The Jolly Gardeners is above all a small traditional southwest London pub. While working as a waitress in this pub, Aurélie buys her first video camera. To familiarise herself with it, she regularly comes back to the pub outside her working hours, and starts to practise filming here. Surprised by the regular customers’ interest in the camera presence, she spends more and more time in the pub, to film everyday life. That is what leads her to the production of her first documentary, The Jolly Gardeners, a film about the pub culture through the life of this little pub.
2003 – 26 minutes.