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

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

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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.


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 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".


Matt Tucker is the UK Picture Editor for BuzzFeed and is based in London.

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