Meet the 2018 Curator

Meet the 2018 Curator

Organisers are pleased to announce that this year’s curator is author, actor and director Garth Jennings.

Garth Jennings has directed many music videos and commercials as one third of the production company Hammer and Tongs. His work includes videos for Blur, Radiohead, Beck, Fatboy Slim and Vampire Weekend.

He is the director of  The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy (2005) and the writer and director of Son of Rambow (2007) and Sing (2017.) The Deadly 7 and The Wildest Cowboy are his first books for children and he is currently in production on a sequel to Sing.

Garth said “My only previous experience with curating anything was making compilation tapes for my friends back in the 80’s and 90’s so curating The Bridport Film Festival this is a thrilling step up.

Working with the team to plot an entire program of films has been a real treat, and I’m really looking forward to watching the films and hearing the people behind them share their secrets. We are not just celebrating some of the finest screen adaptions, but also the sheer delight of the cinema experience

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