Wed, 18 Aug | Online Webinar, via Zoom

Writing and Directing Horror with Prano Bailey-Bond, Director of Censor

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Writing and Directing Horror with Prano Bailey-Bond, Director of Censor

Time & Location

18 Aug, 18:00 – 19:00 BST
Online Webinar, via Zoom

About the Event

Prano Bailey-Bond, co-writer and director of Censor, joins Wendy Mitchell for a conversation around her debut feature Censor. Censor is a psychological horror set in 1985 that follows film censor Enid. Meticulous in her work, Enid is assigned to review a disturbing film from the archive that echoes her hazy childhood memories and she begins to unravel how this eerie work might be tied to her past.

We’ll hear about Prano’s journey from making short films to her first feature film, her inspirations and insight to the writing process with her co-writer Anthony Fletcher. The conversation will also explore her collaborative process with lead actress Niamh Algar, and the discussions that they had around Enid as well as working in the horror genre as a female director.

Attendees will also be offered the option to select a ticket to view Censor. A link and access code will be shared ahead of the event. In order to receive a screening link, you must book a ticket by 17:00 on Wednesday 11 August.

Prano Bailey-Bond is a Welsh director and screenwriter. Her work invokes imaginative worlds, fusing a dark vocabulary with eerie allure, revealing how beauty resides in strange places. Prano’s short-form work has screened at hundreds of festivals worldwide winning numerous awards in the process. Her 2016 film Shortcut, commissioned by Film4 as part of their horror shorts strand ‘Fright Bites’, was broadcast on Channel 4 before playing at festivals internationally including Sitges. Her short film Nasty (2015) screened at over 100 festivals worldwide, premiering at the BFI London Film Festival, winning many awards globally, including ‘Best International Short’ at Fantaspoa and the Women in Horror Film Festival. NASTY was voted one of the top horror shorts of 2016 by Horror Happens and Fright Meter Awards.

Wendy Mitchell is a journalist, moderator and film festival consultant. She is a contributing editor at ScreenDaily, where she previously served as editor in chief, and is the editor of the European Film Academy‘s Close-up magazine. She is the Nordic and UK delegate for the San Sebastian Film Festival and a consultant for the International Film Festival Rotterdam – IFFR, Zürich International Film Festival and Zürich Summit and Connext by Flanders Image. In the US, she previously worked on staff at Entertainment Weekly, IndieWire and Rolling Stone.

Event Schedule:

17:55: Please join the webinar waiting room

18:00: Wendy to lead conversation

18:45: Attendee Q&A opens

19:00: Finish

How will the online event work?

This event will be live streamed via Viewing details will be sent via your confirmation.

Attending participants will not be visible to others and will be muted throughout the session. After the talk, there will be an opportunity for audience members to ask their questions to the panel by using the Q&A feature.

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