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Pulp fan Terry Hunter won’t be treated like Common People at the band’s new film premiere - but only if YOU can help the director to find him, writes Graham Walker.

Sheffield man Terry has a cameo in the film, where fans give views,mixed with band chats and exclusive concert footage, set on the day of their homecoming comeback gig.

Director Florian Habicht describes the colourful character, a former Star newspaper street seller, as a “star of the film” and wants to give him a VIP invite. But he doesn’t know where to find him.

So today he asked Star readers to help him contact Trevor, who he believes is single, has a sister and is football crazy. He used to man a Star street sales box near Castle Market.

It is hoped he can be found in time walk down the red carpet at the European premiere and Sheffield DocFest opening film PULP. A Film about Life, Death and Supermarkets, at Sheffield City Hall, on Saturday.

Trevor would rub shoulders with Florian, producer Alex Boden, of Pistachio Pictures Production, and band-members Jarvis Cocker, Nick Banks, Candida Doyle, Steve Mackey and Mark Webber.

The 21st annual Sheffield DocFest opener will also be screened live at cinemas including Cineworld, Odeon, VUE, Curzon, Everyman, Picturehouse, and the BFI Southbank.

LISTEN: Hear Graham Walker’s interview in full with Pulp film director Florian Habicht - CLICK HERE.

WATCH: Press the play button to watch Hussain Currimbhoy, Sheffield DocFest Director of Programming, preview all three films launching this year’s festival - the Pulp fil, Miners Shot Down and Happiness.

MORE VIDEO: Watch the official trailer for PULP. A Film about Life, Death and Supermarkets - CLICK HERE.

Florian, in his 90-minute film, unveils the deep affection the people of Sheffield have for Pulp, and the formative effect the city has had on the band’s music - in particular front man Cocker’s lyrics.

The New Zealand film director, born in Germany, said: “Terry was the first person I fell in love with in Sheffield. He is one of the stars of the film. He is so great in it.

“Jarvis had given me a copy of his book, Mother, Brother, Lover, a collection of Pulp’s lyrics and by one song he wrote, ‘Castle Market worth a visit’. So it was one of the first places I checked out.

“And the first thing I saw was a red newspaper booth with Terry sitting inside. For me, it was like going back in time.Like I’ve never seen anything like it before.

“If anyone knows where he lives, I want them to please invite him to the film’s premiere, maybe to meet me at the fountain outside the City Hall on Saturday at 5.30pm. We would like Terry to come see the film. But we have no way of contacting him.

“I’ve had a few friends looking for him but we can’t locate him.

“We know he has a sister, who he is quite close to, and he loves football. That’s his main thing.”

Cocker was briefly employed as a fish man at the city’s Castle Market, but reveals: “To go to a teenage party smelling of fish isn’t gonna help your chances of getting off with somebody.

Asked if Cocker is a common person, bandmate Mark Webber chuckles: “He has the potential to be!”

In an exclsuive chat with The Star - hear it in full by clicking the link below - Florian reveals how Cocker came up with the film’s title. It took a year to make the documentary, though it is based on a single day in the Pulp story, their city comeback gig on December, 8, 2012. There is talk of releasing the entire concert as a separate follow-up DVD and possibly a live album, he added.

Hussain Currimbhoy, DocFest’s, Director of Programming, said: “I can’t think of a better film to open this year’s festival with than Florian’s PULP. And to have the whole band together to talk about the film after the screening is going to be awesome”.

Sheffield Doc/Fest takes place across Sheffield and the Peak District from Saturday to Thursday, June 7 to 12. The full festival programme is available at

Tickets for the Pulp screening and Q&A at the City Hall are very limited. For details visit www.sheffieldcityhall.co.uk.

Sheffield Doc/Fest, with over 100 film screenings, talks and more, takes place June 7 to 12. See www.sheffdocfest.com.

LISTEN: Hear Graham Walker’s interview in full with Pulp film director Florian Habicht - CLICK HERE.

WATCH: Press the play button to watch Hussain Currimbhoy, Sheffield DocFest Director of Programming, preview all three films launching this year’s festival - the Pulp fil, Miners Shot Down and Happiness.

MORE VIDEO: Watch the official trailer for PULP. A Film about Life, Death and Supermarkets - CLICK HERE.

* Do you know Terry’s whereabouts? Email graham.walker@thestar.co.uk or call 07928 341566.

 

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