Spotlights - 1 May 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 WhirlyBadge holders & Picturehouse members / £4 advance

Doors 7pm / Films 7.30pm

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Rebecca Coley

Rebecca started out in documentary training at the WFA (Workers Film Association) in Manchester and worked for the Travel Channel and News in the Channel Islands before moving into fiction. She worked as a Script Supervisor and gained experience working closely with the director but wanted to be creative again so moved into producing promos and then began working as a director. Rebecca has written and directed a number of shorts including JACK BLOND, HARD TO SAY, PANTS and PRETTY BITCH and is currently developing a documentary feature and a fiction feature film. Rebecca is interested in the perplexities and contradictions of the human condition and her films are often based on true stories.

Alex Masterton

Alex Masterton is a filmmaker and musician born in England, but raised in Canada. His short films are personal, mainly inspired by the events and people from his life. Since graduating from Goldsmith's College with his MA in Feature Film, he has worked as a writer/director/producer and film lecturer. He is currently developing a feature screenplay.

Michael Demetriou

With 6 Short Films completed, Michael Demetriou is fast discovering his own voice in independent cinema. Growing up in England and Cyprus has provided him with a keen observational sensibility, which is highlighted by the protagonists in his shorts. The films focus on themes of friendship and relationships, pining for something more, whether it be human interaction or meaning of existence, the Unknown, imagination, fantasy, frustration, solitude and sleepless nights. Michael Demetriou has recently completed a 20-minute short titled The Pool Party. His previous film, Mooncake, has been screened at 4 venues, including the BFI Southbank and the Cine-East Festival.