Broxbourne News Printers

My roles: Creative direction, director, editor

A short film exploring the process that goes into printing newspapers.

This is Broxbourne News Printers, just north of London, one of the biggest and most advanced news printing facilities in the world. The machinery, the engineering, the sheer scale is all spectacular. The most surprising thing, however, was how mechanised it is. It was, sadly, almost entirely automated with just a handful of people running it.

It goes without saying that most newspapers are printed in the dead of night, as such there was a real sense of eerie solitude there — huge, complex machines going about their business, with minimal human intervention, in the middle of the night.