The Masses

Short Film by Dorothy Allen-Pickard, a local documentry and film maker

We are delighted that South-East London based and acclaimed independent film-maker Dorothy Allen-Pickard has allowed us to share her recent short film 'The Masses'.

The Masses is a visceral and empathetic portrayal of three South Londoners living in Bermondsey, Southwark and their devotion to their respective religions: Islam, Christianity and Football.

Dorothy is a filmmaker from South-East London who recently completed an MA in Directing Fiction at Goldsmiths University. She started out making documentaries while studying French and Film at Warwick University, and won the Guardian Documentary Award for her first film In the Name of Greatness. While at Warwick she co-directed the Fringe First multimedia show The Beanfield and became a member of Breach Theatre.

In 2019 Dorothy won Best UK New Director at BFI Future Film Festival and her short film The Mess was awarded with Best UK Short at Open City Doc Fest, Young Director's Award, Vimeo Staff Pick and was shortlisted for Grierson Short Award. Her films have screened at festivals including Sheffield Doc Fest, as well as on BBC3, Channel 4, i-D and The Guardian.

She has a particular interest in working with non-professional actors to create films that merge documentary and fiction and is currently developing a feature script about a butcher with OCD. 

For further information about Dorothy please visit her website here