From morning to night, I live and breathe cinema.
Working on vintage super-8 film cameras, I shoot, edit & screen 'little' movies, creating everything by hand. It’s the same way my Dad made films, and now my own son has appeared in mine.
I want these analogue works to transport you to a world of fairytales, old-school horror & music, from outer space to lost home movies filmed beside the British seaside.
Most of my films aren't online. Because I love the experience of cinema, I prefer to show them at film festivals, art galleries & movie nights, so you can watch them projected onto a screen; live and in person. My latest, a sci-fi short called Stella Erratica, is screening at this year's Cannes Film Festival.
I also work in the creative industry as an advertising, travel, copy writer & poet, publishing my work in newspapers, anthologies, online & in small-press magazines. My new poetry book, The Hospital, will be released by Cultured Llama in 2018.
My new film 'Stella Erratica' is having its official premiere at the Cannes Film Festival 2017.
I am currently in attendance at the festival, hoping to network and meet others working in the industry.
The short film will be screened this Wednesday May 24th 2017, just after 3pm, at the Cannes Palais, screen G.
If you're here at the festival, please do come along!
I love travel, especially seeing the world by cruise ship, and I've published articles in the Telegraph, Cruise International, World of Crusing & many others under my married name, Ben Gibson. I'm the Senior staff writer for Saga Cruises, but am also available for freelance writing assignments...
I'm also a passionate film curator, and have just held another Kent Kino event for the Strangelove Festival 2017, screening the best short films from Kent-based directors. I have previously curated film events for the Canterbury Festival, Folkestone Triennial & Whitstable Biennale.