Forgotten Trailer

ARcola Theatre

‘Forgotten 遗忘’ is a play inspired by the little-known story of the 140,000 Chinese Labour Corps who left everything and travelled half way around the world to work for Britain and the Allies behind the front lines during World War One.

I was asked to create a short trailer which could communicate the message of the play, without relying on scenes from the play itself, which was as yet un-staged. We wanted to use the actual cast, as simply having this many east-asians performing on one stage is a pretty big deal, and decided to use smoke and readings from actual CLC writings to create a ghostly asthetic.