Prods and Pom-Poms
Dancing, tantrums, bonfires, smoke breaks and an array of costume changes; this is 'Bring it on', Belfast style.
‘Prods and Pom-Poms’ delves into Belfast’s infamous Sandy Row; an area synonymous with hard line Loyalism and finds an inspiring team of young cheerleaders; The Sandy Row Falcons.
Featuring their enthusiastic coach Lesley, a local dinner lady, the film documents the girls efforts as they train and prepare for the St Patricks day celebrations and a regional championship in Glasgow.
Prods and Pom-Poms is an eye- opening and heart warming account of community in one of our Belfast’s most forgotten areas.
Directed by Ben Jones & Paul Hutchinson
Filmed and edited by Ben Jones
Produced by Hooptedoodle Films 2009
Broadcast - UTV, Nov 2009
Screened - Belfast Film Festival, Mid Antrim Film Festival and Greenbelt Arts Festival 2009