Music and portrait photographer Dean Chalkley debuts new short film with free night out at Book Club London

Screen shot from The New Faces: A Short Film by Dean Chalkley. Photo courtesy of the photographer and the Book Club.

If you haven’t decided what you want to do tomorrow night, what not head down to the Book Club in east London for a rare, free night of film and dancing.

Dean Chalkley will be airing his new short film The New Faces (20mins) at 7.30pm tomorrow at the Book Club in Hoxton – doors open at 6.00pm. Chalkley’s short film “captures mod culture directly via those involved” and will be followed by a party until 2am. DJs include Jamie Parr, Si Cheeba (Black Cat) and Tomas McGrath, as well as Chalkley. Think rare soul, rhythm & blues, ska, Latin and boogaloo.

About the film: “The New Faces: A Short Filmsteps inside the minds of three young men captured in the enthrallment of a culture that they have fondly devoted themselves to. We are privy to their refreshingly honest, personal and polarised views, rooted in the ideology of a modernist culture.” Press release. There’s a Facebook page too.

The film will be hosted exclusively on SHOWstudio website from 9 March.

For a preview:

The New Faces: A Short Film (Trailer 1) from Dean Chalkley on Vimeo.

Chalkley launched his photo exhibition New Faces at the Book Club in 2010. See previous post on this blog about Chalkley’s debut film Young Souls. And, if you want to know more about Chalkley, read on for his biography.

About Chalkley: “Even whilst studying, Dean was already shooting for the ultimate style bible, Dazed & Confused. His big break came in the form of an advertising campaign to shoot for Levis and Ray-Ban. Dean’s relationship with NME began in 2001 and continues to this day. This collaboration has enabled Dean to work with the likes of Ian Brown, The Arctic Monkeys, Oasis, The White Stripes and Scarlett Johansson.

“His passion for music, fashion and subcultures has been unrelenting. Dean immersed himself in the Mod fashion, attitude and music as a boy and it has remained at the core of his creative energy. With several outstanding bodies of work including Southend’s Underground, The New Faces and Young Souls he has epitomised the union of art, fashion, and music in youth culture over the past decade.

“Running in parallel to his photographic work Dean has produced several moving image pieces. Previous to The New Faces: A Short Film, Dean has received critical acclaim for his other short films such as Young Souls and Strip. The former centered around Northern soul was shown at London Short Film Festival this year and won a place in Creative Review’s Photography Annual, while Strip won ‘Best Experimental film’ at the Kino festival in Manchester and was screened in various other film festivals across Europe.”

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