FUMI GOMEZ

Fumi Gomez is a freelance film and theatre director. She's worked in the performing arts industry for the past decade. Her career started off with her collaboration with the Spanish company Colmena Teatro. It has evolved from there, and crossed frontiers until the present day. She is co-founder of Horatio Productions, specialised in new writing for science fiction theatre and film.

 

Her work is focused on new writing and original storytelling, seeking new expressive ways and languages. She works with artists from all around the world, enriching and giving a more global perspective to her work. She is heavily invested in theatre and film that speaks from a female, intersectional, culturally diverse, perspective, in a way that is clear, political and most importantly, entertaining.

 

Past work include: Directing ReGen which was the main show featured during the 2nd edition of Science Fiction Theatre Festival at The Pleasance theatre as part of their new writing season #YouWillKnowTheirNames. Kasimir and Karoline an adaptation of Ödön von Horváth 1932 play by award-winning theatre company 600 HIGHWAYMEN. Commissioned by Gate Theatre with Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama. Co-directing Scum by Tatty Hennessy a play about the punk movement in Cuba during the 90's for Park Theatre. Night Of The Living at Clifftown Theatre a devised piece with East15 Acting School students about "political horror". Remote at Theatre 503 a night of female playwrights, Endlings by Celine Song for Arcola Theatre Global Female Voices. Sold out show Red Button by Juan Echenique performed at Edinburgh Fringe 2017. Body and Blood by Lorraine Mullaney at King’s Head Theatre. Assisting directing award winning director Ola Ince in Twilight: Los Angeles 1992 by Anna Deavere Smith at Gate Theatre.

Future work include: Directing Antarctica a comedy about climate change and AI with the collaboration of King's College London which will be the main show featured during the 3rd edition Science Fiction Theatre Festival at The Pleasance (London). AD/Staff director for Madam Butterfly UK tour an OperaUpClose production, directed and libretto by Poppy Burton-Morgan, a new English translation aiming to address the problematic issues of sexism and cultural appropriation in the piece. 

 

Currently a freelance associate artist of the National Youth Theatre. She is also the founder of Making Films, a group of professional filmmakers who tell relevant stories, no matter the budget, with a focus on storytelling. It is a guerrilla film challenge and filmmaking community. The group challenges filmmakers to make a film in one month on a zero budget. The films that complete the challenge within the deadline are screened at the end of the month at a London venue. Making Films has over 1600 members and has curated and screened 57 short films. Supporters include: Candid Arts Trust, Sci-Fi London, and Raindance. For more info visit fumigomez.com

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