Spotlights - 4 September 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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Charlotte George

Charlotte has written and directed numerous award-winning short films, both in Australia and the UK, which have screened at film festivals around the world, including the Melbourne International Film Festival, Berlin Interfilm and Rhode Island Film Festival. Since moving to London, Charlotte has worked with a range of charities to create emotionally engaging and innovative short films and online campaigns, including The Children’s Society, Reprieve and Robin Hood Tax. Recently she has directed online content for EastEnders (BBC), as well as writing and directing a new online drama series aimed at teenage fathers, Me and My Dad, for YoungDads.TV.

Joseph Whitney

Joe Whitney has been involved in the arts for over 25 years, performing music worldwide as well as recording and production, with over 70 record releases. He has also had many solo/group art/photography exhibitions and started making short films in 2001. These are often based around (1) his music (2) non-specific ideas that can happen at any time or (3) references to Fritz Lang via Fred Astaire & Ginger Rogers. Screenings include: Raindance, The London Short Film Festival, International Film Festival Manhattan, British Shorts Berlin, Portobello Film Festival, Edinburgh Short Film Festival, Kino London, Curzon Mayfair, Rio Cinema, The Horse Hospital and Quad Cinema (New York).

Alastair Binne-Lubbock

Alastair produces and directs films with Tea Fuelled Art and has worked with other big names in the British Film industry including; BBC Films, Optimum Releasing, Warp Films, City Screen and the BFI, not to mention the Hackney Attic (where he is currently the events coordinator).

He studied Film and Literature and Creative and Media Enterprises at Warwick University where he first encountered tea as a fuel substance, and fellow tea fuelled creatives. He likes to dabble in editing, acting, special effects and silly voices too.