Meet the filmmakers screening their work at Fashion Popcorn #6
Not long to go now until Fashion Popcorn #6 on 8th Jan!
After a quick sell-out, we’ve been upgraded to a bigger screen at Hackney Picturehouse and more tickets have been released (hurrah!), so we recommend you get in there quick before those go too!
To get you geared up and ready to mingle at the networking party, we thought we’d introduce some of the talented filmmakers who are screening their films at the event:
Duncan Bone “ANIMA”
Duncan has been described as a ‘rare breed, in that he gets ideas in every discipline.’ by one of the lead Creative Directors at W+K London where he’s worked before setting up his own agency called DISARM. He’s a creative whose works covers design, photography, film-making and digital innovation with a background in Industrial Design. His worked on film marketing ideas for Tony and Ridley Scott, to exhibiting film at London Fashion Week and the London Design Museum, directing documentaries and music promos to creating innovative work for such clients as FairTrade, Apple, Microsoft, Nokia, Nike, Honda, GARAGE Magazine and the Barbican Centre. He is currently Creative Partner at DISARM, and also working on a number of new film projects including shooting his first short film later this year.
Jason Bradbury “The Casting”
Jason comes from a narrative film background, having made shorts and is now working on his debut feature. It’s this background that informs his approach to fashion film; very visual but narratively driven.
His first fashion film won the Dailymotion award at ASVOFF in 2009, and his work has been featured on such sites as i-D online, Fashion156 and OZON.
Jason also works at independent film distributor Peccadillo Pictures.
Mariana Catta Preta “Looking at Seeing”
Mariana Catta Preta was born in Sao Paulo, Brazil. In 2008 she completed a BA in Fashion Design from Santa Marcelina, specialising in womenswear.
After graduating she moved to London and worked in set design and film. In 2011 she continued her studies by undertaking a MA in Fashion Media Production at London College of Fashion, in which she had fashion film as her focus.
Since completion Mariana is working as a fashion designer and fashion filmmaker.
Kathryn Ferguson “Horses”
Belfast born Kathryn Ferguson completed an MA in Communication, Art & Design at The RCA in June 2011 where she specialised in experimental film. She has made short films for fashion designers and musicians including Chloe, Richard Nicoll, Charlie Le Mindu, Katie Eary, Lady Gaga and Sinead O’Connor. Her work has been selected for film events around the world including OneDotZero, the 59th Berlinale, the V&A, the Pompidou Centre and ASVOFF Barcelona. She curated Birds Eye View Film Festival’s ‘Fashion Loves Film’ and has been working with the British Council & The British Fashion Council as a Curator specialising in the emerging genre of fashion film, joining the curatorial panel for Fash/on Film. She lectures at London College of Fashion and Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design. She is represented by Blink Productions.
Tamzin Haughton “Flight”
Fashion and portrait photographer Tamzin Haughton studied fine art at Central St Martins and MA Fashion Media Production at London College of Fashion. Her short films have been selected at film festivals worldwide and broadcast on FilmFour, her photographs have featured in Vogue, Grazia and L’Officiel.
Tamzin’s recent project, ‘Symbols of Transformation’, a series of photographic portraits, will launch as a book in January 2013, to raise funds and awareness of the children’s charity Facing The World, which provides transformative plastic and cranial surgery for kids in the Third World.
Tamzin was born in London.
Sarah Keeling “ZIG-A-ZIG-AH”
Sarah Keeling is a London based director/designer.
After studying traditional animation in Edinburgh she now makes props and sets, music videos and fashion films, and shoots short films for brands.
Current projects include a space-themed music video, and an animated short film featuring a glitter apocalypse…
Marcin Lobacz “A LADY WITH A GUN”
Marcin Lobacz graduated from Central Saint Martins. Ever since he was 15, he has created bespoke outfits under his own name for private clients, such as opera singers of MET Opera NY&ROH Covent Garden London. Simultaneously, he worked for other designers, such as Julien Macdonald and Philip Treacy. He took part in creating outfits for Cher, Bianca Jagger, Rihanna, Kylie Minogue and Cheryl Cole, as well as hats for Givenchy, Alexander McQueen, Armani Prive, Royalty and Aristocracy.
