He waves his arms in the air while his lithe body soaks up the beat and transfers it to his legs. Raf literally breathes in the music. At the same time he is constantly scanning the room. There is desire and expectation in his gaze, but also anxiety and shyness. Moving to the film’s rhythmic pulse and the intoxicating music in the queer club, we dance with Raf and cast off all inhibitions.
United Kingdom 2018
11’ · Colour
Laurie Kynaston (Raf)Mary Antony (Alice)Henry Felix (Oscar)Darren Siah (Joe)Otamere Guobadia (TT)Mahatma Michael (Club Host)Emily Renée (Eva)Selali Fiamanya (Isaac)Nathan Ellis (Will)Digby Llovet-Dinning (Raf (as a Child))
Born in London, UK in 1994. His first short fiction film as a writer and director, Four Quartets, premiered at the BFI London Film Festival in 2018 and screened in the 2019 Berlinale Generation section where it received a Special Mention from the Youth Jury. toni_with_an_i was commissioned and produced by the BFI and the BBC. He is currently developing his first feature film, Campomarino.Filmography
2017 Look at Me; documentary · Look at Me; documentary · MIDWAY; documentary · MIDWAY; documentary 2018 Four Quartets; short film · Four Quartets; short film 2019 Pompeii; short film · toni_with_an_i; short film
Bio- & filmography as of Berlinale 2020