'Today, Tonight' sets itself at the iconic Ace Cafe during the 1950′s, a British institution heralded as a place that came to define Rock n Roll and motorcycle culture.
This short film tells the emotive story of a young boy racer, Micky, intertwined in a life-changing game of 'The Coin Drop'… During its zenith the Ace Cafe became a mecca for biker-tribes - an extended congregation that brought riders together to race in legendary competitions. The riders were all about testing limits in every facet of their lives from the bikes through to relationships - their chief motivation on a daily basis was all about breaking frontiers, realigning boundaries and not giving a damn wherever possible along the way. Total freedom and carefree outlook.
Mill colourist James Bamford worked closely with Fred & Nick on enhancing the 50s style of the film in the grade, he comments, "This was a beautiful film to work on, which is no surprise from Fred and Nick as their work is always so emotive and engaging. In the grade we tried to capture the essence of the Ace Cafe and send the viewer back to the 50's. But in doing so also leaving an edge of contemporary fashion feel to the film. DOP Jonas Mortensen did an amazing job and it was a pleasure to grade."
'Today, Tonight' is the first release from The Kooples' new creative division, TK Foundry, set up to create original music, film, technology and art with a global network of cutting-edge creators, tastemakers and artisans.