ID2: Shadwell Army was released in cinemas on Friday 12th August, 21 years after Philip Davis’ revered 1995 football hooliganism classic ID. Starring Paul Popplewell, Linus Roache and Neil Pearson, alongside a number of the original cast, ID2: Shadwell Army filmed on location inHull in 2015 as a result of investment from Screen Yorkshire’s Yorkshire Content Fund.
Simon Rivers (Doctors) plays DC Mohammed Anwari.
ID2 is written by Vincent O´Connell (ID, Criminal) and directed by Joel Novoa (God’s Slave). It is produced by Sally Hibbin for Parallax (ID, Raining Stones,Yasmin) and Patrick Cassavetti (Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, Emma, The State Within). ID2 stars Lee Ross, Richard Graham and Perry Fenwick, who all appeared in the original production, alongside leads Linus Roache, Simon Rivers and Neil Pearson.
ID2: Shadwell Army follows DC Mohammed Anwari, a young and ambitious British Muslim undercover sent to infiltrate Shadwell Town’s violent gang. He discovers they’re being manipulated by a far-right group trying to stir up racial tension and finds himself faced with critical questions of identity, culture and loyalty.
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Hull doubled for Rotterdam’s red light district in ID2: Shadwell Army and its sporting locations, buildings and local extras provided a backdrop to the fictional football team Shadwell Town. The University of Hull hosted the film’s production offices and and its producers gave a group of students trainee placements as part of their commitment to education.
It is the second time in recent years that Hull (City of Culture 2017) has been selected for a major feature film; its period streets and buildings doubled for London in A Royal Night Out, a VE day feature also backed by Screen Yorkshire, that had its cinematic release last year.