Publishing this book has been an adventure.
To give an idea of the story we have made a 2-minute trailer using a mixture of our stills and film combined with the synopsis read by actor Jay Villiers and a specially composed music track. We spent several days editing the films and then a day dubbing the picture.
We have also produced 4 x 20-second film clips capturing the atmosphere of Soho and evoking the buzz and complexity of the area. While we were filming it rained; the sun was setting and we got terrific reflections on the cobbles from the neon lights of Chinatown. The finished films are below along with A.W. Rock’s first theatrical drama – Deux ex Machina – a short film which won 2nd prize in a national competition sponsored by Channel One TV – Prize Shorts.
Deus ex Machina
A.W. Rock’s first theatrical drama – Deus ex Machina – a short film which won 2nd prize in a national competition sponsored by Channel One TV – Prize Shorts. It was also chosen by the British Film Institute, from over 300 shorts, as one of eight international films to tour the country in the Brief Encounters Festival. It later was shown by the BFI on a worldwide tour.
This film received critical acclaim and was judged
” Very accomplished and remains in the memory ” by Derek Malcolm the Guardian film critic.
This film has appeared in several other international film festivals.
20-second film clips capturing the atmosphere of Soho
‘He had to find a means of escape…he had to avoid the cameras …’
‘He was running out of time…he had to keep moving…his problems were escalating…he swallowed more pain killers …’
‘There was a distinct atmosphere of veiled tension…the excitement and anticipation of forbidden fruit …’
‘Soho, he loved and hated it…he knew he was unable to leave the place for ever …’
Soho Honey photographs
Showing the many faces of Soho – See what each image reveals