Dancing On The Edge
Production Company: Ruby Films/BBC
Writer/Director: Stephen Poliakoff
DoP: Ashley Rowe
Gaffer: Gary Chaisty
Cast: Chiwetel Ejiofor, Matthew Goode, John Goodman, Jacqueline
Bisset, Mel Smith, Anthony Head, Angel Coulby
This grandiose new BBC drama by award winning filmmaker Stephen Poliakoff documents the exploits of The Louis Lester Band, a group of black jazz musicians who find fame amongst the higher echelons of society in 1930s London, a time of great change.
Facing both predjudice and adoration, the band are embraced by London’s progressive socialites until fortunes take a turn for the worse when their manager, Wesley is deported. The band continues their rise to stardom without him, only to become embroiled in the seedier side of society, resulting in accusations of murder which set the band on a course to flee England.
Panalux are proud to have worked with DoP Ashley Rowe and Gaffer Gary Chaisty supplying equipment to this beautifully shot new series.
The five part drama starts 9pm Monday 4th February on BBC2
Watch the trailer above.