Roz Mortimer and Paul Simon Richards receive FLAMIN productions development awards
Date posted: 24.02.2017
We are very pleased to announce the recipients of the latest FLAMIN Productions development awards – London-based artist filmmakers Roz Mortimer and Paul Simon Richards will receive funding and support as they develop their new projects, respectively entitled The Deathless Woman and Quasi-Monte Carlo.
The development awards bring with them bursaries; budget for external mentoring, support and research and expert advice from the Film London Artists’ Moving Image Network (FLAMIN) team. Once this development phase is completed, the artists will resubmit their projects for production funding worth and additional £30,000 per project.
Roz Mortimer’s work spans photography and film, and uses fantasy, theatrical strategies and the phenomenology of the invisible to create works that reconsider how history and knowledge are formed. The Deathless Woman begins its story at an unmarked mass grave in Poland, using the place and its history to uncover the forgotten history of the Roma in Europe and ask wider socio-political questions.
Paul Simon Richards’ work has been screened and exhibited worldwide. Quasi-Monte Carlo will comprise CGI 3D modelling, filmed performance and spoken word monologue. The film will explore fantasy, perception and the interrelationship between the rational and irrational via standard sitcom tropes as it follows a couple on a dream holiday which goes wrong.
Adrian Wootton, Chief Executive of Film London and the British Film Commission, said: “FLAMIN’s mission is to identify and support artists whose work challenges perceptions, asks important questions and pushes the filmmaking envelope. Roz Mortimer and Paul Simon Richards are exemplars of this approach and this mindset, and we are all keen to see how their projects develop. I would like to thank Arts Council England for their continued support in helping us develop some of the country’s most exciting names in artist filmmaking.”
To date FLAMIN Productions have backed an extraordinary range of British artist filmmakers, including the likes of Ben Rivers (Two Years at Sea), Elizabeth Price (West Hinder), Sebastian Buerkner (The Chimera of M.), Sarah Turner (Public House) and Mark Leckey (Dream English Kid 1964-1999AD).