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Nesta Morgan

nesta', the Signature Sketch collection of caricature filmic moments in the festival community.

nestaart provides a visual narrative of film and celebrity on the film festival circuit and with her experience in production of storyboards, the design of film and tv sets.

Nesta's sketchbooks are full of the character and environment settings of both cinema and literary worlds, they are an original storyboard collection of festival travel sketches, with pen and paper.

Nesta's Sketch Collection commenced in 2007 covering The Berlinale Talent Campus, Edinburgh Film & Literature Festival, Cannes Film Festival, Venice Film Festival, Viennale Festival, London BFI Film Festival, Discovering Latin America Film Festival, Hay on Wye Literary Festival at Hay ... the International Film Festival Summit talks and the fictional San Lorenzo Festival... aswell as various Key London cultural events, Millers Academy of Arts and Science, Intelligence Squared, YouGov and TED Salon talks.

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The Cannes Sketch, by Nesta Morgan

This year’s Cannes sketches took off with the European Audiovisual Observatory, where the panelists discussed A Fistful of Euros and The Future of Film Financing in Europe.

EU Audiovisual Observatory: A Fistful of Euros, and The Crowd Funders 16.05.2015 by Nesta Morgan

I envisioned the creative inability to access finance markets, the digging of consumer trenches with no fiscal incentives where the players in the common landscape seemed to evolve from crowd funders. People participating in works of art is important to the health of society, and intellectual property rights is important to a 60 billion euro loan in a Juncker plan package, we need an eco system of financing, a sweet tax and a Market share.

Todd Haynes film “Carol” was the next sketch at the UK Film Centre, with Killer and Number 9 Films, Women in film and a happy ending.
Then off to the Variety and UN Women #HeForShe sketch as they took to the stage in discussing Gender Equality within the Film industry,  how cinema undermines intention and is a powerful economic force, it’s pedigree, like Polo, and we all need to think (in relation to the equality of women) beyond the word f…  as a male role was quoted as having said in studio “you could bottle the dried up eggs here!” - one lady on the panel said, we should be grateful for gay men, without them it could be even worse! This was an entertaining talk with leading ladies Elizabeth Nyamayaro for the UN, actress/producer Salma Hayek, Parker Posey, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and “Carol” filmmakers Christine Vachon and Elizabeth Karlsen with Variety’s own Michelle Sobrino and Claudia Eller leading a heartfelt discussion on our role in the industry (sponsored by watchmakers Frederique Constant’s gift to charity of a beautiful timepiece for ladies).

Variety and UN Women's HeForShe 16.05.15, sketch by Nesta

Elizabeth Nyamayaro (UN), actress/producer Salma Hayek, Parker Posey, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and “Carol” producers and filmmakers Christine Vachon & Elizabeth Karlsen with Variety’s own Michelle Sobrino (publisher) and Claudia Eller (co-editor-in-chief).

Jordan Screen Advantage, Producing Without Borders sketch with the Producers Guild of America was a fast and entertaining talk by gentlemen leaders in the film world as Craig Emanuel talked as an attorney with passion, Antoine de Cazotte, a living breathing animal and Gareth Wiley claimed to cry at breaking a cookie.

The Brooklyn Talent Talk at the UK Film Centre saw Susan Mullen, Wendy Mitchell of The British Council and Screen International, Fiona Dwyer and Pierre Even talking great stories with great characters and like minded people with tales of Harvey Weinstein calling at 3am in the morning, the involvement of 13 financial partners and the best cotton sheets at a hotel all being a natural fit to the production.

Talent Talk: Brooklyn at the UK Film Centre, 17.05.15 Sketch by Nesta
Susan Mullen, Wendy Mitchell (British Council and Screen International), Fiona Dwyer and Pierre Even - the Irish film board and Telefilm Cananda sharing great stories with great characters and like minded people!

Next sketch was Animaze and Horyou, who asked if Animation would change our world, so picturing some natural Spanish kids play (drawing child Picassos), a culture conception ideology with Laurie and Bruno dining in a theatre sharing a couple of movies with tapas “spanish style” and Peanuts in a glass box, we capture the children’s minds, and hope animation can save the world!

Animaze and Horyou at Cannes Film Festival, 18.05.15 Sketch by Nesta

Laurie Gordon (Animaze festival) and Bruno Chatelin indulge in a spanish style movie session with tapas Peanuts and capture the children's minds!

