Hoi Polloi was asked by Guardian Labs for three mini documentaries that aimed to celebrate individual stories of unique and wonderful shops and their truly original owners.

This kind of contributor lead project is right up our street. We brought in a team of TV sharpened casting researchers and visited high streets all over the country.

Southsea based barbers, The Barbership, features in this spot and this is our very own Archie Johnston Stewart getting his beard trimmed and hair cut!

Guardian Labs were very pleased with our work and producer Nat Fox said "Everyone loves the films and the audience team tell me they are some of our most successful ever."


Director: Dan Castella

Producer: Archie Johnston Stewart


1st AC: Marco Alonso / Santiago Bernaldo de Quiros

Sound Recordist: Max Holland

Editor: Jim Wright

PA: Amy Pearson