In 2010 he was invited to exhibit his creation at Premiere Vision Paris & Moda In Milano and in 2008 to give a presentation on fashion and culture on SBS TV Australia. His gowns represented brands such as Coty, Mercedes-Benz & L’Oreal. www.facebook.com/MarcinLobaczDesign
David McGovern “Someone Who Needs Something”
David McGovern grew up in rural Ireland, making his way to London after years in Dublin and more recently New York.
He has written for, assisted, and/or gotten coffee at Visionaire, V Magazine and Dossier.
After working in graphic design, visual merchandising, styling, and event production, he finally found a love for filmmaking.
David began his M.A. in Fashion Media Production in London College of Fashion in late 2012.
Carol Murphy “Mary Me Jimmy Paul Vs My Bad Sister”
Carol Murphy is a writer/director currently based in Belfast. She comes from a background in fine art, film theory and film journalism.
Murphy has written and directed numerous shorts and is in the final stages of post-production with The Dissenter, funded by NI Screen.
In 2012 Murphy also completed a residency at Digital Arts Studios in Belfast where she made a body of fashion films, working with Let Them Eat Cake, Neu HQ, Blow fashion PR, and Blick Studios. She also established FUGi: The Fashion Filmmaker’s Blog.
Georgia studied Drama at University and went on to train as an actor at the Lee Strasberg Theatre & Film Institute in New York.
Alongside acting and writing for theatre Georgia has worked in various production roles in the film industry. Brighter Borough is her directorial debut and premiered at London Fashion Week in September 2012.
As well as showing at the London Short Film Festival it has also been selected to be part of The Dance on Camera film festival at the Lincoln Centre in New York. Georgia is currently in pre production for her next fashion film Every Savage Can Dance for designer Louisa Parris.
Nancy Tilbury is the Creative Director & Principal Fashion Technologist at Studio XO – a fashion and technology company that creates and engineers interactive wearable experiences at the crossroads of physical-digital media.
Nancy is currently a Reader in Intimate Soft Technologies at The P3i DESIGN:STEM Centre in London as part of The School of Design, Northumbria University. During 2008-2011 Nancy established the innovative MA Fashion Futures programme at Kingston University London. Nancy is also engaged in creative dialogue with Wayne McGregors | Random Dance R-Research group. Nancy’s clients include Philips Lighting, Philips Design, Philips Research, EMI, ITV & The Wellcome Trust – Special Projects.
Chris Turner “G(O)OD+(D)EVIL”
Writer / Director Chris Turner has a background in graphic design, and is represented worldwide by commercial production company Hungry Man.In his varied career he has directed shoots with Marilyn Manson and Bjork for Time Out (where he was Art Editor), visuals for Jay-Z and Massive Attack with London’s UnitedVisualArtists, and many a commercial for the likes of BMW and the BBC, winning both D&AD and One Show Gold awards.His short films Angel and This Is Where You End have played at onedotzero and Short & Sweet.
G(O)OD+(D)EVIL - a collaborative piece with musician Scanner - was made for the online fashion magazine Twenty6 and produced by Hungry Man and Chris’s own company Favourite Colour: Black.
Recently hailed as one of “Fashion’s New Generation” by VOGUE, as well as one of the fifteen” Creatives Who Will Define The Future of British Arts” by the INDEPENDENT, Alex Turvey is a director and designer based in London.
His dark, surreal and highly stylised aesthetic has been applied to music promos, fashion films, commercials and installations and has led to Alex being named as one of London’s key Creative Craftsmen by LEVI’S, a Young Creative Entrepreneur by DAZED Magazine and as a Leading Young Director by BOARDS and SHOTS Magazines.
He has also sat as a jury member for the D&AD Awards.