An ongoing project exploring populist global cinema. Since 2012 the programme has included a Vietnamese hip-hop movie, Jamaican boxing drama, Korean girlpop horror, Congolese thriller, Hungarian cartoon and Filipino slum musical.
Screening arthouse, cult, world cinema, trash and a lot of sing-alongs, Deptford Film Club won a commendation for best film programming at the 2012 Film Society of the Year Awards.
My first big arts project, this is where I learned how to secure funding, do market research, manage event licensing, run tech equipment, design posters, plan marketing campaigns, develop industry contacts – and curate cinema. Continue reading “DIRECTOR, DEPTFORD FILM CLUB”
I am a founder member and regular producer for this annual ten-day local film festival. Launched in 2012, the volunteer-run festival is produced, for free, by and for residents of New Cross and Deptford in southeast London. Continue reading “PRODUCER, NEW CROSS + DEPTFORD FREE FILM FESTIVAL”
In 2013 I joined the programming team for Film Africa, London’s African film festival. To celebrate 21 years of Nigerian video film, I ran a programme of films and talks at South London Gallery, and edited a Nollywood at 21 zine. Continue reading “PROGRAMMER, FILM AFRICA”
Inspired by projects exploring alternative forms of film exhibition, in 2015 I put together a programme of the internet’s funniest, cutest, silliest YouTube cat videos. Continue reading “CURATOR, CAT VIDEO FILM FEST”
In 2011-2013 I was commissioned to set up, programme, promote and manage a monthly film club in Sydenham, London. It’s still going strong today. Continue reading “PROGRAMME DIRECTOR, SYDENHAM FILM CLUB”
In 2013 I was asked to set up a free family film club to bring new customers to the Big Red Pizzeria in Deptford, London. I provided legal and technical advice, curated and managed two film seasons, and created design templates for posters and flyers. Continue reading “PROGRAMME CONSULTANT, BIG RED CINEMA”
To celebrate the 450th anniversary of the playwright Christopher Marlowe’s birth, I organised a screening of Derek Jarman’s film adaptation of Edward II – inside St Nicholas’ Church, Deptford, where Marlowe lies buried in an unmarked grave. Continue reading “CURATOR, Jarman’s EDWARD II”
Thanks to a grant from the British Council’s Art Connects Us programme, in 2018 I travelled to South Africa to meet the people making the SA film exhibition scene happen.
Over three weeks in Cape Town, Durban and Johannesburg, my research discovered how film exhibitors in South Africa are developing their craft through training, professional development and networks. Continue reading “RESEARCHER, BRITISH COUNCIL SSA AFRICA”