It’s been a few months in the making, but now it’s finished. Tomorrow’s World is a short film that tries to answer the question, ‘Can community spirit survive a modern, high-tech world?’

In the age of Facebook, Instagram and www., the world is apparently at our fingertips! However, the web is starting to show us what it ‘thinks’ we like, surely making our world narrower, making us not look outward, but making us look increasingly inward!

Not being a ‘computer kid’, I wanted to ask, ‘Is community spirit (something that doesn’t require modern technology) alive in the 40 something person?’ And also, ‘Do they think it will be alive in the next generation?’

This project was shot exclusively in Sunderland in the north east of England, but I guess, could have been created anywhere – people generally are, like people!

Big thanks to Mike Jameson – Urban Terrace Kitchen, Steve Kirkwood – Steve Kirkwood Art, Claire Woodroffe-Smith – Barnets Barbers and David Whitfield.

For the gearheads – Sony 6300’s, Sigma 30mm f1.4, Sony 50mm f1.8, Nikon 85mm f1.8 with metabones adaptor, Sigma 18-50mm f2.8 with metabones adaptor Feiyutech ak4000, various LED lights, Tascam sound recorders, Giotto Tripods with Manfrotto fluid heads, Edited/colour graded in DaVinci Resolve.