A film about outcasts among outcasts. Betrayed by his friends, co-workers and lovers Samuel has two options to fight the armed gangsters or die. He fights for survival only to find out that there is something bigger lurking in the shadows who wants it all.
Project Film Noir - The Fucking Chavs - is a bi-sexual gangster love triangle spiced up a with hint of absurdity, action and deadpan humour. This stylish spoof shot in Byker and Ouseburn Valley in Newcastle upon Tyne subverts the Hollywood genre. Featuring guns, excessive swearing and gangsters on pushbikes.
The underlying issues are alienation, social exclusion and migration in contemporary Britain from an outsider's perspective. The events are set in 'Britain nowhere' which is in no where particular and yet it could be anywhere.
A film by Arto Polus
Original Score by the Noize Choir
Trash and Underground film festival 2014, Tampere, Finland.
Down Home film festival 2013, Newcastle, UK.
Kino Climates conference, 2012, Cinema Nova, Brussels, Belgium.
Star and Shadow Cinema, June 2012, Newcastle, UK.