Star Cross’d is the second in the British Council’s series of films for Shakespeare Lives 2016, a global programme celebrating William Shakespeare on the 400th anniversary of his death. Star Cross’d is British poet and illustrator Laura Dockrill’s contemporary take on Romeo and Juliet is set on a windswept English beach, where ‘two houses, both alike in common crime’ wage an ice-cream war. This film is a chocolate-box: visually beautiful and wonderfully written.

Co-director Hector Dockrill is a South London based filmmaker, predominantly making music videos, and has recently won Best Urban Music Video at the UK Video Music Awards.

Director: Hector Dockrill & Rick Stanton
Runtime: 5