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The Tees Valley International Film Festival brings you a gala world premiere of Teesside filmmaker Paul Suggitt’s “Eddy – My Universe”.

Charting the life of Hartlepool’s Eddy Ellwood, this documentary delves into the life of the five time Mr Universe Bodybuilding Champion. Eddy’s early years as doorman in the pubs and clubs of Teesside lead him into the dark world of enforcement that gave him a name very different from that of the successful gym owner he is known as today. The film also documents Eddy’s legal battle with the UK government after his refusal to close his gym under Covid lockdown regulations led to him being hit with a £56000 fine.

To make this world premiere even more special, Eddy Ellwood and Paul Suggitt will be in attendance to take part in an in depth interview and an open and honest Q&A session after the screening to tell you even more about Eddy’s remarkable life and the making of this equally remarkable documentary.

  • Seating Accessibility Information


    Seat size

    Seats in the Cinema are 45cm (172/3“) wide and 46cm (18“) deep, are 40cm (152/3“) from the floor, and have 12cm (42/3“) between seats.


    Seats in the Cinema have armrests that do not fold away, and cannot be completely removed.


    Seats in the cinema have 30cm (112/3”) of legroom in front of seats, with additional legroom on row A and seats B1-B4 and B11-B14.

    Further information

    If you have any questions about accessibility our Box Office team are always happy to help and can be contacted on 01642 525199 or by emailing [email protected] - you can also tell us about your access requirements when prompted to do so during the online booking process.