PAMPAS Short Films


A hybrid documentary exploring sexual signaling and urban legends about how plants were used in 1970s suburbia to send seductive signals to neighbors, or so rumor has it.

Part of Shorts Program 2

London-based filmmaker and artist Jessica Bishopp experiments with a range of media, exploring universal themes embedded in our daily lives and thoughts and exposing the magic in the mundane. Her work has been exhibited at Somerset House, the Institute of Contemporary Arts and the Science Museum in London. Bishopp’s films have screened at festivals such as Sheffield Doc/Fest, Aesthetica Short Film Festival and London Short Film Festival. Her films have been featured online on The Atlantic, NOWNESS, The Guardian, Dazed&Confused and Aeon, and her short films have received more than one Vimeo Staff Pick.

Bishopp was commissioned to direct a film for Channel 4 Random Acts, produced with Dazed&Confused and the Institute of Contemporary Arts. Focusing on the connection between people and architecture, LIFESPAN (2016) explores the concept of the future of ageing, increasing life expectancy and life extension. Recently, she has been commissioned by NOWNESS and the Barbican.

Jessica Bishopp
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Country: UK

Year: 2019

Director: Jessica Bishopp

Screenwriter: Jessica Bishopp

Producer: Louisa Plumstead

Executive Producers: Jessica Bishopp, Rob Hughes, Tony Powell

Director of Photography: Anna MacDonald

Editor: Zsófia Tálas

Production Designer: Anna Papa

Music: Hollie Buhagiar

Featuring: Naomi Shimada

Running Time (minutes): 5 MIN

Language: English