Fulll Firearms

Talent Showcase 2011
  • Scheme: FLAMIN Productions
  • People: Emily Wardill
  • Duration: 82'

Fulll Firearms Video

Film Information

  • Year of commission: 2011
  • Year of release: 2011
  • Shooting format: HD video, 5.1 surround sound
  • Artist Schemes: Film London Jarman Award, Random Acts


  • Artist: Emily Wardill

Fulll Firearms is a story of a house build to deliberately disorientate its inhabitants. The narrative touches upon themes of displacement and storytelling, and stands in the tradition of melodrama. The characters find themselves constantly having to adjust their expectations of each other so that they might be able to communicate within each other's logic. In her films, Emily Wardill creates situations that examine conditions of precarity in society and how these affect people's relationships with each other. Her films are fostered by improvisations and workshop sessions, that are set up by the artist to develop themes and characters in a collaborative manner.

"Fulll Firearms reframes the history of arms heiress Sarah Winchester in a contemporary context where her haunting is not limited to America and the specter of its own violence en route to manifest destiny, but rather is inundated with the scope of the contemporary international arms trade and the nations that bear the brunt of its success. The house in the film produces an echo, because those who occupy it articulate their voices in relation to the making and writing of a history. Tracing the echoes of actions through the production of social spaces does not remain solely within the diegesis of the film. Instead, it extends to the exchange initiated by Wardill with her collaborators as they produce a film together, and also attempt to implicate the viewer in a film that is also a body - one that is constantly living and growing." - Jacob Korczynski, 2011.

Fulll Firearms was co-commissioned by If I Can't Dance, I Don't Want To Be Part Of Your Revolution, Serpentine Gallery, and Film London's FLAMIN Productions. It was co-produced by FLAMIN Productions and City Projects with support from M HKA, Antwerp, Badischer Kunstverein, Karlsruhe and FRAC Champagne-Ardenne, Reims.


Producer: Film London and City Projects
Camera: Taina Galis
Editor: Maya Maffioli
Composer: Marc Shearer
Sound Design: Dominic Fitzgerald
Costume Design: Kate Forbes
Line Producer: Graham Clayton-Chance

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