28 Feb Blue Story: Rapman’s YouTube series to be made into feature film in partnership with Paramount and BBC
Blue Story – Rapman’s first-ever feature film is landing later this year.
Based on his three-part YouTube series, ‘Blue Story’, released in 2014, follows the lives of Timmy and Marco, two young men who get caught up in postcode beef in South London.
‘Blue Story’ will feature a range of actors making their feature-film debuts, including Rapman himself, as well as Stephen Odubola, Micheal Ward, Max Fincham, Kadeem Ramsay, Karla-Simone Spence, and Eric Kofi-Abrefa. Junior Afolabi Salokun, Micaiah Lewis and Khali Best, known to some as ‘Dexter’ for his role in Eastenders.
“Shiro’s Story showcased Rapman’s talent for telling compelling stories and marked him out as one of the UK’s most exciting new filmmakers,” said BBC Films director Rose Garnett, while producer Damian Jones added: “As soon as I saw Shiro’s Story and met Raps I knew he had a unique vision combined with an original storytelling ability.”
Rapman’s patient approach finally paid off in 2018 after ‘Shiro’s Story’ had everyone glued to their screen literally within minutes of each new segment being released. The success of ‘Shiro’s Story’ helped the South London artist land a deal with Jay Z at Roc Nation, one which would allow him to nurture his passion for filmmaking as well as music.
In a post on Instagram, Rapman shared some thoughts of the release ‘Blue Story’: “I can finally announce ‘Blue Story’ movie is coming in 2019!!! Written and directed by myself @paramountuk and @bbc have partnered to help make my dream come true. This movie will change the game people believe me!!!”