How to make a Ken Loach film

Watch an interactive film that enables you to pick your own path through the production of Ken Loach’s I, Daniel Blake.

This unique interactive film puts you on set with Ken Loach in production on his latest film, I, Daniel Blake. Throwing us into life on location and during pre-production, it enables you to change the course of your viewing experience by selecting inserts in which Loach and some of his key collaborators – past and present – give fascinating insights into his creative practices.

The story of a 59-year-old joiner who faces an uphill struggle when he seeks Employment and Support Allowance after developing a heart condition, I, Daniel Blake won the 2016 Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival. In this 40-minute interactive film, we follow Loach’s development of the project from the writing stage through filming and up to the Cannes premiere.

At 10 key points, How to Make a Ken Loach Film offers you the opportunity to adapt the film as you watch it by delving deeper into the areas that you find most interesting. These expanded sections include stories about Loach’s casting methods, how he works with his actors, his political activism, his relationship with realism, and his shooting style.

Made by Sixteen Films and Upian, financed by Arte and with the collaboration of the BBC and the BFI, How to Make a Ken Loach Film enables you to create your own path through the filmmaking process.

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