Myself, Emma Duffy (Producer), Adam Scarth (DoP) and Technicolour’s Jodie Davidson (Colourist) did a ‘Script to Screen’ panel event for the BFI Future Film Festival. Hosted by Lucas Jones we discussed the importance of cinematography and colour finishing throughout the filmmaking process of Mari.
Watch full panel event here.
After an amazing festival run around the world I’m thrilled to finally share Abandon online for all to see. This film was conceived to help development for my debut feature film Mari. Abandon is a one-take drama using dance to convey the complex emotion of the protagonist.
ABANDON FESTIVAL SCREENINGS
East End Film Festival, 2017 | Aesthetica Film Festival, 2017 | Underwire Film Festival, 2017. Nominated for Best Director & Sound Design | Bestias Danzantes Dance Film Festival, 2017 | Short Sound Film Festival, 2017 | Hidden Film Festival, 2017 | Encore: Dance On Film, 2017 | Hackney Attic Film Festival, 2017 | Red Finch Film Festival, 2017 | Tiny Dance Film Festival, 2018 | Arc Film Festival, 2018 | InShadow Film Festival, 2018 | Cascadia International Women’s Film Festival, 2019.
I had a wonderful night at the Castle Cinema doing a retrospective of my short films, a special event that was part of the 2018 Underwire Film Festival. I did an extended Q&A with Underwire Festival Producer, Anna Bogutskaya, talking about my journey to date and the recent jump I made from shorts to features. We screened my very first film, a documentary, Band Sur Le Run, fashion films Brighter Borough & Every Savage Can Dance and my two drama shorts A Moment To Move & Abandon. Underwire does an incredible job at championing women in the film industry, alongside its film programme, Underwire hosts Wired Women, an annual industry programme, which hosts discussions, practical workshops and sessions aimed at new entrants into the film industry.
I spoke with Emily Zemler for the LA Times about Mari, my experience as a volunteer at the London Film Festival and how it inspired me to become a director.