London Live Television speaks to actor, director and producer Anthony Vander and screenwriter Joe Harvey about their debut feature film Sweetboy.They explain why they made the film and the particular feelings they wanted to convey about London. Also they discuss the challenges of filming in the city and the scenes which sum up the films message about/relationship with London.
The film deals with themes of education and adversity. As well as being an filmmaker, actor and producer I have also worked in teaching for over three years now. Working with children and teaching them inspired me. The effort and dedication of not only parents but also children was something that I wanted to highlight. I wanted to tell a story that was personal to me.
Opening the festival was Think Like a Man Two a coming of age comedy starring Kevin Hart. Closing the festival was Spike Lee with his Kickstarter funded “Da Sweet Blood of Jesus”, which I can only describe as a Spike Lee Joint like no other.
Anthony Vander is British actor, writer, producer and director who made his first television appearance aged seventeen on BBC’s Bitesize programme. Hew went on to study Sociology and Communications at Goldsmiths, University of London whilst attending The National Youth Theatre to hone his acting skills.