This project has been a long time coming.
Initially conceived as "Focus", a profile series about people in London, the idea morphed over time as I began to learn more about the artisanal craft scene in London. The pitch is simple:
Made in London is a series of portraits about artisans who are keeping craft alive in one of the world’s most dynamic cities.
Whether it’s crafting instruments from scratch, carving letters in stone, or creating traditional globes by hand, Made in London is a series dedicated to those who dare to be different.
The first episode profiles Archie Proudfoot, a signwriter and painter based at Hackney Downs Studios. I first contacted him back in April 2016, shot his film in June, and then started down the long road towards delivering a proof of concept with the idea of finding distribution. My first stop was ultimately my last as I contacted Katie Treggiden of the Confessions of Design Geek blog and she was very keen to help get it out there.
Now, many months later, I've finally got enough episodes under my belt to launch the series in earnest with a new film being released on the last Wednesday of every month.