Kirsty’s first film was for Dazed about the illustrations of Faris Rotter of The Horrors. She then made the Making Of Tantric Tourists, the feature film she co-produced (which is possibly available on DVD somewhere). Travelling to Tokyo for Creative Review, she directed content for magazines and brands like Apple. And 8 years ago, as a comment on digital existentialism, Kirsty ran a pre-selfie fashion blog wearing a different outfit each day for a year without buying new clothes, because more people looked at these posts than read poetry. This informed AUTOMATONIKA E-GO E-ROTIKA DEMONIKA, a film which showed in the Tate. This was followed by another poetry film experiment called My Family Is A Night Out Along The Branches of a Starlit Glade which also showed in the Tate. She’s also made films to accompany live performances.
Burning Flag for Gil De Ray
DOUBLEPLAY began as a collaborative film by Gil De Ray and Kirsty Allison, shot in New Orleans in 2018, where Kirsty chalked up a graffiti poem around Crescent Park which she then recited, and Gil created music as an accompaniment. It creates an echo to the track to his first half of the film, some of which was shot in the UK’s Hellfire Caves. Premiered in New York at the Secrets Film Festival, it played in the UK at Gallery 46, with a live performance of the music which has developed into being Vagrant Lovers.
Kiss Me Cleopatra for Kelli Ali
Starring Munroe Bergdorf, shot at the Red Gallery – KISS ME CLEOPATRA for KELLI ALI premiered at W Hotel, Leicester Square, London, with a party in collaboration with Beige Magazine, and appearances from Sink The Pink.
Created and directed by Kirsty Allison, 2013