This year’s British Urban Film Festival will host the premiere of Nicole Albarelli’s debut feature.

Adam Deacon

Nicole Albarelli’s British drama To Dream will have its premiere as the opening film of this year’s British Urban Film Festival (Sept 14-20).

The film stars Ed Hayter and Freddie Thorp as two self-destructive teenagers who find their dysfunctional family life intolerable. They lead the cast alongside former BAFTA rising star Adam Deacon (Anuvahood) and former X-Factor finalist Diana Vickers.

Thorp will next be seen in Antonio Negret’s Overdrive alongside Scott Eastwood.

Baltimore-born Albarelli makes her directorial debut with the feature, which she produces alongside Aaron Wilson for Anomaly CInema. Tom Tornari is executive producer.

Festival director Addie Akinrinade commented: “To Dream is one of those urban, English, drugs, sex, rave, drink, gritty films. It’s well written, very natural and real. Adam Deacon is brilliant as usual, the two leads are fantastic and Diana Vickers does amazingly”.