This is a very impressive, very touching short film by Luke Flanagan. It’s earned him an official selection spot at this year’s London Short Film Festival.
You only need 6 minutes to watch it, but you do need 6 minutes to watch it.
The actual mind the gap announcement is as iconic a part of London as the double decker bus or the post box. For Londoners it goes deeper — many of us remember the actual voice of Oswald Lawrence on the Northern Line, so when we hear it now we have a recall to that time. There’s a kind of nostalgia for growing up in London and using the tube.
When you find that it’s based on a true story, you’ll probably find that you have some smoke from that pesky Cape Town fire in your eyes, right?