BEATRIX ONG

Beatrix Ong is a lovely character, her idiosyncratic personality is reflected through her shoe design. Classic structures with unexpected twists have become a sort of signature of hers. For this particular seasons designs we shot in a North London apartment and had great fun on the day. Beatrix was recognized in last years honors list, she was decorated with an MBE for services to the fashion industry a title she thoroughly deserved.

 

"The collections I do are always about confidence, femininity and fun. Music has always been a huge influence on me so its not only represented in the styles, but also in these images." – Beatrix Ong

 

YOUNG SOULS

2011, BW & Colour, 10mins

 

Young Souls is an exciting, up-tempo spin into the world of the cult 'scene' of Northern Soul. Opening to the iconic 'Cigarette Ashes' track, Young Souls

explodes onto the screen taking us under the skin of the Northern Soul scene. It is morning and a vintage car blasts down motorways, charges across rural landscapes and snakes through British suburban streets. Scully, the film's main protagonist drops his friends home after a night of profound meaning.

Young Souls retraces Scully's 'night before' with epic dance scenes and stylish cast, of real Northern Soul devotees.

 

CREDITS

DIRECTOR AND PRODUCER Dean Chalkley

CINEMATOGRAPHER Benoit Soler

EDITOR James W. Griffiths

FEATURED CAST Sonny “Scully” Evans, Tommo, Claire Digby, Matt Watson, Oliver Abbott and Elenor Emes

 

SCREENING

14 July 2011

Bethnal Green Working Men’s Club, London, UK

 

28 October 2011

Nothing in the World but Youth, Turner Contempory, Margate, UK

 

12 January 2012

London Short Film Festival 2012, London, UK

 

1, 6 & 8 March 2012

Cinequest Film Festival 2012, San Jose, California, USA

 

12 May 2012

Southend Film Festival 2012, Essex, UK

 

27 May 2012

Seattle International Film Festival 2012, Washington, USA

 

AWARDS

Creative Review’s Photography Annual: Moving Image Category

 

Southend Film Festival’s Short Film: Music Category

  

QUOTES

“The film is very, very, very authentic... ...It ‘s absolutely

beautifully filmed, It’s the kind of thing that I’ll come back to and watch again… …so that I can get all of the nuances of it.”

- Ian Dewhurst DJ (Wigan Casino, Cleethorpes Pier)

 

 “It is really a homage.” - Eddie Piller Acid Jazz Records Co-Founder & DJ (The Modcast, BBC Radio 6 Muisic)

 

“It was beautifully shot. Dean is a genius

photographer.” - Jonny Owens Actor (Shameless, Wedding Belles, Svengali,

           

"[The] film... ...is seriously good in terms of the cinematography, sound, aesthetics etc., and (perfectly captured in the still photos) the dancing is so damn cool it hurts."- Bryony Quin It's Nice That

 

“Great Film” - Don Letts Director (The Punk Rock Movie , Dancehall Queen) & DJ (The Roxy, BBC Radio 6 Music)

 

EXHIBITIONS

22 July 2011 - 04 August 2011

Youth Club Gallery, London, UK

 

19 January 2012 – 29 March 2012

Hotel Pelirocco, Brightion, UK

 

PUBLISHED

Issue #17 Religion 125 MAGAZINE

 

Young Souls

Information

  • Information

Show Info