Whirlygig Cinema promotes emerging film talent through fun and informative short film events, targeted towards people who love watching short films and want to feel part of something special.
Our events offer the chance for audiences to meet new filmmakers and encourage personal interaction through filmmaker talks, Q&As and networking opportunities. We aim to make our audiences feel welcome by maintaining a friendly and inclusive atmosphere, using intimate venues where a decent bar is a priority!
Film programmes are varied, memorable and engaging, handpicked with the audience in mind and often tailored to a theme. Wherever possible we incorporate live elements such as live scores, and establish partnerships with exciting arts organisations and festivals.
Careers Talk podcast: How to break into the film industry, March 2011, Guardian Careers
Whirlygiggles at The Horse Hospital, March 2011, by Hayley Settineri for Spoonfed
DFP films screening at the Wychwood Festival, May 2011, University of Gloucestershire
Making Tracks, 5th August 2011, Dixie Wills, Guardian Writer
Road to 2012: 'Under Your Skin' screened and re-scored at 'Making Tracks' night, November 2011, National Portrait Gallery
Hackney puts shorts on, January 2013, Hackney Citizen
Fun with Foley, January 2013, Stuart Wright for Screen Daily
Hackney Attic turns on the Spotlights, April 2013, Kathryn Bromwich for Hackney Citizen
Katie Steed - Director
Katie founded Whirlygig Cinema out of a love for short films and a desire to stage her own events. Since graduating with a degree in Fine Art from Bath Spa University in 2009, she has worked for numerous film organisations, such as the London Film Festival, Birds Eye View Film Festival, East End Film Festival and pop-up cinema The Lost Picture Show.
Steve Brandwood - Communications Manager
Steve Brandwood is a valued and talented member of the team; Katie's right-hand man! He studied Computer Science at Bath University and has contributed to the project in numerous ways, including website design and events production.
Dejonie Langellier - Marketing and Events Assistant
A huge video and performance enthusiastic, Dejonie is excited to see new works exhibited and performed. As a filmmaker and performance artist graduating from the University for Creative Arts, Maidstone in Video Arts Production, 2009, Dej has recently joined the Whirlygig team to assist with marketing and events.
Joe Kreczak - Marketing and Events Assistant
Having graduated from Leeds Met after studying Media & Popular Culture, Joe moved to the big smoke looking for work in 2011. With a passion for film and its exhibition, he has worked in the cinema industry in a variety of roles and is now excited to be a fully fledged member of the Whirlygig team.