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DOCUMENTARY FILM 

2023

CONTRARY TREES PRODUCTIONS 

PRESENTS

BIRMINGHAM: A City Rooted in Talent
A FILM BY
D.G. Torrens & M
artin Tracey

D.G. Torrens  & Martin Tracey

BIRMINGHAM DOCUMENTARY FILM

COMING SOON

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 BIRMINGHAM UK

OFFICIAL
FILM
POSTER

BIRMINGHAM
A CITY ROOTED 
IN TALENT

OFFICIAL FILM TRAILER:
BIRMINGHAM
A CITY ROOTED IN TALENT

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Ruby Turner MBE (Soul Singer) is one of many iconic celebrities from Birmingham featured in the film.
 

Birmingham: A City Rooted in Talent is a documentary film highlighting the immense notable talent that has emerged from Birmingham over a number of decades. This talent is diverse and widespread, much like the city itself, but has rarely been showcased as a collective. Birmingham has produced some of the UK's most extraordinary talent over the years and we want to celebrate the protagonists whilst reminding the public just how amazing Birmingham is!

Contrary Trees Productions has secured an impressive guest list and we will be interviewing an array of creatives and sports icons including musicians, singer/songwriters, TV presenters,  ex-footballers, actors, film directors, authors and more. 

We will also be remembering some of those who have passed on showing incredible archive footage sourced from living relatives and societies for use in the documentary film. 

Blue Nation (band)

Featuring their song - Echoes

Film Gallery of Guests/Archive Footage 
A look at what's to come

 

 Showcasing below some of Birmingham's incredible talent interviewed for the documentary film 

Birmingham A City Rooted in Talent

Bev Bevan (The Move,Black Sabbath/ELO & Quill)
Tony Hancock Society(Wedding archive image provided by the Hancock family)
Joan Armatrading CBE (musician)
Garry Thompson (Footballer)
Ruby Turner MBE (soul singer)
Tony Iommi Guitarist & Black Sabatth Co-founder
Vix-FuzzBox (80s band)
Prof. Carl Chinn MBE
Adrian Goldberg Broadcaster/TV
Des Tong (Sad Cafe Band)
Blue Nation (Band)
Magz - Fuzzbox
(rock band/Magx & Vix)
Cissy Stone (Singer/songwriter)
Gavin Monaghan (Music Producer)
Maggie K de Monde (Swan's Way & Scarlett Fantastic)
Lolly (Anna Kumble) Singer/tv
presenter
Graham Torrington (Radio Host)
Gavin Monaghan & Budd (Music producers)
Daniel Rachel (Author/Musician)
Jon Jones (artist)
Steve Ajao (blues guitarist/musician)
Jasper Carrott OBE (Comedian)
Micky Billingham (Dexy's Midnight Runners)
John Mulligan (Bassist & Keyboardist of the band Fashion)
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D. G. TORRENS AUTHOR/FILMMAKER

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