Asta Films

video production by Kim May

Hong Kong nights

Short timelaspe of Kowloon in Hong Kong.

Volkov Commanders – Terpsichore

The Volkov Commanders are a fabulous fashion performance team in residence at Islington Mill. Terpsichore is a film shot, directed and edited by Kim May. This collaboration features musical costumes designed by the Volkovs which formed a special performance at Sounds from The Other City the costumes were sampled by Studio Dessai who then created this track for the video.

Nicholas Hall Annual OTC Conference

A promo for Nicholas Hall and Company at their annual OTC conference in Luzern, Switzerland

Shameful Sensation

Part of the Celluloid History Songs project, this is one of six short films drawing on footage from the North West Film Archive. They were shown live alongside new songs written by Josephine during the opening weekend of HOME arts centre.

Indy Man Beer Con 2013

This is our second film for our friends Indy Man Beer Con.

Considered to be the best beer event in the UK, this year had an continental edge with Brewers visiting from Italy and Copenhagen. Food was designed in partnership with Gorilla Eats including everything from fish tacos to pulled venison. The festival also featured a beer matched meal with Masterchef 2011 winner, Tim Anderson. The Skinny magazine curated a live music set culminating in a melodious, tribal, krunked-out party groove delivered by the 10 piece drumming band Harlequin Dynamite.

It was impossible to think that these guys could trump 2012 but somehow they did it!

Indy Man Beer Con 2012

Indy Man Beer Con is Manchester’s newest beer festival!

Taking place in Victoria Baths on 5th & 6th of October the event featured craft beers and breweries from across the region, tastings and seminars, including a debate and group discussion over ‘What the Hell is Craft Beer?’ as well as a beer paired tasting banquet from Aumbry in Prestwich….

We went down to sample some fine beers and get a sense of what was going down…


Music video created for the Paris Riots band

Subversion Exhibition

Subversion is a unique group show and public programme of new and recent contemporary art that proposes to explore and rethink notions of a so called ‘modern’ and ‘Arab identity.’
Constructed in the vein of a three-act play, the show features work from eleven emerging and established artists who use autobiographical narratives combining fiction, popular culture and subversive parody to express the divisions they face as they perform multiple roles in a society which is frequently represented to the outside world in a contorted and mediated manner. Spanning an array of techniques including installation, video, photography and sculpture, the work illustrates fragments of the distorted imagination that often preoccupies the Arab world.