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Hello! We are and and together we run a small production company in London called

The Afterlight

Our recent work includes Charlie's experimental feature THE AFTERLIGHT which will tour UK and US cinemas this summer, Catherine's essay films GUILT-FREE PLEASURES and MEET THE FAMILY for BBC Four, and the first round of shorts supported through our including John Ogunmuyiwa's PRECIOUS HAIR & BEAUTY which screened at the 2022 Sundance Film Festival.

Precious Hair & Beauty

Forthcoming projects include Anthony's experimental documentary JILL, UNCREDITED supported by Canada Council for the Arts, and two features in development with Field of Vision and the BFI.

Jill, Uncredited

Here's a full list of our films:
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JILL, UNCREDITED
2022
AS MINE EXACTLY
2021
THE AFTERLIGHT
A WOMAN ON THE INTERNET
PRECIOUS HAIR & BEAUTY
2020
WHISTLE AND I'LL COME TO YOU
GUILT-FREE PLEASURES
MEET THE FAMILY
2019
THE GALLERY
2018
LASTING MARKS
2017
PERSONAL TRUTH
MISSING EPISODE
FISH STORY
2016
DAY AFTER DAY
BLACKOUT

The Afterlight

Precious Hair & Beauty

Jill, Uncredited

Guilt-Free Pleasures

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AS MINE EXACTLY (2022)
A mother and son revisit the medical emergency that reshaped their lives, and the extraordinary fragments that remain of that time, in Charlie Shackleton's intimate blend of virtual reality and performance film. Supported by Open City and Rooftop Films.

Official site

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JILL, UNCREDITED (2022)
Currently in production, this lyrical collage film sees one of the world's most prolific background actors take centre stage. Directed and produced by Anthony Ing, with support from the Canada Council for the Arts.

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THE AFTERLIGHT (2021)
Charlie Shackleton's found-footage feature exists as a single 35mm film print. Further eroding every time it screens, the film is a living document of its life in circulation. Following its world premiere at the 2021 BFI London Film Festival, the film will tour cinemas throughout 2022.

Official site

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A WOMAN ON THE INTERNET (2021)
Jamie Janković's hypnotic short explores the jarring juxtapositions of friction, toxicity, joy and liberation that trans people, queers and femmes experience when playing as their own custom character creations in video game spaces. It premiered on The White Pube, and played in competition at the 2022 London Short Film Festival.

Supported by the Loop Fund

Jamie's Vimeo

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PRECIOUS HAIR & BEAUTY (2021)
John Ogunmuyiwa's BIFA-nominated ode to the madness and mundanity of the high street is told entirely through the window of a West African hair salon. The film received a special jury commendation at the 2021 BFI London Film Festival and screened at the 2022 Sundance Film Festival.

Supported by the Loop Fund

John's website

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WHISTLE AND I'LL COME TO YOU (2020)
Grace Lee's exquisite animated short explores the presence and role of dogs throughout art history, as contradictory symbols of subservience and ferocity.

Supported by the Loop Fund

Vimeo

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GUILT-FREE PLEASURES (2020)
Narrated by Mae Martin, Catherine Bray's 'gloriously enjoyable, smart and exhaustively researched' (The Telegraph) documentary for BBC Four explored how taste, morality and pleasure intersect in our enjoyment (guilty or otherwise) of cinema.

BBC

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MEET THE FAMILY (2020)
Narrated by Kathy Burke, Catherine Bray's debut documentary as writer-director took a screenwriter's eye view of how cinema has approached the presentation of families in film. With case studies of films from Pedro Almodovar, Akira Kurosawa, Guillermo del Toro, and many more, the film screened on BBC Four in 2020.

BBC

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THE GALLERY (2019)
Anthony Ing's debut narrative short explores the power of suggestion through the story of Maya, a woman coaxed into a spiral of deception while attending an unusual audition. A co-production with Compulsory, the film was selected for the 2020 London Short Film Festival and won the Juror's Choice Award at the 2019 Superfest Disability Film Festival.

Short of the Week

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LASTING MARKS (2018)
Winner of Best Short Film at the 2018 London Film Festival, Charlie Shackleton's archival documentary tells the story of sixteen men put on trial for sadomasochism in the dying days of Thatcher's Britain. The film was supported by Field of Vision and Just So, in association with The Guardian.

The Guardian Vimeo

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PERSONAL TRUTH (2017)
Charlie Shackleton's 'miraculous examination of how fake news and conspiracy theories emerge' (Stranger than Fiction) premiered in competition at IDFA 2017 and went on to play at festivals including AFI Docs. The film was commissioned by Field of Vision.

Field of Vision

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MISSING EPISODE (2017)
Written and performed by the poet Ross Sutherland, this 'bravura feat of choreography and music, staggeringly complex and almost unaccountably beautiful' (Village Voice) was commissioned by BBC Two and broadcast as a single take on 7 October 2017.

Vimeo BBC

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FISH STORY (2017)
Selected for the 2017 Sundance Film Festival, Charlie Shackleton's BIFA and Grierson award-winning film is a 'simple, understated, unpretentious work of short-form nonfiction - and nothing less than a miracle of tender-hearted mirth' (National Post).

The Guardian

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DAY AFTER DAY (2016)
Anthony Ing's 'masterful recut' (Conor Bateman) traverses the filmography of Doris Day to craft an eerie meditation on the contradictions of a Hollywood icon. The film had its world premiere at the 2016 Encounters Film Festival.

Nowness

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BLACKOUT (2016)
Commisioned and broadcast by Channel 4, Charlie Shackleton's experimental collage film is a vision of darkness in eighteen films.

Vimeo

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Through our Loop Fund, we award no-strings-attached grants to filmmakers in the UK, in support of bold, unusual films of any shape, size or description – especially those that might struggle to find funding elsewhere.

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