Instagram & Twitter: @o_endersby Oliver Endersby was born in 1996 and moved to London in 2014 to study a BA in Filmmaking at Kingston School of Art. As an artist filmmaker Oliver’s work centres around an interest in place, working within the medium of moving image to explore relationships to time, history and myth. 'Myths have a history – maybe they are history?’ (The View from the Train by P. Keiller) This is a question from a filmmaker that has informed and inspired Oliver’s practice as a young artist filmmaker. When working with his subjects, Oliver considers the opaque narratives that can be drawn out of a landscape, focusing his research to places tainted with human history and presence, such as ruins. Oliver then works from his research to create a imaginative and detailed portraits of place. Oliver has recently completed his first commissioned short film as part of the ICA’s ‘Stop Play Record’ scheme for young artist filmmakers. Entitled ‘The Thorn’, it is an experimental piece, 3-Minutes in length, providing a study of an idle rifle range, exploring the presence of militarism within the landscape and how it channels contemporary myth. This work has been selected by Channel 4 as part of their ‘Random Acts’ scheme and will be shown online as of next year. It will also be included in the ICA’s ‘Playback’ Festival, a touring exhibition of works showcasing 145 short films by young artist filmmakers. Oliver is now in the final stages of 3-5 minute artist film piece in collaboration with Nowness and the ICA, working with camera traps to explore the presence of the natural world in one of Londons edgelands, Lea valley. Oliver has built up a variety of skills as a filmmaker, contributing to projects as a Director of Photography and Editor, building up intermediate knowledge in these departments. Oliver has been involved with external productions, working as an assistant on projects funded by Arts Council England such as ‘Oreet Ashery’s ‘Revisiting Genesis’ and ‘Schools Interior: The Flight of the Ostrich’ by Jessica Sarah Rinland; both experiences granting a unique insight into practicing artist filmmakers. Oliver also interned at UK based production company ‘Fly-Film’ and gained a more in depth insight into the production process. Since Graduating, Oliver has continued to develop projects and seek commissioning opportunities, further exploring his research interests and establishing himself further as an artist filmmaker.Locked Pro Plan feature
Directed & Edited ‘Why Are We Making Towers Where The Leopards Are?’ as part of a progression oppurtunity awarded by the Stop Play Record scheme. Film premired on NOWNESS.com
Directing, Editing & Cinematography for short film ‘The Thorn’ in accordance with the ICA & KSA. Selected to be part of Channel 4’s ‘Random Acts’ scheme. Included in the ICA’s touring ‘Playback Festival’ - (https://stopplayrecord.ica.art)
First Class Honours Degree in BA Filmmaking. Project based course where I developed my own filmmaking practice and acquired skills to work professionally.