Louis-Jack Horton-Stephens is an award-winning artist filmmaker based in London. He is currently participating in the New Approaches development scheme run by FLAMIN / Film London. The programme supports six artists working on feature length films.
In 2016 Louis-Jack was an Associate of Open School East and winner of the New Faces Prize at the Japan Media Arts Festival. His films have been shown in exhibitions and film festivals, including those at The National Art Centre Tokyo, Modern Art Oxford, the Arsenale of Venice, the Merz Barn, Picturehouse Central Cinema and Newlyn Art Gallery.
His last short film, GILL & GILL, was a cinematic essay comparing rock climbing and letter carving. It features two world-renowned masters of the crafts and acclaimed British actor Clive Russell.
Louis-Jack is currently working on two short films focused on mental illness: the story of a fictional snooker player in his final professional match and SINK OR SWIM, which explores depression through underwater ballet. The latter is being made with the support of the Royal Ballet, Mind (the mental health charity), Arts Council England, Studio Wayne McGregor and The Space.