Sue Giovanni

.editor & colourist


Shortlisted for the Jules Wright Prize 2016





State of IIlusion

Artist: Jasmina Cibic

"State of Illusion departs from the story of the last pavilion of the defunct state of Yugoslavia at an international world exposition – the Montreal EXPO 1967."

Commissioned by DHC/ART Fondation pour l’art contemporain Montreal; supported by the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studios in the Fine Arts, Kunstmuseum Ahlen, Northern Film School at Leeds Beckett University.


Rehearsing the Museum

Artist: Marysia Lewandowska

"Collaboratively scripted with the Taiwanese Beijing-based writer Zian Chen, the work follows on from Lewandowska’s two-year research project at the Asia Art Archive in Hong Kong. The narrative unfolds through a dialogue between two women whose diverse backgrounds and aspirations expose sensitivities around property development and the contested ownership of museum artifacts."

Comissioned by Randi Grov Berger, Entrée Bergen


Gallery 3 installation

Artist: Jananne Al-Ani

Permanent 50 metre by 5 metre installation for the new National Museum of Qatar


Nada Act II

Artist: Jasmina Cibic

"The film is based on the 1958 production of Béla Bartók’s pantomime ballet The Miraculous Mandarin – the work that the Yugoslav State chose to represent its new direction on Nations Day at the Brussels EXPO almost sixty years ago. Here it is repurposed, mis-imagined and overwritten with new purpose in collaboration with the choreographer Lea Anderson."

Co-commissioned by European Capital of Culture Aarhus 2017, BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art Gateshead and supported by Arts Council England, Northern Film School at Leeds Beckett University and Waddington Studios London.


The Drift

Artist: Maeve Brennan

"In The Drift, Brennan traces the shifting economies of objects in contemporary Lebanon. The film moves between three main characters: the gatekeeper of the Roman temples of Niha in the Beqaa Valley; a young mechanic from Britel, a village known for trading automobile parts; and an archaeological conservator working at the American University of Beirut."

Shown at Chisenhale and Spike Island


Black Powder Peninsular

Artist:  Jananne Al-Ani

"By focusing on lost and redundant industrial and military sites such as oil refineries and explosives factories and by replicating the point of view of a drone in Black Powder Peninsular, I hope to offer a new perspective on the English landscape, flattening and abstracting it, rendering it unfamiliar and ‘other’, more desert-like perhaps."

Shown as part of Traces of War at King's College London


Muhammad Ali and Me

Mojisola Adebayo and the Ali Collective

Muhammad Ali and Me is the critically acclaimed coming-of-age story of a young black girl growing up in foster care and her fantastical friendship with the legendary, Muhammad Ali. Ali himself makes a guest appearance through verbatim text and original fight footage. Oval House 2008 and The Albany 2016


A Premonition of the Act

Artist: Rose English

3 channel video using documentary footage of rehearsals. Part of the instillation in gallery 2 at Camden Arts Centre.


Life of the Bicycle

Director: Charlotte Bill

No time to stand still in this short film looking into what makes a cyclist. Director Charlotte Bill decides to keep things moving as she chats to users of Herne Hill Velodrome about their passion for cycling.


If Walls Could Speak

Director: Charlotte Bill

Brixton is home to a well-known and well-loved collection of murals. If Walls Could Speak listens to those who claim ownership of these artworks; the painters and artists who made them, local residents who live with them and the next generation who will become custodians. If Walls Could Speak is an eclectic and textured film showcasing four diverse murals.


Shadow Sites II

Artist: Jananne Al-Ani

Shadow Sites II was created from high-resolution digital stills. The piece plays on the aerial vantage point of the viewer, as they travel towards an unfamiliar surface the images dissolve from one to another though the sense of falling continues.


Memento Park

Artist: Carey Young

Memento Park was shot in a statue park in Budapest containing a large collection of monumental, socialist realist Soviet statues. We see the figures surrounded by bustling contemporary life passing by outside the park, which undercuts the statues' historical importance and impressive physical impact. We are witnessing the dusk and dawn of an idyll.


My Villages, trailers

Artists: Wapke Feenstra & Kathrin Böhm together with Grizedale Arts and public works have developed the idea of a joint International Village Shop, Kiosk or Honesty Box. Customers pay what they think items are worth, putting the money in a jar on the stall. Nine trailers are being made for main products featured on the Kiosks, showing location, production and use of the products.



Director: Esther Johnson

Made for ‘The City Speaks’, an innovative collaborative project developed by Film London Artists' Moving Image Network and BBC Radio Drama. Yalda is a colourful musical journey into the narrative of a woman's tangled past, with magical glimpses of her present world and hopes for a liberated future.


Moj of the Antarctic

Mojisola Adebayo and the Antarctic Collective

Moj of the Antarctic is inspired by the wonderful true life story of Ellen Craft, a 19th century African-American slave woman who escaped to freedom in London by disguising herself as a white man. This innovative production incorporates video, poetry, dance, music, song and original photography. Played Lyric, Oval House and toured 4 African countries with the British Council



Director: CampbellX

The film is lyrical and poetic containing images of femininity from ancient mythology and popular cinematic culture. Fem, shown at the London Lesbian and Gay Film Festival 2007 pays homage to the femme lesbian through the admiration of the butch narrator.



