Writing Social Realist Magical Reality... Pin Cushion with Deborah Haywood

Room: Darwin D06
Time: Friday 2:00pm

007 - (T)

with Deborah Haywood and Gavin Humphries
moderated by Anna Smith


Writing Social Realist Magical Reality... Pin Cushion with Deborah Haywood image

The British director Deborah Haywood digs into her own teenage memories and unearths something eccentric, tragic and utterly unclassifiable.” – Jeanette Catsoulis, The New York Times

Some films are written and made against all odds. ‘Pin Cushion’, a magical reality dark fairy tale set against a social realist backdrop is one such film. And yet, critics and audiences are praising the “achingly fragile and genuinely, precociously peculiar” (Variety), an uncompromising vision born from the mind and heart of writer/director Deborah Haywood.

Haywood has shepherded her singular vision into a sensation, earning her a British Independent Film Award, Douglas Hickox Award (Directorial Debut) nomination for herself and a British Independent Film Award for Breakthrough Producer for her producer Gavin Humphries.

Every session LSF offers has something for the delegates, but only this one gives you the unique opportunity to meet with filmmakers at the very moment their careers are blasting off. When everyone is talking about Pin Cushion in the coming months, you can say, “I met Deborah Haywood. And she’s amazing.”

Appearing in this session

Anna Smith

Anna Smith – Film Critic & Broadcaster

A critic for Metro, The Guardian, Sight & Sound and Time Out, Anna is a regular on Radio 4 and also appears on BBC and Sky TV.
Anna Smith
Deborah Haywood

Deborah Haywood – Screenwriter & Director

Credits include: Pin Cushion, Lady Margaret

Deborah's feature debut Pin Cushion was released in July 2018 to four-star reviews across the board and was critic’s choice in The New York Times.
Deborah Haywood
Gavin Humphries

Gavin Humphries – Producer

Credits include: Pin Cushion

Gavin is a BAFTA nominated and Cannes winning producer having worked on projects with the British Film Institute, Google, Film4, Tate Modern and the BBC.
Gavin Humphries