Kino Kabaret¬†is a worldwide film-making movement where independent movies are produced, directed, filmed and edited at the festival then shown on a cinema screen, and it was Liverpool’s turn to host it 19th-21st February 2017.

On Sunday morning, 12 people pitched ideas for films and I chose to spend a majority of my time at the festival editing this documentary about nicknames, pitched by Jo Lane.

I was given the footage on Monday morning before logging it, finding a narrative, doing a rough cut, editing a director’s cut and exporting it ready for Tuesday evening at 6:30pm. With such tough timeframes against me, there was always going to be minor things that I could have done better to be completely satisfied, and will be producing an editor’s cut when I get chance.

While it was quite stressful, I met some amazing people and really looking forward to travelling to another Kino Kabaret.

There are rumours of this going to the Sheffield Doc/Fest, so watch this space!

Please note: Strong language, adult themes and accounts of racism