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The Chase follows the lives of a group of teenagers growing up in inner-city Nottingham. Shot on location and based on the real life experiences of young people living in Nottingham's inner-city community, The Chase explores the relationships, pressures, pain, violence, love, passion and creativity that combine to form the realities of their everyday lives. Predominantly starring and scripted by Nottingham's inner-city youth, The Chase features some of the cities rawest talent and a home grown Notts soundtrack. Whilst capturing the bleak reality of their day to day lives, The Chase is also a celebration of the humor, resilience, courage and creativity of the young people of inner-city Nottingham.