Episode 11 Dictynna Hood, DR Hood
Writer and Director from London
Dictynna Hood, DR Hood, from London, directed
and wrote the feature ‘Wreckers’ with Claire Foy and Benedict Cumberbatch,
which came out in 2012 and its international premieres were at Palm Springs and
Moscow Film Festivals.
Dictynna’s first feature film WRECKERS starred Benedict Cumberbatch, Claire Foy, and Shaun Evans. WRECKERS premiered at the London International Film Festival 2011 where it was nominated for best debut feature; its international premieres were at Palm Springs IFF 2012 and Moscow IFF 2012 where it won a Silver George. WRECKERS is released in the UK by leading arthouse distributor Artificial Eye, who named it as ‘debut which changed the face of British cinema’, and is distributed worldwide through Content Media Corp. Prior to her first feature WRECKERS, Dictynna wrote and directed multi-award winning short films THE OTHER MAN with BAFTA winner Anna Maxwell Martin (Edinburgh IFF winner 2006), and JOURNEY MAN, with Ruth Madoc. JOURNEY MAN was a global festival hit and had eight months’ theatrical exhibition in the UK.
Dictynna has had work commissioned by Granada and Channel 4, and wrote the screenplay for Tim Krabbe’s cult novel DELAY. Dictynna has also directed for theatre and audio, including audio versions of Aristophanes’ THE CLOUDS with Andrew Sachs and extracts from Homer’s ILIAD with David Warner.
Dictynna also teaches and is the inventor of the Pudovkin game for students.
D R Hood
+44 7985 458407
Twitter: #wreckersfilm and #thisfamilyfilm and @filmlikelystory
‘A debut that changed the face of British cinema’ – Artificial Eye
‘A handsome debut… there is a strikingly confident voice here which marks [Hood] out as a talent
to watch… a natural, strong style which many would envy” – Fionnuala Halligan, Screen
‘A beautiful eye to it… haunting… beautifully directed’ – Mark Kermode, BBC
I also liked this DR article from Huff Po UK! http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/samantha-baines/award-winning-filmmaker-d-r-hood_b_9397246.html
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