*phaedon* at Cow and Boys film productions editing room

Showing up: filmmaker, video editor, storyteller

Another position I held in Milan, Italy, was with a commercial film production company. The post available was that of an Office Manager. It wasn’t exactly in step with my previous experience as a film school graduate and news video editor, but these same things made me compatible with the spirit of the company. For me, it was an opportunity to get my foot in the door and slowly take steps to achieve more relevant roles in film production, direction, or editing, thereafter.

Banner for Milk CY, a film by Star Phaedon

Quiet activism: an art video

This reminded me of Milk CY, a film I created for the International Day Against Homophobia 2012, in Cyprus. This was two years before the first-ever Pride parade in Cyprus was organised, on 31 May 2014. I was doing volunteer work for Accept-LGBT Cyprus, at the time, and they asked me to create a video that was shown as part of a group exhibition which launched the IDAHO 2012 activities in the Cypriot capital.

Banner for PlaySpark_1: Stars flying in the undergrowth blog post

PlaySpark_1: Stars flying in the undergrowth

Playfulness and the exchange of creative stimuli came to the top and defined the way I want to engage with social media in a way that’s organic, fun and would help me and others keep growing and experimenting. I went back to my sketches and doodles and decided to turn them into digital posts that could be used as prompts to inspire other people too.

Shark Fin Fun digital artwork by Jeff West close up

Shark Fin Fun

Project brief Wall art for children’s rooms. Commissioned by Wallpix Deliverables Artwork for print in a range of physical sizes, up to really quite large. Creative process One of several ideas for a range of artwork, the theme being Water Creatures. With some emphasis on a boy’s room, this great white shark character started with […]

Six unicorn characters

URU Unicorns

Project brief Unicorn-themed wall art for children’s rooms. Deliverables Artwork for print in a range of physical sizes, up to really quite large. Creative process This commission is part of an ongoing stream of artwork for Wallpix. The open-ended nature of the initial brief (unicorns) is resulting in many projects under this umbrella, or rather […]