Bridging the Gap – in progress: Takeaway

Reports from the production of this year's Bridging the Gap short documentaries, part 1

Chinese takeaway is one of the most popular carry-out foods in the UK. However, working as a takeaway driver might not be the most delightful job. Through the eyes of a takeaway driver, we are not only able to look at the world beyond the takeaway counter, a mysterious catering community that provides our familiar late-night snacks, but also at the city we thought we knew everything about.

Here are some pictures from the shoot for this film:


DoP David Lee (left) and director Yu-Hsueh Lin (right) enjoying a dinner break at the takeaway, the driver Jerry watching telly and not hungry at all.


Shooting in progress. A tight shot of Jerry the driver in front of the takeaway shop!


We are experimenting with the camera-on-car rig! The producer Grant Keir sitting in the car and probably thinking about what to eat for breakfast.

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  • Grant Keir
    commented 2012-04-20 20:01:57 +0100
    everyone likes tacos Ben…(!)
  • Ben Kempas
    commented 2012-04-20 15:00:48 +0100
    Whatever you were thinking about, we’re getting record numbers of “likes” for this post. Need to post pictures of you more often.
  • Grant Keir
    commented 2012-04-20 14:40:57 +0100
    I think I was thinking about Tacos… I love Tacos, especially when driving…
  • @GrantKeir tweeted link to this page. 2012-04-20 09:59:31 +0100
    @grantkeir - It is alleged you're thinking about breakfast again! via @ScottishDocInst
  • @kempas mentioned @ScottishDocInst link to this page. 2012-04-19 17:06:43 +0100
    @grantkeir - It is alleged you're thinking about breakfast again! via @ScottishDocInst
  • Yu Hsueh Lin
    published this page in Blog Archive 2012-04-19 16:53:00 +0100