DEEP IN VOGUE
Directed by Dennis Keighron-Foster + Amy Watson
DEEP IN VOGUE celebrates the colorful, queer, emotional and political stories of Northern Vogue in Manchester, UK and the black, gay ballrooms of 1980s New York City. The documentary had its UK premiere at BFI Flare and its US premiere at NewFest NYC. Over the course of a year, film makers Dennis Keighron-Foster and Amy Watson charted the buildup to the Manchester ICONS Vogue Ball and explore universal themes and the unique styles from both sides of the Atlantic including the sometimes dramatic internal politics of Vogue to external politics including the disenfranchisement of black youth, LGBT issues, the dearth of art spaces and modes of expression, the over-commercialized gay scene, and the lack of safe spaces for the truly different. DEEP IN VOGUE is an electric, informative, and entertaining celebration of people coming to love and accept themselves, finding a new family through Vogue.
About the Filmmakers
Amy Watson (DIRECTOR AND PRODUCER) used to make commercials until her mind exploded and she decided to only make things she believed in and that she thought other people might like too. She works full time as a gardener at a British stately home (really) and does film making around that.
Dennis Keighron-Foster (DIRECTOR AND PRODUCER) is a queer single papa of twins with a background in interior design. His ambition has always been to tell people’s stories and he is therefore surprised that this is his first documentary.Amy and Dennis met at a rave five years ago, fell in platonic love and made a film about their shared love of the Manchester ballroom scene. This is their first film and was self-funded, independent of any production company or business sense.