Ian Nesbitt

Ian Nesbitt’s practice spans video art, documentary film, and grassroots cinema activism. Graduating from Nottingham Trent in 2004, he co-founded Stand Assembly in Nottingham, which later expanded into One Thoresby Street. In 2007 he co-founded Annexinema with Emily Wilczek. The pair were recently awarded the inaugural 2012 Broadway Film and Video Prize for their film Byron Ghosts.

As a documentary filmmaker he made his first feature Arise, You Gallant Sweeneys!  in 2010,  co-directed with a group of Irish former migrant workers. It was the subject of a photoarticle in Guardian Weekend by writer Jon McGregor and was broadcast on TG4 Irish television in December 2012. His current film Taking the Michael is a documentary made about and with communities living on the St Michael ley line between Avebury in Wiltshire and St Michaels’ Mount in Cornwall. The film toured the UK in late 2012, showing in cinemas, artspaces, galleries and pop-up rural screenings in barns, fields and temporary and permanent living structures across the country.

Don is taken from an archive of interviews with individuals living on the margins of society – an ongoing project started in 2005.

His shorter video works have been screened and exhibited internationally since 2004, including at Nottingham Contemporary, EMAF Osnabruck, Oberhausen Short Film Festival, CCA Glasgow, CCA Moscow, and the Liverpool Biennial.