If you were out and about in Brighton last Sunday you may have noticed Savoy Kicks high kicking, toe tapping and Charleston Squatting under the British Airways i360. Dressed in our summer attire of bright red and blue dresses on a miserable January morning, we were out and about filming for our latest video project which has been commissioned by Visit Brighton.
This March Visit Brighton is hosting ExploreGB, VisitBritain’s flagship event providing British & Irish tourism suppliers the opportunity to meet and do business with international travel buyers from 40+ countries.
The summit will open with a gala dinner for a 1000 delegates at the Hilton Metropole and to launch the whole event the ‘I Charleston Brighton Official Film’ has been selected to open the show!
For those who don’t know about the film, Savoy Kicks featured in I Charleston Brighton’s iconic viral video in 2014. The film is an energetic, colourful spectacle of dance, costume and humour. With music to match, the viral video captures the quirky character of Brighton, its people and frivolity. Standout scenes include a fan dancer, Charleston dancing at the naked bike ride, two pole dancing builders and a scene shot of the iconic piers. The film originally launched on the 5th September 2014 at a private screening attended by the Mayor of Brighton & Hove, Councillor Brian Fitch.
Three years since the start of the project, the film is now having a facelift for ExploreGB to showcase Brighton’s latest attractions, predominately the British Airways i360 which opened in the Fall of 2016.
Getting back out dancing on the streets was great fun however we were not so lucky with the weather. Trying to recreate a beautiful summers day in January was quite a challenge but fortunately the rain stopped and we manged to film some create shots including capturing our reflections in the glass of the i360. The tourists looked rather bemused but even after three years since the original film was convinced we are still showcasing Brighton’s dance talent and the sites of one of the UK’s most flamboyant cities.
The updated film will be showcased on the 2 March but in the meantime check out the original here: