Sunday, July 19, 2009


Northern Soul comes to Stoke. A major new feature film to be premiered at next year's Cannes Film Festival is being filmed exclusively in Stoke-on-Trent. "Souled Out" is set in the 1970's Northern Soul scene.

The action of "Souled Out" is set in the seventies Northern Soul scene and tells the story of a young boy who learns about life and love through the music of the era. The film will star former Brookside actress Jennifer Ellison, who recently appeared in "The Cottage", a horror-comedy released throughout Europe and the USA. It also features Martin Compston, who's appeared in Ken Loach's "Sweet 16", and has been featured in "Empire" film magazine. Pat Shortt, a major actor in his home country of Ireland, and a regular star of comedy series "Father Ted" will also be part of the cast.

SOULED OUT is directed by Shimmy Marcus, with the soundtrack to be recorded by The Dap Kings (band of Amy Winehouse and Mark Ronson) with appearances on the album by Duffy and Paul Weller.