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

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