Blurring the line between ﬁction and reality Dadds protagonist discusses his real life troubles while rats climb over him. Highlighting the feelings of dissatisfaction at being underpaid and undervalued, he acts as spokesperson for disaffected youth.
Commissioned by Channel 4, Random Acts, 2016.
ICA London, Playback Festival 8th-12th March 2017
The Curve, Slough, Shorts Before Features – 8 Days a Week May 17th 2017
GoMA Glasgow, Mount Florida Screenings 08, June 2nd 2017
Jouis - Sinking Statues
Sinking Statues is the debut music video from artist/filmmaker Jess Dadds. Working closely with the band, the video attempts to re-create the psychedelic energy and atmosphere of a Jouis live show.
Sinking Statues was premiered on Clash Magazine July 2nd 2019.
"Sinking Statues" features on Jouis' 2019 album "Mind Bahn" jouis.bandcamp.com/album/mind-bahn-2
CREDITS: Director: Jess Dadds
Dolly/Jib Camera Operator: Louis Paccalin
Drone Camera Operator: Ben Davis
Produced by Beangoose Productions,
2019. NONE MORE RECORDS. 2019
Waste Free Fashion Collective
The Waste Free Fashion Collective respond to Katie Patterson's exhibition: "A Place That Exists Only In Moonlight" at Turner Contemporary, Margate.
All costumes made entirely from waste products.
The Waste Fashion Collective:
-Gloria Royer -Dream safari -Robert George Sanders -Erin Laurel Hayhow.
Commissioned by Future Foundry, 2019.
The Waste Free Fashion Collective @ Turner Contemporary
The Goose Hunter
The Goose Hunter is a short surreal comedy/satire set on the marshland of the Isle of Thanet. The film follows a paranoid bird watcher bemoaning the influx of migratory geese from Canada. Despite occurring in a post-brexit universe, The Goose Hunter still finds herself unable to control the forces that she feels impact upon her life.
The Hellfire Film Festival, Short Film Selection – Folkestone October 2017
Cinecity, The Brighton Film Festival, Short Film Selection – Brighton November 2017
Ramsgate International Film and Television Festival, Short Film Selection – Ramsgate March 2018
Seeking Safety: Young Asylum Seekers In The U.K.
“‘Seeking Safety’ is a short film made with asylum seekers in Kent. They arrived in the UK as children but have been refused protection and the right to remain permanently in the UK. It shows them talking about their experience of living without a secure immigration status under threat of destitution, detention and deportation.
Commissioned by Mind in Bexley and made with the help of Kent Refugee Action Network 2016.