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A platform for young filmmakers, the latest five minute Short Stories film starring Frank Turner is the vision of East London based photographer-turned-filmmaker James Henry.
James’ documentary debut, The Road is the first entry in the second year of Relentless Energy Drink's filmmaking competition Short Stories.
“I want to capture Frank’s determination and focus,” explains James. “He left this band on the cusp of big things, and could have easily started something similar, but decided to completely change his style to recreate himself. On his first tour he played to bemused Million Dead fans but kept going: he’s courageous, with a lot of strength.”
In the vein of previous Short Stories films, Frank shares his story in his own words and how, determined to restart at a grassroots level, he endured sacrifice, suffering and struggle: from gruelling tours, indifferent audiences, financial difficulties and self-doubt, to critical acclaim, adoration, awards and blanket peer recognition.