Announcing "Here for Life", a new film by Andrea Luka Zimmerman and Adrian Jackson

Posted on: 18 April 2019

Written by: Tom Davies

Producers Artangel are today announcing details of Here for Life - a new film by Andrea Luka Zimmerman and Cardboard Citizens' Founder and Artistic Director Adrian Jackson MBE. The film features performances by actors trained by Cardboard Citizens.

The official synopsis:

Here for Life follows the experiences of ten individuals living in London, whose lives have been shaped by loss and love, trauma and bravery, struggle and resistance. They dance together, steal together, eat together; agree and disagree, celebrate their differences and share their talents, grappling with a system that seems stacked against them. Their stories and performances become woven together, blurring the lines between fact and fiction through a series of intimate confessions, staged performances and journeys through London. 

Adrian Jackson said:

"If this film tells us anything about London today, it’s that there are many unconsidered lives surviving against the odds. It feels important to tell these kinds of stories today – to hear from people who are often ‘othered’ in a variety of ways - to show a world we don’t see enough of."

In advance of the film's official premiere and UK cinema release later this year, there are a series of outdoor screenings at Nomadic Community Gardens in London from 11 to 20 June - find more information and book tickets here »

For more detail on the film and its creation, head to the Artangel website »

Cast members and crew at Nomadic Community Gardens for the filming of Here for Life.
Photograph: Therese Henningsen