Spotlights - 9th April 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.

Tickets £5 on the door or £3 to badge holders & Picturehouse members / £4 advance

Doors 7pm / Films 7.30pm

Hackney Attic, Hackney Picturehouse, London, E8 1HE

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Numra Siddiqui

Numra Siddiqui is a documentary filmmaker focusing on modern global issues. Growing up between Pakistan and London, Numra has developed a unique multicultural perspective, central to her creative style. She has a strong academic background in film, philosophy and development. Numra’s experience is broad; ranging from documentary, VFX and post-production. These skills have contributed to producing her rich portfolio. The Talking Walls of Lahore, Numra’s first short film looks at street art in the bustling city of the town she grew up in. She is currently developing her first feature looking at the only Sufi shrine dedicated to the women of Pakistan.

Max Lincoln

Max Lincoln is a Film Director and Art Director who graduated recently from the Bournemouth Film School. With a love of the surreality of every day life, Max hopes to take his viewers to known filmic realities with magical twists. His short The Chair has been rescored several times by Whirlygig Cinema’s Making Tracks event and his new and most ambitious short Thyme will be screened in Paris at the European Independent Film Festival.

Isla Ure

Isla started as an actress performing in award-winning show 'Territory’ and Time Out's Choice 'The Winterling.' Recently returning to London from filming new buddy comedy ‘I Have A Bad Feeling About This’ she is currently filming a lead in British thriller ‘Candlestick.’ She also plays two characters in the new Red Dwarf X.

She wrote and directed her first short film ‘Passengers’ which screened at Ritzy Cinema, Brixton as part of the Underwire festival. Off the back of it she has been nominated for The BFI Future Film Award (for outstanding work by a female practitioner aged 15-25) and is the winner of Best Actor.