If you’ve been following my Tumblr for a while than you’re probably familiar with East of Kensington. It was only a matter of time before I made them the subject of Follow Friday, and with recent news from the EOK team that their film is finished, well I have to tell everyone!
If you’re new to my blog than let me tell you that East of Kensington is an independent film I wandered across in September of last year. Well, truth be told, I wandered across their Tumblr account which is full of Peter Pan related goodies and things which have to do with Danny Elfman movie scores, dark fairy tales, and all sorts of things I just happen to like. So anyone who is a fan of Peter Pan or most of the stuff I am into should follow them just for the sake of that. But even more than that, their collection of cool little things is supporting this amazing big thing which is their film. East of Kensington is a tragic and dark expansion on the Peter Pan tale, playing on many of the themes of “Peter Pan & Wendy” which are often ignored, forgotten, or shied away from just because they’re not happy thoughts.
I’ve become a huge fan of the film, as well as the team behind it, because of their genuine interest in all things Peter Pan and their dedication to good filmmaking. The sincerity and craftsmanship by which they went about every aspect of their film really shows an earnest drive toward excellence and wanting to make a quality film that does not betray the Peter Pan lore which has been laid before them. They respect J.M. Barrie’s work and do their best to dust off details which have long been forgotten and pay tribute to his masterpiece by expanding upon it and bringing something new and unique from it. And you can tell they truly want to do quality work as filmmakers by the way they’ve approached their production. Just as they’ve set out to do right by Peter Pan by going so far as to seek help from him. That’s right. They sought out Peter Pan and asked him to look over their shoulder as they built this film from the ground up and I believe they’ll only have an extraordinary adventure to show for it.
So now that they’re film is complete, they’ve been back on Tumblr teasing me and the other fans with screencaps, posters, and the score for their main titles. Everything that I have seen so far as been wonderful and I eagerly await the rest, while enjoying the fun of discovering it little by little on their blog.