A lyrical portrait of one of London’s most
peculiar tourist attractions - a humble
pedestrian crossing in St John’s Wood. But
this isn’t any ordinary piece of street furniture -
a 10 minute photo session back in the summer
of 1969 saw to that. A couple of weeks after
Neil Armstrong took his giant leap, the Beatles
took a few short steps across Abbey Road and
the rest is history. Roughly timed to coincide
with the 50th anniversary of the Beatles' first
recording session at Abbey Road Studios, this
quirky short film explores a tiny part of London
that has been suffused with a sort of magic.
This film mediative film has achieved a number of
successes since its completion in 2012...
It won ‘Best Super Short‘ at the NYC Film Festival, ‘Best
Documentary‘ at the UK Film Festival in 2012.
In 2013 it made Staff Pick on Vimeo with plays currently exceeding 80,000.
Channel 4 have chosen it to launch their new season of the ‘Shooting Gallery‘ strand and it has been selected as one of 100 curated pieces in this year’s Zealous X - a four day art exhibition on the South Bank in London. This event will exhibit the film along side work ranging from performance, painting, photography.
In addition, ‘Why don’t we do it in the Road?’ has been featured in a number of on-line publications including: Time Out, The Londonist, the Atlantic, Touch Vision as well the Abbey Road Studios website.