I am a filmmaker with strong academic grounding and interests, and with passion for art cinema and film philosophy. I studied Film at the Westminster Film School and Film Aesthetics at the University of Oxford, and have many years of experience working as a cinematographer and self-shooting director on various commercial and corporate productions. I wrote and directed several short and mid-length dramas, and currently work on a major film project, Affective Cinema, as part of an AHRC-funded doctoral research. I am also a visiting lecturer in film at the University of Westminster.
I recently undertook a six-month AHRC-funded residency at the arts centre FACT in Liverpool, and co-organised the 1st International Residency Conference in Manchester. The residency at FACT resulted in a major exhibition of Affective Cinema, 20-23 August 2018, and the exhibition of the Living Room of the Future at FACT, at the V&A in London, and during British Council’s Play UK 2018 in Skopje, Macedonia.
I also recently took part in a second residency at the Sidney Nolan Trust. Besides engaging in a number of collaborations with fellow practice-researchers, I worked primarily with Super8 film stock, editing an experimental film out of found footage and working with film stock shot and processed during the residency. The work from the Sidney Nolan Trust residency was exhibited on 26 November 2018 at 6pm at the Oxford Street Cinema (former Cornerhouse) in Manchester.
A piece from the Affective Cinema project was exhibited at the Stephen Lawrence Gallery in London, until 15 December 2018, and a vertical version adapted for the MediaWall will be shown at Bath Spa University, 25 March – 05 April 2019, as the winner of an inaugural Award in Creative Media Research by the International Journal of Creative Media Research.
Here is a new music video I made for Zabelov Group for a single from their recently released album.