A Film By Abigail & DV45 to Screen At Arts Festival with 'Q&A'
Coming off the heels of A FILM BY ABIGAIL being shown in New York City, I'm pleased to announce that the film is also now slated to be playing a lot closer to home, where I currently live in Royston (Hertfordshire) at the Royston Arts Festival 2013. The film will be followed by a 'Q&A' and ending with the premiere of my experimental film DV45. I'm very pleased that the festival wants to include DV45, as it's a film that's been hard to place; discovering platforms which are appropriate or risk-worthy has been difficult. It's request to be included in the proceedings has felt like an achievement in itself, not to mention the 20-30 minute slot that my time at the festival is currently scheduled for.
The theme of the 2013 festival is "small world" and I believe that these films lend themselves to a program that is reflecting that. The two films are very different, but I've realised that they perhaps have a strong connection? I produced both of them quite close together, in an MA module that was encouraging experimentation and they each take place in only one location; at my childhood home in Leicestershire and the other at my then current home in Leeds. Was I studying my very own "small world" through the films? If so, they are an absolute microcosm of the actual world - hardly even a grain of sand in the desert perhaps. Even so, I think I've discovered a little more about what I made with these notions.
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The time for the screening is 3:55pm at Greneway School and it's free to enter. I'll also be making a video of highlights for the festival and judging the music entries to accompany it.
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Dance on the horizon As Boston Ends & Dinmill Launches
Say a final farewell to Boston, have a sneak peek at the upcoming dance film made with the London Contemporary Dance School and take a look at the Dinmill promo.
Dance On The Horizon
I'm very pleased to release some images to preview my upcoming co-directed short dance film. It has been made with talented performers from the London School of Contemporary Dance, filmed over the past few months and is a piece looking at the relationship between dancers and painters, painting and dance.
After months of explorative workshops that are leading to a large multi-format installation; the film will show scenes devised by Julie Schmidt, the project creator. It has been a challenging and deeply interesting piece of work, evolving constantly, and I can't wait to show the results. We're aiming for it to find a platform at art venues / events looking for fresh work and I am excited at it's prospects. All artists involved, moving and working in front of the camera have been outstanding.