'Mail Rail [london live]'

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Description:

Mail Rail was commissioned by London Live. The brief was to show a secret side of London. Mail Rail open in 1927, acted as the Kings private postal services, before serving all of London and Londoners. Mail Rail helped deliver letters during the war, hide art, it was even used as a Hollywood movie set.

The tracks run 6.5 miles from Paddington to Whitechapel connecting West and East London. The Post Office Railway closed in 200, now a disused and abandoned environment waiting a rebirth. My film is a poetic documentary acting as a guide through the empty and atmospheric landscape, supported by several narrations which offer a cohesive understanding of the importance of Mail Rail and its function.

Agency \ Client:

London Live \ Mail Rail | British Postal Museum & Archive

Credits:

A Clouded Vision Production \ Produced by London Live

Directed By \ Dean G Moore

Produced By \ Simon J Lane

Director Of Photography \ Andrew Fleming

Camera Assistant \ Chris Fergusson

Editor \ Jonny Mills

Sounds Design & Music Composition \ Robin Clarke & Howard Sinden

Typography \ Simon van Stipriaan

Special Thanks To

Chris Taft – Head of Collections, British Postal Museum & Archive

Anna Flood – Archivist, British Postal Museum & Archive

Ray Middlesworth – Mail Rail Engineer, Royal Mail

Harry Huskisson – Communications Manager

Mail Rail | British Postal Museum & Archive