SOHO, LONDON 1959
Jazz dictates the rules of engagement.
Musicians command the streets.
Booze is the currency of choice.
Drugs is the business of the future.
Love is what everybody is looking for.
Words get lost in the mayhem.
"This film is set in the year before the 1960s revolution in London and beyond. What made it all happen. Soho in the 1950s was an escape hatch for all sorts of rebels, bums, beatniks, artists and bohemians fleeing from the rigid British society of the period. They started it all the year before everything exploded."
Pablo Behrens, director of Adrift in Soho - the movie.
Seven young visitors meet in Soho by chance and have to make sense of themselves, of Soho and of the wider society. Harry Preston, a young philosopher from Leicester arrives at a surreal neighbourhood full of unusual characters that seem out of time and out of place. The mood is of a pre-apocalyptic scenario where everybody knows their fate but refuse to accept it.
Starring Owen Drake and Chris Wellington who together with a group of amazing young actors and seasoned performers bring London's Soho of the 1950s alive in body and spirit.
ADRIFT IN SOHO - THE MOVIE is based on the 1961 novel of the same name written by COLIN WILSON and is directed by Pablo Behrens in the style of a 1950s Free Cinema documentary.
ADRIFT IN SOHO - THE MOVIE is produced by Pablo Behrens and Owen Drake. To be released in 2017.