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13 April 2021

Ghost Town 2021

by Andrew MacGregor

Short Films: “Void” - 14 mins 12s

The impact of Covid-19 on live music is laid bare in this atmospheric short film which flits between empty venues and housebound raves. Directed by Sam Davis and Tom Andrew, the film brims with pent-up energy that should be spent in clubs up down and the country. Unfortunately, no-one knows when (or if) these spaces will fulfil their purpose again.

Choice shots of sad disco balls and smoky side rooms are eerily beautiful, as are the strobe lights which resemble distress signals from imprisoned clubbers. The soundtrack (part ambient, part drum and bass) knows when to get the heart pounding though, and these spasms break the silence in cathartic, celebratory fashion.

Director: Tom Andrew Ⓦ (OB Management Ⓟ Ⓦ) / Sam Davis Ⓦ (DadBod Films Ⓦ)
Cinematographer: Yannick Hausler
3D VFX: Greedy Goons

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