On The Cusp, Longlist - Short Film - Non Fiction

Berwyn, Demotapes/Vega (Director's Cut)

Brock Neal Roberts

Agile Films

Brock Neal Roberts directs a visual essay on family and music for Berwyn's Vega. The film explores the depth of who Berwyn is, and features all of the tracks contained in Berwyn's debut EP Demotapes - whilst also exploring his self-affiliation with the Vega star system. Effortlessly poignant and reflective, the documentary-style structure and touching vignettes build an engaging narrative of Berwyn's life story so far. When contrasted with images of the inconceivably vast universe around us, it also reminds viewers how important our individual stories are, and how they build the fabric of the world we inhabit. Brock: "When me and Berwyn first met, he (and I) were relatively unknown and we made Glory together via Zoom in his small flat in Romford. "From sleeping and writing songs in YMCA car parks to playing at the Mercury’s - sky’s the limit for him."

Brock is a young director, hailing from North London. His work portrays textured and dream like takes on reality, crafting videos with flair and imagination that are insatiably watchable. Taking notes from classical innovators such as Alan Clarke but combining these influences with modern day casting, cinematography and editing to fuse style and substance within his storytelling. Brock has collaborated with a wide range of artists, including Sam Fender, Arlo Parks, Berwyn, Jeshi and Eli Brown. Recent accolades include a Kinsale Shark Award for Best New Director, and UKMVA nominations for Best RnB Video and Best New Director.