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, premiered 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. 

 

STELLA ERRATICA

Premiered at the Cannes Film Festival 2017, my new short uses props from Blackstar, David Bowie's penultimate music video. His production team also funded the film.

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The Camera Obscura Cycle

I currently have a cycle of twelve super-8 short films, which I screen together under the title Camera Obscura as a feature-length film show. All are scratchy, vintage & imperfect, a bit like me.

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Travel & Journalism

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...

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ABOUT ME

I am a proud Man of Kent, born & bred in the Garden of England. Just like my work, I live a very 'offline' life in Folkestone with my husband & son, close to the English Channel.

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poeTRY & SMALL-PRESS PUBLISHING

I've been writing all my life, and have published over a hundred poems in magazines and anthologies around the world. I've also released two full poetry collections, and am finishing the third.

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Curating Film Events

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

Strangelove Festival 2017 →