Lords of Steel


Set in 2002, Lords of Steel will be an animated comedy film following the very real lives of residents living in the town of Ebbw Vale during the closure of the Steelworks, the area’s main source of employment and prosperity. The story will focus on John, a thirty something family man and steelworks employee, as he comes to terms with the imminent loss of his job and what it will mean for his family, consisting of wife Sian, teenage son John Jr. and live-in father John Sr. Will the loss of his job mean he has to resort to the only other source of employment… the dreaded Ebbw Vale Plastic Bag Factory?

Genre: Feature, Animation

Welsh Connections

Director / Writer / Actor: Adam Llewellyn
Produced by: Sarah Breese, Dan Thomas
Writers: James Prygodzicz, Thomas Rees
Cast: James Prygodzicz, Thomas Rees, Lizzie Luke
Other: A comedy film by the creators of BBC Wales’ “The Golden Cobra” and Youtube series “The Vale” based on the true story of the Ebbw Vale steelworks closures in 2002, an era ending change that forever altered the once thriving town.
Location: Ebbw Vale, Gwent

Technical Details

Length: 80 minutes
Language: English, Welsh
Certificate: 15
Format: BLU-RAY, MOV/MP4
Accessibility: Subtitles


In production / development

Rightsholder: Beastly Media