Back Down is the highly-anticipated first play by Birmingham-born Steven Camden, also known as the award-winning spoken word artist, Polarbear. Steven has crafted a must-see coming-of-age story that is both insightful and incredibly funny.
Luke, Zia and Tommy have known each other for forever. With Luke about to leave for university it’s time for one last adventure together. Armed with Zia’s mix CD and a bag of Brummie pride, they set off to conquer Snowdon. But when their jaunt takes an unexpected turn they are forced to face up to the reality of why they needed the trip in the first place.
Lumina Studios were approached by The Rep to work together towards producing some videos for the the Marketing of ‘Back Down’. The brief was to create some visual content that would convey the main themes and feelings the play without having to show actual performance footage from the show. We produced two interviews, one with writer Steven Camden Aka Polarbear, spoken word artist and another with the play’s director Tessa Walker. We produced a short trailer to sit alongside the interviews that consisted of a short except from a scene of the play and we set it in a real world location (in a car), this was key to conveying across the feeling and tone of the play.
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