Wow. It has been a long time since my last post on here! I'll be picking it back up now normality is increasing with my work. This post covers the September just gone with recent stuff but I will be dipping back into the last 2 years' including Black Widow, Shang-Chi, Sky and The Walking Dead. During the downtime of the pandemic one of the main things I was doing was creating my second book Strange Space which I released a month ago. You can click the link to check that out and also head to my @cap.cow Instagram page to follow my artistic work.
What a privilege last week to work at the royal world premiere of the new Bond film No Time To Die at the Royal Albert Hall working for Sassy Films. It was a truly massive premiere and a huge production to put on. Is it the biggest film premiere in the world this year? I would assume so.
In a very different shoot, a few weeks ago I was a 3rd assistant director for Wrigley's Extra working for Taylor Herring. It was a unique piece of commercial content to work on and an interesting experiment about our loss of confidence and kissing.
My short film The Divine Visions of Hildegard von Bingen has been selected for a film competition with the ultimate prize of a screening at Pinewood Studios next year. The January edition of the Lift-Off Sessions started this Monday, will operate all week and is part of the wider Lift-Off Film Festival network with films being voted on by the paying audience in the first round. You can watch the films at this link on VIMEO.
Hildegard was commissioned by Filthy Lucre premiering for their event Lingua Ignota about invented languages and recently screened in Lisbon and in London on Shaftesbury Avenue as well as being published by University of Central Florida in their Aquifer Online Review.
Connect with me on Instagram via @paulfilmmaker and thanks for supporting my work.
University of Central Florida Publishes The Divine Visions of Hildegard von Bingen // Shaftesbury Avenue & Lisbon Screenings
Thanks for your interest in my work - after a busy couple of months it's time for an update before Christmas! My latest short film The Divine Visions of Hildegard von Bingen has been published on the Aquifer: Florida Review, a publication ran through the University of Central Florida. It has mainly been focussed on celebrating literary works from short stories to poetry but has started to expand into multimedia with a desire in sharing interesting short films.
Following its premiere at the event it was originally commissioned for: the Filthy Lucre organised and created Lingua Ignota whose theme was invented languages at Hackney Showroom, The Divine Visions of Hildegard von Bingen screened this time within the breathtaking setting of Stone Nest amongst the theatre glitz of Shaftesbury Avenue in October for the Filthy Lucre Fundraiser. The film was accompanied by incredible live vocals from Lucy Cox of the SANSARA Choir and Joe Bates on the synthesiser playing Hildegard's original music arranged by him. I simply couldn't of been happier with the screening. The audience was comfortable, content and concentrated on all the work presented and discussed, making it one of my absolute favourite times to be in attendance at a showing of my work - it was really gratifying that people wanted to discuss the film with me after and the compliments I received on their enjoyment or intrigue towards it. When you work on something so long and hard, like any creative endeavour, when aspects come together so well with the people, venue and performers it's truly a blessing - I am grateful for the experience and appreciation on the night. If I couldn't be more thankful for showcasing my work; my Lost In The Nameless City prints and postcards were on sale at the merchandise table and really liked the framing that was done with the cityscapes (see below right).
In November the film screened in Portugal at the Lisbon Film Rendezvous which champions abstract or neglected films. I didn't get any details on the screening to talk of, but on paper it was great for Hildegard to be in the company of lots of international and varied types of films produced in countries such as Korea, Serbia, India, Brazil and Iran (see below right). Thanks for reading! Follow me on Instagram @paulfilmmaker.
Before that, another kind of work I put my time into and two reasons I've been so busy; I've had a flurry of work assisting on commercials with companies 3angrymen and Sassy Films. Here are two from Sassy: music video for the remarkable Sony-signed group Kingdom Choir that sang at the royal wedding and for "Ruby Wax's No-Brainer" audiobook original for Audible.
I'm looking forward to sharing more commercial shoots I've been a part of recently for clients Sky, NSPCC and the Scouts as soon as it's available to share online. I was happy to see the Audible commercial appear on ITV the other day whilst I watched a show - I wasn't aware that would be a destination for it! It's rewarding to see work just pop up naturally when you aren't looking for intentionally. Ruby Wax was a pleasure to work with, as funny as you'd expect and super professional. The Kingdom Choir's voices are nothing short of phenomenal to hear in person, genuine talents and such nice people - I don't think they made a single mistake in their singing during the entire two day shoot!
Keep in touch, support my work and see what I'm up to on social media through Instagram or Twitter.
'A Film By Abigail'
A Short Evening With Films
Best Science Fiction & Fantasy Independent Film Award
Boston Science Fiction Festival
Branches And Bones
Champion Up North
City Of Women
Docfilm Fest 2013
Docfilm Festival 2013
DocFilm Festival 2014
Doc Media Centre
English Short Film Festival Of Rouen
Epiphany Children's Film Festival
Fear And Desire
French Film Festival
Future Film Festival
Future Filmmakers Article/interview
Ghost Stories For Christmas
Hush Hush Film Night
Institute Of Contemporary Arts
Internationales Filmfest Emden|Norderney
International Film Festival
Invitations To Screen
I Saw The Devil
La County Museum Of Art
London School Of Contemporary Dance
London Short Film Festival
Los Angeles Children's Film Festival
Lost In The Nameless City
Masters Of Cinema Dvd
Memories Through Line & Colour
Monsters And Martians Science Fiction Film Festival
National Irish Science Fiction Film Awards
New York City
Northern Film School
Rouen Film Festival
Royston Arts Festival
San Diego Comic Con
San Diego Comic-Con
Sketches | Self-Portraits
Sleepwalkers Film Festival
Snake Alley Festival Of Film
South African Film Festival
The Barbican Centre
The Base Creative Studio
The Body Canvas
The Coal Miner's Day
The Green Serpent
The Ice Cream Men
The Next Room
The Short Cinema
This Is England Film Festival
Tri Cities International Fantastic Film Festival
Tri-Cities International Fantastic Film Festival
Tucker & Dale Vs Evil
Videos For Artists