Fulness Of Life

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Fulness of life

Taking a metaphor from Edith Wharton’s short story of the same title, a woman takes a journey around her nature’s own grand house.

dur: approx. 2 min, format: animation, country of production: UK, year: 2015

First cut to premiere at Teststrip: Need and Error on September 7th.

View teaser from the film in progress here on Vimeo.

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It’s all noise

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It’s all noise

‘It’s all noise’ is a film and sound collage about the fusion of the sounds of technology with nature. The collage technique was inspired by the term ‘Schizophonia’ the separation of a recorded sound from it’s original source.

dur: 9:20 min, format: various HD, mixed media, country of production: UK, year: 2014

First cut premiered at Teststrip: Sound and Silence on November 24th.

View extracts from the film here on Vimeo.

Tunnel Of Light

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Tunnel Of Light

We hear the term natural light as from the sun or bioluminenscense as opposed to light produced by the action of humans; the striking of a match or the flicking of a switch. Dark, like noise, is around us everyday but unlike light all dark is natural just waiting for the sun to set or the lights to go out. In ‘Tunnel Of Light’ I have removed the source of the light (direct sunlight and flourescents) and created some ‘artificial dark’ in the editing suite leaving only the abstract shapes of natural light hitting surfaces and morphing and twisting along the interior of a moving structure.  It is only with the addition of a sound effect that we are able to give the shapes some context.

dur: 4:34 min, format: HD, live action and effects, country of production: UK, year: 2014

This film was produced to premiere at Teststrip: Sound and Silence film and performance event on November 24th.

Watch it on Vimeo.

The Pig and the Hare

The Pig and the Hare

Inspired by the macabre adult fairytales of Angela Carter, The Pig and the Hare is a sea shanty about a lass who creates a man out of meat to love. When the meat turns against her, it’s already too late.

Music: Glass Women

Cast: Kathleen Bryson, Gejo Canovas, Mark Allinson

dur: 1:55 min, format: HD, mixed-media animation, country of production: UK, year: 2012

Country Matters

Country Matters  

The age-old question: what do lesbians do out of bed? Mainstream TV channels commission lesbian documentaries with bed-hopping and bar-hopping drunken antics, but this documentary about a lesbian country-fair event held annually in a North London back-garden reveals that lesbians are actually making subversive chutneys and prizewinning pickles from Grandmother’s secret recipes.

Here we see definite proof that lesbians (and their friends) have irony as well as ironing skills, as they exhibit a finely tuned sense of Balmoral- and Women’s Institute-apparel, and as butches and femmes alike rustle up tasty apple pies, Goddess-themed baked-bread, controversial desserts, perfectly symmetrical English apples and a spot of age-appropriate Morris-dancing.

Co-directed with Kathleen Bryson.

Watch the full film on Vimeo.

dur: 10 min, format: HD, country of production: UK, year: 2012

Needle

Needle

An abstract film about how loss can transform the way someone views everyday life. Here the fabric of the earth has changed, and black holes have become a malleable substance used to attempt to suffocate pain and thwart the flow of blood to vital organs. Time shifts and slows down to the confines of living underwater – where the liquid surface is now so dense that it is possible to pierce it with a cold, sharp needle.

performances: Emma Thimbleby, Jessica Cheeseman, Kathleen Bryson

Artistic Statement

dur: 3:30 min, format: Waterproof HD camera with customised lens and Ipod, country of production: UK, year: 2011

Watch the full film on Vimeo.