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Gillian McIver

Gillian McIver graduated from the University of British Columbia with a degree in History then MA at the University of Toronto. She was involved in the city's underground scene, and quickly picked up a camera and started doing still photography, followed by experimenting with VHS tape. Relocating to Europe, she trained in film making at the University of Westminster. In her last year at film school, she went to Russia to videograph a physics conference, which turned into her first independent short documentary River Physics. She followed this by working in Russia with independent TV company Volga TV, developing two artsbased series.
Her focus then turned to experimental approaches to documentary; founding the Luna Nera group of site-specific artists, she made a number of films documenting unusual projects and strange places, culminating in an MFA thesis. She is interested in making films about how art is a lens through which we can see life, and how art is instrumental in changing our way of seeing the world.

Short film credits

Director, Producer
Image from Taking Over the King's Land

Taking Over the King's Land

United Kingdom | Jul 2013 | 23:00
In a forgotten corner of East London, Egyptian artist Nazir battling weather, vandalism and lack of funds, to create giant mural installation.
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