Jake Astbury Filmmaker

Part factual document using personal film archive and real interviews, part fictional narrative shot across central and south east London; This City Is An Illusion: The Debt, follows the fragmented psycho-odyssey of a London Soho Debt Collector suffering from psychosis, whose past, present and future congeal, his world and its characters splintering into a cyclic ritual of remembering, retelling and retribution, against the ominous backdrop of Canary Wharf Financial Centre.

Written and Directed by Jake Astbury

Technical Specifications:
Mini-DV Anamorphic, cropped HD, Super8, 16mm.

Aspect Ratio: 2.70:1

Sound: Stereo

Colour and Black and White

Duration: 21 minutes, 21 seconds