Film London Lodestars 2021 - Crew

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Three crew members have been named as Film London Lodestars for 2021 and tipped as future stars of the industry. You can learn more about them below, including messages from the people who nominated them for the award.

Graeme Arnfield(

Graeme Arnfield is a London based artist filmmaker & curator, raised in Cheshire, UK. Producing sensory essay films from found often viscerally embodied networked imagery his films use methods of investigative storytelling to explore issues of circulation, spectatorship and history.

Research topics have included: the politics of digital networks, the distribution of ecological matter such as peat and asbestos and the adaptive circulation of global and local histories.

His work has been presented worldwide including Berlinale Forum Expanded, International Film Festival Rotterdam, Courtisane Festival, Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival, Sonic Acts Festival, European Media Arts Festival, Transmediale, IMPAKT Festival, Kasseler Dokfest, Plastik Festival, Internationale Kurzfilmtage Winterthur, LUX, Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA), Berlinische Gallerie, Signal Gallery, Whitechapel Gallery and on e-flux & Vdrome. He graduated with a Masters in Experimental Cinema at Kingston University.

Kami Gakuru (@sayskami)

Kami is a 25-year-old writer and actor based in North-London. Through writing, She has grown her interests in film + TV production and development. After a year working as a runner at Working Title, She began to assist in writers' rooms at Rogue State x Red Run Films, working on developing and writing projects with the company Fully Focused UK and looking to produce shorts she's been working on with other Equal Access Network members.

Nileema Yesmin (@nileemayesmin)

Yesmin is an Anthropologist, Filmmaker and Creative Educator. When she's not imagining up exciting ways to teach animation and VR/AR to children and young people, she is researching and writing. She worked as a Writers Assistant to Charlie Covell’s KAOS, and on productions such as Fantastic Beasts, Enola Holmes, various music videos, shorts and promotional films. More recently, She has been working on a micro-short, which explores imposter syndrome for muslim female filmmakers, produced by Rubika Shah of White Riot and funded by the Film and TV Charity.