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Cameron Turnbull

My name is Cameron Turnbull and I’m a Film Director, mainly working in Short Film and Music Video.

I really got my break into film through Screen South, directing my first Random Acts film for Channel 4 straight out of Uni, titled Voyager. This bridged the gap between student and professional filmmaking for me and a year later I was back making another one, All the Busy Ings; this time in the producer’s seat.

This was a pretty valuable experience, teaching me a lot about being cost efficient with projects, something that my current producers are probably grateful for today.

I studied as a DOP and Director at Anglia Ruskin University in Cambridge. While I knew I always wanted to end up Writing & Directing, the experience in cinematography was something I really enjoyed. The visuals in my films have always been a massive focus for me and seeing as I’m working with pictures, it makes sense to have a little knowledge of what goes into them.

Ive been working more and more in music video, starting with several videos, Violet and Complexion, for the very talented James Vickery. Most recently I directed Sammy Porter’s track Talking Like Friends for Sony Music, which was a fun as I got to build up a lot of narrative in the piece. This platform seems to be the stomping ground for most upcoming directors and people are doing some pretty amazing work out there.

While I’m still waiting for the right budget to pull off some more lofty ideas, music video has acted as a great whetstone for experimenting with more stylised work, which I’ve got a big soft spot for. I’d love to eventually get back to Writing and Directing shorts as my big ambition is to get into feature film.

Telling stories is at the heart of my work and feature has to be the Holy Grail. Having said that, the quality of British TV Drama is flying at the moment, so that’s definitely something I wouldn’t shy away from.

I’ve been grateful to have worked in a real mix of genres, from dog food commercials, to sci-fi themed ads and narrative shorts; working like a bit of a chameleon. The directors I admire are ones that take any genre or concept and make it their own and that’s what I try and advocate in my own work.

Imi Read

My name is Imi Read and I’m an Illustrator and Art Director based in London. My work sits just outside the barriers of reality, often driven by observations of human behaviour and emotion. I often visit an augmented world of my own creation which I explore through narrative and story-telling.

I’ve recently published my first self-authored and illustrated short-comic Pernecia [Vol 1], a short narrative exploring the effects of climate change on our planet. ‘Pernecium’ translates to  ‘a state of extinction’ in which the human race is sparse, struggling and regretful of their neglect of the planet. The narrative follows the journey of a young woman, battling against rebels and passives, and is eventually forced to return to the rebellion.

I think of myself as an environmental and social activist, seeking to use my creative work to activate positive change for our planet. Therefore, through my creative work, I have managed to have active and engaged conversations with organisations such as Extinction Rebellion and WWF.

Alongside this, I work as an Art Director and Social Media Manager within London’s creative spheres. I have always loved creative strategy, big thinking and big ideas. I see this as a separate entity of my work, apart from my illustration practice. It is a place where I can directly impact and connect with the creative youth.

 

 

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