|Directed by||Shimmy Marcus|
|Produced by||Christine Aldersen
|Written by||Jeff Williams
|Distributed by||Soda Pictures
|Release date(s)||Spring, 2010 (UK)|
|Preceded by||Souled Out (original working title of Soulboy)|
Soulboy (previously given the working title Souled Out ) is an upcoming British film about 17 year old Joe McCain (Martin Compston) coming of age in 1974 amidst the northern soul scene. The film is completing production and shooting in Stoke on Trent. The film is scheduled for release in 2010.
1974. Power cuts, strikes and boot-boy aggro on the terraces. Flares, Chopper bikes and beer at fourteen pence a pint.
Joe McCain, 17 and restless, is bored with the flatline tedium of a life that seems like it's going nowhere. Enter JANE, moving to the beat of a music that Joe's never heard, a vision of loveliness who opens the door to a whole world of sound, movement and all-nighter dancing at The Wigan Casino - the home of Northern Soul! Swept along on this tide of pulsating dance and lust, Joe finally finds somewhere he belongs and the acceptance and true love he yearns for.
The film will star Martin Compston and Alfie Allen. Other cast members include Bruce Jones, Pat Shortt, Craig Parkinson, Nichola Burley, Felicity Jones, Brian McCardie, Jo Hartley, George Oliver and Huey Morgan, frontman of the Fun Lovin' Criminals. Mark Richardson, drummer of Feeder also makes a cameo as a bouncer. There is also a role for Bradford based dancer Mathew Hill . Hill is credited with inventing the famous drip sweat back drop swival spin dance that dominated the northern soul scene for a number of years .