As narrator, the film features a double-life size animatronic head designed and developed by John Nolan Studio in Stoke Newington. The robot took eight weeks to build from scratch, and features over thirty individual addressable ‘muscles’ to enable expression and movement.

"Here East was a dream project for us," said John Nolan. "An opportunity to build the ultimate robot, something we know and can identify with, something we see everyday...a human.  And to be considered as one of East London's makers in a project like this was incredible - the chance to create the voice of Here East."

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