Playhouse Presents:
KING FOR A TERM
 
SHORT FILM
Set built, Locations
 
Directed by IDRIS ELBA
Produced by SPROUT PICTURES
for SKY ARTS
Producers GINA CARTER, ALICE DAWSON
Director of photography JOHN CONROY
Production designer DAMIEN CREAGH
Set decorator ANNALISA ANDRIANI
2015
 

In 1980s Hackney nine-year old Akuna's proud father sees him as the next Eddy Grant, but Akuna is asthmatic, which means he must attend a special school for children with disabilities and before long he has fallen foul of sadistic teacher Mr Grimme, who labels him Asthma Boy. Akuna however, with the help of a cheeky Scots fellow student, soon leads the rest of the class into humiliating Mr Grimme, making Akuna King for a Term.