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Fulll Firearms

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Based on the life of Sarah Winchester and the Winchester Mystery House, Fulll Firearms presents the story of Imelda, a woman haunted by the victims of the guns sold in her father’s company. She uses her inheritance to work with an architect who builds a house for these ghosts. When a group of people squat her half finished building Imelda is convinced that they are the ghosts that she expected.

The narrative touches upon themes of displacement and storytelling, and stands in the tradition of melodrama. The characters find themselves constantly having to adjust their expectations of each other so that they might be able to communicate within each other’s logic. In her films, Emily Wardill creates situations that examine conditions of precarity in society and how these affect people’s relationships with each other. Her films are fostered by improvisations and workshop sessions, that are set up by the artist to develop themes and characters in a collaborative manner.

“The house in the film produces an echo, because those who occupy it articulate their voices in relation to the making and writing of a history. Tracing the echoes of actions through the production of social spaces does not remain solely within the diegesis of the film. Instead, it extends to the exchange initiated by Wardill with her collaborators as they produce a film together, and also attempt to implicate the viewer in a film that is also a body – one that is constantly living and growing.” - Jacob Korczynski, 2011


Type of film
Running Time
82 minutes
Emily Wardill
City Projects, Film London Artists' Moving Image Network
Executive Producer
Serpentine Gallery, If I Can't Dance I Don't Want To Be Part Of Your Revolution, Badischer Kunstverein, FRAC Champagne
Maya Maffoli
Emily Wardill
Director of Photography
Taina Galis
Production Designer
Emily Wardill, Asta Meldal Lynge
Dominic Fitzgerald
Principal Cast
IMELDA Catherine Schaub-Abkarian, BIANCA Holli Dempsey, KALAMI Lloyd Mosengo, LASLO Ariyon Bakare, JEROME Edward Akrout, MARIANNE Elizabeth Elvin, QUARBAAN Avin Shah, SUHAD Danielle Urbas, STANLEY Carl Patrick
Casting Director
Rose Wicksteed/Parlour Casting
Line Producer
Graham Clayton-Chance
1st AD
Andrew Richards
1st AC
Annette Remler
2nd AC
Jon Muschamp
Steadicam Operator
Dawid Pietkiewicz
Leszek Pietkiewicz
Tomas Mirecki
Liran Barlev
Lighting Trainee
Benjamin Hunt
Sound Recordist
Tom Sedgwick
Boom Operator
David Mason
Costume Designer
Kate Forbes
Additional costumes
Michael Hunt and Barbara Wardilll
Script Supervisor
Joel Furness
Simon Kidner
Catering Manager
Bridget Eadie
Unit Driver
Richard Harrowing
Assistant to line producer
Akua Obeng-Frimpong
Script advisors
Michael Harding and Tony Grisone
The National Trust, Polly Braden, Broadgate Towers

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Last updated 23rd April 2012

Production Company

City Projects (London) Limited