A poetic portrayal of the story of the sightless artist Sona Zeliskova, who despite adverse fate found her life journey in art and ceramics The film experiments with audio-visual components to recount Sona’s unique story. Combining a documentary, narrative and poetic approach, this short film attempts to depict the real-life[…]
Debbie Boon is a contemporary artist whose work is characterized by an energy and vivacity which reflects the joie de vivre she feels when faced with a subject that captures her imagination. Working in partnership with Debbie and The Norfolk Wildlife Trust we told the story of what inspires her[…]
A surreal, atmospheric descent into the psyche of a Muay Thai boxer in the days leading up to a fight. This intimate portrait reveals the rituals and pressures in Bangkok’s boxing culture that have shaped our boxer and that cause him mounting physical and psychological tension as his dedication, faith,[…]
This experimental micro-film follows a dreamer as she runs from her fears. Director’s Statement This piece was birthed out of my own inability to strike a balance between the commercial world and the art world, and a need to learn how to let go of my own self-doubt. This surreal[…]
Two ex-lovers are reunited by the death of their beloved dog. MY BEST GIRL is a portrait of those bitter Chicago winters in which the cards are stacked against you. The dog is dying, love is slipping between your fingers and your neighbor is cussing at you for stealing their[…]
A portrait of a sexual assault survivor’s journey through love, sex, violence, and hope post-assault. Director’s Notes Living 8 months in Maryland catapulted me through a multitude of experiences that have kicked me into high-gear with growing up and moving forward. When I was in Maryland I dealt with a[…]
Moving portrait of a competitive pole dancer. While Francesco continuously keeps impressing us with his stylish film – see previous features ‘I Killer’(Top 10 2013), ‘The Shift’ and ‘Lovely Monster’ – he moves towards a visual documenting portrait in Spin Dreams. The story takes on a dramatic storytelling approach which[…]
A short documentary portrait showing a diverse group of teenagers, post-election. Giving voice and visibility to those who were too young to vote.
A Northern folktale of the Kelpie and the maiden.
Meat the Leekes discusses themes of isolation, despair, pressure, and mental illness. It is a tense and uncomfortable portrait of an idyllic and aspirational family life gone stale, and the now vacuous and toxic relationships that remain within. It’s commonplace that the families we grow up with, the people we[…]