Pampas Grass by Jessica Bishopp
FILM TITLE: Pampas/DIRECTOR'S NAME: Jessica Bishopp/PRODUCTION COMPANY: Channel4 Random Acts/COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: UK/DURATION: 00:05:00/BRAND: Channel4 Random Acts/MUSIC: Hollie Buhagiar/CAST: Naomi Shimada/DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY: Anna MacDonald/STYLIST: Amy Thompson/HAIR & MAKE-UP: Gina Blondell/
SHORT SYNOPSIS: Sexual signalling and suburban myth; what does your front garden say about you? Plants were used in 1970s suburbia to send seductive signals to neighbours or so rumour has it. A docudrama exploring the truth in the botanical myth; what went on behind closed curtains? A look at sexual signalling, subcultures, and suburban legend.
SHORT DIRECTOR'S BIO: London-based filmmaker and artist Jessica Bishopp explores universal themes embedded in our daily lives and thoughts; exposing the magic in the mundane. Jessica’s films have screened at festivals such as Sheffield Doc/Fest, Aesthetica (ASFF) and London Short Film Festival (LSFF). Her films have featured online on The Atlantic, NOWNESS, Dazed&Confused and Aeon; receiving more than one Vimeo Staff Pick. Recently she has been commissioned by NOWNESS, Barbican and Channel4 Random Acts.