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.
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.