac|
|Production:||Cipher Films, DJ Films|
|Cast:||Noel Clarke, Femi Oyeniran, Scarlett Alice Johnson, Jacob Anderson, Ben "Plan B” Drew, Adam Deacon, Cornell S. John, Nathan Constance|