A Brixton Tale

UNITED KINGDOM – 2021 – DCP – color – 76’

Direction: Darragh Carey, Bertrand Desrochers
Screenplay: Rupert Baynham, Darragh Carey
Cinematography: Kristof Brandl
Editing: Derek Holland
Set design: Shalini Adlani
Music: Peter Venne
Cast: Jaime Winstone (Tilda), Ola Orebiyi (Benji), Lily Newmark (Leah), Craige Middleburg (Archie), Barney Harris (Charles), Michael Maloney (Simon), Dexter Padmore (Darius), Rose Kerr (Inez)
Producers: Rupert Baynham, Beau Rambaut
Production: Damned Crew in associazione con in association with Paradox House, BWGTBLD


Leah is a wealthy young YouTuber, captivated by street culture. She is drawn to Benji, a handsome, shy youth from London’s infamous Barrier Block estate. She decides he is the perfect subject for a documentary. Their relationship with each other, and with the camera, leads them down a dangerous path.


Darragh Careyis an Irish writer-director. A graduate of Dublin City University, DIT and The London Film School, his background isin advertising, with 13 years specialising in TV commercials. His work has won over 50 creative awards including D&AD, Cannes Lions and The One Show. Having written and directed a number of short films, A Brixton Taleis his first feature film. Bertrand Desrochers is a Québécois writer-director who has been making films since childhood. In 2012, he founded A?ngstromFilms, directing and editing music videos, live gigs and web series. A graduate of The London Film School, Bertrand was avideographer for Time Out London and a filmmaking tutor for First Nations communities in Northern Canada.A Brixton Taleis hisfirst feature film.


“We live in a world where we see ourselves and each other on screen, all the time.But the camera distorts reality, and cuts out life beyond the frame. We wanted to explore the dangers of a modern world that blurs thelines between image and reality. Meanwhile, we were living in London, where class divides are sewn into the fabric of the city. It provides a tension somewhere between sex and violence. In an environment like this, a camera can be both an aphrodesiac and a loaded gun.”

2021  A Brixton Tale


2021 Slamdance FF – Official Selection
2021 Galway Film Fleadh – Official Selection
2021 Seminci FF – Official Selection
2021 South London FF: Best Narrative Film
2021 Schlingel IFF for Children and Young Audience: Audience Prize
2021 Warsaw IFF – Official Selection
2021 Shanghai FF – Official Selection
2021 Glasgow FF – Official Selection
2021 Oldenburg FF – Official Selection
2021 Perth FF – Official Selection
2021 Pula FF – Official Selection
2021 Zlin FF – Official Selection
2021 Durban FF – Official Selection
2022 Mons FF: Cineuropa Jury Prize
2022 Linz FF – Official Selectioniale