UK / Duration 4m 3s / 2012
This is Flora Bradwell’s directorial debut and winner of Reel Islington Film Festival Best Short Film 2012. This gently funny mockumentary offers a rare glimpse into the world of Christopher Bailey, an eccentric signage enthusiast from Huntingdon beautifully played by Simon Perkins. Chris is an anachronism – a Fred Dibnah fan displaced to his aunt’s basement in Hackney. He finds purpose in replacing missing letters on shop fronts, fashioning himself as ‘The Robin Hood of Signage’.
Bradwell is a London based artist who studied Painting at City & Guilds of London Art School. Her vibrant canvases of distorted performers have been exhibited throughout the United Kingdom, selected exhibitions include Wales International Painting Prize, BEEP 2012 and Nostalgia at Camden Collective (2011). She has also worked on a number of collaborative projects, among them LAND OF TINA for Land of Kings Festival (2012), The Museum of Ewetopia at Pleasance, Islington (2010) and Ricardo Basbaum’s Would You Like to Participate in an artistic Experience? at the Showroom (2010). Bradwell also produced a short documentary, The Memory Exchange (2009) as part of an interactive art installation at Brixton Village Arcade. She also co-founded Greenhorn Short Film Festival in 2011. Greenhorn is an annual festival that celebrates the work of emerging film making talent. It returns to The New Diorama Theatre in September 2012.