Afloat by Riffy Ahmed
FILM TITLE: AFLOAT/DIRECTOR: Riffy Ahmed/COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: UK/DURATION: 00:11:06/LANGUAGE: English and Japanese/MUSIC: SAM BAWS/ CAST: AYUMI LANOIRE/DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY: MATTHIAS ASHFORD/ARTISTIC DIRECTOR: RIFFY AHMED/STYLIST: AYUMI LANOIRE/HAIR: Hannah Callaghan and Aiko Hayato London/MAKE-UP: Hannah Callaghan/
SHORT SYNOPSIS: 'Afloat' is an experimental film that paints a portrait of Japanese performance artist: Ayumi Lanoire. The film opens as a telephone call between Ayumi and Person X, which meanders the audience through the various layers that make up her personas leading one to wonder whether she is in fact a myth or reality.
SHORT DIRECTOR'S BIO: RIFFY is an award winning film director and visual artist. She has vast experience working across the art and film world from directing short films, video installations, music videos, commercial online content and curating interactive art shows. Her work has been screened and exhibited in various festivals and platforms such as Channel 4, Aesthetica, London Film Festival, ICA, INtransit / Nour Arts Festival and Saatchi Gallery