A Film By Abigail is in the official selection of the Bali International Short Film Festival. I wrongfully thought that it had screened for the last time in 2017 for "Exploding Cinema" in London but it seems it will keep on being seen around the world, adding Indonesia to the audiences of USA, France, Germany, Denmark, Estonia, Albania, Egypt and others who've seen it. The five minute documentary, created while I was doing my Masters degree and premiering in 2012 as the opening film of a BAFTA short film showcase, has had quite the run of screening at in galleries and film festivals for many years now. I'm pleased for it to be headed to the fifth Minikino Film Week.
I've grabbed a snippet form the event brochure with Abigail top right, included in the "A Challenge" International Program. Below that, check out words from the main organisers behind the festival, a map of the venues, sponsors and a "Post-Festival MFW5 Road Show" (AKA the after party!). Keep in touch with me on Instagram @paulfilmmaker and take a peek at my newest venture Captain Cowboy @cap.cow.
Bogotá Experimental Film Festival continues today on its second day and my short film The Divine Visions of Hildegard von Bingen commissioned by Filthy Lucre screens in the official selection at 4pm in the program Spirituality, Metaphysics & Religion Panorama. The festival has a very decent following of 9,645 on Facebook and you can check out the trailer for the festival here: https://www.facebook.com/BogotaExperimental/videos/2155914961367017/?t=0
Sorry for being so brisk in this post but I'm very busy with deadlines (!) ... sincerely thanks for reading and the support!
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Festival de Cine Experimental de Bogota / CineAutopsia 2019 official selection for The Divine Visions of Hildegard von Bingen
My short film The Divine Visions of Hildegard von Bingen, commissioned by Filthy Lucre, has been selected to screen in Colombia at their premiere experimental film festival CineAutopsia. The event takes place in the high altitude Colombian capital city of Bogota from 13th - 17th of August 2019. Click on the image below for more details via their 9,000+ follower strong Facebook page and watch the festival trailer. More news to come on this screening in August... and a few others! In the meantime, thanks for reading and supporting - follow me @paulfilmmaker on Instagram to get the latest about my films and the new series of photobooks I'm writing and creating.
The Divine Visions of Hildegard von Bingen is hosted today by the Hazel Eye Film Festival in their official selection on the last day of their online festival platform. The festival is programmed and ran by Eli Hayes in Milwaukee (USA) Jordan Mumford residing in Kent (UK) making the event an interesting understated collaboration between the UK and America for experimental films.
The Hazel Eye Film Festival (HEFF) is interested in experimental live action films, as well as experimental animations. We are looking for any work that pushes the boundaries of the audiovisual art form. "
The film, which was commissioned by Filthy Lucre and supported by the Arts Council UK, is available through their website alongside eighteen other films for today only. It premiered at the Hackney Showroom for Lingua Ignota.
A few months ago I had the pleasure of working with Sassy Films to help make this video for clients Sky VIP and the champ Anthony Joshua. Without a doubt Joshua is one of the friendliest, hard working and good-natured people I've ever worked with. After a busy day on location and hiding from the public to retain the full effect of the reveal, I'm happy with the results. Check it out below:
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.
I haven't posted on here in over a month!? I'll be discussing the recent screenings of The Divine Visions of Hildegard von Bingen in Lisbon and at the Stone Nest on Shaftesbury Avenue soon plus an unannounced exciting bit of news for the film.
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!
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Cinetekton International Film & Architecture Festival - Lost In The Nameless City Screening Twice TODAY
Lost In The Nameless City screens today in competition at the 2018 edition of Cinetekton! International Film & Architecture Festival in Puebla, Mexico at 2pm and 8pm. The festival is two days in and will conclude on October 6th.
It is an honour to have my film selected and it's doubly rewarding as feature documentary New Town Utopia that I worked on is in competition in the international feature film category. Special thanks to Filthy Lucre who commissioned me to create the film and supported its process. Lost In The Nameless City premiered in New York at the Artists Forum Festival of The Moving Image and was an Experimental Award winner in Romania.
If you'd like to support me and my collaborators Filthy Lucre directly, who are a charitable entity, we'd love you to browse the prints and postcards of the film's imagery made available to buy from their MERCHANDISE page. See below for examples.
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Cinetekton! International Film & Architecture Festival official selection for Lost In The Nameless City
Lost In The Nameless City is in the official selection of the 2018 edition of Cinetekton! International Film & Architecture Festival taking place from the 25th to 29th of September across the pond in Puebla, Mexico!
The film is in competition in the international short documentary category with only nine other films. Lost In The Nameless City premiered at the end of 2017 in New York in competition at the Artists Forum Festival of The Moving Image and was the winner of an Experimental Award in Romania (12 Months Film Festival).
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