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Filmmaking lecturer and producer Loran Dunn to receive retrospective of work

12 September 2019

Underwire is the UK’s premier festival dedicated to female filmmakers

Loran Dunn, Filmmaking lecturer at Manchester Metropolitan University and producer at Delaval Film, is to receive a spotlight of her work at the upcoming Underwire film festival.

‘On The Edge: The Films of Loran Dunn’ will explore the ‘enormous body of work’ produced by Dunn over the past decade, culminating in her feature documentary film A Deal With The Universe, which chronicles the experiences of a transgender man who makes the decision to carry a baby after learning that his partner cannot conceive.

Dunn’s company Delaval Film, previously listed as one of the Top 50 Most Creative Companies in the country by Creative England, has established a reputation for provocative, distinct and diverse storytelling. The company is also a recipient of the BFI Vision Award, which provides support and funding to the UK’s most promising upcoming filmmakers – the BFI stated that Dunn has “maintained an exceptionally high standard of filmmaking from the very start, nurturing strong relationships with talent and consistently delivering brave, bold work”.

"It's such a privilege not just for me to be recognised by one of the UK's leading film festivals, but also for film production as a craft to be recognised” says Dunn. “Producers are the developers and curators of the film industry, but are often overlooked as the creative leaders they are, so this feels very exciting to get to share my work from the last ten years and to reflect​ on my creative vision, and the creative craft of producing, I feel really honoured." 

Included in the retrospective will be ‘Love Joe, Loathe Joe’, a film produced by Dunn 10 years ago whilst still a student at Manchester School of Art. The event, taking place on Saturday 14th September at London’s Regent Street Cinema, will conclude with a Q&A session with Dunn, who will be discussing her work so far and her ambitions for the future.