To coincide with the launch of the “Painted” collection, END. and Levi’s® embarked on a collaborative filmmaking project, celebrating the resilience of youth culture and the common threads which weave creative spirits together.
Titled ‘Making Marks,’ the short docufilm was commissioned, developed, and shot during a year in which the very viability of the arts was called into question in the UK. Offering own-voice testimony from those making their mark – each with a unique creative practise – the film focuses on three UK artists in London, Newcastle, and Glasgow, cities where END. has made its mark.
Featuring BLUP50 member Megan Jepson, a filmmaker and photographer from Newcastle; Kai Isaiah-Jamal, a spoken-word poet and trans visibility activist from London; and Trackie McLeod a visual artist and cultural commentator from Glasgow, the ‘Making Marks’ film visits each in their hometown exploring what their city means to them, how it’s shaped them as an artist, and celebrates the monument of what can be achieved when creative paths collide.
Watch the full film below –