Details released of year-long film shoot for Albion

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Time lapse film Albion is being shot over the course of a year – and here are the details of exactly how the crew are doing it.

When it comes to filming the passage of time in films, Richard Linklater is perhaps the most prolific, whether I’m revisiting a romance every nine years in the Before series, chronicling the childhood and adolescence of a boy for 12 years in Boyhood or his current, and by far his most ambitious, project – an adaptation of Stephen Sondheim’s musical Merrily We Roll Along, which is set to film for 20 years, aiming for release in 2039.

The time scale in Albion isn’t quite as epic, but is nevertheless an interesting experiment in indie filmmaking. The plot follows two friends, Kit and Sonny, played by Ian Bonar and Ankur Bahl respectively. The two drifters meet up to scatter the ashes of Kit’s grandfather, with each subsequent season bringing new revelations and trouble for the pair.

Cast and crew will reunite four times across 2023 and 2024, with the Summer section already completed.

Director Giles Borg, who also penned the screenplay, said that “There’s never been a more perfect time to make this film. The country is in flux and this is a film that asks who we really are. Kit and Sonny can be seen as two sides of the British psyche, one tied to the past, the other nervous about the future, with a story that explores landscape, history and folklore. But most of all this is about friendship and all the laughter and pain that can bring. Are Kit and Sonny the same people they used to be, or has time changed them forever? Only a walk through Albion can give them the answers.”

We’ll keep you updated as we hear more.

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