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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Riz Ahmed // Olly Alexander
Aaron Johnson // Rachel Hur-Wood
Antonia Campbell-Hughes // Luke Treadaway
Photography Matt Irwin
Styling Katie Shillingford, Robbie Spencer
Hair Alex Brownsell at Punishment Ltd using Bumble and Bumble
Studio and Retouching by Studioprivate.co.uk
Color Printing by Hammer Labs