33 Below Clapham today received its official premiere on the WIRED magazine website.
The film was made over a period of 18 months while the guys from Growing Underground were setting up their first farm in the WWII air raid shelters under Clapham. From the moment we set eyes on the site, we were struck by the mysterious, slightly menacing atmosphere, complete with rusty metal, peeling paint and dripping stalactites. It seemed somehow paradoxical that such a graveyard of a place should become the site of the first and largest, high-tech underground farm in Britain.
"In a new video short London-based filmmaker Elvina Nevardauskaite (Elvina Neva) takes her camera 33 feet below London's Clapham Common to reveal this spooky, innovative farm.
The farm is hidden inside a bomb shelter last used during WWII, with LED lamps keeping crops growing year-round, without the influences of weather."