See Hullywood Icons Exhibition Film here and yes it’s silent:
Lee and Alex Hawksley and Louis Martindale (Kevin McCallister) recreated this scene from Home Alone in East Park.
David Bush got in touch with me about recreating a scene from a film, he wasn’t sure which film so we had a video call and I said well you look a lot like Alec Guiness so we settled on Obi-Wan Kenobi. Dave who is a costume designer and all round useful geezer ran his own costume up. Please note only two Matalan dressing gowns were harmed in the creation of this stunning costume. We did the shoot at the back of macro on St. Andrews Quay next to the Humber.
Ian Mitchell said he’d like to be Darth Maul. Darth Maul, later referred to as just Maul, is a fictional character in the Star Wars franchise. Trained as Darth Sidious’s first apprentice, he serves as a Sith Lord and a master of wielding a double-bladed lightsaber.
When Emma Palmer who handles the Hullywood Icons twitter account cheekily tweeted Peter Levy with a challeng to creat his Hullywood Icon nobody could have predicted what happened next. See a Hullywood Icon in the making in this wonderful clip from BBC Look North. May thanks to Peter, Simon Annali, Martha and the BBC team in Hull for making this piece. As a direct result of this broadcast the website received 10000 hits yesterday.
I realise that many people who have followed the Hullywood Icons project over the internet will not be able to get to Hull, Beverley or Bridlington to see the projected images. The project is all about the images and the wit and imagination of the participants and not the manner of viewing them and for this reason I present for your amusement The Hullywood Icons online film.
Here are some photos from the projections at Archbishop Sentamu Academy on Preston Road in East Hull. We had about 100 visitors during the course of the evening quote of the night ‘This is our first City of Culture Event what a great start’. We used a wide angle projection lens to get the coverage on the building. To say it was cold would be an understatement.
It was really great to see Chris Sharp and his family who appeared out of the mist and stayed for ages watching the film you may recall Chris did the original Ghostbusters shoot a while back.
I must say a huge thank you to the 200 or so people who attended the opening projection event at the St John’s Hotel on Queen’s Road in Hull.It was a fantastic event with a great vibe and heart.
In particular I would like to thank:
Adie and Robert for hosting the event and making our set up easy and hassle free.
All the Hullywood Icons who came along and brought their friends and family you are awesome!
I would especially like to thank everyone in costume who spoke to one of the four film crews at the event.
Bandanarama for playing at half time as a flash mob you are my guilty pleasure and I love your thang you are a Wild Bunch.
Chris and Tim and Priscilla Queen of the Desert for sound and light magic.
There will be a piece on the BBC towards New Year and also in The Hull Daily Mail and the icons will be featured in two documentaries currently in production.
Richard Hall Quentin Budworth great to see all. The hullywood icons projected tonight. Everyone looked great. Met some really nice people. The band was great.
Rick Gilroy Fantastic night catching up with the other Hullywood Icons, great to attend the preview and finally see them on the side of a building, City of Culture 2017 😃🎬📸
Emma Palmer‘s Hullywood icons. Met some nice people tonight. Everyone on the images projected look great. So glad to be part of this. Thank you Quentin Budworth.
Cassie Patton What a terrific evening. Huge congratulations to Quentin Budworth, Robert Jamieson and everyone involved in this enchanting project, which I would love to see – and buy – in book form.
Andy Train Really loved tonight, thank you for inviting us all to participate in your Hullywood Icons project. I hope people enjoy watching it as much as we all did.
Tricia Boulton Feeling jolly! Had a lovely time this evening, Congrats on a great project Quentin Budworth🙂 fantastic music from the band was an added bonus. .
Paul Dannatt What a great show x
Nick Beardshaw Great to see it”on the big screen” completed +Quentin Budworth really proud to be a part of it +Rick Gilroy you look spot on as always mate.