I moved from Brooklyn to London in June of 2016, just a few weeks before the Brexit vote in the UK. For the months leading up to the referendum, not many people thought Britain would vote to leave the EU. It just wasn’t a consideration. So when people woke to the news the next morning, they were stunned. Everyone seemed to be walking around London in a daze. There was a weight to this thing that had just happened that was so incredibly tangible, even to an American who had just moved here. It was a remarkably historic moment, and one which I regretted not documenting.
A few days before the 2016 US election, it occurred to me that the winner wouldn’t be called until 5 or 6 in the morning London time. As a relatively new transplant I didn’t really have anybody to watch the results come in with. And I knew that if I stayed home I would end up drinking a bottle of wine by myself and falling asleep before midnight. I began looking online and found a pub that was going to stay open until 7am for an all night viewing party, and when I called they told me the tickets had sold out in under an hour. It was going to be another historic vote regardless of the outcome, and this time I wanted to film it, in whatever capacity I could. It also gave me a reason to get out of the house and experience the night with someone, even if it was a room full of complete strangers. This short film is the result.
Director / Producer / DoP / Editor
2017 Short of the Week World Premiere, 2017 Vimeo Staff Pick
AFI DOCS, Ashland Independent Film Festival, Independent Film Festival Boston, Eastern Oregon Film Festival, SF Docs, Oak Cliff Film Festival, Rooftop Films Series, Sidewalk Film Festival, Lighthouse International Film Festival Tacoma Film Festival, New Orleans Film Festival, Hot Springs Documentary Festival, Indie Memphis Film Festival