Saturday 2nd May, the THAMES workshop group met outside Bow Church metro station to begin filming their film essai. The scenario is that a young girl, feeling neglected by her family (the ‘group’ that she is ‘envious of’) leaves home. She encounters an enigmatic young man on a railway station platform, who leaves a book behind on the platform bench, just as he leaves. The young woman spends the rest of the film trying to catch him to return his book. The action moves from the railway station to the local university, and then finally to his home.
The group began the day filming the station scenes: the ‘Docklands Light Railway’ is an above ground, and quite accessible railway line; we were lucky not to be stopped and questioned by railway staff.
The second set of sequences were all filmed in Queen Mary University of London – in their prestigious Queen’s building.