PODCAST | Chiara Nicoletti interviews Daniel Huttlestone, actor of the film London Town, in competition at Alice nella Città 2016.
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FRED’s Chiara Nicoletti meets Daniel Huttlestone, young protagonist of London Town by Derrick Borte. The film is in competition at the 14th edition of Alice nella Città in Rome. The actor tells us how he got on board of the project and how he learned all the songs of The Clash. Although it is set in a specific time of UK’s history the film has very universal themes that can have teenagers nowadays relate to it.
LONDON TOWN follows a 14 (soon to be 15) years old kid named Shay (Daniel Huttlestone) living in the suburbs of London with his Scottish father (Dougray Scott) and his precocious little sister. Shay is good in school and has learned piano at the behest of his father, who owns and operates a piano store when he’s not driving a cab to make ends meet. Shay’s free-spirited mother (Natascha McElhone) took off when the kids were very young, and Shay gets invited to stay with her for the summer, even though he has a heap of familial responsibilities due to her absence. On a trip to the city, Shay meets a young punk girl named Vivian (Nell Williams) who introduces him to the music of the Clash.. After his father gets badly injured while moving a piano and has to remain in hospital for weeks, Shay is forced to work at the store and drive the cab on his own to try to keep everything afloat. As his world starts to fall apart he finds strength in the music and his new found love to get him through.