The People Of Hull Have Created Their Very Own "Hullywood"

“What if Hull was really Hollywood and the people of Hull were film stars?”

Photographer Quentin Budworth has teamed up with the people of Hull and the East Riding of Yorkshire for a cinematic adventure by recreating over 130 iconic films, all shot in the city of Hull.

Wolverine, Richard Hall

Quentin Budworth

Dr No, Sarah Jane Crawford

Quentin Budworth

Budworth explained: “It started with a simple notion and a play on words: What if Hull was really Hollywood and the people of Hull were film stars? We’d have our own Hollywood but in Hull… Hullywood!

“I wanted to create a project and body of work that involved the people of Hull as participants and collaborators in a playful way whilst allowing me to create photographs that people would enjoy looking at and engage with.”

The photographer told BuzzFeed News: “Participants are asked to choose their Hollywood character, film, moment, and Hull location. A meet-up is arranged and the photograph is then published on the HullywoodIcons.com website, which publishes a new icon every day on its blog, Twitter, and Facebook.”

The art project Hullywood Icons will be exhibited throughout the city as projections in January. Budworth is planning to shoot a further 200 film recreations.

Take a look at some our favourite photos from “Hullywood”.

Back to the Future, Mark Westwood and Ian Bond

Quentin Budworth

Cast Away, Jim Wardlaw

Quentin Budworth

Forrest Gump, Paul Martindale

Quentin Budworth

Blade Runner, Michelle Dee

Quentin Budworth

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, Charles Huckvale and Liz Dees

Quentin Budworth

Pulp Fiction, Jo Hall

Quentin Budworth

The Goonies, Clare Powell, Nick Stapleton, Richard Powell, and Melanie Carr

Quentin Budworth

Misery, Sean and Camilla McAllister

Quentin Budworth

Harry Potter, Kira Abel

Quentin Budworth

Kill Bill, Andreya Nancy Young

Quentin Budworth

Notting Hill, Rupert Creed

Quentin Budworth

When Harry Met Sally, Emma Wilkinson and Tish Lamb

Quentin Budworth

Planes, Trains and Automobiles, Robert Jamieson and Adrian Martin

Quentin Budworth

Star Wars, Jean Todd

Quentin Budworth

Borat, Andy Williams

Quentin Budworth

The Wizard of Oz, Jane Green, Grant Davison, and Rachael Hindle

Quentin Budworth

Pirates of the Caribbean, Kevin Young and Gareth Hughes

Quentin Budworth

Mean Girls, Sam Kitchen, Bethany Watson, Eleanor Churchill, and Nicola Taylor

Quentin Budworth

Napoleon Dynamite, Nanette Thompson and Lee Halls

Quentin Budworth

Ghostbusters, Georgina Garton

Quentin Budworth

Shaun of the Dead, John Jackson

Quentin Budworth

Trainspotting, Sarah Jayne Curry

Quentin Budworth

Brokeback Mountain, Graham Jenkinson and Colin Wilson

Quentin Budworth

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Matt Tucker is the UK picture editor for BuzzFeed and is based in London.
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