Spotlights - Thursday 10th January

Spotlights is a bi-monthly short film night run by Whirlygig Cinema that offers new and established filmmakers the chance to screen a portfolio of work in front of a live audience. In a special collaboration with the 10th London Short Film Festival, Whirlygig Cinema will take over Trangallan for three nights to welcome filmmakers who worked on the nine films that have won the festival over the course of its decade-long history.

Spotlights will take place on 8th, 9th and 10th January. Doors 7pm. Tickets £4, or £10 for 3 nights (special online price). Booking is essential due to limited capacity.

Venue: Trangallan, 61 Newington Green, London, N16 9PX

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Scott Graham

Director of SHELL - winner of LSFF 2008

Scott grew up outside Fraserburgh in the North East of Scotland. He made his is first short film, BORN TO RUN, set in a fishing port in the North East, during the winter of 2005. His second short, SHELL, won the UK Film Council Award for Best Film at the London Short Film Festival in 2008. His third short, NATIVE SON, was produced by Film Four under their Cinema Extreme banner and premiered in competition at Cannes in 2010. Scott's first feature, SHELL (pictured), based on his 2008 short about a teenage girl's life with her father in a remote highland petrol station recently won Best Film at Torino Film Festival. It stars Chloe Pirrie as Shell and Joseph Mawle as her father. Scott was chosen as one of UK Stars of Tomorrow in 2011.

Stewart le Maréchal

Producer of SEPTEMBER (pictured) - dir. Esther May Campbell, winner of LSFF 2009

Stewart le Maréchal is a BAFTA winning producer and Head of Met Film Production, where he oversees and produces a diverse slate of fiction and documentary films for theatrical release. His most recent fiction film, THE INFIDEL, was released in over 40 territories worldwide and starred Omid Djalili and Richard Schiff. Prior to that Stewart produced FRENCH FILM starring Hugh Bonneville and Eric Cantona and co-produced LITTLE ASHES, directed by Paul Morrison and starring Robert Pattinson. He produced Esther May Campbell’s BAFTA winning short, SEPTEMBER. Stewart has co-produced feature documentaries including HEAVY LOAD, DEEP WATER with Pathé, FilmFour and the UKFC, MEN WHO SWIM for BBC, DONOR UNKNOWN and TOWN OF RUNNERS. He is an executive producer on Sarah Gavron's latest film, a documentary called VILLAGE AT THE END OF THE WORLD, which will be released in 2013.

Sarah Wood

Director of I WANT TO BE A SECRETARY - winner of LSFF 2007

Sarah Wood has been working for the last ten years in film. Her latest film projects have all been an exploration into ideas of the archive using found footage. I WANT TO BE A SECRETARY won best film at the London Short Film Festival in 2007, THE BOOK OF LOVE (2008) tours with a live soundtrack performed by the Exploits of Elaine and THE ANGEL OF HISTORY (2008) (a collaboration with Jersey Film Archive) played in the Jersey War Tunnels with live soundtrack performed by Zan Lyons, as part of the first Brancharge Film Festival. Sarah is currently in development for SWINGIN' DORS a video piece about Diana Dors and the British studio system.