"The screen is a magic medium. It has such power that it can retain interest as it conveys emotions and moods that no other art form can hope to tackle."
- Stanley Kubrick
Fanny Hoetzeneder is a first class graduate of London College of Communications and avid film maker, living in East London.
Born and raised in France, Fanny moved to London in 2010 to indulge, study and experiment in the art of filmmaking. Travelling between Austria, France and England, she started as a photographer and took her close relationship between friends and family as inspiration. This photographic approach has pushed Fanny into developing a distinct style of alternative 'photographic' filmmaking. Currently Fanny continues to explore this visual approach to storytelling in her most recent film, Belleville, along with continuing to hold us permanently in awe of her capabilities as a truly talented film director.
It all started with Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey. Looking back, it still puzzles me that I didn't persuade my 16 year-old self to become an astronaut, but instead indulged myself in a complicated love story with cinema. It seemed that the films I started to watch transcended me with a pain or joy at my very core, leaving me with the need to do something equally as meaningful, and I think that's when I decided to become a filmmaker.
Since then, I've been on a quest to find a way in capturing film's power of immersion - how the space between audience and screen can become electricity that wires you into it's very flesh.
A film by Fanny Hoetzeneder
In this short, Fanny explores the relationship we subconsciously develop with places, or objects, and become imprisoned by what draws us to them. In this case, she studies the concept of her character's lives revolving around swimming pools.
In reality, Belleville was the town in which Fanny grew up as a child. A fictional place in this graduate film, we are allowed glimpses into a few Bellevillian lives as if passing through, momentarily. Based upon Gregory Crewdson's aesthetic and large format photographs, each scene plays a part in highlighting the enigmatic mundanity we all, most of the time, let slip by without ever really looking to see what's there.
Featured by Nowness: www.nowness.com/series/nowness-shorts/belleville-short-film
Ray Ban Promotional Video
'A seed cannot choose where it is planted, but it's hard to ignore a rose growing from the concrete.'
A short film commissioned by Yours Truly (creative.yourstru.ly) for Ray-Ban's short film series #campaignforchange; featuring an original score by Forest Swords and narration from Kojey Radical. Filmed in East London, 2015.
Directed By: FAN & TOM
Score: MATTHEW BARNES/FOREST SWORDS
Narration: KOJEY RADICAL
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