The Students of Springfield Street

The Students of Springfield Street follows twenty-four hours in the lives of six friends, examining the intricate weave of words, actions and emotions that unknowingly link and change the direction of their lives and how difficult it can be when debt, sickness, lies, drugs, pregnancy, unrequited love and assault weave their way into their ordinary lives.

  • Steve Johnson
    Director
  • Steve Johnson
    Writer
  • Steve Johnson
    Producer
  • Margaret Johnson
    Producer
  • Chris Donald
    Key Cast
  • Amanda Marment
    Key Cast
  • Andreas Munoz
    Key Cast
  • Millie Turner
    Key Cast
  • Alix Austin
    Key Cast
  • Martin Bell
    Key Cast
  • Tanya Van Amse
    Key Cast
  • Tom Dobbie
    Director of Photography
  • Christopher Muir
    Composer
  • Lou Mack
    Lead Makeup Artist
  • James Wright
    Additonal Photography
  • Project Type:
    Feature
  • Runtime:
    1 hour 34 minutes 51 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    December 31, 2013
  • Production Budget:
    4,500 GBP
  • Country of Origin:
    United Kingdom
  • Country of Filming:
    United Kingdom
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    RED EPIC
  • Aspect Ratio:
    2.4:1
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    No
  • HoosierDance International Film Festival (25-27 June 2015)
    Kokomo, Indiana, USA
    June 26, 2015
    World Premiere
  • CEBU International Film Festival (15-21 August 2015)
    CEBU, Philippines
    August 15, 2015
    Asia Premiere
  • Innovative Film Festival (17th September 2015)
    West Hollywood, California, USA
  • Aberdeen Film Festival (23rd October 2015)
    Aberdeen
    October 23, 2015
    Scottish / UK Premiere
    Best Feature Film
Director Biography - Steve Johnson

Steve Johnson was born in Liverpool, England but now resides in Glasgow, Scotland. He is a self taught filmmaker for which The Students of Springfield Street marks his first film. Steve also teaches for RED Digital Cinema at their REDucation courses worldwide and regularly teaches at the YouTube Space in London.

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Director Statement

I wanted a film that would spark some discussion over tone, style and the typical Scottish film. Most films in Scotland are currently based around heavy drug taking, unemployment or zombies and I wanted to bring a fresh look at young people in a very stylised way. I'd seen many stories on the internet about American filmmakers making ultra low-budget feature films and thought why couldn't we do the same. There are a lot of short films getting made, but very few features at this scale in Scotland.

We crowdfunded the $6,000 on the BloomVC platform in just four weeks

I already has access to a good amount of the equipment that I needed to make a film. We held auditions and cast from an extraordinary pool of talented actors around Glasgow, shot at various locations around Glasgow and Central Scotland, edited, graded and exhibited all within Scotland, which is an amazing achievement and all in only 23-days.

Creatively, as a team of actors and filmmakers, we set out to make something that looks amazing and that taught us all the process of film making. I think it turned out well for our first feature film.