Written and directed by Judy Naidoo, Kings of Mulberry street tells the story of two young Indian boys who have to find a way to overcome their differences and unite in order to defeat the bullying local crime lord who’s threatening their families.
According to Judy, she grew up in Verulam, so the story which is also set in Verulam, is close to her heart.
In her words: “While I was doing a short film course in New York, a lecturer who saw some potential in my work encouraged me to tell my own stories..” “He emphasised the importance of creating narratives that were personal to me. At that stage I had no ideas brewing in my mind but on the long flight back home, the story Kings of Mulberry Street began to take shape. I dreamt up the characters of Ticky and Baboo, who were largely inspired by the weird and whacky kids I once knew growing up near a low-cost housing area. And being a strange kid myself I identified with both those characters.”
Watch trailer below: