Censor Director Prano Bailey-Bond Comes To The IFT
26 July 2021
We're thrilled to announce CENSOR director, Prano Bailey-Bond will be in the house for a Q&A following our 3pm performance of the film on 4 September.
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Prano Bailey-Bond is a Welsh director and screenwriter. Her work invokes imaginative worlds, fusing a dark vocabulary with eerie allure, revealing how beauty resides in strange places. She was recently named a 2021 Variety 'Director to Watch' and was named a Screen International ‘Star of Tomorrow’ in 2018.
Prano’s short-form work has screened at hundreds of festivals worldwide winning numerous awards in the process.
Her 2016 film SHORTCUT, commissioned by Film4 as part of their horror shorts strand ‘Fright Bites’, was broadcast on Channel 4 before playing at festivals internationally including Sitges.
Her short film NASTY (2015) screened at over 100 festivals worldwide, premiering at the BFI London Film Festival, winning many awards globally, including ‘Best International Short’ at Fantaspoa and the Women in Horror Film Festival. NASTY was voted one of the top horror shorts of 2016 by Horror Happens and Fright Meter Awards. Prano was one of 17 filmmakers selected for BFI NETWORK @ LFF 2017, the professional development programme which takes place annually at the BFI London Film Festival to support and inspire original new voices in film. Her music videos have picked up accolades including a UKMVA and Best Music Video at the European Independent Film Festival and London Short Film Festival.
Film censor Enid takes pride in her meticulous work, guarding unsuspecting audiences from the deleterious effects of watching the gore-filled decapitations and eye-gougings she pores over. Her sense of duty to protect is amplified by guilt over her inability to recall details of the long-ago disappearance of her sister, recently declared dead in absentia. When Enid is assigned to review a disturbing film from the archive that echoes her hazy childhood memories, she begins to unravel how this eerie work might be tied to her past.