From the End of the Road

From the End of the Road is a 24 minute documentary that poetically reflects on the nature of cities. Through the responses and experiences of 4 different individuals, the film uncovers varying strands of Birmingham’s history, the UK’s second city.

Like a sea creature with tentacles continually sucking things into it and spitting things away, Birmingham has long been a metropolis born of other places. From the End of the Road ruminates meditatively on the effects of redevelopment across the urban sprawl.

With contributions from acclaimed children of the city, From the End of the Road seeks a closer look at our environment, unravelling the stories hidden under the surface – those that tell us where we have come from, where we are now, and where we might go.

2021 | 24:20

Produced as an audio visual dissertation for MA Film and Television: Research and Production – University of Birmingham earning a high distinction.

Watershed – Midlands Arts Centre, Birmingham, UK – June – November 2023

Magic Cinema – Artefact, Stirchley, Birmingham, UK – October 2022

Nominated for Best Documentary – Midlands Movies Awards 2022

West Midlands Open – New Art Gallery Walsall, Walsall, UK – 20th May – 25th September 2022

World Premiere – Flatpack Festival, Birmingham, UK – Sat 21st May 2022

The Carroll – University of Birmingham, UK – May 2022

Directed, edited and produced by Benjamin Crawford

Featuring: Karamat Iqbal, Carl Chinn, Kate Green, and Casey Bailey

Music by Fernando Gimeno

Re-recording mix by George Elliott

Animation by Tom Evans

Additional Photography by Franzi Krautter

Archive Photographs: Karamat Iqbal

Dazzle Walkers: Fiona Cullinan, Katherine Wade, Tom Bridgewater

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