Black Star was inspired by the British Film Institute’s recent season of the same title, celebrating the work of black actors. For the first episode, director David Alexander, recipient of the Nelson Mandela Foundation Artist Award, introduces the voices of emerging actors Arnold Oceng and Leah Harvey. Here, Alexander talks about the significant setting for the film:
"We visited the world-leading Pinewood Studios in Iver, outside of London, scouting for locations. When we got there we realised we were the only black filmmakers around."
"There and then we decided we needed to make a film at this place. A portrait of two rising black British stars. A dream of the future..."