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The Pothole film by Louise Whitham

Trash Cannes 5-day film challenge – Louise Whitham wins

The Trash Cannes five day film challenge 2024 screening and awards took place on Sunday 14 April at The Printworks. Jude Montague talks to Louise Whitham who took home the trophy for best film.

With over 20 entries this year, artist and photographer – and video artist! – Louise Whitham put together her award-winning entry in the allocated five days with her  small locally based team including artist Caroline Gregory and filmmaker Jamiee De’ath.

She was still stunned by her win when asked for her thoughts: “I’m totally amazed to have been awarded the Trash Cannes Gong when all the other entries were so great and to get the best soundtrack was a massively unexpected bonus. Well done to everybody! Trash Cannes is one of the reasons I freaking love this town!”

Louise Whitham with her Trash Cannes trophies

Louise Whitham with her Trash Cannes trophies

Winning film: The Pothole – the tale of the two dragonfly sisters who live in a pothole in Bulverhythe
Written and directed by: Louise Whitham
Wearable sculpture: a collaboration with Caroline Gregory
Camera and editing: Louise Whitham
Assistant: Jamie De’ath
Calligraphy: Erica Smith




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Posted 14:06 Tuesday, Apr 16, 2024 In: Film

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