The internationally acclaimed, all-male dance company BalletBoyz is to present their first ever full length feature film, Young Men. BalletBoyz, renowned for their use of film and technology in their performance work, will be the first ever dance company to release a feature length film. Beautifully shot and deeply moving, it follows a group of young soldiers as they experience the indiscriminate brutality of warfare. Commissioned by the BBC, Young Men was shot on location in northern France in 2015 and a 60 minute TV version will be premiere on BBC2 later this year, ahead of the release of the 72 minute feature film. The film is part of 14-18 NOW, the UK-wide arts programme for the centenary of the First World War.
The film is directed by BalletBoyz Artistic Directors Michael Nunn OBE and William Trevitt OBE who are making their feature film debut with the piece, and the score has been composed by critically acclaimed singer songwriter Keaton Henson. Nunn, Trevitt and Henson worked closely to develop a visual language and musical style which simultaneously examines the experience of soldiers during a brutal and relentless war and the wider themes of conflict.
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