Louis-Jack is an award-winning artist filmmaker based in London.
He was selected for FLAMIN/ Film Londons's New Approaches mentorhsip scheme 2017-2018. In 2016 he won the New Faces Prize at the Japan Media Arts Festival and was an Associate of Open School East.
His films have been screened worldwide, including: London Short Film Festival at the ICA, The National Art Centre Tokyo, Modern Art Oxford, The Royal Opera House, the Arsenale of Venice and Newlyn Art Gallery.
His most recent short film SINK OR SWIM explores depression through underwater ballet. It was made with the support of Mind, Arts Council England and The Royal Opera House (ROH). It premiered in December 2017 on NOWNESS and has since gone on to receive over 200K online views and national TV and radio coverage. It will be part of the ROH’s Live Cinema Season in June where it will be shown in cinemas worldwide.
Currently, he is working on another film related to mental health, PETRICHOR. The story of a washed-up snooker star in his final professional match.
My work is concerned with the immaterial, inexpressible struggles faced by my generation. We are now all characters in our own lives, worried about our story, waiting for the third act, which never comes. Depression is endemic in young people with an unprecedented number reliant on anti-depressants. Searching for answers in our increasingly immaterial lives, I propose that physical, haptic practices might provide an antidote.