Whatever stage you are at in your journey in film, whether you just enjoy watching films or are starting to make your own work, this is a chance to experience the latest work by award-winning Bristol-based filmmaker Michael Jenkins (Blak Wave) on the big screen, get insights into his journey through film and find out what inspires him to create.
Pickney (16mins) is the story of Leon, a mixed-race teenager trying to work out where he fits in. He is close to his Nan, the only person he knows from his Jamaican side of the family. He goes to his Nan’s Nine Nights and meets the rest of his family for the first time where he begins to understand identity is more than just skin deep.
The screening will be followed by an in-conversation with Michael Jenkins and actor Ajani Cabey hosted by Adam Murray (Come The Revolution / Black Bristol Horror Club.) There will also be a chance to ask questions via text in-venue.
About Michael Jenkins:
Michael Jenkins is a self-shooting, director, producer and writer of film and TV. He is extremely motivated to bring both culturally familiar and untold stories to as wide of an audience as possible and believes passionately in the role of film as an engine for change and understanding. An award winning filmmaker, he won Best Short Film for Check the Label at The Royal Television Society Awards 2018. Visit pickneyfilm.com / @pickneyfilm.
About BFI NETWORK:
BFI NETWORK exists to support, develop and champion new filmmakers looking to kick-start their career. Made possible through National Lottery funding, they collaborate with film organisations and leading cultural venues across the UK to provide short film and early feature development funding, industry-backed professional development and networking support to producers, writers and directors of all ages. Watershed runs BFI NETWORK in the South West, open to those across the region from Cornwall to Gloucestershire to Hampshire. For more info visit watershed.co.uk/filmhub/making-films / @networkfhsw.