Girl Under You

 

A collaborative piece, Written by Brad Cohen and Sian Williams, Girl Under You explores the assertive sexuality of masculine and feminine women, exploring the concept of ‘top’ and ‘bottoms’ in lesbian sex. Girl Under You aims to portray real lesbian relationships and sexuality as a backlash to the fake lesbian porn that is geared towards the ‘male gaze’, rather than an ‘lesbian eye’. Lesbian porn has been taken and over sexualised by patrichary – thus making ridicule of what it truly means to be a homosexual woman in societies eyes. This piece is about lesbians and women taking back their sexuality – there’s nothing wrong with the voyeuristic act of watching two women have sex, as long as it’s a realistic representation. Directed by two female directors , Girl Under You hopes the viewer will enjoy lesbian sexuality through an empowering ‘lesbian eye’ rather than a cliched, unrealistic, demeaning ‘male gaze’….

Directed by Sian Williams & Victoria Matthews
Written by Brad Cohen & Sian Williams
Edited by Sian Williams
Performed by Sian Williams & Victoria Matthews
Cinematography Jayden Robinson
Sound by Guy Farber & Matthew Williams
Assistant Directors Charlotte Dowell & Alya Soliman
Music by Himuro Mansion

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DJ PYGMALION

DJ PYGMALION has a strong feminist visual throughout – forcing the viewer to rethink gender norms, female sexuality and empowerment. Combing porn addiction with a subversive angle on the ‘male gaze’, DJ PYGMALION is an erotic poetic short shot down the rabbit hole of desperate masturbation. Watching porn is a multi-sensory experience… unless you’ve watched too much. There is always better porn, but hanging on the edge for too long has its downfalls.

Directed and Edited by Sian Williams
Written by Brad Cohen
Performed by Charlotte Dowell
Assistant Director Victoria Matthews
Cinematographer Jayden Robinson
Sound by Guy Farber & Matthew Williams
Music by Himuro Mansion

 

Bedside Surgeon

 

That feeling when you’ve just finished having sex and he reaches over to check his Grindr… ‘Bedside Surgeon’ is the film adaptation of Brad Cohen’s poem describing just that feeling. Using each line from the poem Luigi Ambrosio and Joe Gilmore choreographed a contemporary dance in response to the piece.

 

Directed & Edited by Sian Williams
Written by Brad Cohen
Choreographed & Performed by Luigi Ambrosio and Joe Gilmore
Cinematography by Jayden Robinson
Music by Olivia Swann
Music production by MOMBRU

Tectonic Trill

 

‘Church & Other Dirty Words’ consists of nine poetic short films. Based on poetry written by Brad Cohen and directed by Sian Williams. The collection explores the strange transformations within queer culture today, ranging from toxic masculinity to internalised homophobia.

First published by the Hilbert Raum Gallery (Berlin) as part of their ‘Hummmm…’ exhibition in 2016, ‘Tectonic Trill’ is a delve into the rage that accompanies betrayal. Inspired by the biological, chemical and emotional elements of experiencing this rage, Brad Cohen explores the burning hole it leaves in us all. When someone betrays you in the worst way but refuses to acknowledge the fallout, this is what’s left.

Director Sian Williams is directing the film adaptation of this collection and has co-wrote the screenplays. Williams has previously screened at Fringe Queer Arts Festival and FEST in Portugal. William’s signature experimental and eerie style lends itself to the unique project.

Follow @churchthefilm for more updates!

Brad Cohen’s website: bradcohen.co.uk
Sian William’s website: sianalexandrawilliams.com

Written by Brad Cohen (Insta: @bradderie)
Directed and edited by Sian Williams (Insta: @gingersiany)
Starring Charlie Knight and Sophie Chittenden
Principal Camera by Sian Williams and Jayden Robinson
Assistant Camera Simon Woods and Ian Guy
Sound Design by Guy Farber and Matt Williams
Music by Himuro Mansion

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MASC4MASC

 

‘Church & Other Dirty Words’ consists of nine poetic short films. Based on poetry written by Brad Cohen and directed by Sian Williams. The collection explores the strange transformations within queer culture today, ranging from toxic masculinity to internalised homophobia.

