We're really pleased to be showing this lovely short film on our Open Thursday this week, the director Fred Rowson sent me these nice stills and a little bit more info on the film, I was really surprised to read that it was his debut work, I look forward to seeing what he's done since then:
"Written and directed when he was 19, King of Deptford Creek is Fred Rowson's first short film. With debts to Paul Auster and Wes Anderson, the film tells the story of Eliot Gale, a South London Private Investigator whose obsession with a missing boy's diary leads him to drop out of society to pursue his target by sailing up a Thames tributary. The film's finale was shot on the River Ravensbourne in exactly the same spot where, almost exactly year after production, Boris Johnson took his infamous plunge, whilst on a conservation campaign. Look out, too, for references to Chandler, Conrad, Herzog, and the director's conviction that Bigfoot roams the back alleys of South London. King of Deptford Creek has screened at the Cambridge International Student Film Festival, the Leeds International Film Festival, and the London Short Film Festival. Its appearance at the Floating Cinema will be a farewell screening; the film's last planned public showing."