I didn’t set out to create the definitive story of Northern Soul, but I did aim to celebrate it. The photographic aspect is a study focusing on the current burgeoning generation of young people getting into the scene, whereas the film brings the atmosphere and wonder of Northern Soul to life. I didn’t want to just recreate the past, but I did aim to produce timeless works that illustrate the culture as never before. It is great to show how people dance to Northern Soul music, but more importantly how it is a passionate experience, and how its devotees young and old are immersed in it. - Dean Chalkley

STRIP

2011, BW & Colour, 10mins

 

Tension, excitement and anticipation grow, images from a previous era relate to the characters and events of the present. Time continuums appear to merge as mankind and machinery axis about this strip of tarmac.

 

CREDITS

DIRECTED AND PRODUCED Dean Chalkley

EDITOR Suky Chiaranussati

COMPOSER Geir Jenssen

 

Bomber Footage from Dr.E.W.E. Furniss 92nd USAF BG(H). Podington (Santa Pod) during WWII

 

SCREENING

2000

Kinofilm Film Festival

 

2001

Melborne International Film Festival

 

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

 

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