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Familiar Struggle

Film exploring... the imposter syndrome which is common. My experience as an artist over my career I have struggled with this always felt not good enough, inadequate and not taken seriously due to my upbringing and my regional accent. When you are born in Barnsley you know you are the under class from the get go then there's the Irish and traveller psyche to add!! The STW experience alongside my own work on myself has shifted this massively. For the first time I felt my voice was worth listening to and that what I have to contribute is valid. The whole experience has raised my profile yes but more importantly my confidence. Not everything is what it seems and although I may seem confident on the outside internally I have struggled which has effect me personally for years,

I now know that this inadequacy is inherited within our DNA and our blood memory.

  • Wayne Sables
  • Keira Martin
  • Wayne Sables, Keira Martin
  • Keira Martin
    Key Cast
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  • Runtime:
    12 minutes 12 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    November 30, 2020
  • Production Budget:
    2,000 GBP
  • Country of Origin:
    United Kingdom
  • Country of Filming:
    United Kingdom
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  • Montreal Independently Film Festival
    March 20, 2021
    North American Premier
    Best Experiment Film
  • LA Sun Film Festival
    Los Angeles
    United States
    April 7, 2021
    Best Experimental Director
  • Venice Shorts
    United States
    April 27, 2021
    Official Selection
  • Chicago Indie Film Awards
    United States
    April 23, 2021
    Official Selection
  • Toronto Film Channel Awards
    May 1, 2021
    Award Winner
  • Austin International Art Festival
    United States
    April 30, 2021
  • Berlin Movie Awards
    May 2, 2021
    European Premiere
    Award Winner
  • Only The Best
    United States
    June 11, 2021
    Best Experimental
Director Biography - Wayne Sables, Keira Martin

Wayne Sables trained in contemporary dance before moving in to film and digital technologies. He has worked extensively across the USA, Europe and the UK as a dance and digital specialist.

Wayne is a Clore intensive alumni and an associate artist at Cast in Doncaster where he creates his trademark digital installations combining dance, film and projection mapping.

Wayne has created and curated works for Tour de Yorkshire, Hull City of Culture, National CAT Scheme and numerous museums, arts organisations and councils. He created the first interactive dance film with ManMade Youth Dance company and Autin Dance Theatre in 2019 which has gained national attention, as well as pioneering multiple interactive digital art works and light installations.

He is incredibly passionate about engaging communities in high quality arts experiences and empowering audiences. He is a creative leader and regularly works with collaborators and partners to develop strategic engagement projects across the UK.

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