Director: CampbellX

Legacy is a video installation exploring - through the relationship between video artist Inge Blackman and her mother - the legacy of slavery on intimate relationships. Commissioned by Arnolfini and Arts Council



Artist: Emmanuelle Waeckerle

Two protagonists, a man and a woman, are in a serious disagreement as to their personal conception of the words HOME and HOLE. Using their voices and four walls to write and draw on, they attempt to resolve this simple yet fundamental conflict. 15 minute video shown at the Essor Gallery, funded by London Arts / Surrey Institute


Small Planet

Artists: Zoe Walker & Neil Bromwich

Commissioned by TV Swansong ‘In Search of a Small Planet’ engages with a nostalgia for times and places in 70's tv concentrating on the specific and separate landscapes of Walker & Bromwich's childhoods. The work comprises 2 separate narrative videos one based on The Klangers and the other The Dukes of Hazzard. Two 8 minute videos broadcast on the TV Swansong website


Limbo-Land Artists: Zoe Walker & Neil Bromwich

Made during the Berwick Gymnasium residency. Zoë inhabits a dream like space where she struggles to keep her moon from crashing to the ground. She is caught in perpetual -motion. 5 min video loop



Making Her Mark 12' film by artist Mairéad McClean showing at Taigh Chearsabhagh Museum & Arts Centre, North Uist 2018


Wallpaper 67' film by artist Alia Syed shown at Lux 2018


Four Parts of a Folding Screen 83' film by filmmakers Anthea Kennedy and Ian Wiblin shown at Rotterdam 2018


Regarding Nature video installation by artist Chrystel Lebas shown at Huis Marseille


Resurrection Restoration  6' film by artist Lynne Marsh shown at Tintype


Black Powder Peninsular  6' film by artist Jananne Al-Ani shown at Traces of War Exhibition


Persuasion  20' film by artist Lucy Parker shown at Berwick Film and Media Arts Festival


Asunder  72' film by artist Esther Johnson


Alone Together 18' film by artist Esther Johnson


Studies for Maynard 27' film by artist Tanya Syed shown at Oriel Davies


Opera Project 120' film by  artist Lynne Marsh, shown at fig-2, ICA


Public House 120' film by artist Sarah Turner, Documentary Competition, BFI London Film Festival 2015


Half Way 93' documentary directed by Daisy-May Hudson


Sappho: Love & Life on Lesbos with Margaret Mountford 59' documentary, Maya Vision International for BBC


Waiting for Los Angeles video installation by artist Uta Kögelsberger


Paint it Pink 42' documentary directed by Sophie MacCorquodale


Spielraum 15' 45" film by Jasmina Cibic showing at Ludwig Museum Budapest


Letter of Complaint 11' 30" film by artist Rachel Reupke showing at Cubitt


Tender 15' film by artist Nurri Kim


I am a Spy 20' film by artist Sarah Wood screening at The International Film Festival Rotterdam


Winged Warriors 12' film by Evy Barry


Pirates of Salé 70' documentary directed by Rosa Rogers


My Mathematics 77' 25" edit of performance documentation for Rose English The Eros of Understanding, Charlottenborg


Still Life 12' 48" edit of performance documentation for Carey Young


This is History 30' documentary by artist Roz Mortimer


Peggy Shaw A Film Portrait 16' documentary by artist Tanya Syed, shown at BFI Flare 2014


Adam Bohman 12' documentary by Gianmarco Del Re commissioned by Cafe OTO


The Gospel According to St Derek 37' documentary by Andy Kimpton-Nye


Life of the Bicycle Charlotte Bill, Clapham Film Unit  24’ documentary


Pig the Dog 3' drama by Maxy Bianco for Channel 4 Random Acts


Can House 52' documentary by Maxy Bianco


Panopticon Letters 24' film by artist Alia Syed, showing at the 5th Moscow Biennale 2013


Fruits of Our Land 12' film and Framing the Space 11' film by artist Jasmina Cibic, showing at the Slovenia Pavilion, 55th International Art Exhibition - la Biennale di Venezia 2013


English Magic Jeremy Deller 14' film, showing at the British Pavilion, 55th International Art Exhibition - la Biennale di Venezia 2013


Perestroika: Reconstructed Sarah Turner 180' artist’s film, shown at Carroll / Fletcher 23 April - 10 May 2013


Capturing Life John Tchalenko, dust + scratches films  54' documentary


It's Quicker By Hearse Esther Johnson  20’ documentary, showing at the National Railway Museum, 23 March – 16 June 2013


Breaking Ground, the story of the London Irish Women's Centre Michelle Deignan  63’ documentary


Groundworks I-V Jananne Al-Ani  video installation shown at Sharjah Biennial 11


The View From My Window Tells Me I'm Home Esther Johnson  45’ documentary


Folie a Deux, madness made of two Kim Hopkins, Labour of Love Films 101’ documentary, acquired by BBC Storyville


The View from Our House Anthea Kennedy & Ian Wiblin  75’ documentary


Off Road 20’ film by artist Uta Kögelsberger shown at Danielle Arnaud


You’ve Been Trumped Montrose Pictures  95’ documentary, Grierson 2012 shortlisted


Gonda Ursula Mayer  30’ artist’s film commissioned by FLAMIN


So Many Ways To Hurt You Jeremy Deller  30’ artist’s documentary


Bomber Boys BBC  90’ doc BBC1


We Must Live! Bridget Smith  30’ artist’s documentary  Frith Street Gallery


Battle for Helmand BBC  60’ doc  BBC2


Shadow Sites II Jananne Al-Ani  8’ artist's video  Abraaj Capital Art Prize



Updated September 2018