Brighton Photo Biennial, Oska Bright Film Festival and Eyes Wide Open Cinema present: Matthew and Matthew
“Hey Matthew, I hear you’re a gay filmmaker?”
“Yes Matthew, I am. And you’re a queer/femme filmmaker- maybe we should have a chat sometime?”
Join learning disabled artists and filmmakers Matthew Hellett (Brighton) and Matthew Kennedy (Glasgow) as they show their films and share their experiences of how identity shapes their work.
Oska Bright Film Festival is funded by the BFI.
Matthew Hellett is a Carousel artist.
(please note this event has previously been advertised at a different venue)
Matthew Kennedy (b. Glasgow, Scotland, 1991) is a self-taught D.I.Y. artist, filmmaker and writer. Living and working in Glasgow, he has so far made three short films his most recent one being ‘Versions’, his films focus on Experimental/LGBTQIA+/Learning Disability subjects. He has also started up a blog in which he writes essays and creative written work as well as interviews around the learning disability arts community, from a cultural and personal perspective.
Filmmaker and performer Matthew Hellett has been a member of the Oska Bright Film Festival production team since 2006.He sits on the Legacy Team for Creative Minds, a national conversation about learning disability arts and where they sit within the wider arts world. Matthew was selected as a 2016 Guiding Lights mentee; Guiding Lights is UK film industry’s leading mentoring programme.
Carousel supports learning disabled artists to manage, produce and promote their creative work. This includes the international short film festival Oska Bright (November 2017), several bands and solo artist Daniel Wakeford (currently on UK tour)and Creative Minds, the national conversation about learning disability arts’ place in culture and society.
Carousel is funded by Arts Council England (as a National Portfolio Organisation), Brighton and Hove City Council and a range of trusts and foundations. It is a company limited by guarantee and a registered charity.
Eyes Wide Open Cinema
Find out more about the events and free exhibitions that make up Brighton Photo Biennial 2016 at bpb.org.uk