"The most important thing about Shakespeare for me is that it has survived 400 years" - Tempest co-director Rob Curry
Rob Curry explains how the themes from Shakespeare's The Tempest were also central to the actors lives in his documentary.
Video: Director Rob Curry visited Saint Thomas More Language College in London to discuss his film Tempest. The documentary - first released at the cinema in November 2012 - is about a group of young people from an East London council estate as they stage one of William Shakespeare's most celebrated plays. In what ways was his film similar to Shakespeare's original text? How did he discover the young cast? Watch the video to find out.
Profile: Rob acted in and directed plays during his university studies before setting up his own production company. Before long he began making his own films including Way of the Morris in 2011. The documentary - all about the ancient English tradition of morris dancing - was a hit at festivals and provided the funds to complete Tempest.