Spotlights - 3 July 2013

Whirlygig Cinema’s SPOTLIGHTS is a short film night that shines a light on the work and practice of outstanding new filmmakers.

At each event, three emerging filmmakers are given just half an hour each to showcase and talk about their films, providing a gripping insight into their background, ideas and filmmaking process. At the end of the night they all take part in a Q&A, giving audiences the chance to probe further.

Taking place every month, SPOTLIGHTS strives to create a regular meeting place for filmmakers and film-lovers, showcasing hand-picked emerging film talent in a relaxed and intimate environment.

£4 adv / £5 door / £3 door to badge holders.

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Kate Jessop

Kate Jessop is an award winning animation filmmaker whose work spans across animated shorts, promos and artist’s film and video. She has exhibited extensively internationally, undertaking artist residencies in Berlin, Reykjavik and Manchester Metropolitan University; her work described as “magical”, “showing true heart” and “an old soul, full of youthful innovation”. Starting out with Manchester’s Comma Film, her first film ‘Desires’ was shortlisted for the first Virgin Media Shorts prize, represented the UK in the Best of Women in Film and Television International 2008 and is now distributed through Shorts International.

Tristan Anderson

Tristan Anderson has directed and produced films and TV shows for Channel 4, BBC Two and the Emmy award winning Current TV. His work covers everything from perceptions of sexuality, sky diving, facial scars, national identity in UK Athletics, the reality of fame, substance dependency, father hood and young people going grey.
He created and directed the factual entertainment show 'What Did I Do Last Night?' which ran for two series (12 x 30 mins) in the UK, USA, Italy and South Africa. He also promotes the work of other documentary film makers through the bi-monthly screening, funding and networking organisation ‘Doc Heads’, which he co - founded and hosts.

Manon Ardisson

Manon Ardisson and Sam de Ceccatty created Cat&Bear PICTURES in January 2011 in order to produce their own short format video projects. They work on the concepts together, then Sam directs and edits while Manon oversees production. Their first music video, FOOD, was premiered at Rushes, the Soho Shorts Festival in July 2011. Since then, they’ve made over a dozen videos together, which have been selected in prestigious festivals and events such as the London Shorts Film Festival (2013). Their most recent project, Dave’s Wild Life, won an Ideastap competition and was premiered at the British Library Spring Festival (2013).