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Corinne Walker

Writer, Director and Performer

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Photo by Jojo Bossman
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Hi!

I'm Corinne. Hint: (pronounced like if you replace the L in Colin with an R).

I'm a Bristol-based performer, writer, producer and director.

 I'm passionate about the arts and using it as a tool to uncover untold stories, narratives and perspectives. Having grown up in Bristol, I want to tell and make stories based here, featuring the full spectrum of people who live and work here and who have lived and worked here for decades.

I'm currently working on several projects in theatre and on screen, having recently completed my BFI NETWORK funded short 'Homegrown'.

My work is heavily involved in improving the visibility of people from the Global Majority and as Artist Development Producer for Beyond Face, I am trying to raise the profile of artists in the region in a meaningful way. 

I'm always looking to meet new creative people or to re-connect with others so get in touch!

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A little flavour of my previous and current projects- Much more coming soon!

Writing & Directing

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Homegrown

Writer/Director - 2023
Homegrown is a BFI NETWORK supported short film exploring homegrown slavery happening to Caribbean workers on UK fruit farms. Inspired by the article Strawberry Slavery written by Sinai Fleary in The Voice Newspaper.

 On the hottest day of the year, Barbadian fruit pickers Nicole and Vincent endure exploitative conditions on a UK fruit farm. When the farm’s owner arrives, tensions reach boiling point. 


MORE INFO COMING SOON
Follow @homegrown_film on Instagram for updates

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The Bust With No Name

Written by Corinne Walker

Directed by Amani Naphtali

Produced & Presented by The Rural Black History Project

Performed by Emile Clarke

I was commissioned by The Rural Black History Project to write a monologue in response to one of a number of historical sources which evidence the presence of black Britons in the Cotswolds and the surrounding rural areas from as early as 879 AD.

The Bust with No Name explores our unnamed bust's frustration at being poorly described in the archival records, despite the important influence he had in Sir Henry Poole's life. His spirit playfully dances around the church he's had to call home for the last 400 years, exploring how he can take back the spotlight for his legacy and ultimately find a name and power for himself.


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Grosvenor Road

Writer

Grosvenor Road is an audio drama commissioned by Tamasha Theatre Company and Holy Mountain as part of their audio drama series 'The Waves'

“Come, look at this view. This our kingdom now Hyacinth. You see those houses up there, dem big ones dem? One day I will buy one for you, for the family we will have one day. They will not realise mum and dad used to live in one room. They will look at us and laugh.”
1978, newly arrived migrants Hyacinth and Eddie have just arrived in the ‘mother country’ and find themselves in St Paul’s, Bristol. It isn’t exactly what either were expecting. In 2021, estate agent Elliot shows a London couple the same flat. What happens during their viewing isn’t what they were expecting either. Grosvenor Road explores gentrification, community & legacy while asking what the consequences are to forgetting the history and narratives of an area, especially one totally shaped by the ghosts of the past.

Written by Corinne Walker
Director - Alix Harris
Assistant Director - Mercedes White
 
Cast:
Scott Bayliss
Jade Fearon
Amy Harris
James Schofield
Kerry-Ann Waison
Nadia Williams

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Clifford

Writer/Director

Determined not to be priced out of the area he has called home for 50 years, 70 year old Clifford, a Jamaican man of the Windrush generation moves into a house-share with a group of twenty-somethings in this 90s style, Bristol set sitcom short. Brimming with nostalgia, it's Fresh Prince meets Desmonds meets Living Single with a modern Black British twist. Can these two generations co-exist while both grappling with the housing crisis, gentrification and a lack of fridge space?

Screened at Carmarthen Bay Film Festival, Watershed Bristol/Cables Cameras 'Inspired' festival and Fringe of Colour.

Producer - Sophie Freeman
Clifford - Charles Tomlin
Rochelle - Dumile Sibanda
Guy - James Schofield
Sadé - Katja Quist
DOP - Mikael Techane
2nd Camera - Keyane Allman
Sound Recordist - Patch de Salis
Editor - Theo Watkins
Music - Baileys Brown
Art Director - Oliver Kelly
Make up Artist - Bridget Esmonde
Stills Photographer & Runner - Marta de Viti
Casting Assistant & Runner - Toby Underwood
Development mentor - Laura Kirwan-Ashman
Production - Calling The Shots
Commissioned by BBC Arts for New Creatives, co-funded by Arts Council England

 

Performing

My current and previous performances

2023-

Ella is a black woman. Ella has just bought a new game. Follow her quest through the Fight Well Project. Will she reach the end? And just what is at stake for her?

First developed through a seed commission from Camden People's Theatre, the first extract from this piece was performed in September 2023. It will now begin development into a full-length piece. 

2019/2021

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Today I Fought a Tiger

July 2021- Lightbox Theatre

TODAY I FOUGHT A TIGER is a promenade piece based on real stories about the everyday battles we fight. It's about life's victories and ongoing challenges, the big and small moments, the things that get us through and the hopes and dreams of what might be, all wrapped up in a heady (Covid-safe) mix of mystery, music and storytelling.

Directed by Emma Faulkner.

Photo: Rose Morelli

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A One- Woman Comedy  show by Lorna Wells where invisible illness and a 'hostile environment' collide.

Backed by Live Music, this Funny, Poignant, semi-autobiographical story challenges us to look below the surface and 'see' the invisible.

Illusions of Liberty was live-streamed by Applecart Arts in February 2021 and then streamed by King's Heed Theatre for three weeks Mid April to the third week in May.

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July 2020

Music video for Emily Barker's single "The Woman who Planted Trees"

Directed and Produced by Joe Magee

The Woman: Corinne Walker

Music: Emily Barker

Cinematography: Joe Magee

Additional footage courtesy of: Engin Akyurt (Pexels), Islem Benzegouta (Pexels), Free Creative Stuff (Pixabay), Samazing Family (Pexels) Thank you: Misha Law, Sylvie Magee, Lotte Lyster, Yola

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