Kirsty Mather, Director

Kirsty Mather

Country of origin: United Kingdom

Languages spoken: English

The Caretaker

  • Drama
  • English
  • 04 minutes
  • 2015

In an empty theatre, a reclusive caretaker has a mysterious encounter that forces him to confront his past. Movement is used to blur the lines between fantasy and reality.

Selected by: The Film Network


I grew up in Yorkshire, followed by boarding school (Arts Educational School, Tring) from the age of eleven. I trained predominantly as a dancer, but also as an actress and singer. I graduated at the age of eighteen and moved to London to seek professional work. My career started out with dance as my main focus, yet many other opportunities stemmed from that and I found myself working on screen as well as in theatre.When it came to screen work, I discovered a real love for it and a desire to know more. Film school was not an option, due to financial reasons; plus I still wanted to perform. So with the help of some trusted and skilled friends who I had worked for as an actress, I decided to try & teach myself. After reading a great deal on screenwriting and cinematography, I attempted to make my first short film. It wasn't amazing, but I didn't quit and with £500 we created & completed a version what I set out to achieve. I have since made a second short, this time using movement as a challenge to learn more about cinematography. Creating storyboards really helped me to visualise the exact shots I wanted, which saved a great deal of time on the shoot with a bit of spare time to experiment and play! At present, my desire is to learn more and gain the skill and knowledge to create great work; to make the images & stories in my head come to life on screen. With time and plenty of hard work, I hope to make this possible. In the meantime, I continue to pursue my first love of performing both on screen and stage.My experience as a performer is as follows:Theatre: Sunny Afternoon (Harold Pinter), Wind in The Willows (Duchess Theatre), L'Orfeo (Silent Opera), Good Morning Midnight (Jermyn Street Theatre), West Side Story (RSC, Royal Northern Sinfonia), Evita (Adelphi), Matthew Bourne's Swan Lake (Sadlers Wells, World tour), Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat (West End and UK tour). Film and television: Captain America: The First Avenger, The Boat That Rocked, Mamma Mia!, World of Hurt, Possession, Libertatia, The Hour (series 2), Holby City, Taboo, Endeavour (series 4), Currently shooting: Agatha Christie's The Witness for the Prosecution. Other Work: Damon Albarn's Monkey Journey to the West (O2), Concerts with Metro Voices (Birmingham Symphony Hall, Royal Festival Hall). Workshops: Grimaldi (RSC), Made in Dagenham, Charlie & The Chocolate Factory, Hallowed Ground.

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