Spotlights: Soundtrack - 3 September 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, giving audiences the chance to probe further.

Taking place on the first Wednesday of every month, each event is inspired by a particular theme or genre. From animation to art, screenwriting to sci-fi, Spotlights strives to create a regular meeting place for filmmakers and film-lovers, showcasing handpicked film talent in a relaxed and intimate environment.

Spotlights in September will focus on filmmakers who are heavily influenced by music, or where the sound design forms a major part of the final work. The line-up will feature Aneil Karia, a multi-award winning filmmaker who is known for his countdown sequence at the start of the Olympics Opening Ceremony, Spike Morris, who has had work commissioned by Channel 4 and Dazed & Confused, and Guy Verge Wallace, an Australian music video director.

This event is part of the Scalarama season.

Doors 7pm / Films 7.30pm. Tickets £5 Door / £4 Advance / £3 WhirlyBadge holders & Picturehouse members

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Guy Verge Wallace

Originally from from Sydney Australia, Guy began making animations very early beginning with lego and clay animation. At 15 he won Tropfest Junior, a big short film festival in Australia which encouraged him to get further engaged with film making. After high school he then went onto start working in music videos and commercial projects.

A music video 'Papa Vs Pretty - Wrecking Ball’ which he made during his first year of university brought him to London. It was featured in One Dot Zero Adventures in motion, in Flat Pack Film Festival in Birmingham and on Motionographer.com. He was also part of the Barebones art collective exhibited in Red Gallery in Shoreditch.

He finished up university in 2013 and then moved permanently over to London. He has been working in London since the beginning of the year.

Aneil Karia

Aneil studied Directing at the National Film and Television School. His graduation piece SPILT MILK won the Royal Television Society Student Award and has since been broadcast by the BBC. Upon graduating, he was named as a 2009 Hotshot by Broadcast Magazine. Since then, Aneil has directed music videos with artists including Nerina Pallot, Wave Machines and Dizzee Rascal, as well as commercials for brands such as Nintendo and La Senza. In Summer 2012 he directed the countdown to the Olympics Opening Ceremony as well as several idents used throughout the show. He has also directed the Go Live! DVD for Icelandic musician Jonsi and sketches for CBBC's Horrible Histories. Aneil's short film, BEAT was selected for several festivals worldwide including the BFI London Film Festival, Edinburgh, Warsaw, Rhode Island, Melbourne, Slamdance, Brest European Short Film Festival and Encounters in Bristol. Most recently, Aneil directed TAG, one of the BBC's three exclusive iPlayer shorts. He is currently developing SURGE, a feature film which has Ben Whishaw attached as the lead. Aneil is the winner of numerous awards, including the New European Talent Award 2013, UK Music Video Award 2011 and Royal Television Society Student Award 2008, and this year was one of Screen International's Stars of Tomorrow.

Spike Morris

Spike Morris works primarily as a freelance director of photography on music videos, live gigs, short films, profile films and other generally short form, YouTube / Vimeo destined content. He pitches as a director / editor on music videos and frequently takes time out to work on these in a different capacity. What originally started as a young interest in dark room photography led to him producing a series of student films at university and eventually quitting his course to attempt freelancing as a camera operator. Combining his passion for electronic music with video projects led him to work with Julio Bashmore, Roy Davis Jr, Apparat and Bloc Festival, with projects commissioned and released by Channel 4's Random Acts strand, Nike and Dazed & Confused. He is fascinated by the creative process and as a freelancer takes great interest in the topic of how creative work is best produced.