Blue Story: More than one star is born in this sensational debut

Review: Rapman directs a streetwise young cast in this London take on Boyz n the Hood

Postcode of honour: Micheal Ward and Stephen Odubola in Blue Story

Postcode of honour: Micheal Ward and Stephen Odubola in Blue Story

YouTube star Rapman – aka Andrew Onwubolu – makes a sensational directorial debut with Blue Story, a moving, urgent, energetic drama inspired by south London’s postcode gang rivalries.

Made with the not inconsiderable backing of BBC Films and Paramount Pictures, and inspired by events from Rapman’s own childhood, the film follows London teenagers Timmy (the director’s son Stephen Odubola making an auspicious debut of his own) and Marco (Top Boy’s Micheal Ward), two firm friends who are as close as brothers but, crucially, hail from different postcodes.

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