Written and directed by David Austen, Crackers (2007) features two protagonists, Tin and Heart (actors Toby Kebbell and David Leon), who engage in an exchange that touches on themes that often occur in Austen’s work – love, sex, death and the aches of human impulse and emotion.

Part documentary, part character-driven narrative, Shezad Dawood’s film Piercing Brightness (2013, rated 12) considers the diverse and changing communities in Preston. The film applies the lens of science fiction to fixed notions of race, migration and identity.

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