Saturday, December 7, 2013

Andrea Arnold

Andrea Arnold is a British filmmaker most notably known for her 2004 short documentary, Wasp. Born in Dartford, Kent and raised with 3 siblings bt a single mother, Andrea Arnold started creating media in the lat 1970's. She started as an actress and was featured in the children television show, No. 73. After retiring from acting, Andrea garnered her focus to directing. She studied directing at the AFI Conservatory in Los Angeles and trained in screenwriting at the PAL Labs in Kent. Early in her directing career she gained a resonable amount of fame and respect throughout the film world when she debuted her short documentary "Wasp."

"Wasp" is a 26 minute film about a single mother, raising four young children in Dartford, Kent. A story striking similar to her own. "Wasp" was critically acclaimed and won a pleather of awards, including the 2005 Academy Award for Best Live Action Short Film, and the 2005 Short Filmmaking Award at Sundance. She was also names a Screen International Star of Tomorrow. Andrea has since release "Red Road" "Fish Tank" and "Wutering Heights"

Aside from direction and writing, Andrea is also one of the most prominent figures in the film festival scene. She was a member of the Jury for the Main Competition at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival, and earlier this year was named the New York FIlm Festival's inaugural "Filmmaker in Residence."

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