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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 Favourite at Venice Film Festival

Yorgos Lanthimos’s classic comment on the more he works out of Greece the more Greek he feels. For taking on the leading role of Queen Olivia Colman says it is a natural next step. ...

Ryuichi Sakamoto travels Venice to Tokyo for the 4th Samurai !

I was inspired greatly by meeting with Ryuichi Sakamoto and hearing music of cinema and art, something like a soundtrack for a film, only one note #C Sharp describes him best. ...

Venice Film Festival, from LaLaLand to the Voyage of Time, sketches by Nesta Morgan

Teapots and Modern Dance, at Venice   Director Damian Chazelle is hitting the double chord joyously as Emma Stone wins best actress, with modern dance we’re going into a dream in the real world, playing out the rhythms of a speech pattern, nursing fantasies in La La Land until lights out… the music casts a thin veil, a dream space as trumpeter Lee Morgan, plays blue notes on his life in Kasper Collins’s documentary, I Called Him Morgan. I draw Actress Alicia Viksa...

Back soon for to an even Bigger Splash at this year's Venice Film Festival

A pleasure to see a film brought to a new place, at the Italian island of Pantelleria with 4 people living out a holiday in a house share, and a wondrous marriage of Italian and british humour.  Pen on paper, sketching a "beautiful, human and lasting experience" ...

Johnny Depp in Black Mass at Venice Film Festival, Sketch by Nesta, 4th September 2015

"The evil and I are old friends. The people and the part he posed claims a tremendous responsibility for the truth to the person, Jimmy Bulger, and in painting a character you don't like. Just shooting from the hip. Bad people do bad things well, it's a quest. Depp's heroes? John Barrymore and Marlon Brando. He plays a character, not a poster boy, there's a danger transformation To look like Jimmy Bulger? The blue eye contacts." ...

Krigen (A War), directed by Tobias Lindholm, 5th September 2015, Venice Film Festival sketch by Nesta

Krigen, a film by Tobias Lindholm, a conversation from a danish perspective, a story full of impossible choices and no ending, concerned with the truth and our addiction to war. The filmmakers got scared, were not amused by the imagination of war as they were not trained in a life experience of war, and so called the danish soldiers to set. The real experts, professionals with three points of view, who have no choice in war, were used for perfection of gun control, like a therapy of confrontat...

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. 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 im...

"Angelic" Amuse-Bouches at Agora Pavilion, Chef Bruno Oger prepares lunch for Jury de La Cinefondation, Cannes 2012, by Nesta

"Angelic" Amuse-Bouches at Agora Pavilion, Chef Bruno Oger prepares lunch for Jury de La Cinefondation, Cannes 2012, by Nesta THE CHEF’S TABLE BY ELECTROLUX HOSTS JURY DE LA CINÉFONDATION Festival Jury members including two time Palme d’or Winner, Jean-Pierre Dardenne, and actress Arsinée Khanjian enjoy menu prepared by Electrolux Michelin Star partner chef Bruno Oger. When asked how good the desserts were, Film Director Karim Ainouz said: “They were so good... ...

Spotlight at the Short Film Corner, Cannes 2010

Spotlight is a short 6'18" of some live animated moments of reel time at Cannes Film Festival.   I have caricatured the festival live over the last few years, and the film Spotlight draws together some of these highlights with an introduction to a game of Boules ... live recordings of Cannes Piano music... and with lights the characters move into the spotlight...  Spotlight is the first in Nesta's Spotlight collection of film, art, and lighting; from Cannes,to Ve...

The BIG GUNS by Nesta Morgan

TheBIG GUNS   Catching my eye on arrival was the “newest, largest and most powerful of the big guns” - not a producer - but a British 15” naval gun previously mounted on the HMS Ramillies and first seeing action in 1920 during The Greco-Turkish War before firing on the Italian landforces and warships… it could fire a 876kg shell a distance of 29kms… that’s like propelling an equivalent of 10 well proportioned men over The EnglishChannel. This gun ha...

Making worlds at Venice 66th Film Festival - The Men Who Stare at Goats - by Nesta Morgan - 8th September 2009

Travel with just your mind, explore the paranormal in The Men Who Stare at Goats where Grant Heslov directs the “super powers” of men who completely believed in what they were doing, like Batman and Robin joke the stars George Clooney and Ewan MacGregor. When asked if he researched paranormal powers for the movie George Clooney replied "At the premiere I am going to actually walk through a wall," so I cartooned this, “Nice” he said and smiled as he shared the...

An interview and sketch with Pere Portabella, by Nesta Morgan

An interview with Pere Portabella, President of The International Jury of the Orizzonti section, director (Spain) of Die Stille Vor Bach and, this year the 20 minute short film Mudanza (Removal) in the Orizzonti Events.   I had passed through a set of three walls at Arsenale Art Biennale - displaying just walking sticks, and then entered through several adjoining rooms of pure colour - red, green, yellow, blue. As I moved through each space with my eyes closed I could still see thei...

A Festival Wife - Illustrated by Nesta Morgan

"A Festival Wife" is a romantic thriller by Rex Weiner that takes place at the fictional San Lorenzo Film Festival and in the classic tradition of the roman a clef follows a cast of fictional characters moving amidst real-life movers and shakers in the film industry. Nesta Morgan who illustrates the book commented "When I first read of the project A Festival Wife I was intrigued by the phemerality which lay in the title and how I would illustratively bring to life a fictional f...

Future of Cinema Panel Sketch, Cannes 2008

FEST21.COM  FUTURE OF CINEMA SALON  Festival de Cannes  May 21 2008  By  Nesta Morgan  Visual Review    Current vision by  Nesta Morgan  +44 (0)7770 890609   FUTURE OF CINEMA SALON Festival de Cannes May 21 2008  INT. JEAN LOUIS BORY PALAIS K    The Panel discussion is introduced by WAYNE CLARKSON,  executive director of Telefilm Canada, co producer of this  year&r...

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