We’re very proud and happy to say that ‘Your Mother and I’ won The Best British Short Film Award supported by the British Council at The 2017 London Short Film Festival. Here’s to a good start to the year! We will also be taking part in the Festival de curtas-metragens de Sintra in the Hemisphere programme thanks to LSFF.
Thanks to Directors Notes for taking the time to ask such interesting questions about ‘Your Mother and I’.
We had a busy time at TIFF where lots of people said lots of nice and interesting things about the film. You can check out what NOW magazine had to say for example, or what The Toronto Film Scene had to ask about the film. ‘Your Mother and I’ has started its trip around the world (hopefully!) and the next stops are The Vancouver International Film Festival and The BFI London Film Festival, where the film has been nominated for the Best Short Film Award. We’d love to see you if you can make it!
I’m very pleased and excited to share the news that ‘Your Mother and I’ will be premiering at The Toronto International Film Festival this year. I have to thank everybody who worked so hard and believed in this project by giving their time, skills, money and talent so generously. Thank you and I can’t wait to share the film with you at TIFF and beyond! Take a look at our trailer if you have a sec…
Thanks to everyone who’s been watching and sharing ‘She would move the tree rather more to the middle’ since we released it online. Thanks to Film Shortage for championing us with an online premiere, and thanks to Video of the Day for making us the eponymous Video of the Day! Last but certainly not least, thanks to Directors Notes UK for featuring an interview with me about the film, how we made it, what it’s about (!) as well as a few words on the upcoming ‘Your Mother and I’ and the things that are happening in the future… Keep watching and enjoying!! in the meantime, here are some behind the scenes photographs courtesy of our wonderful stills photographer, Pete Thorne.
‘She would move the tree rather more to the middle’ is getting its televised premiere on London Live Tonight at 12:30 in the nighttime (prime time!) with a selection of BFI shorts. Check it out!
Very much looking forward to ‘She would move the tree rather more to the middle’ making its way to Schull for the BFI Future Film screening at the Fast Net Film Festival. Thanks for having us!!
Thank you so much for all your support! Very much looking forward to sharing more news soon…But for now, here are a few images from the film of Julia Sarah Stone, Don McKellar and Nibbler the llama.
Hello there! I know I’ve already mentioned this, but I thought I’d go at it again seeing as The BFI Future Film Festival is happening this week and my film ‘She would move the tree rather more to the middle’ is screening there on Friday as part of the ‘Oh So Surreal’ selection. In advance of the screening The New Current conducted an interview with me about the film and some other things. Thanks!
Happy New Year!
Very happy to report screenings in Berlin, London and Landshut as 2016 gets started. ‘How (not) to rob a train’ screened on Friday the 22nd at The British Shorts Film Festival in Berlin. Thanks for having us! ‘The King and Queen of Halloween’ will be screening at the Landshut Film Festival in March – watch this space! And I’m excited to announce that ‘She would move the tree rather more to the middle’ will be screening at the BFI Future Film Festival on the 19th of January where it has been nominated for Best UK Short and Best Director. You can book tickets to that here! Nice start to the year all around….
YOUR MOTHER AND I is an adaptation of the Dave Eggers story of the same name from his 2004 short story collection HOW WE ARE HUNGRY. We have received the author’s blessing to adapt the story, have secured a terrific cast, including Don McKellar and Julia Sarah Stone and crew, but we need your generous support and participation to help realize this short film!
Johnna’s dad is a hero – he’s fixed the hole in the O-Zone layer, put an end to genocide, cured Parkinson’s, and painted Kansas purple for good measure. But back at home, in the kitchen making nachos, he’s still just ‘dad’, and Johnna’s heard it all before. In the time it takes for them to make a plate of nachos, YOUR MOTHER AND I explores the complex relationship between an adolescent girl and her father, as well as exploring the ridiculously simple ways (as well as some that are just downright ridiculous) in which we could change the world.
“Dave Eggers’ short story is one that has echoed in my head for a long time. There is something captivating in the world that Eggers’ evokes – one not so far away from our own in the way it looks and feels, the food we eat, the relationships we have – but a million miles away from it in the changes that have apparently been effected. It’s a fun and funny way of looking at the way we live and the opportunities, however outlandish there are for change. It’s a story that gently questions our values and offers playful alternatives, whilst presenting a very familiar environment.”
Telluride Horror Show 2015 Schedule is in and we’re excited to be screening at 10:30pm on Saturday 17th of October at The Sheridan Opera House! (We are also incidentally very excited about Halloween. But you know, one thing at a time…)
We are also thrilled to be playing alongside ‘The Interior’. A feature Produced by my good friend (and producer for my next short) Peter Kuplowsky, and Directed by Trevor Juras. It’s eerie, beautiful and feels like a modern meditation on the kind of loneliness sought out by Henry David Thoreau…with a twist!
IT LOOKS LIKE A REALLY INTERESTING AND INSPIRING LINE UP! Thanks for including me. I wish I could be there. Here’s a little look at the programme. If anyone sees ‘She would move the tree rather more to the middle’ I’d love to hear your thoughts. It’s on at 6:26 on Saturday the 3rd of October. Book here!
‘The King and Queen of Halloween’ will make its third State-side appearance in the atmospheric Telluride this October. We’ll be very happy to screen amongst the mountains…and here we are announced on Indiewire!
Thank you to No/Gloss Film Festival for taking such an interest in ‘She would move the tree rather more to the middle’. Here’s a little interview I did with them, and the film will screen at the festival, taking place in Leeds on the 3rd and 4th of October.
Very happy/thankful/proud/pleased that my three lovely bandit-ladies get the chance to embrace their North American roots this August at The Rhode Island International Film Festival!
Very thrilled that Claire Pepper‘s and my film that we made last year along with Studio Lune and Emma Slade – ‘Trigonometry’ will be screening at The Turbine Hall Festival at The Tate Modern on July the 25th.
We wish we could be there but both Claire and I will be out of the city. If you’re there and you can take a picture for us, we’d be much obliged!!
I am very pleased to announce that ‘She would move the tree rather more to the middle’ will be playing at the No/Gloss Film Festival in Leeds in October. You can have a little look at the trailer for the film on their website. No/Gloss Film Festival is a UK based DIY film festival showcasing local and international indie film-makers, lo-fi films, films produced on low budgets, student film-making and other unconventional, underground or quirky methods of filming and video production, so I’m pretty happy to be included with this slightly off centre little movie.