A sketch at The Talent Talk with Steve McQueen: The Mans and Le Mans presented a film by Gabriel Clarke and John McKenna put together with 600 boxes of film and a long road of editorial!

Talent Talk: Steve McQueen: The Mans and Le Mans, 18.05.15 sketch by Nesta

Gabriel Clarke and John McKenna talk to Damon Wise on the journey to make their movie and the 600 boxes of film on the way there.

A Pixar animation and Dreamworks sketch outlined that creativity is not linear, suggesting the walls of film footage are measured as animated walls per square foot to create the animated landscape.


London is Business, at UK Film Centre, Cannes, 18.05.15 sketch by Nesta

Clare Stewart (BFI), Liz Rosenthal (Power to the PIxel), Adrian Wootton (CEO Film London BFC) -The Three Tips and Strategy!

London is Business sketch with Clare Stewart, Liz Rosenthal and Adrian Wootton offered the 3 Tips and Strategy to film making, the talk was followed by The Production Finance Market and The International market where Ian Hutchinson declared his objective was to get control primarily, Angus Finney declared one might need a certain amount of fertilisation (recall the UN Variety sketch, perhaps gentlemen should bottle those eggs!), Emma Slade talked the One Stop with general knowledge and principal, and Alice de Sousa stated to be in film is to be fortunate, that it was terrifying but you need to practice pitching.


The Production Finance Market, Cannes, 18.05.15 sketch by Nesta

Ian Hutchinson, Angus Finney, Emma Slade, Alice de Sousa.

The Coutts annual Boules tournament was a sporting pitch distraction, I was happy to picture both Rene and Gerard, the french umpires of the game in full stride amongst the melange of producers en scene.
HP: Cutting Edge Collaborators: Women Achieving in Film, Cannes 19.05.15, sketch by Nesta
HP: Helen O'Hara, Kylie Flavell, Susie Wilson, Komal Minhas, Grace McPhilipps, Kate Perotti.

HP Cutting Edge Collaborators sketch: Women achieving in film declared stories from men and women equal live action! with panelists going live on periscope, camera backpackers with heatstroke, sun dancer dream girls stripping resources from you porcupines - not the hollywood model but gypsy style; and a scary note to end on, punk mums in cinema. Chose your mentor, we are the wave!

The sketch was followed by the Scottish Talent development with Initialize Film’s Ian Davies, Paul Welsh, Eddie Dick and Eva Riley, figureheads of Scottish production dripping with creative solutions and a top warm up to the Scottish Whisky tasting event, Auchentoshan style.
Stage 32 : Next Pavilion, Cannes 20.05.15, sketch by Nesta

Stage 32 Amanda Toney and Richard Botto
I characterised Stage 32 at the Next Pavillion as the Social Safe for filmmakers with placards to donate a location, an actor, another charity crowd, nature beauty buffs and some vegan vegers for promotion on Air Wave platforms, Air Wave exchange, Advertisement free, and an educational discount. One must identify a list of thanks, tangerine dream intangibles, honour flight, selfless content, gravity, and networking tips such as firstly Meet and ask 3 things of your maker, drop the shoulders, crowd source, get gear heads, get fancies and sell out! to i tunes, charts, with passions and tangerines to close the circle social media, a 50% honing craft for Social Platform Sales, donate and take a social dive! and remember to keep a focus list.


UK Film Centre: The "Shorts" Pitch, Cannes 21.05.15, sketch by Nesta

3 minutes, 1 Shot, now Pitch! Visualise the Gold, you can only do it once. Carter Pilcher, Ken Carlson, Elizabeth Brown (Bird Flight Films)

The UK Film Centre 3 minute Pitch: One Shot Now Pitch! Award went to Salvation with a £5000 cheque, and a tag line ‘Visualise the Gold, you can only do it once!”

Onto A Fashion Sketch of Zeina Nabulsi who is is a stylist in general inspired by Elie Saab, flowers and pastels, weather, Grace Kelly, Nicole Kidman, the polka dot concealing figures, and capable of furnishing a closet in the Majestic Hotel like a clothing treasure trove.
I went to see the Fourth Direction, Chauthi Koot and The Son of Saul to reimagine the cinema, and closed with a John C Reilly and Alison Dickey sketch, calling this Cannes “La Glace at le Ciel”.

Nesta Morgan


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