Where do you belong?
Anonymous is a short film, focussing on the impact of commercial progress and gentrification in the UK, seen through the eyes of an ageing Drag Queen failing to come to terms with the changing face of Soho. The story follows a day in the life of Mimi as she attempts to navigate her way through a once familiar Soho that is becoming increasingly alien to her. Having been a cabaret performer in the late seventies - a time when live entertainment was common place in Soho - Mimi continues to perform her art to an ever decreasing and less encoring audience, whilst iconic venues close their doors around her in favour of redevelopment. With her life and sanctuary changing at a rate of knots, Mimi's sense of identity and self is challenged and she is given the choice of either clinging to the past or accepting the steamroller of progress.
Made with love!
This film has been a long time in the making and is very close to our hearts. It centres on the changing face of Soho, but in truth is representative of the changing face of so many areas in the UK and globally, where the steamroller of progress continues to plough forward, changing communities and challenging the meaning of identity and belonging. Our hope is to shine a lens on these microcosm societies that do not have the wealth or the tools to prevent this commercial change. We wanted to give a voice to those people and communities, however small or different, being priced out of areas they have come to love and call home. Their sanctuaries. As such, the cast and crew who came together to make this film possible, did so out of a belief in the subject matter and gave their time and expertise in spades to help bring Anonymous to life. Check theses heroes out here