‘Masc4Masc’ is the second instalment of the short film collection, directly taken from Brad Cohen’s first poetry collection.

Exploring toxic masculinity, internalised homophobia and gender politics – ‘Masc4Masc’ brings Grindr to poetry and discusses how it feels to be ‘femme shamed’ by gay men who boast about their sexual preferences.

Director Sian Williams is directing the film adaptation of this collection and has co-wrote the screenplays. Williams has previously screened at Fringe Queer Arts Festival and FEST in Portugal. William’s signature experimental and eerie style lends itself to the unique project.

Follow @churchthefilm for more updates!

Brad Cohen’s website: bradcohen.co.uk
Sian William’s website: sianalexandrawilliams.com

Written by Brad Cohen (Insta: @bradderie Web: bradcohen.co.uk)
Directed and Edited by Sian Williams (Insta: @gingersiany)
Principal Camera by Sian Williams
Sound Design by Matt Williams/Sian Williams
Starring Joseph Connolly

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Font ‘Lemon/Milk’ by MARSNEV

Church & Other Dirty Words: The Three

 

‘Church & Other Dirty Words’ consists of nine poetic short films. Based on poetry written by Brad Cohen and directed by Sian Williams. The collection explores the strange transformations within queer culture today, ranging from toxic masculinity to internalised homophobia.

The first three within the series are ‘All Our Boys Are Dying’, ‘March’ and ‘Church’. All are directly taken from Brad Cohen’s first poetry collection. The three episodes explore the persecution of men orchestrated by ISIS and gay correctional facilities in Chechnya, how pride has proved triumphant despite these acts of hate and how being a gay person and religious has its own battles.

These three episodes follow a couple who are tackling their own sexuality, internal conflicts as well as external judgement. ‘All Our Boys Are Dying’ is a harrowing insight into the isolated mind of a gay person who fears for people like himself. ‘March’, inspired by the events of the Orlando shooting in 2016 and the meaning behind the colours in the rainbow flag, describes how despite the murder of LGBTQ+ people, they cannot truly kill the community. Episode 3 ‘Church’ concludes the short film with subtle victory over today’s issues that challenge the LGBTQ+ community as well as this couple’s happiness.

Director Sian Williams is directing the film adaptation of this collection and has co-wrote the screenplays. Williams has previously screened at Fringe Queer Arts Festival and FEST in Portugal. William’s signature experimental and eerie style lends itself to the unique project.

Follow @churchthefilm for more updates!

Brad Cohen’s website: bradcohen.co.uk
Sian William’s website: sianalexandrawilliams.com

Written by Brad Cohen (Insta: @bradderie)
Directed and Edited by Sian Williams (Insta: @gingersiany)
Principal Camera by Jayden Robinson
Sound Design by Matt Williams
Assistant Producer Danny Polaris
Performance Advisor Amelia Webber
Music by Draco Draco (‘From Eastbound to Westbound’ available on iTunes)file:///var/folders/g4/fff5nbm12p5b1wkmk248dtx40000gn/T/IMG_1258.JPG

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Font ‘Lemon/Milk’ by MARSNEV

A Montage Of The Mind

 

 

A Montage Of The Mind is an experimental film exploring how ones mind gets from A to B and back again whilst wondering off into vivid tangents. The film exhibits my inner journeys & struggles, dealing with subject matter such as feminism, mental health, homosexuality, gender politics and much more.

I’ve been gradually making this film for over a year – collecting random prose that I have written over the years and filming images that catch my eye….. I have complied it all together carefully to try to make a film that not only shows the inner workings of the(my) mind but also a creative process as it is happening inside ones head…….

Each image/sound/word is delibrate. Everything links… but how? There is not just one interpretation to the content(s) of this film (or the film as a whole) – but many…….although I have my own intention behind each montage – im intrigued to know how others digest and dissect it.

 

Some of the prose featured was taken from two of my essays : The Lesbian Eye & Gender is what is put on

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Written / Directed / Edited by Sian Williams

Music composed by Xavier Boot & vocals by Rugile

Narrated by Sian Williams

© Copyright Sian Alexandra Williams 2017. All rights reserved.