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The Modern Way

The Modern Way is a film set within 1980's Britain. A time where it was important for the working class youth to have an identity. The Modernist's, The Skinheads and The Bikers were just some of the subcultures in Britain that had their own way of life with their own individual styles when it came down to music and fashion . But more importantly it was a sense of belonging , A sense of purpose and for some it was about a sense of respect.

The Modern Way is a gritty drama set against the backdrop of The Mod , The Skinhead and The Biker Subcultures on the outskirts of London.

The story focuses around teenager Danni. A young girl struggling with issues at home after her mother has fallen victim to drug abuse whilst dealing with the recent loss of Danni's older brother Jack. Failing to find a sense of belonging at home Danni seeks comfort with Mason and his group of Skinheads who do not have her best interests at heart. Terry Harrison, a well respected Modernist and friend of the family comes back to town . He finds Danni on the wrong path and tries to guide her onto a better one. He tries to help her find some clarity whilst trying to open her mind to The Modernist's Way of life.

Meanwhile, three young Mod's named Frankie, Leon and Millie are looking forward to a weekend down in Brighton. Frankie takes a variety of drugs from a well known and feared Biker, Harvey Grey. Harvey expects his money from Frankie after the groups trip down to Brighton.

Featuring music from The Who, The Supremes, John Lee Hooker/Canned Heat and Stillhouse band.

  • Giuseppe Monticciolo
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  • Jake Henderson
  • Giuseppe Monticciolo
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  • Jake Henderson
  • Laura Ashley Polisena
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  • Jake Henderson
    Key Cast
    "Terry Harrison"
  • Grace Long
    Key Cast
  • Ashley Hodgson
    Key Cast
  • Leon Dean
    Key Cast
  • Alice Handoll
    Key Cast
  • Arthur Cull
    Key Cast
  • Kiel Payton
    Key Cast
  • Jordan Louis
    Key Cast
  • Jack Parr
    Key Cast
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  • Runtime:
    1 hour 28 minutes 17 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    May 23, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    125,000 GBP
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    United Kingdom
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Distribution Information
  • The Movie Agency
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    Country: Worldwide
    Rights: All Rights
Director Biography - Giuseppe Monticciolo

Giuseppe Monticciolo was born in Montreal, Canada. He went to study film in Costa Mesa, California and upon graduation produced his first feature film, a low budget horror HOSTAGE (2021) before moving to England and directing The Modern Way, a British period piece he hopes to one day turn into a series of the same name.

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Director Statement

This is my director debut film, The Modern Way. It was such an incredible experience as a Canadian working in England to create this. I've been making this for the better part of the last 3 years and I'm proud to finally be able to present it.