THIS CITY IS AN ILLUSION: THE DEBT (2023)
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 (2009 - 2023)
Omar Shaker as Gabriel
James Tweedy as The Horse
Sarah Rush as Faith
Karen McCaffrey as Mrs Jones
Scarlet Rose McCaffrey as Little Girl
Format: Mini-DV Anamorphic, cropped HD, Super8, 16mm.
Aspect Ratio: 2.70:1
Colour and Black and White
UK Duration: 21 minutes, 21 seconds
Copyright Astbury Films / Jake Astbury / 2023