Like a Terminator rising from ashes... I had assumed that after its last festival screening in 2016 that A Film By Abigail would not be shown again for some time but it will be a part of Exploding Cinema at The Horse Hospital this Saturday which looks to be a great event.
And... I must admit I forgot something that happened earlier in the year; A Film By Abigail was the winner of the Documentary 2nd Prize award in Romania at the 12 Months Film Festival. A lot was happening at the time and I must have been preoccupied with other projects and work. I only went and didn't mention it! Well, there it is and to coincide with what would appear to be a last hurrah for the short documentary.
A Film By Abigail premiered in 2012 as a opening film of a showcase at BAFTA and subsequently went on to feature in official selections of London Short FIlm Festival at the ICA, Los Angeles International Children's Film Festival at LACMA, New Orleans International Children's Film Festival, San Diego Comic-Con and most recently at Chinh India Kids Film Festival 2016 in New Delhi. It has also been exhibited in galleries including in London, used in a Danish film competition for Doc Lounge, been award nominated internationally in countries such as France and Russia, opened and closed programmes / festivals including in Germany and was featured in the art curriculum of a New York school for an example of international cinema.
London's Ironic Exploding Cinema returns ... another night of Independent, Underground, Experimental short film. There's no knowing what will grace the screen in the room where horses once recovered from whatever Victorian London could throw at it. There's also no knowing whether YOU the audience will be in any state of recovery after FILMS, PRIZES, PSYCHEDELIC PROJECTIONS and OUTLANDISH LIVE ACTS have trotted through your brain for our amusement.
I will be attending Exploding Cinema - it's not often (in fact nearly never) that screenings of my work are actually in the UK, so I'm looking forward to going and seeing the film with an audience. I'll be making announcements regarding newly commissioned video work I'll be creating for 2018 very soon and there's more official selections at events / festivals for Lost In The Nameless City I'm yet to share. Sincerely thanks for reading and supporting!
Award winning and internationally selected director of dance, fiction, experimental and documentary films with screening highlights of London Short Film Festival at the ICA, LACMA, Zealous X exhibition (Oxo Tower Wharf) and San Diego Comic-Con. His work has broadcast on BBC One and ikono TV.