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.
Joanne Popplewell works at the research department at Hull University and she has a secret lifelong obsession. Since she was a young child she has been fascinated by the film The Labyrinth and the character of Sarah. Her family watch the film pretty much every week and are still in mourning after David Bowie’s death last year. You may recall Lex Stephenson recreated the Goblin King in our earlier Labyrinth shoot which you can see here.
When Joanne got in touch with me to recreate an image from the Labyrinth I really couldn’t say no. In the shadow of the Hull’s latest installation the Blade we set about recreating the scene. We had some helpful tips from the local drunks who seem to like Queen Victoria’s stern faced companionship. Sarah got in position at the base of the Queen Victoria statue and we created this shot, she told me that recreating the scene was a personal dream come true after almost thirty years. We shared a Danish and parted company leaving some rather confused drunks and a stern faced Victoria.
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.