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Kingdom of Us

Directed by Brit Lucy Cohen, this fly-on-the-wall style documentary was both BAFTA-nominated and the winner of the Grierson Award at the BFI London Film Festival. Produced by the UK’s Julia Nottingham, Lucas Ochoa and Bill Rudgard, the film takes a thoughtful approach to telling the family’s story. Co-produced by Raw Cut Television, Pulse Films and BFI Film Fund.




Follow the life of mother Vikie and her seven children as they deal with the trauma of husband and father Paul Shanks committing suicide. With home video footage interlaced with the present day, a complex story of grief is sensitively explored.