ONE MAN WALKING
2011 1x 17' Channel 4
Available to watch on 4od
It’s rush hour on London Bridge. Crowds are going to work – faces, legs, shadows, backpacks. One man is standing alone. We watch the world through his eyes. He looks up and sees a solitary figure standing on the corner of a tall building. He starts walking through the City of London, witnessing its characters, finally standing up to the Bank of England.
ONE MAN WALKING explores some of the intensity and challenges of life in the metropolis, using krump - an expressive and highly energetic dance movement - combined with the uplifting, soaring excitement of free-running.
It was specially commissioned by Channel 4 Television, conceived entirely for the camera and features dancers from the award-winning Boy Blue Entertainment Writer and co-deviser Jonzi D says: ‘Learn how to vault insults with a pinch of salt Jump the hardship, it’s cathartic That’s why we get to krump the hardest’.
C R E D I T S :
D I R E C T O R / C O -D E V I S E R
C H O R E O G R A P H E R / P E R F O R M E R
Kenrick 'H2O' Sandy
W R I T E R / C O - D E V I S E R
M U S I C C O M P O S E D B Y
Michael 'Mikey J' Asante
D I R E C T O R O F P H O T O G R A P H Y
E D I T O R
P R O D U C E R
MJW PRODUCTIONS LTD for Channel 4 / Street Summer Season
More about One Man Walking on Channel 4 website (video behind the scenes)
‘ONE MAN WALKING was a terrific little film and it did remind me of the early days of Channel 4 when they were being very experimental with dance and actually making ‘proper’ dance films. And this was a ‘proper’ dance film. It had a kind of narrative line, it had drama it had huge emotion and tension about it’.
‘a striking introduction to another aspect of street culture... pick of the day’.