Spotlights - 7 August 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.

Doors 7pm / Films start at 7.30pm
Hackney Attic, Hackney Picturehouse, 270 Mare Street, E8 1HE
£4 adv / £5 door / £3 door to badge holders.

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Simon Ball

London-born Simon has been writing and directing films for the past five years, recently graduating from the London College of Communication cultivating a portfolio of work that has been screened in various formats across Europe. He has a barren and Spartan style, creating unembellished worlds for his characters to interact with in combination with simple stories filled with subtext shooting in striking locations found across England. He has recently started his own production company with a group of collaborators to continue producing original short films.

Tom Chick

Tom Chick grew up in Edinburgh and is currently based in London. Since graduating from The Arts University College at Bournemouth he has worked in various freelance filmmaking roles as well as on his own commissioned work. His films so far has been based on British folklore and folk magic traditions, drawing from a deep interest in cinematic history alongside landscape to frame these stories in new and personal ways within the context of the regions they come from. He is currently working on a documentary project about ongoing folk festivals in Britain as well developing new short fiction work.

iloobia / Tim Grabham

iloobia (UK 1972) aka Tim Grabham is a visual artist currently living and working in London. His current preferred mediums are film, video and animation. Since hi-jacking his father’s super 8mm camera at the age of 14 he has been exploring improper ways to create moving images ever since, subsidizing independent short and feature length works with commercial and broadcast work. His work is influenced by rituals, sound, destruction, disorientation, micro organisms and altered dream-states. Projects evolve over time, with only loose parameters set to allow material to be spontaneously and instinctively accumulated. Subsequently, the themes and narratives manifest naturally over time as they are pieced together in the edit with randomness playing a huge role in the end result.