Exploring the rawest of human emotion and physicality through abstract film, Georgia Hudson is the Camberwell arts college graduate making deeply affecting, mesmeric art-house movies.
Inspired by surrealism, poetry, alternative cinema and fashion photography, South East London living, 25-year-old Georgia Hudson made her first home film back in 1994: an interview with her friend, dressed up as Posh Spice. The power of capturing a person’s character and immortalising a moment from her own perspective has held her attention ever since. First shooting on 16mm, Georgia has gone on to explore a variety of mediums and techniques which now constitute her signature style. Natural, evocative and instantly identifiable, her films flow like moving portraits. Citing artists and filmmakers Luis Buñuel, Marcel Duchamp, Jean Cocteau and Andrei Tarkovsky as inspirations, Georgia works closely with a team of up-and-coming stylists and photographers, challenging concepts and ideals focused on subtext and feeling as opposed to dialogue and plot-lines.
Now a regular contributor to i-D Online, Georgia has become an integral part of the team. Championing new talent, with her finger on a variety of subculture pulses, her knowledge, skill and enthusiasm is infectious. We caught up with the long haired lovely to chat about long-term aspirations and ethereal imagery.
What was the first ever film you ever watched? Probably Ghost Busters and later Baz Luhrmann’s Romeo and Juliet. Both are still incredible.
How would you describe the contents of your own work in film? Flesh and the appetites.
Who do you cite as the most influential stylists, photographers and filmmakers of this generation? I think there are probably too many to mention! Nan Goldin’s photography, Larry Clark’s book of photos TULSA and his films, they certainly impacted upon me, and I think that whole gritty realism has something to say in this era. But of a younger lot I have a soft spot for Matthew Stone. There are so many past and present, I think it comes down to taste.
What are your aspirations for your work? I’m enjoying developing my style and playing around with what you can invoke with film and moving image. I want to create new and reflective worlds, and I would always like to be able to work with a range of inspiring and talented people.
If you were to make a film of your life…
Who would play you? If the filmmaker Maya Deren was alive I would ask her.
Who would direct it? Pedro Almodovar
Who would play the love interest? Steve Buscemi
What would be the soundtrack? Pure Garage. Platinum edition.
How do you define a good fashion film? Not just about the fashion.
See Georgia’s film works for i-D Online here.