The Brit Pack

Matt Irwin has shot some of the brightest stars of modern British cinema on Super 8 film.

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    In the current issue of Dazed, we present the rising stars that are stepping up to the challenges of cutting-edge British cinema in a young actors portfolio that includes the likes of Nicholas Hoult, Harry Treadaway, Antonia Campbell-Hughes and more. Matt Irwin shot them on Super 8 in order to produce the stills for the feature and cut a film from the footage. "It was brilliant to work with so much young talent," he says. "I shot the story over a couple of weeks in the summer. All of the pictures are shot on film, I'm getting sick of digital pictures – everything looks the same. I actually did the Super 8 to take stills from, not to make a film, but I had enough at the end to make this short. I like Super 8, it's a very honest and charming format, there's no hiding behind special effects or retouching, what you see is what you get... and I like that."

    Read the full young actors portfolio in the November issue of Dazed out now.

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    Nicholas Hoult

    Riz Ahmed // Olly Alexander

    Kaya Scodelario

    Harry Treadaway

    Aaron Johnson // Rachel Hur-Wood

    Matthew Beard

    Antonia Campbell-Hughes // Luke Treadaway

    Imogen Poots


    Photography Matt Irwin
    Styling Katie Shillingford, Robbie Spencer
    Hair Alex Brownsell at Punishment Ltd using Bumble and Bumble
    Studio and Retouching by
    Color Printing by Hammer Labs

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