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Foundation Tour

This fresh and exciting new work from independent filmmaker, writer and director Roy Thomas, returns to the underground and unveils a new generation of music seekers searching for truth within London's urban scene.
Stepping back in time, this documentary takes us on a musical journey spanning over 20 years.
It is the definitive attempt to lay down a foundation by celebrating the birth of the Jungle/Drum n Bass UK phenomena.
Acclaimed producer and label owner of Mac II Records, Dj Randall invites a host of legendary pioneers, Djs and producers to share the original history which has never been seen before under 'one roof.' The venue is Brixton Jamm and presented by former BBC Radio 1 presenter, Dj Fabio. Join us and witness this constant and evolving ground breaking movement featuring; Jumpin' Jack Frost, Bryan Gee, Dj Krust, Doc Scott, Ray Keith, Unique 3 and much more. Special mention to Vapour for designing the event.

  • Roy Thomas
  • Roy Thomas
  • Streetrunner Film
  • Mac II Records
  • DJ Randall
    Key Cast
  • DJ Fabio
    Key Cast
  • Supa MC
    Key Cast
  • Jumping Jack Frost
    Key Cast
  • Ray Keith
    Key Cast
  • Edzy- Unique 3
    Key Cast
  • DJ Krust
    Key Cast
  • Bladerunner
    Bryan Gee
  • Doc Scott
    Bryan Gee
  • MC Moose
    Bryan Gee
  • Kwame Sarpong
    Bryan Gee
  • Ebony Nicholls
    Bryan Gee
  • Seniz Suleyman
    Bryan Gee
  • DJ Vapour
    Bryan Gee
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Short, Web / New Media
  • Runtime:
    20 minutes 1 second
  • Completion Date:
    June 19, 2015
  • Production Budget:
    10,000 GBP
  • Country of Origin:
    United Kingdom
  • Country of Filming:
    United Kingdom
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  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • London
Director Biography - Roy Thomas

"Between 1996 and 2004 I traveled to parts of the globe in order to get a feel of other types of cultural formations. These include; Dominique, Guadeloupe WI, Lahore- Pakistan, Colombo–Sri Lanka, New York, Paris, including Andalusia region-Spain.

After completing my BA Fine Art course at the University of East London (1986-89), I enrolled onto the MA Fine Art course (UEL) where I produced thought provoking social type – documentaries. I set out to challenge mainstream perceptions and stereotypical behaviour such as xenophobia and cultural conditioning within our own communities here in London East.

The Fine Arts faculty at UEL encouraged me to express my thoughts with no constraints using the moving image as the preferred tool to engage myself with and simultaneously accepting a wider scope for artistic exploration and expression. The Voices Unseen collection was born with two films being shown at the 1st British Short Film Festival in October 1993. The films featured were The Walker and Come Play Mas).

Just Peggy and Brian Brown were still in production. During that period up to 1995, the work was screened at the Whitechapel Gallery, Rio Cinema and the London Filmmakers Co-op. The experience of the film festival inspired my dedicated work titled Faces indie Jungle, which I consider to be an important British sub cultural phenomena and a significant turning point for the UK music industry. I must credit my former lecturer’s: Michael O Pray, John Smith, Tony Sinden, Zoe Redman, Sandy Brewer and Alison Winkle for such inspiration.

Between 1998 -1999, I was invited by the ICA (Institute of Contemporary Arts) to screen some of my work including a talk on Street Filmz production company, (now known as Street Film) and No Budget film-making as part of their Uncut Season presented by Joel Karamath.

In 2007, UEL Alumni invited me to open their new Knowledge Dock facility to present a retrospective of my work as part of Black History Month.

I am currently in post production re-working Faces indie Jungle including Stars of The Underground - focusing on the rise of Drum n’ Bass featuring De Underground Record store (infamously known for releasing the hit underground rave tune ‘We are IE’ with cameo roles by, Dj Randall founder of the Mac II label record label, MC Fats (now known as Singing Fats), MC Duke, Roger Griffiths from (Chef, Dub Plate Drama and East Enders) and Michelle Thompson.

At present, I teach as a Creative Industries Lecturer at a North London College."

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Director Statement

“There are no real solutions in my work. The process originates from questioning, probing and developing new ways of bridging ‘old’ gaps subject to social change here in Britain.
I am also interested in the interaction of merging cultures and sub cultures - transforming urban landscapes.”