Martha Lovett Cullen is a writer and director from Dublin. Growing up glued to her parents extensive DVD collection and attending multiple kids film camps, Martha knew she wanted to make movies from an early age. She has written and directed her own short films each year at the National Film School, addressing personal and emotional subjects often from a poetic female viewpoint within her work. Martha intends to continue exploring the complexities of relationships with others and ourselves in her films, investigating the impact different experiences have on how we learn and grow as individuals in our own stories.
This is a short 3 minute film piece directed by Martha Lovett Cullen and shot by Cat Leibowitz starring Lisa Frisby and Jade Silke-Fetherston. Set in a small playground, Lily thinks back on the memories she made there with her childhood best friend Emma. She considers what their friendship could have been had it continued, before facing reality and making peace with the separate paths they chose.
Investigating the use of unspoken desire and its contribution to pivotal change in Céline Sciamma's three films; Water Lilies, Tomboy and Girlhood. My thesis offers an in-depth look at the progression of Sciammas work and explores her unique perspective on the world through her directing techniques and storytelling.