Director BIO: Scarlett Fae, Nathan Shadrach

Scarlett Fae is a 24 year old singer-songwriter with a keen interest in telling stories across multimedia platforms. Having had a direct hand in the production and direction of several music videos and short films, Scarlett is looking to continue working and collaborating with like-minded individuals on creative and innovative projects.

Based in Brighton (UK) and a graduate of BIMM (The British and Irish Modern Music Institute) the 24-year-old is currently in the process of completing a series of 4 standalone tracks each accompanied by a its own visual piece.

Director Statement

For a while, I had felt the visual for Black Molasses couldn’t be a ‘standard’ music video if the gravity and personal importance of the track was to be portrayed on screen. After getting some initial support on the idea to create a short, I thought about how to parallel the feeling in it with the lyrical content and ended up with Gaia.

She became a character that was an amalgamation of parts of myself and of my closest friends. Hopefully, women who are Black/mixed, queer and/or in their mid 20s might see a little of their experience in the short piece through G and her peers.

I massively underestimated the task of shooting this year amidst certain restrictions, co-directing something I’d written whilst also being onscreen too, acting & dancing. Nathan Shadrach, Aimée Blowers, Fola Abatan and Eleanor Fusaro went over and beyond. There were a whole bunch of learning curves but the crew we had (made up overwhelmingly of our mates) made the whole vision possible. I’ll forever be grateful for how much everybody put into this.


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Festival occurs 3 times a month! Showcased the best of experimental short films and music videos from around the world.

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