The Time Travellers Of 1908
(2005, 8’52”, 35mm)
The Time Travellers Of 1908 is a home-movie about London in the 21st Century made by two explorers from 1908.
Using a time-machine shaped like a movie camera, the explorers visit the structures of 21st Century London which capture their imagination. They visit the London Eye, Canary Wharf and the Docklands Light Railway, as well as places they recognise from their own time, such as Whitehall and Trafalgar Square.
Finally returning to 1908, they take an unexpected gift to show their families…
It was shot entirely on original Edwardian hand-cranked 35mm cameras with antique English Cooke lenses. The soundtrack recorded on a 1909 Edison phonograph. Shooting on period equipment creates an authentic Edwardian film ‘look’ and a sense of shock for viewers when we see present-day London in a film that looks a century old.
The Time Travellers Of 1908 was made with completion funding from the City Of Westminster Arts Council and Film London. It also features a guest appearance by Neil Edmond, star of ‘The Consultants’ radio series and joint winner of Perrier Award Best Newcomer in 2003. He also appeared in my earlier film G.M.
Man From The Future: Neil Edmond
Costumes Designed By Vicky West
Promoted By: British Council, 10 Spring Gardens, London Sw1A 2BN Tel.: +44 20 7930 8466
Cinema Jam for Scalarama’s I WANT TO BE A CINEMA event/workshop in Brighton, 11th April 2015. Programmed by Dawn Sharpless
BFI Southbank Studio (National Film Theatre), London, 7th August 2010
BFI Southbank Studio (National Film Theatre), London, 1st December 2007
Portobello Film Festival 1st London Filmmakers’ Convention, Westbourne Studios, London, 8th December 2006 at 6pm
International Scientific Film Festival, Tisza Mozi, Hungary, 8th-13th Nov 2005
(2005-2008, 3’00”, 35mm and DV PAL, B&W and colour)
A film composed of entirely of shots, outtakes and behind the scenes material from my 2005 film “The Time Travellers Of 1908.” Each scene is shown from at least two different angles simultaneously and generally shot on hand-cranked 35mm cameras. The film was shown at the Black & White Film Festival, Porto, Portugal in April 2009.