Filmmaker Nathan Miller captures the story of grime with LDN documentary

East Lon­don film­mak­er, Nathan Miller, released a new inde­pen­dent doc­u­men­tary this week that expands on the sto­ry of UK music, and how grime has gone globe.

The 45-minute doc­u­men­tary, titled LDN, explores how the fans and fol­low­ers of the grime scene – includ­ing artists, pho­tog­ra­phers, DJs and media pro­duc­ers – have cre­at­ed an ecosys­tem for many young artists to thrive as musi­cians full-time.

Miller’s desire to make this doc­u­men­tary was great enough that he “quit” his job last Octo­ber in order to make it happen.

“I do one orig­i­nal doc a year and one was due. I came back from film­ing in the US and I just loved what was hap­pen­ing here, and, so, I made it hap­pen,” Miller told Fringe Fre­quen­cy, when we asked him about why he felt he had to make this film.

“To be hon­est, it just so hap­pened to be one of the best times to do it. I don’t real­ly watch trends, I just do what inter­ests me.

“It just so hap­pens that our scene is get­ting a lot of cov­er­age and I was work­ing on a doc­u­men­tary about it. But to delve deep­er, the scene right now is so uni­fied – it’s good that I got to cap­ture these moments.”

The east Lon­don film­mak­er wrapped film­ing in ear­ly Feb­ru­ary, and spent anoth­er month editing.

Miller’s doc­u­men­tary includes appear­ances from Posty, Elf Kid, Sem­tex, Mor­gan Keyz, 67, Nyge, J Hus, Vicky Grout, Bel­ly Squad, SNE, Jevon, Reeko Squeeze, Reekz MB, Ken­ny All­star, Youngs Teflon, Fre­do, Ratlin, and Kojey Radical.

Check out the LDN doc­u­men­tary below, and you can find Miller on Twit­ter.

Images: cour­tesy of Nathan Miller