Black Sheep

United Kingdom
2018 — 26 min / Colour

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Synopsis

BLACK SHEEP tells the story of Cornelius Walker, whose life changed on 27 November 2000 - the day Damilola Taylor was killed. Damilola was ten, the same age as Cornelius. He lived five minutes away. He had the same skin colour. Cornelius’s mother, scared for her son’s safety, moved their family out of London. Cornelius suddenly found himself living on a white estate run by racists. But rather than fight them, Cornelius decided to become more like the people who hated him. They became his family and kept him safe.

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Director Biography

Ed Perkins is a 2015 BAFTA Breakthrough Brit. After directing the behind-the-scenes documentaries for THE IMPOSTER, PROJECT NIM and SEARCHING FOR SUGAR MAN, Ed made his debut feature documentary GARNET’S GOLD, winning a Grierson Award for Best Newcomer. Since then has has directed BARE KNUCKLE FIGHT CLUB and numerous short films including BLACK SHEEP which has won ten international awards. He is currently directing his second feature documentary.

Director

Ed Perkins

Producer

Jonathan Chinn

Simon Chinn

Cinematographer

Michael Paleodimos

Editor

Ed Perkins

Sound

Paddy Boland

Screenings & Awards

Cork IFF , Ireland, 2018
Jury Award for Best European Short Film

Sheffield Doc/Fest, United Kingdom, 2018
Sheffield Short Doc Award

Aesthetica ShFF, United Kingdom, 2018
Best Documentary

Hot Docs, Canada, 2018

BFI London, United Kingdom, 2018

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