It's been almost three weeks since the London premiere of 808 and I've finally had time to look back at it all and check out the pictures from the evening.
It was a fantastic night, featuring an 808 / TR-8 demonstration from the guys at Roland and Graham Massey of 808 State, the sell out screening of the film in NFT1 followed by the largest scale Q&A I've ever been part of... and of course the party afterwards, featuring a live rebuild set by Graham and A Guy Called Gerald.
I was extremely proud to screen 808 at the BFI. It's the place I've always dreamed of screening a film. I can't imagine anywhere better to show it for the first time in London than the home of cinema.
Ostensibly I always knew that 808 could come across as a bit of a niche film and that was something I wanted to address while making it. It was important to me to make a film that appealed as widely as possible and was entertaining whether or not you were already into the 808.
This screening gave me the opportunity to meet a large section of the audience who said they probably wouldn't have sought out the film if it wasn't screening at the BFI, as it did seem a bit niche to them. The feedback I got from them was overwhelmingly positive, they all loved the film and really re-inforced that I'd succeeded in what I'd set out to do.
Photos courtesy of Ben Horsley