Kitchen Sink

Domestic vs wild, plot vs deconstruction, human vs animal, diverse vs norm. Unsure intensity and initial intrigue clouds a kitchen sink drama with very diverse and obscure occupants. These clashes drive Kitchen Sink’s ambition to question and challenge what we see, hear, accept, reject and ultimately understand about those like and unlike ourselves. Kitchen Sink provides four examples of functioning, yet continually warping, lives. The family represent trapped evolution. A time when human biology decided to take a few detours and shortcuts, leaving the remains of animalistic features scattered amongst our families four bodies. The film offers a unique family observation with beguiling highlights and positive wonder. Whilst uncertainty is welcomed here, it is never announced, only softly delivered to the audiences' pondering mind. The film is an all encompassing portal where the bizarre and beautiful seduction of our everyday activities become extraordinary through the eyes of trapped evolution. The film places essential value in a unique cast, but significantly addresses our frightening need and ability to categorise beings and behaviours in the very first place. Such division is unnecessary and in my view unnatural. Thus, the mother film strives to confront our perception of human model behaviour and appearance. Why the perpetual push into this unrealistic air of being totally comfortable in ones skin. It is messily stunning and charming when confronted with four examples of life who are constantly evolving in mind, unusually in physical body but predominantly reacting to life as a family.

  • Vivienne West
  • Vivienne West
  • Liam Francis
  • Alice Humphreys
  • Zamira Kate Mummery
    Key Cast
  • Buddy Watkins
    Key Cast
  • Michael Elcock
    Key Cast
  • Annie Edwards
    Key Cast
  • Vivienne West
  • Liam Francis
  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Short
  • Genres:
    Fantasy, Family
  • Runtime:
    3 minutes 46 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    January 20, 2017
  • Production Budget:
    4,000 GBP
  • Country of Origin:
    United Kingdom
  • Country of Filming:
    United Kingdom
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Director Biography - Vivienne West

Since the ripe age of three, Vivienne began a life wrapped in theatre, dance and film learning from diverse works of Mel Brooks, Andrea Arnold and Bob Fosse. Now 23 years old and extensively working as a professional dancer from South East London it will always remain important to Vivienne to actively be involved in the creative areas she is a product of. Starting out in both dance and acting on screen with BBC Wales, it was a strong pursuit to drive this passion further. At 13, she studied at Laban's Centre for Advanced programme opening her eyes to the world of contemporary dance and the endless artistic discoveries to be made. She progressed onto completing a BA Honours programme at London Studio Centre, achieving a First Class Honours degree and also being awarded the Elizabeth West award for achievement in contemporary dance with regards to choreographic exploration.

Companies and artists she has created and worked with include a close mentor relationship with Kerry Nichols and Kerry Nichols Dance, Warner Music, Silent Tapes, Channel 4, Longlisted with The Old Vic 12, Sandy Strallen, Random Dance, British Independent Film Awards 2011, Shobana Jeyasingh Dance Company, Lost Dog Raquel Meseguer (Winners of 2011 Place Prize), Trinity College London, Russell Maliphant Company, Kate Mummery, Luke Birch, Matthew Bourne New Adventures, Hip Hop creations with John Graham, Kerry Nicholls Dance Intern Position – Summer 2014 and works by Henri Oguike (also her professionally mentor), John Ross and Jose Agudo.

Vivienne strongly believes eclecticism of training strengthens versatility which simply broadens the mind and brings improvement and enhancement of an existing, natural ability. She applies this to her adoration of cinema as she finds such beauty in contradictions and different behaviours and style. Along with Liam Francis (Rambert Dancer and Fellow collaborator), Nicholas Hewlett (Dancer and Composer) and Isabella Van Braeckel (Designer), she is a founding member of The Purple Cloud Experience. This collaborative collective have created many works together ranging from live narrative performance, abstract sight specific work, short dance films and documentaries.

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