Film Direction, Writing, Art Direction

Client:OFFF Festival Barcelona


Opening film for OFFF Festival, Produced by 1stAveMachine.

Inspired by the four letters that makes the OFFF festival name “The Artists’ Room” tells the story of Oliver, Frida, Federica and Fiona who as they talk, never pronounce their initials.
The O and Fs sounds are indeed saved for the final performance, opening the festival.



Written & Directed by: Mathery
Production Company: 1st Ave Machine
Producer: Kerry Smart
Executive Producers: Isabella Parish Sam Penfield Serge Patzak
Director of Photography: Matthew J. Smith
Production Designer: Oliver Hogan
Costume Designer: Coline Bach
Hair & Make Up: Polly Mossman
Editor: James Wright
Colourist: Danny Wood
Flame: Kieran Baxter
Music and sound design: Smider
Graphic Design: Pietro Tarsitano

Frida: Emma Laird
Federica: Freya Warsi
Fiona: Lydia Graham
Oliver: Ed Rollit

1st Assistant Director: Sataish Oshea
2nd Assistant Director: Eleri Shone
Casting: Hammond & Cox
Production Assistant: Neama Batichi
Focus Puller: Ran Geffen
Clapper Loader: Jean Ash
Key Grip: Pete Olney
DIT: Jeremy Balderstone
Video Playback: Nick Forrester
Sound Engineers: Alan Mac Feely, Niall Cropper
Gaffer: Neil Blackman
Electrician: John Burke, Ricky Churchouse, Seamus Shanley
Rigger: Gary Ridgewell, Luke Ridgewell
Camera & Grip Equipment: Arri Media
Electrical Equipment: Panalux
Props Master: Alfie Fielding
Props Buyer: Tors Beadles
Art Department Assistants: Afra Zamara, Hannah Clarke, Jason Lee Thraves, Lottie Highfield
Standby Props: James Middleton
Construction Manager: Zane McGill
Forest Costume Supplied by: Marios
Dressing Room Costume Supplied by: Fantabody
Stylist Assistant: Daniel Gray, Mahatma Michael
Hair & Make Up Assistant: Nisha Aulum, Hannah Kueck, Helena Jopling
Music composition: Guido Smider and Michele Caiati
Foley artist and sound fx: Guido Smider, Andrea Pestarino, Daniele De Virgilio.
Edit House: TenThree
Assistant Editor: Chay MacTavish
Post Production House: ENVY

The Artists’ Room