Debbie Tucker Green has re-written her highly acclaimed play Ear for Eye for film. The stage production opened at the Royal Court Theatre in 2018, and the reimagined film Ear for Eye is to premiere at the BFI LONDON FILM FESTIVAL, BBC TWO and BBC IPLAYER on 16 October 2021. Presented by BBC Film and BFI (awarding National Lottery funding), Ear for Eye is a Fruit Tree Media production, produced by Fiona Lamptey with executive producers Barbara Broccoli for Eon Productions, Rose Garnett for BBC Film, Farhana Bhula for the BFI, and Debbie Tucker Green.
The excellent ensemble cast includes Lashana Lynch (No Time To Die, Captain Marvel), Tosin Cole (Doctor Who, The Souvenir), Carmen Munroe (Desmond’s), Danny Sapani (Harlots, MotherFatherSon), Nadine Marshall (Sitting In Limbo, Save Me), Arinzé Kene (I’m Your Woman), Sharlene Whyte (Stephen, Second Coming), Jade Anouka (His Dark Materials, Cleaning Up), Demetri Goritsas (The Alienist, Black Mirror), David Gyasi (Interstellar) and Jamal Ajala (The Quiet Ones) -full list below. Music by Luke Sutherland with tracks from Run the Jewels, Kano, Little Simz and FKA twigs. Watch the new trailer HERE
Ear for Eye follows different generations of British and American Black characters navigating their way through today’s society from front rooms to kitchens, to campuses and the streets. Dynamically mixing music, beats, dialogue and visuals Ear for Eye explores demonstrations vs direct action, violence vs non-violence, personal vs structural.
Debbie Tucker Green is a writer / director working across film, television and theatre. She has re-written her play ear for eye for film which she has directed and is also one of the executive producers.
Second Coming written and directed by Debbie was her first feature film winning the International Film Festival Rotterdam Big Screen Award and was BAFTA nominated for Outstanding Debut.
Debbie adapted and directed the film version of random from her stage play (Channel 4 / Film4). random won the BAFTA for Best Single Drama.
Some of Debbie’s playwrighting credits include ear for eye, a profoundly affectionate passionate devotion to someone (-noun), hang, truth and reconciliation, random (Royal Court), nut (National Theatre) and generations (Young Vic); several of which she also directed.
She has written and directed several radio plays including an adaptation of Assata Shakur’s biography Assata Shakur – the FBI’s Most Wanted Woman, as well as original work including, lament – winner of a gold ARIAS award, gone and freefall.