Hotel Arcadia - Book Trailer

Recently I was put in touch with Sunny Singh, a lecturer at London Metropolitan University where I studied Creative Writing and Film Studies for my BA, who was looking for a trailer to accompany her new book "Hotel Arcadia".

With no production budget the challenge was to effectively make something out of nothing. So, after a discussion about concepts for the trailer we hit upon the idea of intercutting stock footage of hotels, with some live action footage shot by me, building towards the books opening line: "Sam thought the first shots were in her nightmares."

Of course cheap stock footage is hard to find so I scoured the internet for royalty free footage of high quality, as well as taking a day to film my friend, Sandy Nicholson, repeatedly running down the stairs (he volunteered so it's his own fault), and threw it all together to create the below trailer: