Streets of Myth

A live action web-series set in an alternate-universe, contemporary England where every neighbourhood is a fiefdom and every wrong look can end in blood.


At first glance, the Birmingham in Streets of Myth looks a lot like ours. The buildings look about right. The clothes are the same. The kids listen to hip-hop and hard rock. Birmingham's neighbourhoods are roughly the same too: Aston, Digbeth, Nechells, The Jewellery Quarter & more.

But instead of a city, they are a loose collection of gangs and petty rivalries, tied together and policed by the weakened and corrupt forces of The Crown. These gangs aren't quite like our gangs though. They don't have guns.

They have swords, spears and the ancient martial traditions of the Far East. Each neighbourhood has their own power structure, their own laws and their own fighting style.

The Streets of Myth are a place that lies at the intersection of DJ's and dim-maks, kings and graffiti, B-boys and bloodied swords.


Full interview with Eastern Film Fans and other media love

I finally met up with Phil Gillon of Eastern Film Fans, who's done an amazing job shining a light on south Asian cinema for years now, for a long conversation about how the Streets of Myth were born and where they're headed.

He seemed excited to be able to cover his home town for once! 

Hop on over to his site to read Part 1 here and Part 2 here. I come off a bit rambly, but I was enjoying a pint at the time so leave me alone.  

We also got coverage from some great martial arts loving blogs like Film Combat Syndicate, Martial Arts Movie Junkie, Far East Films and Kung-fu Kingdom

Lastly we got some lovely shout outs from some of the city's finest Twitterati (follow them all!): brumpic, Digbeth is Good, MyJQ and even Brum's own Kung-fu warrior, Scott Adkins.

Stay tuned for a couple of radio / podcast appearances in the next two weeks!

Everyone on the Team of Myth is thrilled with all the good vibes.

If you know any other publications that cover Birmingham (we're looking at you, Birmingham Post!), indie film/series or martial arts, hassle them for us!!


Thanks, as always, from the Streets.