Creature of the Estuary by Eelyn Lee WEBSMALL2 copy

News

Heading to the Estuary in 2015

Anamaria Home page
Anamaria Marinca in Monster

This year Eelyn Lee is looking forward to developing her feature-length film, MONSTER. Following last year's successful first stage of development supported by the Barbican and Arts Council England, Eelyn is now seeking support to take the project in to an estuary setting.

In December 2014 Eelyn led a team of collaborating artists, performers and musicians through a 5-day lab in the Barbican's studio theatre, exploring new ways of making moving image work through processes of improvisation.

Three working days later, Eelyn and the 'Monster Team' showcased three edited scenes filmed during the lab. Writer and curator Gareth Evans [Whitechapel Gallery] who presented the event said, 

"...The idea that we would see something translated so profoundly from a theatrical space to a cinematic one in just a handful of days is really extraordinary... the process starts ironically in a theatre space and becomes more cinematic as it goes on. A wonderful paradox..."

Taking it's inspiration from Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, Monster explores notions of demons, fear and otherness, using the setting of the estuary as location.

Eelyn is currently looking to transfer the process, characters and stories to a real setting along the Thames Estuary. Please get in touch if you would like to join the conversation, particularly if you have links with the estuary.

Contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Read Gareth Evans's article about the 5-day lab here.

 

News

IMAGE Casting Fu Manchu Now Showing at CAN Festival 2021

Monday, 15 February 2021
Casting Fu Manchu is currently showing as part of the CAN Festival 2021 [15th Feb - 30th Apr 2021]. Following the premiere screening these were some of the comments about the film, "... a brilliant and... Read More...

IMAGE Premiere of Where Two Rivers Meet

Thursday, 04 February 2021
Eelyn Lee's latest film, Where Two Rivers Meet will premiere on Feb 25th at 8pm GMT as part of the online event, Digesting History. The film is a creative documentary about Collections in Verse, a poetry project that took place in libraries across Sheffield just before the pandemic. Cleverly weaving the story of the project together with the story... Read More...

IMAGE Resilience and Radical Care - An Online Talk

Tuesday, 01 December 2020
CAMP have invited Eelyn Lee to present an online talk on Thurs 10th Dec 6.30 - 8.00pm GMT as part of their guest artist's programme. Eelyn will talk about Resilience and Radical Care in relation to her experiences of co-founding Social Art Network and her subsequent involvement in other artist’s networks. She will touch upon network building as... Read More...