Mirror Signal – Dat Won’ Save Me

Last month I had the pleasure of meeting the very talented Steven Barker a.k.a Mirror Signal. Below, you can check out the music video I shot for his bizarre and entrancing song Dat Won’ Save Me. Most of the EP was produced by the extremely talented Anthony West of Oh Wonder, but for this track Steven had…

First Look: The Reverie

Earlier this week I had the pleasure of catching up with Sam Wildman, a very talented director and producer whose previous credits include a number of documentaries for the BBC and Channel 4. You might also recognise his name from the world of short films though, such as the spine chilling Antisocial, which I was lucky enough…

Underwire Film Festival

In November I was lucky enough to attend Underwire; a film festival dedicated to shedding light on the best female talents in contemporary short film. The event was a great success, and you can read my review of the Best Cinematographer award over at Short Sighted Cinema. Chloë Thomson’s work in Jonah (pictured below) bagged the evening’s trophy,…

Golden – Short Film Review

Sometimes short films take on too much: There are too many twists and turns in the narrative; characters undergo radical changes before we even understand where they’re come from; or else, there’s a huge build up with no conclusion, leaving the whole thing feeling a little bit like an extended trailer. Simon Ball’s coming of age…

Tired of Swimming – Short Film Review

[vimeo https://vimeo.com/45410684] A stained carpet. A man looks forlorn. The stained carpet again, but this time a stop motion figure falls to the floor and a voice-over can be heard saying, ‘I never did manage to bring you that cup of coffee did I?’. So begins Anna Eijsbouts’ Tired of Swimming, a short and sad animation about…

LUC Festival 2013

Eyes and Ears to the Floor: Leamington Underground Cinema Festival – Day Six

Overview – Day One – Day Two – Day Three – Day Four – Day Five – Day Six – Day Seven Tonight, Leamington Underground Cinema continued its 2013 festival at the Arts Trail Studios for all things animated. The evening drew a large crowd once again, eager to watch Don Hertzfeldt’s It’s Such a Beautiful Day, a feature length incarnation of his trademark stick-man style of story telling.…

LUC Festival 2013

Eyes and Ears to the Floor: Leamington Underground Cinema Festival – Day Five

Overview – Day One – Day Two – Day Three – Day Four – Day Five – Day Six – Day Seven Day five of Leamington Underground Cinema’s 2013 festival saw a return to the arts and music venue, LAMP, the place where it all began. As with the first night of the festival, this space was close to capacity, meaning that the air was alive with the…