Norwell Roberts was the first black police officer in London in the 1960s, and a new production – that he’s involved with – is telling his story.

Filmmaker Connor McKee has moved into the post-production phase for his upcoming film, I Am Norwell Roberts.

The movie is a short biopic about London’s first black police officer, Norwell Roberts of its title, who started work in the English capital in 1967. Roberts is involved in the film and serves as an executive producer. McKee is writer, director, producer and editor.

The film is now picture locked, with the sound and colouring yet to go. Then there’s the trailer that needs to be cut, and McKee plans an epilogue once current restrictions have lifted that’ll see Roberts walking around Hendon where he trained. A room is named after him there.

The film has its funding, so now it’s a case of just tying up the last pieces of it, before a release should things start to lift before the end of the year. We’ll keep you posted as we hear more. In the meantime, here’s a link to the original crowdfunding campaign, that explains a little more about it…

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