Nationwide release for Birmingham film

The Tale of The Fatherless breaks barriers in community involvement.

The highly anticipated Black British feature The Tale of The Fatherless, featuring a cast of Birmingham actors, will be released in UK cinemas from June 18th in time for Fathers Day weekend.

The thought-provoking urban drama filmed in the West Midlands centres around a group of young adults trying to navigate life without the presence of their fathers.

Adapted for screen by 29-year-old twin sisters Sadé Davis and Misha Elliott from the stage play also titled The Tale of the Fatherless written by Misha Elliott, the film seek to highlight the importance of father figures and the varying impacts they have primarily on young males but also on the wider family unit.

Sadé Davis serves as Executive Producer whilst Misha directs alongside actor and director Stefan Davis, who also features in the lead role of the film. Stefan’s performance in The Tale of The Fatherless earned him a best actor award British Urban film festival in 2020. The film also received a best feature film nomination and a best actress nomination for Laura Autumn Rai at the same festival.

The Tale of The Fatherless is set to break major barriers of representation for Black British film, by being the first film to feature a predominantly Black British cast from Birmingham to be released in cinemas in over ten years. The film is also set up to be the first to be produced by a majority minority crew from Birmingham and the West Midlands exclusively for G.A.P Entertainment.

The film is targeted at the 16-35 age group and seeks to push the boundaries and spark further conversations regarding the negative stereotypes often associated with Black youth and endeavours to bridge the gap, by succeeding to provide a different outlook into the lives of young people often defined as troubled or hard to reach.

The Tale of The Fatherless at its core has a deep message that seeks to speak the minds of its audience through its central characters’ experiences and hopes to evoke a change in the way Black people are portrayed on screen and how their stories are told in British film.