The Hula-las

Documentary | Director & Producer | 3 min | London, UK | 2010

When people think hula hoops in the UK, potato snacks comes to mind. But recently, there has been a resurgence in the craze from the 50s when poodle skirted and slicked hair youth spent their time flicking and twirling a small plastic hoop.

Red on Black Productions’s short documentary, The Hula-las, follows the hooping duo of the same name. Laura Kerr and Heidi .C. Mace weren’t always friends but have known each other since secondary school. After finishing their studies, they both found themselves in London and began hooping together as a hobby. Endless bumps and bruises later their hobby became an obsession, and now they perform, lead workshops, and make and sell hoops.