Friday, 14 September 2007

Filming in London

Now for something a little more sober. While all the craziness surrounds Caution Wet Paint, there lies something a little more refined in one of my favourite places in all of South London - Deptford.

This weekend marks a fiesta of events in London including Open House, the CWFF and the Deptford Film Festival amongst others. We are very lucky to be living in a city with so much in terms of arts, and events that celebrate the fabric of the city.

The Deptford Film Festival has been a complete surprise to the senses. I feel ecstatic that two festivals are happening on the same weekend and containing two very different films. One contains a quirky comedy and the other contains something a little more poignant. These films reflect two very different sides to my film making as well. One that is brash and chaotic, something that embraces the hard edges of this city while the other piece is something softer and altogether more gentle, something almost hidden deep in the urban fabric.

I am a London film maker and it is something that I proclaim quite proudly with association to my dichotomous relationship with the city. One of love and hate with equal passion. And while London is not one of the easiest places to live, it is a place which can inspire. There are eight million stories just waiting to be told.

Any readers of this blog, I would love to see you at either event this weekend. Just come up and say hi.

'Caution Wet Paint' - Canary Wharf Film Festival. Cineworld (Canary Wharf, London, E14) at 3pm on Saturday 15th. (West India Quay Station)

'Two Glasses' - Deptford FIlm Festival. Faircharm Studios (Creekside, London, SE8 3DX) at 4pm on Saturday 15th. (Deptford Bridge Station)

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