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joetunmer

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Biography

Since graduating from Bournemouth, Joe has written and directed a number of short films and music promos. His first short as writer/director was Hospital Food, a commission for Meridian Broadcasting. After competing at Cannes, Aspen and San Francisco, it won the Gold Remi in Houston and was bought for worldwide distribution by Hypnotic in New York. Next came Autocue, which won Best British Short at Brief Encounters and was broadcast on the BBC 4’s Shortest Night. It also received a theatrical release courtesy of Momentum Distribution. After a commission for Brighton Museum, he wrote and directed First To See The Sun for the Film Council, which went on to win the Special Jury Award at Worldfest, and has recently been released on the UK Film Council’s ‘Big Stories, Small Flashes’ DVD, which also toured theatrically. His next short film, Mockingbird, starring Olivia Williams, was picked for the Uk Film Councils finishing fund, and received its premiere in competition at the Edinburgh Film Festival. It has since played at Brief Encounters, Nashville, Palm Springs, Santa Barbara, Berlin, New York, LA and at the ICA.

He has directed music videos and live concerts for artists such as Brakes, The Pipettes, Help She Can’t Swim, Mum, Animal Collective, Radar Brothers, Cornelius, The Mutts, Black Dice, HiM, Emiliana Torrini, and David Grubbs.

His first feature project, Composition - a unique story about the discovery of the most beautiful piece of music ever played – is in development, after receiving support from the Film Council, Screen South and The Script Factory.

Joe is currently on the Film Council Guiding Lights mentorship scheme, with Stephen Frears as his personal mentor.

Films (2)

Films that I've worked on

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