Assistant Art DIrector
Director: Lynne Ramsay
Ramsay graduated from the UK7’s National Film and Television School in 1995. In 1996 she won the Cannes Prix du Jury for her graduation short film SMALL DEATHS. Her second short, KILL THE DAY, won the Clermont Ferrand Prix du Jury and GASMAN, made the same year, won Ramsay her second Cannes prize in 1998. GASMAN also received a Scottish BAFTA for Best Short Film. Ramsay’s debut feature RATCATCHER screened at Cannes in Un Certain Regard and went on to open the Edinburgh International Film Festival where Ramsay received the Guardian New Directors prize. She also won the Carl Foreman Award for Best Newcomer in British Film at the 2000 BAFTA Awards, the Sutherland Trophy at the London Film Festival and the Silver Hugo for Best Director at the Chicago International Film Festival. Her second film, MORVERN CALLER, features Samantha Morton in the lead role. Once again Ramsay reunited with the director of photography, production designer and editor who she worked with on all of her short films.
“I started writing short stories at film school. I wanted to make something that meant more to me than the films I was asked to photograph. I felt everyone was trying to make a calling card for the industry. In the end, I ended up filming three of the stories I wrote, and in each of them I tried to play with different ideas and styles.”
Lynne Ramsay on Gasman