Jan 13, 2017

    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

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

    Contact Matthew Tucker at matthew.tucker@buzzfeed.com.

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