“Whirly gig Cinema’s SPOTLIGHTS is a short film night that shines a light on the work and practice of outstanding new filmmakers.
Every month, three emerging filmmakers are given just 30 minutes each to screen and talk about their films, providing a gripping insight into their background, ideas and filmmaking process. At the end of the night they take part in a Q&A session, giving audiences the chance to probe further.”
When I heard about Spotlights I thought it would be a great chance to get together all of the shorts and sketchbook films I’ve made over the years and have a look at them together with an audience. As a filmmaker I found it incredibly useful to take a look back at my body of work from where I am now with my practice and where I could be heading.
I’ll attempt to elaborate at some point on what I learnt but the thing that was a pleasure for me to realise was that I’ve come a long way from that silent S8mm B+W film where I started and I’m determined to keep going further.
The night was really well run and put together by Katie Steed and it was also great to share the platform with the filmmaker Will Jewel who I know from the Think-Shoot-Distribute talent incubator at the BFI London Film Festival and a new friend and filmmaker Helen Nias.