An exhibition/screening of experimental video and dramatic film following a three month SÍM Residency in Reykjavík, Iceland.
*Opening / One Night Only*
Friday 28th October 2016
Ian Waugh is a British film director and artist, working between narrative cinema and experimental film. He has directed six short films and the experimental drama Leaves which was nominated for Best UK First Feature at London’s East End Film Festival.
Raised in Tyneside, England, he studied photography and film at Edinburgh Napier University, graduating with an MFA in Advanced Film Practice from Screen Academy Scotland. An alumnus of Berlinale Talents, Edinburgh International Film Festival Talent Lab and Reykjavík International Film Festival Transatlantic Talent Lab, his work has screened worldwide at festivals in London, Stockholm, Berlin, Milano, Drama, Kyiv, Busan, Mexico City, and beyond.
His recent drama As He Lay Falling premiered in competition for the Best Short Film Award at the 68th Edinburgh International Film Festival, received Special Mentions at the 11th Reykjavík International Film Festival and the International Short Film Festival of Cyprus, and won the Directors Jury Award at the 16th International Short Film Festival of Soria. Having screened at over 25 international festivals to date it continues to screen worldwide and is being developed into a feature film by Middlefish Films, Homemade Films, and Only Son, supported by the Scottish Film Talent Network with the assistance of Creative Scotland and the BFI NET.WORK.
In 2016 Ian has lived and worked in Reykjavík, Iceland during a residency with SÍM, The Association of Icelandic Visual Artists. Supported by Creative Scotland, he has been researching and developing an Icelandic set feature film In The Hollow Of The Wave while producing experimental video works for the gallery.