This visual short pays homage to a cultural British icon. The KX100 phone box, before their nationwide removal from the street of the UK.
The KX100 phone box is a small space and pocket in society that has an affect on social interaction. Phone boxes become toilets, brothels, shelters from the rain, advertising hoardings and places for illicit transactions.
Poet James Massiah draws attention to these many different breeds of social interaction that the KX100 has provoked over its 35 year existence, whist taking a nostalgic stance on an object that is becoming more and more redundant in modern society as time goes on.
Using slit scan photography we turn an often un-appreciated object into a mesmerising contortion. Moving focus to an object that is often just a background prop in which events take place or around, now the KX100 becomes the event itself, as we pierce through the ignorance and comfort that come with the familiarity that dulls the world around us as we grow up and get older.
Through this film I hope to foster open-mindedness and an appreciation of the traditionally 'bland' spaces and objects that make up our lived environment.
Poetry - James Massiah
Lead Actor 1 - Jake Neads
Lead Actor 2 - Chloe Giles
Director - Will Dohrn
Producer - Aaron Z. Willson
Production Designer - Andrew Cunningham
Director of Photography - Duncan Parker
Production Company - Ground Work
Production Manager - Rosie Wells
2nd Unit Director of Photography - Ben Brook
1st Assistant Camera - Jerry Dobson
Graphic Design & Art - Alfie Allen
Casting - Carmen Young & Rosie Wells
Stylist - Carmen Young
Runner - Molly Denton
Runner - Jordan Kelvin
Music & Sound Design - Echoic Audio
Post Production - Robin Littlewood
Colourist - Jon Howard
Commissioning Editor - Catherine Bray
Commissioning Assistant - Jake Cunningham
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