Silent film is going to get loud….

Live Cinema UK is delighted to announce that its co-commission of TUVALU + live score by Mr. Lee and IvaneSky, which premiered at Motovun Film Festival 2017 as part of the Creative Europe-funded Live Cinema EU programme, will be holding its UK premiere in Hull, UK City of Culture 2017.

Hull is invited to set sail on a unique adventure into film and music as a ground-breaking water-themed live event comes to the city for its UK premiere. Combining film, live music and audience participation, the silent film Tuvalu with be presented at Fruit on Thursday 9th November with musicians traveling from Croatia to present the unique performance utilising empty water bottles as instruments.

Tuvalu, a modern silent film by German director Veit Helmer, receives a brand new soundtrack to be performed live by Mr Lee & IvaneSky, the collaboration of two of Croatia’s leading musical artists Damir Martinović “Mrle” (frontman of Croatian rock pioneers Let 3) and Ivanka Mazurkijević. The band are looking for volunteers to accompany them by playing their unusual handmade instruments, and all attendees will be able to be part of the score using their mobile phones, with interactive elements that will cue the audience to help create the soundtrack through cheering, clapping, gargling water and more…

Unlike the traditional presentation of silent films with piano accompaniment, this production fuses popular, contemporary music and the latest technology through besoke digital integrations by project partners Boombeam to create an entirely new experience for film and music lovers.

Sam Hunt, Executive Producer at Hull UK City of Culture 2017, said: “This special screening of Tuvalu is a fantastic addition to the wide-ranging programme film activity that has been taking place in Hull throughout 2017. It promises to be quite a ride, bringing together film and the live concert experience. It’ll be an unforgettable night.”

Tickets are on sale now via Hull Box Office for £7/£5 concessions. Tuvalu will also have a special schools matinee performance as part of the Into Film Festival 2017. For more details on the schools’ event and to book free tickets visit

Interested in playing an instrument with the band? Email to register your interest.

Tuvalu is part of Live Cinema EU, co-funded by the Creative Europe programme of the European Union. Produced by Live Cinema UK and Motovun Film Festival as part of the Hull UK City of Culture 2017 Transformative Film Culture for Hull programme, supported by the BFI in partnership with Film Hub North, and as part of the BFI’s Film Audience Network led by Showroom Workstation.

Event details
Tuvalu + live score with Mr Lee & IvaneSky
Thursday 9th November, 7.30pm, schools screening as part of Into Film Festival 1.30pm.
Fruit, 62-63 Humber St, Hull HU1 1TU
Tickets: £7/£5 concessions via Hull Box Office