Puffling
Work in progress
Synopsis:
On a remote island off the coast of Iceland, teenagers take it upon themselves to counteract the damaging human impact on nature, exchanging night-time parties for nocturnal puffin patrols - in a coming of age story of joy and jeopardy for young adults and pufflings alike.
Filmmakers:
Jessica Bishopp
Director
Jessica Bishopp is an award winning documentary filmmaker fascinated by subcultures and myth; exploring universal themes embedded in our daily lives. Her work has screened at festivals including Sheffield Doc/Fest, Aspen Shortsfest, AFI DOCS and London Short Film Festival. Her films have been nominated twice for the Best Director Award at Underwire Film Festival and her artist film ‘Lifespan’ was broadcast on Channel4. Her films have featured on The Atlantic, NOWNESS and Aeon, receiving several Vimeo Staff Pick awards. She was selected from over 3,000 applications to represent the UK as a director at Berlinale Talents 2020.
Alice Hughes
Producer
Alice Hughes is a BIFA and Grierson nominated producer whose work has been screened in cinemas, BAFTA Qualifying festivals and online on BFI Player, Amazon and Apple TV. The success of her feature Half Way led the director, Daisy May Hudson, to be named BAFTA Breakthrough Brit in 2017. Her short, Motherland, was shortlisted for a Grierson in 2020, and won a BSC cinematography award. Alice has had films funded by BFI Doc Society and Rooftop Film Fund, and has had work featured on Nowness, Short of the Week and Vimeo Staff Pick.
Gannesh Rajah
Producer
Gannesh Rajah is an award-winning producer with extensive experience across a variety of formats; from shorts to long form. He was a Doc/Fest Future Producer, awarded the prestigious Doc Society Fellowship, and is part of the BFI Networks' flagship Insight Producer Programme. His first feature documentary, IF THE STREETS WERE ON FIRE, has been supported by the BFI Doc Society and was selected for Film London’s Production Finance Market, CPH:Forum, Cannes' Marche du Film Spotlight, as well as the inaugural BFI London Film Festival Work-In-Progress Showcase. He would like to personally thank you (yes, you) for reading his bio.