Trapped within a county lines drug gang, a vulnerable teenager finds escape by practicing tap dance wherever he can. But when his dreams start to take over his gangland responsibilities he's faced with a terrible choice.
Currently on the festival circuit with 11 official selections to date (Including Norwich, Bolton, Flickers, deadCentre & Newport Beach)
WINNER - Best Fiction, This Is England FF 2021
SEMI FINALIST - Flickers Rhode Island FF 2021
NOMINATED - Best Original Score, Fastnet FF 2021
Selected as a winner of the CHALLENGE ALEXA scheme in 2020 the film was made in association with Directors UK and ARRI. Tap Boy was shot in March 2020 and stars Keenan Munn Francis, Susan Scott, Spike Leighton, James Thackeray and Edwin De La Renta. It completed post production in Jan 2021 and is about to complete its journey on the festival circuit.
Written, Directed & Edited by WILL KENNING
Produced by BRENDA NEWHOUSE
Director of Photography HOWARD MILLS
Original Music by MICHAEL ROUSE
Production Design by ZARA MILLS
Casting by LUCY CASSON
Choreography by LIZZI GEE