Monday, 31 March 2008

Drawn by the Undertow

Previous posts have provided some details of the Compton Club, run out of the Centre of Law, Society and Popular Culture at the University of Westminster. Previous events have included Matthew Sweet introducing Witchfinder General and Hammad Khan and John Dyer from the British Board of Film Classification discussing This Film is Not Yet Rated. The next event is a viewing of the short film Undertow, a film by Neil McEnery-West, introduced by the director and followed by Q&A with members of the cast. The Compton Club is delighted to be able to offer this unique opportunity for a number of reasons. Firstly, Neil McEnery-West is a member of staff at the University and we are really pleased to be able to support new and exciting work by our colleagues. Secondly, this shows that the Compton Club is not just about celebrating the past, but looking to the future too. The film has been extremely well received, and was nominated for Best Director and Best International Short Film by the New York International Independent Film and Video Festival. For more about the film see the Compton Club website, but the film:
• Was part of the Short Film Corner at the Cannes Film festival
• Has screened at festivals all around the world
• Is a low budget independent film that took 4.5 years to make and manages to create the illusion of a deserted London.