I was really excited to be commissioned to make this film. The artists and participants involved were ace, and I'm really happy with how it turned out. The Midnight Run //

The idea behind the Midnight Run is simple, to negate the frenzy and hysteria of mass media and reality t.v. for actual reality; for the simplicity of walking and talking. To reclaim the streets and rediscover a city after dark, to inhabit its confines of glass, concrete, steel and structure, as a child does a maze; with as much innocence and wonder as is natural. 

The Africa Utopia Midnight Run from Inua Ellams on Vimeo.

In the Midnight Run's motto, ‘star’ can be taken literally, or as a metaphor for the city, dwellers, in which case it takes on a beauty and importance:

The Midnight Run // Cause we can't see stars for fumes we turn to smashed glass, believing shards shine like constellations do.