New to the Suffolk Shorts team
Introducing Hebe Dobson-Mouawad, a Suffolk-based writer, who is the latest addition to the Suffolk Shorts team.
I am absolutely delighted to be joining the Suffolk Shorts team! Being a lover of cinema and having spent most of my life by the Suffolk shores, I am so pleased to be a part of a festival that will be celebrating both.
In a world filled with more distractions than ever, film remains a way to fully immerse the viewer into another place and time. My mother always encouraged me to appreciate cinema. Sitting me down at a surprisingly young age to watch classics from masters of the art including Kubrick, Scorsese, Spielberg, etc., it seemed impossible for me not to develop a keen interest in film.
Alongside frequent trips to the cinema, I found myself spending a great deal of time writing. Aged nineteen, my first work was published in The Guardian. I then decided to combine my passions and study screenwriting at the University of Suffolk. I am currently in my third year and writing my first feature film script, which has only increased my appreciation of the skill it takes to be a screenwriter and filmmaker.
Whilst I enjoy a range of film genres, my favourites are comedies and thrillers. If pushed to select a favourite film, I would have to choose Some Like It Hot. The film is sixty years old this year, yet Wilder’s humour still stands the test of time.
There are so many talented people in Suffolk, some of whom I have had the pleasure to study with at the University of Suffolk, who often find themselves isolated from other creatives and opportunities due to the London-centric nature of the film industry.
Suffolk Shorts is exactly what our community needs to connect local people working and interested in film. I cannot wait to be a part of it!