Star Wars

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.


See Peter Levy’s Hullywood ‘James Bond’ shoot broadcast on BBC Look North 05-01-2017

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.

Hullywood Goes to Hollywood

losangelesheraldHull residents recreate Hollywood film scenes to celebrate becoming city of cultureLos Angeles Herald

Hull residents recreate Hollywood film scenes to celebrate becoming city of culture

hull residents recreate hollywood film scenes to celebrate becoming city of culturePhotographer Quentin Budworth recreated iconic scenes from some of the people of Hull and East Yorkshire’s favourite films to mark the city’s status as 2017 City of Culture in the Hullywood icons project.

The Hullywood Icons

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.

Projections at Archbishop Sentamu Academy December 30th 2016

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.



Preview of Hullywood Icons at St John’s Hotel

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.


Emma J Elizabeth Bloody brilliant Quentin Budworth, what an amazing project. I found looking at all the images together strangely moving. Well done to everyone who stepped up, what an inspiring bunch.
Wow wow wow how amazing. Thank you so much Quentin Budworth for allowing me to be a Baddie Hullywood Icon. Loved every minute. You must be soooo proud. Amazing Xx
Kevin Young A Wonderful evening. Thank you Quentin.
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.
Steve Batten Had a really great night. Thank you very much, loved the band, loved the pictures. A big well done for everyone involved hope to see you again soon.
Pete Jordan  Hullywood Icons! With added Bandanarama! …and jolly good they were too, jointly and severally 🙂
Kate Macdonald Great night, brilliant photos/project (looked amazing on big screen), kicked off coc for me!

Mel Haynes Absolutely! It was great fun Larkin out with 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.
Robert JamiesoFantastic!
Helen Smith What a brilliant night. Loved meeting some of the other “icons”. Thanks QuentinBudworth! Also the band were excellent!!
Jill Cuthbert Walker Twas ace. Loved it.



Close Encounters of the Third Kind

Doug Peters asked me if he could recreate a scene from Close Encounters of the Third Kind and play one of the aliens, only briefly glimpsed at the end of the film he’s very poorly so it took a tremendous effort on his part to don the mask and walk into his garden but the results I think are well worth it.

Close Encounters of the Third Kind is a 1977 American science fiction film written and directed by Steven Spielberg, and starring Richard Dreyfuss, François Truffaut, Melinda Dillon, Teri Garr, Bob Balaban, and Cary Guffey. It tells the story of Roy Neary, an everyday blue-collar worker in Indiana, whose life changes after an encounter with an unidentified flying object (UFO).