A very special occasion at the recent SOUL screening of “Invisible” at the BFI Southbank. Here’s my interview with the charming Cindy Humphrey after a packed and emotional screening.
“Invisible” has been accepted for screen at the SOUL screenings tomorrow 25th August at 3 pm. One of the eight films showing out of hundreds of entries, it is part of a BAME screening and networking platform for high quality short films. The screening will be at the NFT 3 on the Southbank and tickets are available to buy for the general public. I also have two going free in case anyone missed the screening at BAFTA a few years back. First come first served!
For those interested in following Harold Chapman’s escapades on the “Tweed Run” in words as well as pictures, his article is now running in the Arbuturian.
Harold Chapman once more attended the annual “Tweed Run” which is a doodle through London clad in tweed by around 700 cyclists on a variety of velocipedes, ancient and modern. Wielding the pen for the Arb, he coaxed the wife and child along for the 18 odd mile round trip including tea in St Pancras cemetery, the oldest in London, a picnic lunch on the lawn in front of the Imperial War Museum, and a knees up and prize giving at Spa Fields in Clerkenwell. The sheer indolence of being passengered finished Daisy off and she fell asleep in her sidecar with a few miles to go. Oh, and they managed to come runners up – as a family – in the “Best Dressed”category. Article to follow shortly.
Some stills from a film shoot for the new museum on Victorian wunderkind Isambard Kingdom Brunel which opens in Bristol early next year. We shot in Benjamin Franklin House which is just off the Strand where the American statesman lived for a number of years as a young printer in London in the middle of the 18th century. Here I created sets for the young Isambard and also for the young woman who was to become his wife. Earlier we shot in a water tank in Norfolk where I created an underwater set of the tunnel under the Thames Brunel helped construct and which was to nearly claim his live when it collapsed, letting in a sudden inrush of filthy Thames water.