Films

First Darkness

HD video 07:50 mins

Experimental, documentary, June 2010

Conceived, directed, filmed and edited by wyllie O hagan — Denise Wyllie and Clare O Hagan.

Synopsis

In First Darkness we see an artist reconnecting with life through her art, after her friend dies. The artist continues painting through this time of loss. The artist comes to realise that this loss is survivable, and that some of her best work comes from a place of darkness.

Screenings and Awards

Multiple Winner, Angel Film Awards, Monaco International Film Festival, December 2010 — Best Art Film and Best Original Music in Short Film Category.

April 2011 “In Competition” — It’s All True International Documentary Film Festival, Sao Paulo, Brazil.

November 2012 MOVE CINE ARTE FESTIVAL, Sao Paolo, Brazil

November 2011 Mirada en Cortos 5, Argentina

August 2011, “Special Mention”, Asolo Art Film Festival, Italy

April 2011 “In Competition” — It’s All True International Documentary Film Festival, Sao Paulo, Brazil

December 2010 Multiple Winner, Angel Film Awards, Monaco International Film Festival — Best Art Film and Best Original Music in Short Film Category

First Darkness, touring art exhibition

The film First Darkness is available to tour, screened with an art exhibition of original paintings and prints, fine art photography and artefacts featured within it. Accompanying the exhibition is a full colour book of the work.

Contact the artists to book the exhibition.

Reviews

First Darkness is completely stunning. Utterly beautiful, completely absorbing, technically and lyrically brilliant. Bravo.

Jane Ray, Producer BBC Radio 4

Still Life: London

HD Video 05:30 mins

Moving Image Artwork, 2009

Conceived, directed, filmed and edited by wyllie O hagan — Denise Wyllie and Clare O Hagan


Synopsis

Still Life: London explores a quest for stillness in a hectic world. Two screens project moving images with piano soundtrack. One screen shows a personal collection of still, quiet life objects, beautifully considered and composed, revealed at a reflective pace. The second screen shows abstract energetic lines wildly drawn with light.

Screenings

  • Anthology Film Archive, New York, March 2011
  • Australian Centre for the Moving Image
  • Melbourne Animation Festival 2010
  • The London Short Film Festival 2010
  • 2009 Antimatter Film Festival, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada.

Still Life London, art installation and exhibition

August 2012 — Installation and exhibition, GALLERIA BROWNING, Asolo, Italy

Still Life London is designed to be exhibited in multi-screen venues. It is available to tour screened in combination with an art exhibition of fine art photography and installation of artefacts featured within the film. Accompanying the exhibition is a full colour book of the work.

Contact the artists to book the exhibition.

Karelia — A Deep White Sea

HD Video 04:30 mins

Experimental Short, 2009

Conceived, directed, filmed and edited by wyllie O hagan — Denise Wyllie and Clare O Hagan

Synopsis

A Deep White Sea, Karelia, is an exploration of the theme using artworks, photographs and sound to create a high definition two dimensional digital moving image. Inspired by images of The Paleontological Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Wyllie O Hagan have utilized scientific information, cross media constructed objects and sound, to convey a poetic interpretation of the White Sea.

Awards

Winner Michael Nyman/Shooting People Award for Creative Video Award

I chose this film because of it’s daring yet humble use of visuals and animation techniques

Michael Nyman 2009