“The Laughing Policeman” by Marcus Armitage

“A film of life on the planks and the grit in between.”

“I had begun to notice the very strange mix of cultures in areas like this—by day they are peaceful, quaint and somewhat dismal seaside towns, but by night they change into much more youthful, vibrant and brutal landscapes,” says Marcus Armitage. “I also liked the old seaside amusements that were barely surviving from generations past. I wanted to show someone who was caught in between these two time periods and reaching the end of their time. The Laughing Policeman seemed to signify this end of an era, to both the audience and the character within the film.”

CREDITS
Film by Marcus Armitage
Made at University for the Creative Arts (UCA) at Farnham, 2012