Threads

In 1984, the BBC’s dystopic docudrama Threads depicted the nuclear Apocalypse in Sheffield, terrifying millions of viewers. The day before Sheffield Doc/Fest’s 25th Edition begins, artist Richard DeDomenici will remake several minutes of Threads in the very locations that the original show was shot, and he wants your help! Find out more about The Redux Project here, and watch some of Richard's previous recreations from from all over the world.

You don't need to have any acting experience, just the will to be part of our guerilla recreation of the nuclear apocalypse in Sheffield! Please email redux@sidf.co.uk with:

  • A headshot/passport photo
  • Your height (so Richard can match you up with shots and Threads characters)
  • Your availability to be in Sheffield over 6 and 7 June 2018
  • Contact phone number

Deadline to apply: Friday 25 May, 5pm.

To say thank you, particpants will be offered a free ticket to the Premiere of the Redux on Saturday 9 June, 18:30 at The Leadmill, featuring behind-the-scenes footage, the Redux screening itself, and all the unique absurdity and general hilarity that comes with DeDomenici’s live shows. Plus, a few drinks to celebrate...

If you don't want to be in the film but want to get involved, we're looking for Sheffield local knowledge of a few shots from Threads that we can't quite locate. Watch the video here, and email redux@sidf.co.uk if you recognise any of the locations you see.

We look forward to facing the apocalypse with you, Sheffield...