Promonews - 13th Nov 2020

Isaac Tomiczek's poignant short film Vacant Bass explores the impact of clubbing on multiculturalism, and the sense of loss as club culture has come under threat in recent times - and then wiped out entirely by the Covid crisis this year. 

Combing hypnotic photography of well-known (and now-deserted) London venues with heartfelt and honest voiceovers from an array of people, the film is a timely and thought-provoking reminder of the impact clubs and clubbing culture have had on Britain, as experienced by black people.

Originally broadcast on Channel 4 as part of their Black And Proud season - which celebrated Black lives and Black culture throughout Black History Month - the film has touched a nerve and resonated with people who are either craving a rave right now, or reflecting on the good times they had when clubs were open for business.

The result is frank, informative, passionate and optimistic, with doses of bittersweet nostalgia. There is also a welcome  feelgood factor - something we could all definitely do with at the moment.

Credits

DirectorIsaac Tomiczek
ProducerEmily Chappell
Executive ProducerIsaac Tomiczek
Executive ProducerPatrice Etienne
Executive ProducerDershe Samaria
Director of PhotographyKishan Pandya
Director of PhotographySam Loane
Director of PhotographyIsaac Tomiczek
EditorRemi Aaron
ColouristJason Wallis
Grading companyElectirc Theatre Collective
CommissionerShaminder Nahal
Other creditsSound Design: Chris Sharland Archive Images And Footage: Isaac Tomiczek Music: Small Axe Titles: Reuben Armstrong

Promonews - 13th Nov 2020

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