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Film success for University of Roehampton alumnus

Department of Media, Culture and Language alumnus, Dominic Buchanan, has latest film Lilting selected as the opening film of the London Lesbian & Gay Film Festival.

Posted: 14 April 2014

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Ben Whishaw (left) stars in Lilting, produced by Roehampton alumnus, Dominic Buchanan.
Dominic graduated from the University of Roehampton in 2004 with a BA in Film. The most recent film he has produced was selected as the opening film of the London Lesbian & Gay Film Festival 2014.

Lilting is a British drama starring Ben Whishaw (Bright Star, Cloud Atlas) and Cheng Pei Pei (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon), and directed by Hong Khaou. It tells the story of a mother’s attempt at understanding who her son is after his untimely death and whose world is suddenly disrupted by the presence of his lover. Together, they attempt to overcome their grief whilst struggling against not having a shared language.

Dominic’s debut film Gimme The Loot had its World Premiere at SXSW in March 2012 and went on to win the Grand Jury Prize for Best Narrative Feature.

Another University of Roehampton alumnus, Shane O'Sullivan, has released, in the UK, an award-winning Palestinian documentary through his distribution company, E2 Films. Shane received a  PhD in Film in 2013.

World Not Ours was a festival favourite with critics and audiences in 2013, winning Best International Film at the Edinburgh International Film Festival. A World Not Ours was filmed over more than 20 years by multiple generations of director Mahdi Fleifel's family.

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