Paul Wright: Death & Transfiguration
20:45 Thu 12 Jan 2012
A graduate of the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama in Glasgow, Paul Wright’s first film Hikikomori won the BAFTA Scotland Award for Best New Work and received a BAFTA nomination in 2007 for Best Short Film. It also won the Best Drama award at the regional and national Royal Television Society Awards. In the same year, he was named as one of Screen International’s ‘Stars of Tomorrow’.
In 2008, Paul made Believe, which also won a clutch of awards, and his next film Photos of God was selected for the 2010 Berlin Film Festival. His latest, Until The River Runs Red, won the Best Short Film BAFTA in early 2011, and is described as a “fairly dark take on the theme of undying love”.
The BAFTA win has proved people had made a connection with his work even though it is anything but mainstream. Wright, who was brought up in Fife, Scotland, said the win would mean a lot to family and friends back in Fife. “My mother will be doing cartwheels around Lower Largo,” he said!
The London Short Film Festival believes Paul Wright is a talent and is proud to present his work in this special screening, followed by a Q&A with the director.
Tickets for this event are available on the ICA website, or by calling 020 7930 3647.
Paul Wright 19 mins (UK, 2011)The story of one man's grief following the death of his wife. The film captures a desperate journey, played out against beautifully isolated highland landscapes.
Paul Wright 13 mins (UK, 2011)Hikikomori is the story of a boy who takes sanctuary in his bedroom, then refuses to leave. It's about an outsider living an alternative existence.
Paul Wright 28 mins (UK, 2011)Forced to look after his disabled mother, Aaron has grown up cut off from the outside world. Together yet apart they live a fragile life of isolation, haunted by the memories that threaten to engulf them.
Paul Wright 28 mins (UK, 2011)16 year old Chloe is the only daughter of God. Travelling around with her parents, she spends her days roaming the secluded countryside...