Spotlights: Music Video - 5 March 2014

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

Every month, three emerging filmmakers are given just 30 minutes each to screen and talk about their films, providing a gripping insight into their background, ideas and filmmaking process. At the end of the night they take part in a Q&A session, giving audiences the chance to probe further.

Each event will offer a specialised focus on a particular genre; from animation to art, drama to documentary, 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.

This month the focus is on MUSIC VIDEOS featuring the work of Alastair Binne-Lubbock, Fred Rowson and Stephen Smith.

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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Fred Rowson

Fred is 25. In 2013 his short film, Woodhouse, won the Film London Best of Boroughs Award, and went on to screen at the London Film Festival. His music promos, made with the production company, Colonel Blimp, have been nominated for various national and international awards. He’s directed videos for Tinie Tempah, Friendly Fires, and Lianne La Havas.

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.

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.

Stephen Smith

Based in London with connections to Northampton, Stephen has been independently making music video promos for about 6 years. Prior to that he made many live performance gig videos, including Enter Shikari and Biffy Clyro. With art as an education constant, music started dominating his interest, resulting in a Music with Fine Art degree in Brighton. However, he is pretty much self-taught, and has now made many promos including one for established acts like Kodaline, The Futureheads, and And So I Watch You From Afar. Stephen works with both live action and animation mainly as a solo artist, taking inspiration from the individual track and often applying his own ideas and perceptions towards familiar subjects.