“Boys” is a film is a hybrid, blurring the lines between documentary, fiction and imagination. It’s improvisation, play and time spent with true friends. “Boys” is the playfulness and pressure of being a boy, trying to be a man; the bright, bold colour of youth bursting through. Born out of the ideas behind The PappyShow theatre company’s award-winning stage show (The Barbican, Vaults Festival), “Boys” the film is devised by and stars a group of young men of colour.


Moving Body Festival
July 7, 2023
Official Selection

Bolton International Film Festival
United Kingdom
October 4, 2023
Official Selection

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Image Caption: Featured image for ‘Boys’.

Boys (2022)

Short (7mins) Art / Experimental


United Kingdom




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Tara Finney | Celia Willis


Kane Husbands | Celia Willis

Kane Husbands

Kane Husbands

Kane is the Founder and Artistic Director of The PappyShow and a lecturer at Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London. His work is all about community and bringing people together to move, share their practice and play. He is a facilitator, director, performer and maker specialising in movement, dance, ensemble and physical theatre. His work and research look into diversity, inclusion and difference and finding spaces where many identities thrive. His work is often site-specific and seen on stages, screen and in digital spaces. Kane is an associate of the National Youth Theatre, Squint Theatre and The North Wall (Oxford). He choreographed the Welcoming Ceremonies of the London Olympics, Paralympics, and the Glasgow Commonwealth Team. He has worked across numerous theatre spaces.

Celia Willis

Celia Willis is a writer/director telling offbeat stories of quiet personal revolution. Her filmmaking mixes up fashion photography aesthetic, documentary, scripts and devised theatre making techniques. Collaboration, shared curiosity and excavating a story as a team, she nurtures talent both professional and street cast. Her first short film “Magicland” (2019) was commissioned by Channel 4s Random Acts, and has screened at film festivals worldwide.

Celia trained at Camberwell College of Arts, University of Brighton & The Royal College of Art and she has a background in immersive theatre and fashion photography. Her largest immersive theatre show was commissioned by Emily Eavis for Glastonbury Festival and toured the UK for five years. She also co-founded We Are Photogirls, a fashion photography organisation empowering girls from all walks of life to redefine ‘beauty’, publishing the The DIY Fashion Shoot Book with Laurence King.

“Boys” is her film collaboration with award-winning theatre company The PappyShow screened at The Barbican, with more 2023 dates on the way.

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