Spotlights - 10th April 2012

Launching in April 2012, Whirlygig Cinema and Trangallan will present Spotlights - a series of short film nights focusing closely on the work of the next generation of filmmakers.

Each event will feature films and talks by three up-and-coming directors, providing audiences with a gripping insight into their work and practise whilst traversing a range of styles and genres. Screening in the cosy basement bar of Trangallan Restaurant, Newington Green, Spotlights will strive to create a regular meeting place for filmmakers and film-lovers, showcasing hand-picked emerging film talent in a relaxed and intimate environment.

Spotlights #1: Tuesday 10th April 2012
Spotlights #2: Tuesday 12th June 2012
Spotlights #3: Tuesday 14th August 2012

Doors 7.30pm. Tickets are £5, or £4 in advance.
Booking is recommended due to limited capacity.

Trangallan, 61 Newington Green, London, N16 9PX

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Olivia Humphreys

Olivia Humphreys is a documentary filmmaker, radio producer and writer based in London. She graduated from Goldsmiths with an MA in Screen Documentary; her graduation film won a Royal Television Society award and was acquired by Sky Arts. Her work has screened in Brazil, Canada and the United States as well as in numerous European festivals.

Nick Shaw

Nick Shaw is a Young Filmmaker of the Year nominee who writes and directs fiction and documentary shorts. Nick trained as an actor with LAMDA until the age of 18 but always harboured ambitions of becoming a filmmaker. His films are characterised by themes of masculinity in crisis, nationhood and absurdity – and plenty of dry humour.

After having graduated with an MA in Direction from the Northern Media School in 2009, Nick has written and directed several shorts that have been shown on the european festival circuit, his most recent is the short documentary Five Lives By Silence that is expected to screen at major festivals

In 2012 Nick took part in the Berlinale Talent Campus and he is currently editing a short fiction “Morning After” that he hopes will act as a valuable bridge into feature filmmaking.

Emmaalouise Smith

Emmaalouise Smith is a filmmaker and photographer. She has been living and working in the city of London for a number of years; being an image collector, a camera collector and an observer of those around her. She is influenced by traditional techniques, analogue equipment and all things cinematic. She is a trained cinematographer and can work roles throughout film and photographic departments as well as working in a particularly hands-on manner for her own projects. She hand-processes her own moving image film, and prints her own photographs, both colour and black and white. Emmaalouise's work has strong references to those who inspire her; 50′s americana, European Cinema and experimental cinematography all impact on her writing, self expressionism, reflection and nostalgia.