Lottie Graham is a filmmaker, born and educated in Jersey, who recently started her own production label: i90 West, showcasing film and art work that have social and cultural resonances. Her aim is to create pieces that are explorative and inspire audiences towards positive social and environmental change. Lottie graduated from Exeter University with a BA in English Literature and continued to study filmmaking in Los Angeles. While there, Lottie interned for Morgan Neville, director of the Oscar Winning “20 Feet From Stardom”, and directed her first documentary that went on to win the NYFA Student Award. She continued to work on numerous film projects, including “Disobedience” with award winning producers, Frida Torresblanco and Ed Guiney. In London she worked with Wildgaze Films’ Amanda Posey and Finola Dwyer (Producers of Oscar nominated “An Education” and “Brooklyn”). She is currently writing and directing her own pieces under her production label and working professionally as a filmmaker.
Lottie was awarded ArtHouse Jersey seed funding towards the development and production of a new short animation form ‘Miranda and her Plastic’ a story about throwaway plastics and its impact on the ocean, and our current social climate’s effect on mental health. The story focuses on Miranda, a gallery assistant who realises that her mysophobia affects marine mammals and their plight with plastic pollution.
‘It’s been a brilliant process so far, collaborating with artists and environmentalists. We are still in the process of completing, but the development stage has been extremely rewarding. We have completed an animatic, found a studio, are in conversation with investors and environmental charities and companies. We are now working towards forming a crew budgeting/storyboarding and working with the animation software. The project has been invaluable in developing my experience as a filmmaker, it is my first experience with animation and it has been a great opportunity to learn and add this technique to my skillset. It has put me in contact with other artists and collaborators and added to my portfolio as a director. I have also been shortlisted in the Sundance screenwriting lab at the Sundance Film Festival with my feature film script in January. This project has helped in my creative process, developing my work as a writer/director and hopefully lead towards my career in feature filmmaking.’