Cinematographer, director and producer, Darius Shu joins the Platform Society with actor and director Arron Blake to share their take on how to tell an impactful story in a short space of time.
The pair have worked on several films together and Darius’ directorial debut, His Hands, won six awards at various festivals (including Queen Palm International Film Festival) and was nominated for best narrative short at the Tribeca film festival.
Darius and Arron’s films often feature LGBT+ centred narratives, helping to bring previously untold stories to the silver screen with passion and artistic flair. Their most recent work, I AM Norman, is a docu-fiction thriller that explores the horrors of conversion therapy and the devastating effect it has on those it is supposed to ‘cure’. The film comes as a response to the fact that gay conversion therapy has not been banned in the UK and efforts to do so are moving very slowly.
The talk with Darius and Arron will feature a private screening of the film I AM Norman, followed by a talk on the various creative processes behind telling a story in a way that keeps the audience engaged. There will be an opportunity for Q&As at the end.
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Platform Society runs creative events to raise money for Cavendish Cancer Care, working closely with arts societies across Sheffield SU and beyond. Our aim is to become a platform and resource for anyone with passion for the arts, whether it be theatre, music, art, literature, film or more.