It only takes one person to care
Based on a true story. Eleven year old Urban’s been running away from care homes since he was five. When he can’t find his mum, he sleeps rough on the streets, or in a shed with other runaways, The Shed Crew’.
He’s never known a dad, just his mentally ill, addict mum, Greta. So when she meets Chop, the first decent bloke he’s ever known, Urban feels hope for the first time.
For Chop, the once idealistic ex-social worker, it’s a chance of redemption. He takes in the broken family, helps Greta and teaches Urban and his brother Frank lessons in life. But the family’s new found happiness is all too fleeting as Greta’s propensity to self-destruct proves too strong…leaving Urban to cope with the fallout the only way he knows how…
Chop: Richard Armitage
Greta: Anna Friel
Doc: Neil Morrissey
Urban: Fraser Kelly
Frank: Charlie Heaton
Sparky: Liam Ainsworth
Amber: Nadine Mulkerrin
Skeeter: Jonathan Payne
Thieving Little Simpkins: Ellie Rooney-West
Kara: Olivia Tomlinson
Sam: Oscar Rogers
Molly: Olivia Downey-Hullah
Cod: Curtis Flowers
Brady’s snappy and pacey direction draws the audience into the world of Urban and his crew and keeps us transfixed throughout, this is lean, purposeful and propulsive storytelling.
Based on the real-life story written by Bernard Hare, Urban and The Shed Crew is the perfect example of how a low budget film, shot entirely on location and using local cast and crew, can be more heartfelt and honest than its Hollywood counterpart.