Susannah Gent is a film maker & artist working in experimental narrative fiction and fine art taxidermy.
Based in Sheffield (South Yorkshire UK), her work spans two decades. Susannah's early short film work (see film tab) has won numerous awards and has been screened all over the world. In 2004 she completed the feature film 'Jelly Dolly' which went on the win the 'Best Film' award at the 'Britspotting Showcase' in Berlin.
In 2005 Susannah began to work in fine art taxidermy and quickly began exhibiting. During a residency in 2010 at Bank Street Arts, Susannah embarked on a collaboration with poets Fay Musselwhite and Lindalee Welsh resulting in performance work at both the Sheffield Poetry Festival and Off the Shelf literary festival in 2011.
More recent work includes Unhomely Street, a twenty minute short that explores hauntology and mental illness, premiered at the 63rd International Short Film Festival of Oberhausen, and Solar: Walking at the Speed of Light, a digital project from the Walking Arts Research Group at Sheffield Hallam University. It is an app that guides a walking trail from the city centre into the Peak District based on a scaled down version of the solar system. Susannah's film for the planet Mars: Influence of Mars, screened at the Hamburg International Short Film Festival 2017.
Susannah is a Senior Lecturer in 'Film & Media Production' at Sheffield Hallam University where she teaching directing, script writing & art direction.
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