Friday, May 02, 2014

My first film- in 1994

The first film I worked on was You've Got to be choking in 1994. The photo above showed me (in the red wearing a green and white hat which I lost in the Police scuffles) and 300 people occupying the houses to stop the demotion to create a new road.

Our film won the Okomedia award in Germany and was about the M11 link road protest. This was a major anti-road protest in Leytonstone, London in the early to mid-1990s opposing the construction of the "A12 Hackney to M11 link road", also known as the M11 Link Road.
Me in 1994 filming on a very cold roof in January
In 2007, the BBC reported that the cost of the M11 link road doubled due to the intervention of protesters. The road is now one of the most congested in the UK.

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