Here's the full-cut of The London Perambulator that I've decided to release online after two years on the festival circuit. The film is not just a profile of enigmatic cult writer Nick Papadimitriou but about the lure of the edgelands of the city, the idea of psychogeography and Nick's very own Deep Topography.
When I made my first video with Nick in 2005 I remember Googling 'deep topography' and there was nothing. Now it has been discussed at academic conferences, cited in national newspapers, mentioned on Radio 4 and even been the subject of an item on Newsnight. To cap it all Nick landed a publishing deal with a top London publisher to write the definitive deep topographic text which is due out next year.
More screenings followed, including The London International Documentary Festival, Cine City Brighton Film Festival and Doc Days at Curzon Soho. A few years ago I'd been inspired by seeing Jem Cohen's Chain at the Curzon and here now was our film playing on the same screen. That was a good moment, but there have been loads.
Putting it up Youtube now feels like a homecoming of sorts - that was where we uploaded our first videos and you could, if you wished, chart the progress of the project through to its conclusion with The London Perambulator.
Although is that the conclusion? We continue our work together with our radio show on Resonance fm (that was a product of the film) and I've inevitably filmed Nick on walks. Who knows, maybe there'll be 'Scarp - the movie'.