Mail Rail was commissioned by London Live. The brief was to show a secret side of London. Mail Rail open in 1927, acted as the Kings private postal services, before serving all of London and Londoners. Mail Rail helped deliver letters during the war, hide art, it was even used as a Hollywood movie set.
The tracks run 6.5 miles from Paddington to Whitechapel connecting West and East London. The Post Office Railway closed in 200, now a disused and abandoned environment waiting a rebirth. My film is a poetic documentary acting as a guide through the empty and atmospheric landscape, supported by several narrations which offer a cohesive understanding of the importance of Mail Rail and its function.
Directed By \ Dean G Moore
Produced By \ Simon J Lane
Director Of Photography \ Andrew Fleming
Camera Assistant \ Chris Fergusson
Editor \ Jonny Lee Mills
Sounds Design & Music Composition \ Robin Clarke & Howard Sinden
Typography \ Simon van Stipriaan
Special Thanks To
Chris Taft – Head of Collections, British Postal Museum & Archive
Anna Flood – Archivist, British Postal Museum & Archive
Ray Middlesworth – Mail Rail Engineer, Royal Mail
Harry Huskisson – Communications Manager
Mail Rail | British Postal Museum & Archive