This month CineShots is the ‘Sisters of the Silver Screen Special’! Which means all of the six selected films ahve been made by female filmmakers.
Yes #eatpretty is about the whole Instagram influence overdosing. But it’s different. Yes it’s about how our values are going in the wrong direction. But it’s different.
It’s still life. But it’s different.
Rebecca Culverhouse is the mastermind behind the fine art that is #eatpretty. Here’s what she told us:
There is an ad in a newspaper with your photo in it. What does it say?
Filmmaker from Burnley discovers portal to a parallel world - documentary out now!
When it comes to complexity and difficulty of producing an art work filmmaking is very close to the top. What makes the whole journey, often unpleasant, worthwhile for you?
I've always enjoyed painting, photography and writing as well as filmmaking, especially as these art forms allow me complete artistic freedom to create whatever I want at any time. But I'm addicted to the filmmaking process. It's the buzz of infecting a team of people with a make believe world, and everyone is passionate about bringing something of themselves to the story. And the harder the struggle to get a film made, the more rewarding it is when you are finally able to bring a film to life and share it with the public.
Why this film?
There's that phrase "You are what you eat". I think this also applies to what ideas you take in or allow to occupy your mind. Now more than ever we face overwhelming amounts of information, ideas and aspirational images, both real and fake. Social media's hypnotic corporate influence encourages an endless sense of longing, where our lives or our bodies are never quite good enough. #eatpretty focuses on the pretty dream world many of us inhabit online, chasing products and brands that have been sold to us as tokens that will bring us status and happiness. It also hints at the ugly truth lurking beneath - that we are collectively destroying the world and ourselves in our quest for a “perfect” life. The scary part for me is that we are becoming trained to be so wrapped up in ourselves that we don't realise that we are becoming isolated and distracted from huge environmental and socio-political events.
You have unlimited budget, green light for your dream project and can cast anyone you want...
A sci fi action film about a body swapping assassin, starring Viola Davis and Oscar Isaac.
What are your future goals regarding filmmaking?
I'm currently working on an experimental project about synaesthesia, as well as adapting a short film I made in Japan into a feature script.
Any Instagram, Twitter or websites where your future fans can stalk you?
My website: https://www.rebeccaculverhouse.com/
Instagram: @rebel_cub / @annaeatspretty
So now you know!
To see #eatpretty pop by at Streatham Space Project 9th July at 19.30 and watch all six short films.