Young Souls to be shown at Southend Film Festival

30 March 12

Posted at 4:25

Almost Grown Soul Club has linked up with the Southend~on~Sea Film Festival to present the 'Almost Grown Cellar Cinema Club'

12th May 2012 - 3PM-8PM - ENTRANCE: FREE

Taking place in the basement of the historic Royal Hotel, Dean Chalkley's short film YOUNG SOULS will be shown on the hour every hour from 4PM-8PM in between sessions by The Black Cat DJ collective, who will spin the best in Northern Soul, Rhythm & Blues and Ska to keep the essential club atmosphere “Uptight and Outta Sight” + a few surprises thrown in for good measure.
Later that night the club will take over the entire hotel for an all night club session.

Almost Grown Cellar Cinema
The Royal Hotel
1 High St.

Watch this space for more details of what’s in store! :)


The New Faces: A Short Film on

09 March 12

Posted at 4:35

Last night was the screening of Dean Chalkley' s " The New Faces: A Short Film " at The Book Club , London.

For such a lively and well attended event the packed out basement of The Book Club was silent through out the 20min long film piece which delves into minds of three young British Mods captured in the enthrallment  of a subculture. In the film we are privy to their refreshingly honest, personal and polarised views, rooted in the ideology of a Modernist culture. The film forms a hypnotic visual experience as well as being an incisive and engaging contemporary document. It’s also a pin point in a perennial subculture that began in the 1960’s and has evolved and lives on in this modern age. It was received last night with rapturous applause. It was a great night of people dancing and enjoying the passionately selected tunes by the film's subjects.

The film went live on SHOWstudio .com today. Click Here to see it!

SHOWstudio is an award-winning fashion website, founded and directed by Nick Knight. It has consistently pushed the boundaries of communicating fashion and culture online.

"I'm really thrilled that the film is now screening on . The site is an institution dedicated to forward-thinking and challenging new work." - Dean Chalkley (2012).