Directed by Chloe White and Will Davies, 2015 (10 mins)
**WINNER OF GRAND PRIZE IN SHORT FILMMAKING AT INTERNATIONAL MARITIME FILM FESTIVAL 2016** **NOMINATED FOR BEST DOCUMENTARY AT THE LONDON SHORT FILM FESTIVAL 2016**
We follow one woman as she heads to sea on a fishing boat. In the eerie night or under the still bright sun, it's not always clear where or when this is. It appears as a dream removed from the particulars of the woman's circumstances and so in her melancholy narration she might not just be describing her own life alone, but also ours.
This film was made by possible thanks to the kind support from the Macdowell Colony.
Official Selection: London Short Film Festival Open City Docs Fest Underwire Film Festival Maine Film Festival Camden International Film Festival
An All-Encompassing Light
Directed by Chloe White, 2014
***WINNER OF THE AUDIENCE AWARD AT THE IMPERIAL WAR MUSEUM SHORT FILM FESTIVAL***
***SELECTED AS ONE TO WATCH AT THE LONDON SHORT FILM FESTIVAL BY THE BFI***
"Chloe White uses simple techniques - talking head and archive footage - to tell Lee's story. Refined, considered and moving, just like its remarkable interviewee. " - Dylan Cave, BFI
A 20 minute documentary which details the experience of Lee, now in his 80s, when the atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima in 1945. The film is told through Lee's eyes as he remembers where he was, and how it affected him afterwards. The film uses archive footage against modern day shots of Hiroshima to show how the city has changed, and recovered from it's brutal past. The film touches on themes of memory, and loss, and poses the question: how we can move forwards with our lives when we hold such painful memories?
Official Selection: Open City Documentary Film Festival, 2014 Underwire Film Festival, 2014 Aesthetica Film Festival, 2014 Imperial War Museum Short Film Festival, 2014 London Short Film Festival 2015 British Shorts Film Festival 2015
Nominated for: Best Editor, Underwire Film Festival Best Documentary, Imperial War Museum Short Film Festival
Directed by Chloe White and Will Davies for the Guardian, 2016
Online videos of soothing sounds known as ASMR (autonomous sensory meridian response) are increasingly popular. Fans enjoy the relaxing effects of these ‘head orgasms’. Here, the makers of ASMR YouTube channels including WhisperAudios, WhispersRed and ASMRAngel explain the appeal of sounds such as gum-chewing, hair-brushing and beard-rubbing.
Once in Orgosolo
Directed by Chloe White and Will Davies, 2016
Published on NOWNESS
The film is set deep in the hills of Sardinia, in a small shepherding town famous for its murals. Deeply traditional, the town’s residents still speak their own form of Sardinian. Young men gallop up and down the cobbled streets on horseback, and women dress in black.
This short documentary explores how residents use story and memory to make sense of their lives. Some refer to political ideology as a tool of explanation, and others to local memories and lore. Story and memory are also embodied in a more tangible way in the production of a dripping ricotta, around which the film hangs.
1,001 Days is a feature documentary in development told through the eyes of a group of South African women who live in one of the poorest urban areas in South Africa, Alexandra, where two thirds of the women are abuse survivors. They are on a mission to change the fate of their neighbourhood, right from the beginning- at childbirth. Drawing on their own tough experiences of motherhood, these women go from home to home, supporting new mothers in their community through the first 1,001 days of their children's lives.
1,001 Days takes the audience on a journey through the chaotic and narrow streets of Alexandra as we follow our three main characters on their quest to empower women and change the course of their lives, and their children’s’.
Our second film for the Barbican, a short film looking at their community project Barbican Box Music.
Short film for Oxfam following the Nepal Earthquake.
Foundation for Future Justice
We were asked to make this short animation for the Foundation for Future Justice. The film highlights the need for a UN High Commissioner for Future Generations.
Recommended Washing Powder
Directed by Chloe White, 2013
This short documentary portrait of Kaz during one day at work reveals a lively spark within the mundane domesticity of a launderette setting, with a multi-layered soundtrack that weaves the functional whirring machines with daydreaming thoughts of the international mix of customers while they wait for their washing.
People Who Run Who Can't Run
Directed and animated by Chloe White, 2015
People who Run who Can't Run is Chloe's first animation. Combining her love of drawing and documentary, this animation takes a look into the lives of three people who are no longer able to do the one thing they love most in the world: run.
This film was made with the kind support of the Macdowell fellowship.
SAVE THE CHILDREN
We work for Save the Children regularly. In particular, Chloe spent time in Lesvos during the refugee crisis, captuing footage of Save the Children programmes.
The Journey of Child Refugees
The National Theatre are one of our regular clients. We pitched this film to them as a complimentary piece to their highly successful production War Horse. Horses in War reflects on the history of horses in battle from 3000BC to the present day, including their role in the French Revolution and notably World War I, the setting for War Horse.