London, United Kingdom.
Shopping is a new short film that laments the ongoing gentrification of London’s Soho, focusing on a particular and very insular moment between two people who meet in a sex shop on a night during the build-up to Christmas. “We shot on location in and around Soho and managed to capture some of what’s slowly disappearing from within the red light district – the pure nostalgia of the place that’s being eaten up by all that’s shiny and new” states director Layke Anderson. “But the film also serves as a reminder that warmth and real human intimacy can be found in the unlikeliest of places.”
Anderson’s award-winning debut Dylan’s Room, starring Joanna Scanlan (Notes on a Scandal), was nominated for a British Independent Film Award in 2013 and is now available on Amazon Video. Shopping will receive its World Premiere at the East End Film Festival on June 30th, with further screenings to take place later this year.
Ricky Nixon IMDb: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1635501/ Twitter: @RickyJNixon Facebook: www.facebook.com/RickyJamesNixon/
Bruce Payne IMDb: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0668271/