Eleanor Mortimer 2015

Saturday Jun 11, 2016

Firefighter's Field
Roosevelt Island
405 Main St. New York, NY 10044
Take the F subway to Roosevelt Island (1 stop past 63rd & Lex). The Roosevelt Island Tram is also open and can be entered at 60th Street and 2nd avenue (comes every 15 minutes). When you exit the subway, walk through the outdoor plaza to get to the east side of the Island. The field is just across the street.

7:30PMDoors Open
8:00PMLive Music by Free Cake for Every Creature
8:30PMFilms Begin


This Show Presented in Partnership With
Downtown Brooklyn Partnership
Forest City Ratner Companies

This event is free and open to the public

Territory (Eleanor Mortimer | UK | 17 min.)

Official Link: http://www.nellmortimer.co.uk/#!territory/c1aba


Filmmaker's Website

The rock of Gibraltar is shared between two primate species: people and monkeys. The monkeys populated the upper rock long before the latest human inhabitants, the British, arrived, and now, 300 years on, there are tensions between the two. Attempts to expel the monkeys from the town with peashooters are in vain, as the animals rise to the challenges of the new game. This leads the government to resort to more drastic tactics.


Born in London in 1988, I grew up in Suffolk (near the sea). I did a degree in French & Spanish and then discovered documentary filmmaking in Paris. I then spent a couple of years wandering around Italy, France and Tunisia making my first film 'The Price of Freedom' (2012) , while teaching English. This film won best web documentary at the International Association of Women in TV & Radio Awards, 2013.

Feeling like there was a lot more to learn, I then spent two years doing an MA in Directing Documentary at the National Film & Television School', where I met many amazing filmmakers and made several films, including Territory (2015). Territory won Best Short Documentary at Hot Docs, 2015, and has been screened at many festivals worldwide, including Sundance, Cinema du Reel, Festival del Popoli, True/False, Full Frame, Guanajuato, Dok Leipzig, Dokufest Kosovo & London Short Film Festival.

I now live in London, where I work as part of all female documentary company Glow in the Dark Films. I am currently directing another short called 'Mobile', which I hope to develop into a feature documentary.

« Previous: Temporary ColorNext: The Bandit »
Join Mailing List

Follow Rooftop FilmsFacebookTwitterInstagram
About Rooftop Films

Rooftop Films is a New York based non-profit whose mission is to engage diverse communities by showing independent movies in outdoor locations, producing new films, coordinating youth media education, and renting equipment at low cost to artists.

Alliance Bernstein FKKS Freixenet RDA Rooftop Films Lululemon Athletica Industry City Sundance TV LOFT Forest City Ratner Tanqueray Corona Visit Seattle Brigade Marketing Auster Agency Downtown Brooklyn Partnership Indiewire Vans XO Projects Garbo Nice Shoes Sound Lounge Eastern Effects Edgeworx Studios TCS Outdoor Movies Airtable Listrak Festology DCTV Adrienne Shelly Foundation Animation Block Party IFP National Endowment for the Arts NYSCA NYC Department of Cultural Affairs