WE ARE ALL CONNECTED
An opportunity to have a one-to-one conversation in a quiet space with some of our award-winning filmmakers: Iain Cunningham, Hannah Currie, Victoria Thompson, José Carlos Teixeira and Aoise Tutty.
Slots can be booked throughout the day, with each filmmaker available for one hour. Please note that tickets are limited to one per person and offered on a first-come-first-served basis.
This event will take place in Space 11 at CCA.
Iain Cunningham started his career in factual television, working on BAFTA winning films and developing and filming original documentary commissions. Usually self-shooting, his work is often personal and intimate. Outside of television, he has worked on fiction short films and runs a production company making documentary, VR and animation.
Irene's Ghost is Iain's first feature documentary, and is about his search for information about his mother. It’s an emotional detective story revolving around a family secret, which opens up into a study of memory, identity and the bonds of love and friendship.
Hannah Currie is a documentary filmmaker and mental health activist from Glasgow, Scotland. As a teenager, she volunteered with Scottish Mental Health Arts Festival and went on to launch MHF Live, the music community fundraising arm of the Mental Health Foundation. She spent several years as a journalist before switching to TV commercial production roles, eventually re-training in Documentary Directing at Goldsmiths University of London.
Her grad film We Are All Here picked up a Mind Media Award in 2018, the Audience Award at Glasgow Short Film Festival 2019, and Best Short Documentary at SMHAF; it has also been adapted for television and will air on BBC in May. She is currently completing her next documentary film supported by the Scottish Documentay Institute, entitled That Joke Isn’t Funny Anymore.
Victoria Thompson is a writer/director of Fiji-Indian descent based in Sydney, Australia. After graduating from the Australian Film, Television and Radio School (AFTRS) with a BA, Victoria was selected to participate in the Aotearoa Short Film Lab 2019 and was the recipient of the SCCI and AFTRS Short film grant (mentored by Emelie Sherman, producer of The King's Speech and Lion).
Victoria is a Sundance Ignite Finalist supported by the Sundance Institute and Adobe 1324 as well as a 2019 Horizon Award Finalist. Victoria's short film I Love You follows a couple, Charlotte and Liam, of over the course of a night as they navigate Charlotte's borderline personality disorder. Shot with a real-life couple, the film was improvised going off a treatment written by Victoria of her own personal experience with BPD.
José Carlos Teixeira
Born and raised in Portugal, José Carlos Teixeira is a visual artist and filmmaker, who lives and works in the United States. He holds a Master’s degree from UCLA, and a BFA from the University of Porto. His work has been exhibited internationally in art museums and galleries, as well as screened in various film and video festivals.
On Exile, fragments in search of meaning – winner of the Experimental award at SMHAF 2019 – is a documentary that looks at the phenomenon of depression as a process of otherness, estrangement and exile from oneself. This film elicits deep empathy through intimate interviews with then people who willingly shared their own stories, feelings, and darkest moments.
Aoise Tutty (pronounced 'Eesha') is a film director passionately committed to using the art of storytelling to make films that deliver empowering and visceral messages. Her work explores themes of mental health, feminine identity and ancient practices of spirituality. Her aim is to provide a framework for reconnecting to forgotten ways of life endeavouring to capture a sense of the mystical on screen.
She has a background in the visual arts and professional photography, as well as experience in theatre direction, writing and performance. She has spent over a decade making documentaries, narrative dramas, branded content, music videos, and fashion films.
Her films have been selected for internationally acclaimed film festivals including Cork Film Festival (2018), London Short Film Festival, Indie Cork Film Festival and The Fastnet Film Festival. Her work has featured in media outlets such as O2 Academy, Flaunt Magazine, Vogue Italia, Dummy Magazine, Novelty Magazine, Rebelle Society and Promonews. She has had photographic and written features published in Well Being and Other Stories, Totally Dublin magazine and South China Morning Post. Post Magazine.