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The City Without Music: a short documentary

What if Bristol was a city without music?

In our second documentary made by young people at the BFI Film Academy 2018, we discover how Bristol’s music scene is under threat.

Plans to develop residential homes in the city centre are putting pressure on some of Bristol’s iconic live music venues. Music fan Jeffrey Johns aka Big Jeff talks to venue owners and local musicians about the issue in this short documentary.

Director: Sabrina Triggs

Producer: Ella Hambly

Camera: Ben Smalley and Joe Rangecroft

Researcher: Dan Rybacki

Sound: Ellie Sedlen

Editors: Ellie Sedlen, Sabrina Triggs

Editing Mentor: Juliet Wilde

Filmmaking Mentor: Michael Jenkins

This short documentary was made by young people on the BFI Film Academy programme and delivered by Watershed.

The BFI Film Academy Bristol identifies and nurtures young talent (16-19-year-olds) so they have the skills and knowledge to thrive in the film industry.