Director: Phoebe Barran & Lliana Bird Country of Origin: United Kingdom Runtime: 14 minutes Category / Genre: Short Block: E Time: 6.20-7.35pm + Q&A
Behind every photo is a story, a moment captured, a snapshot in time…Snapshots tells three unique stories through the voyeuristic lens of a photo booth camera. Although their circumstances and motivations are very different, each character shares a desperation that’s led them to their booth: a heartbroken transvestite driven to conforming to societal expectations; two young people compelled to risk everything in the hope of a better life; and a lonesome cleaner who goes to extraordinary lengths to attract the attention he so desperately craves. With the help of the camera each character uses deception in pursuit of happiness, demonstrating that appearances are not always as they seem. Directors Phoebe Barran & Lliana Bird will attend the screening.
Writer & Director: Lliana Bird: Having trained as an actress (Actors Temple) Lliana went on to co-found Bird & Be Productions with her best friend Phoebe Barran in 2009, together mounting many fringe productions including The Tin Horizon (Theatre 503) and The Duke in Darkness (The Tabard). Snapshots is Lliana’s film directorial and writing debut. She shot the film 1 week before giving birth to her first child.
Director & Writer: Phoebe Barran: Phoebe has worked as a theatre director since 2003, including as an assistant director at the Royal Court, National Theatre and the RSC. Snapshots is her debut film.