Ciaran McWilliams (b. 1990) is an artist filmmaker, living with Cystic Fibrosis and ASD, who currently resides within his hometown of London. He has a Master’s Degree in Experimental Film from Kingston University, and a Bachelors (with honours) in Film from Plymouth College of Art.


His work has been screened throughout various festivals all over the United Kingdom, including previously being nominated for “Best Experimental Film” at the 2016 edition of the London Short Film Festival for his short graduation film, “Veiled”.


Ciaran’s films cover a range of topics, emotions, and his interests in an experimental way. His main interests and inspirations that he draws from include horror, internet cultures, analogue & digital media, anime and manga, video art, glitch art, video games, and the music he enjoys listening to, such as black metal, doom metal, dark ambient, and drone music. The majority of his works deal with his struggles with depression and his physical/mental health, while merging them with his own personal interests.


When not creating or watching film, you can find Ciaran hanging around on the internet, or casually streaming video games and roleplaying games over on twitch at horriblecurse_

Education
2016 - MA Experimental Film, Kingston University
2015 - BA (hons) Film, Plymouth College of Art


Exhibitions
2018 - PLAYBACK: touring exhibition, various locations
2017 - PLAYBACK: Stop Play Record Screening, Chisenhale Gallery, London
2017 - Open City Docs: BY HYPER MEDIA FOR HYPER MEDIA, The Castle Cinema, London
2017 - STOP PLAY RECORD Screening, ICA, London
2016 - MA Experimental Film 2016, Genesis Cinema, London
2016 - MA Experimental Film 2016, ICA, London
2016 - The Seventh Sense, BFI Southbank, London
2016 - LSFF: Analogue Pre-Curring, Ace Hotel, London
2016 - LSFF: New Shorts - Celluloid Traces, ICA, London


Experience
2017 - STOP PLAY RECORD, partnered w/ ICA and New Contemporaries

Writings
2017 - "My Normal Life With CF", Channel 4 Am I Normal?


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