Experience

Film Programming

 

I was the programmer of Eyes Wide Open Cinema from 2015-2018. In this position I  curated one-off screenings and seasons including Queer Dreams, Snap: Pioneers of American New Queer Cinema, and Nazra: Queer Arab Lives on Film. 

I curated the bisexual* strand of the 2017 Scottish Queer International Film Festival

I was on the programming team for the Women Over 50 Film Festival from 2016-2017.

Marketing

 

I was the Marketing Manager of the Duke of York's Picturehouse, Brighton from 2015 to 2018.

I was the Brighton Marketing Co-Ordinator for the Curzon Artificial Eye releases A Fantastic Woman and 120 BPM

Talks, Discussions, and Compèring 

 

I have conducted public discussions with a range of guests including Ira Sachs, Desiree Akhavan, Dennis Cooper, Zac Farley, Francis LeeSky Neal, Kate McLarnonNeil Mcenery-West, Maria Pramaggiore, Fox Fisher, Ugla Stefanía Kristjönudóttir Jónsdóttir, Kuchenga Shengé, Juno Dawson, Kate O'Donnell, David McGillivray, Mikko Mäkelä, Boodi Kabbani, Eleanor Crewes, Jason Barker, and Ashley Joiner.

At the 2017 Scottish Queer International Film Festival, I introduced screenings of Uisenma Borchu's Don't Look At Me That Way, Sheila McLaughlin's She Must Be Seeing Things, and Gregg Araki's Nowhere

In 2016 I introduced a double-bill of Pier Paolo Pasolini's Teorema and Stephan Elliott's The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert at Towner Art Gallery, Eastbourne. 

Closed Captioning

 

I am experienced in producing closed captions to increase accessibility for Deaf film viewers. I have captioned footage for Eyes Wide Open Cinema, The Other Screen, and The Women Over 50 Film Festival

Academic Qualifications

 

I achieved a distinction for my Master of Arts degree in Sexual Dissidence at the University of Sussex. My dissertation was entitled '"I Was Thinking The Other Day How Terrible It Would Be To Be Genuinely Bisexual": Identity, Temporality, and Bisexual Desire in the Cinema of Gregg Araki'.

I achieved a distinction for my Bachelor of Arts degree in English Literature and Film at the University of Sussex. I was also the highest achieving student in both my school and degree programme. My English Literature dissertation was entitled 'Baldwin's Bisexuals?: Navigating Spaces of Monosexism in Giovanni's Room and Another Country'. My Film Studies dissertation was entitled 'Coming Into the Re(e/a)l: "Male" Ejaculation in Non-Pornographic 21st Century Cinema'.

Additional Experience

 

I have been on the juries for the Festival du film canadien de Dieppe and the Iris Prize Festival, Cardiff.

 

I was the Production Manager for the 2017 CINECITY Film Festival, Brighton.