Abbe Fletcher

Abbe Fletcher is a filmmaker and practice-based researcher. As senior lecturer at Kingston University, she supervises practice based PhDs in film making and co-founded the MA in film making in the school of Performance and Screen Studies. She is a founding member of (women’s independent collective) films. Her research interests include experimental and documentary film practice, the intersection of filmmaking and family life and the films of Rose Lowder, Dziga Vertov, Kurt Kren and Stan Brakhage. She is particularly interested in investigating the processes of filmmaking, printmaking, drawing and textiles and the importance of play in creativity.

Recent outputs include:

Film maker in the Family, a curated screening at the BFI (September 2016). Essay on 48 Heads of the Szondi Test in Kurt Kren: Structural Films, edited by Rees, Hamlyn and Payne (Intellect 2016). Pulpo y pandereta, 2014, short film; Role Reversal Rehearsal, performance and film collaboration with artist Jessica Akerman published as 7 positions in 2 hours, in MaMSIE’s Studies in the Maternal ( 2013); My Mild-Mannered Mother-in-Law from Mildmay, film with Akerman 2013; The Road to Gibara in Cuba, 2010.

She welcomes research supervision enquires in the areas of: filmmaking at the margins, women filmmakers, filmmaking and family life, community filmmaking, experimental and underground filmmaking, screenwriting and documentary.