Cross and Caves - the film

8 July 2013

We've launched the official teaser for a new short film about an exciting public art commission for the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. The project was commissioned by A New Direction for the London Legacy Development Corporation.

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Over the past few years, A New Direction has invested in developing the film making and photography skills of a group of talent young people who live in East London Boroughs (Waltham Forest, Tower Hamlets, Hackney and Newham). We have paired them with industry professionals and provided exceptional commissioning opportunities.

Last week saw the UK premiere of all eyes on us at the East End Film Festival (see this Huffington Blog post), and this week sees the release of the teaser clip for a new short film about an exciting public art commission for the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.

The film is directed by Muzzammil Hashmi who worked closely with sound recordist and editors Shajna Begum and Sandy Abdel Rahman, as well as photographers Benji Smith and Frances Baker and Tahmina Rahman. Throughout they were mentored and consulted with Eelyn Lee Productions. They were given access to Heather and Ivan Morison's warehouse in Sussex where the timber casts were burnt, the installation process from Byrne's Brothers yard, the Orbit and the Olympic Park itself.

About the Cross and Caves

Heather and Ivan Morison have created a new piece art work for the re-vamped Olympic Park.

Inspired by caves and shelters, the sculptures will sit like urban relics in a newly landscaped northerly section of the park which is due to open on 29th July. They are formed from simple leaning arrangements of large pre cast concrete slabs, creating rudimentary, cave like shelter within their geometric forms. Half buried in the ground, they appear to be part archaeological find, and part ruin from the future. The dark concrete surface of the structures will bear the marks of the burnt timber shuttering used to form them.

The film has been commissioned by A New Direction for LLDC [London Legacy Development Corporation].

Have a look at the teaser here

Can you help us ?

We are looking to place the film within local festivals and online. If you are interested and want to screen the film at an event you are hosting this summer, please get in touch with Oliver Benjamin direct.