Mini Productions and Lots Holloway presents…
‘SUMMER ON ICE’ – A MINI-DOC ABOUT LOCKDOWN
There’s no denying it, everyone’s year has been turned on its head because of coronavirus. No matter the size, lockdown has ruined plans left right and centre. We know in the grand scheme of things all these plans can be put on ice and that the priority is making sure our loved ones are safe and well, but it still stings – and that got us thinking… yes we may have missed out on a lot whilst quarantining but for every cancelled plan what have we gained?
Big time creatives and long time friends April Kelley (actor/producer) and Lots Holloway (singer/songwriter) took a safe and sanitised* trip around London in an effort to make real people with real stories feel seen as we begin to emerge from the Coronavirus lockdown. A duo on a mission to find out what was lost in the quarantine, but more importantly, everything that was found. Some of the stories are painful, and some of the stories are bursting with hope, but each and every one is equally as relevant and deserves to be heard. At the end we also see what April and Lots personally lost and gained in lockdown.
The documentary is non-verbal and backed by a song written and recorded by Lots Holloway during his time quarantined called ‘Summer On Ice’ – The song, Lots explains “it’s a subtle reflection of the unprecedented and sad times but how we’re still managing to stay romantic and hopeful, all wrapped up in acoustic nostalgia – longing for a summer in London”.
Listen to Lots Holloway on Spotify.
*Note – Hand sanitiser was used by everyone involved before and after each shot took place, we maintained social distancing and masks were worn throughout filming whenever outside of the safe space ‘bubbles’.
“The creative pair and long time friends, along with their go-pros and handy cams, decided to take a safe and sanitised trip around London in an effort to make real people with real stories feel seen. The duo set out on a mission to find out what was lost in the quarantine, but more importantly, everything that was found.” – DIVA Magazine
“Even in the darkest hours we can find glimmers of light and that’s why Lots Holloway and April Kelley donned their masks, boned up on social distancing regulations and hit the streets of the metropolis armed with nothing more than a Go Pro camera, some paper and a massive felt tip pen.” – Out News Global