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ABOUT

Wormell makes a good case that, on a subliminal level, there is a seething, drunken joy underneath ordinary consciousness
- David Finkelstein, Film International

My films often (but not always) focus on first-person encounters with everyday, outdoor places and objects, with filming and editing providing a way of tapping into the revelatory potential of these often ignored environments. I refract this focus across my work through a variety of styles, formats and genres, in a celebration of divergence, landscape and filmmaking.

These (mostly) short films, which are drawn from my personal archive of self-shot footage, are (mostly) born in the editing process. They can be lyrical, humorous, diaristic, earnest, informational and ambiguous (or a combination of these things). Subjects include (but are not limited to) piles of rubble, trees, fly-tipping, moorland, underpasses, food compost, motorways, road signage, and the experience of travel.

This blurb might change (or it might not).


CV
Screenings:

2024
Rapture | Exploding Cinema, London
Bulbous Tree, really wonderful exceptional trees, Rapture | The Art Station, Saxmundham
Small & Big Pictures of a Building (work-in-progress) | Analogue Ensemble, Ramsgate
Bulbous Tree | London Experimental, London

2023
Springtime | Analogue Ensemble, Ramsgate

2022
Good Bad Rubbish | Exploding Cinema, London
Holy Waste | Exploding Cinema, London
Signage Fantasy | Film and Beyond, London

2021
Crumbs #3 (Cinema Trailer) | We Makes Movies International Film Festival, online programme
Crumbs #3 (Cinema Trailer) | Diametrale Film Festival, Innsbruck
Area by Road | Exploding Cinema, online screening
Area by Road | That Little Sphere #2, Two Queens Gallery, Leicester
Holy Waste | Citric Signals Video Network ‘Colours’ programme
Barn Dance | The One Minutes ‘Comfort and Vision’ curated by Salim Bayri
Area by Road | Water Peices, International Video and Contemporary Art Festival, Riga
Crumbs #3 (Cinema Trailer) | Hungry Eyes ‘Trash Night’, Geissen
Crumbs #3 (Cinema Trailer) | ‘Lo-Budget Mayhem’, London Short Film Festival, London

2020
Crumbs #3 (Cinema Trailer) | Harkat 16mm Film Festival, Mumbai
Crumbs #3 (Cinema Trailer) | ‘Thingamijigs, Punks & Subversives’, Kinoskop, Belgrade
Area by Road | Split Videoart Festival, Split
Leg & Pavement Improvisation (Revisited) | ‘Journeys’ online programme, xviix.com
Barn Dance | ‘Isolation, Diversity, Climate’ online programme, Strangelove Festival
The Barbican Mixtape | Barbican YouTube channel
Landscape Video | ‘Grounded’ online programme, xviix.com
Grubs Up!! | ‘Lo-Budget Mayhem’ London Short Film Festival

2019
The Barbican Mixtape | The Barbican Archive Residency, Barbican Centre, London
The Barbican Mixtape | Barbican Cinema, London
Jumping Video | Exploding Cinema, London
city | It Got Brighter, Then Dimmer, Close To The Wound, Enclave, London

2018
Jumping Video | Transient Visions, Johnson City
Jumping Video | Honourable Mention, Experimental Forum, Los Angeles
Jumping Video | Horn Festival, Jerusalem

2017
Leg & Pavement Improvisation | Video @ Varosi, Brand New Blinkers, London
Know Nothing Please | EAFA Mash-Up screening, Norwich
Holiday Video | Flatpack Festival, Birmingham
Mr. Isseifoas | Leftfield & Luscious, London Short Film Festival

2016
Movie Reviews | Cinephilia & Collecting Screening Day, Birkbeck Cinema, London
A Comprehensive Survey of Historical Plaques in Shoreditch, East London | Usurp Zone 5 India, New Delhi
Grassland & Rubble @ 187.5 BPM | London Experimental Film Festival, London
Mr. Isseifoas | Croydon International Film Festival, London
Mr. Isseifoas | Exploding Cinema, London
Mr Isseifoas | Shorts in the South, Stanley’s Film Club, London
A Roost for Every Bird | Wendleswurth 2, Turf Projects, London
Grassland & Rubble @ 187.5 BPM | Open Screenings, Whitechapel Gallery, London
A Roost for Every Bird | Short Circuit Shorts, Brighton

2015
city | Xmas Short Film Madness, Porto
A Comprehensive Survey of Historical Plaques in Shoreditch, East London | Usurp Zone 5 Film Festival, London
A Comprehensive Survey of Historical Plaques in Shoreditch, East London | Films About Walking, London
A Roost for Every Bird | Langsett Independent Film Festival, Peak District
A Comprehensive Survey of Historical Plaques in Shoreditch, East London | Video Strolls, Birmingham
Criminal Man | Greenhorn Short Film Festival, London
A Comprehensive Survey of Historical Plaques in Shoreditch, East London | Flatpack Festival, Birmingham
Flat Projection | Turtle Filmfest, Holmavik
A Comprehensive Survey of Historical Plaques in Shoreditch, East London | London Shorts, londonist.com
A Comprehensive of Survey Historical Plaques in Shoreditch, East London | London Short Film Festival

2014
Scree Fucking Junk | Xmas Short Film Madness, Porto
Criminal Man | Croydon International Film Festival, London
Flat Projection | Bornshorts, Bornholm
Flat Projection | Under the Underground, New York
A Comprehensive Survey of Historical Plaques in Shoreditch, East London | Short Sighted Cinema, London
A Roost for Every Bird | Southwark Arts Forum Shorts, London
A Comprehensive Survey of Historical Plaques in Shoreditch East London | Greenhorn Short Film Festival, London

2013
Flat Projection | After Xmas Short Film Madness, Porto
A Roost for Every Bird | Aesthetica Short Film Festival, York
A Roost for Every Bird | 5th Base Gallery, London
A Roost for Every Bird | Kino London, London

Artist Development:
2019 - 2020 | London Creative Network at SPACE

Commissions:
2019 | The Barbican Mixtape

Curatorial:
2017 | Prismatic Music: The Films of Joseph Bernard, Close-Up Cinema
2016 - 2017 | Brand New Blinkers short film night, DIY Space for London
2016 | Cinephilia & Collecting Screening Day, Birkbeck Cinema
2016 - 2017 | A Museum of the Everyday exhibition, Peltz Gallery

Awards:
2013 | A Roost for Every Bird, Best Film, Croydon International Film Festival

Publications:
2021 | Food for thought: on attraction and repulsion in Jack Wormell’s Holy Waste
The Room Projects
Link: https://theroomprojects.com/F5-Food-for-thought

2018 | Euphoria Unmasked: Careless Camerawork on Clapham Common
Film Scratches International
Link:  http://filmint.nu/?p=24925

2016 | Cinephilia down the ages: a Museum of the Everyday
Sight & Sound
Link:  https://bit.ly/2LbEKY4

2015 | Stigmart Videofocus Special Edition
Link:  https://bit.ly/2NJjET7