Inspired by Toogood 002 clothing Collection, ‘One Day’ follows two workers in search of individuality in a mysterious pagan-like Blue World. Constrained in a monotonous culture and the overshadowing power of the idols, the protagonists' contained emotions inevitably explode.
Awards Best Message (Copenhagen Fashion Film Festival) Best Styling and Best Music (Santiago International Fashion Film Festival)
Nominations Fashion Film Festival Milano Aesthetica Short Film Festival Buenos Aires International Fashion Film Festival Mexico Fashion Film Festival Canadian International Fashion Film Festival
Official selections Fashion Film Fest Istanbul Zealous X
Taking inspiration from Felice Casorati's 'Eggs on a Book', photographers Metz + Racine and film director Mototake Makishima collaborated to create a 'still-life' short film. Set in the Italy of the 1940s against a backdrop of political unrest, the film explores the mysterious world of objects and the enigmatic symbolism of eggs. Opposing the era's unsettling sound landscape to the beautiful tonality of Casorati's colours, TUTTAVIA depicts the compelling history and emotion of war and its outcomes.
Award Best Experimental Short Film (Ferfilm International Film Festival)
Nomination Aesthetica Short Film Festival
Official selection Filmfest Dresden
In Anna's Shadow
Anna and Maya are stepsisters. When arriving at the theatre to watch a dance performance, Anna discovers that she has a spare ticket. She does not know why she has it. Upon returning to her seat, after the interval, Anna meets her alter ego, who causes her to understand her true feelings for Maya.
The film then follows Anna’s imagination as it drifts between memory and reality.
A man, tied to a wall, is left with the leader of a gang in a quiet room. Despite his obvious distress and discomfort, the man’s desire to remain in the room evolves as time passes and he wilfully abandons himself to delirium.
Nocturnal Silence was premiered at Danny Boyle's Shuffle Film Festival in 2013.
A film on the historic building erected in 1933-34 by Canadian émigré Wells Coates in Hampstead, London. Examining the Isokon building's strong Modernist ties, and its subsequent wartime decline, the film uses choreographed movement to depict the building's rise and fall.
The film has previously been shown at Whitechapel Gallery, The Institute of Contemporary Arts and Sketch.
The Imaginary Underwater Society
12 screen video installation piece, commissioned by the Sketch Gallery, London.
The Imaginary Underwater Society seeks to express the complexities of social interaction. Drawing upon a fascination with the underwater world and the interactions of its denizens, the film's narrative builds upon Sergei Eisenstein's unrealised Glass House Project.
The video installation piece has previously been shown as a solo exhibition entitled 'The Imaginary Underwater Society' at Sketch and The Institute of Contemporary Arts.
Exploring the notion of alienation through the lens of the American Civil War, Soil is constructed of natural elements, such as trees, leaves, wind and rocks; abstractions thereof forming the central visual thrust of the piece.
The film has been shown in international art & film festivals including Sónar and RESFEST (18 cities around the world).
The film has previously been exhibited and/or shown at CCCB, Sketch, The Institute of Contemporary Arts, Whitechapel Gallery and Here Arts Center.
Abandoned Time was inspired by a building. Ageing, structurally neglected, and void of any human presence its isolation is only further emphasised by the structure's partial submersion in a reservoir. As with a sealed container, one is compelled to imagine what might be inside. The absence of certainty permits the director's imagination an infinite space of possible 'happenings' or 'movements'.
Abandoned Time was shortlisted for the Jerwood Moving Image Awards 2008.
The film has been shown in international film festivals including Festival du Nouveau Cinéma de Montréal and Onedotzero.
The film has previously been exhibited and/or shown at Sketch, The Institute of Contemporary Arts, Whitechapel Gallery, Jerwood Space and Here Arts Center.