Me, trying on Camino SurReal's awesome Phantom Of The Paradise helmet at Popcorn 22/06/20

Sean Welsh, trying on Camino SurReal’s awesome Phantom Of The Paradise helmet at Popcorn 22/06/2012

Physical Impossibility is mostly writing by Sean Welsh, who lives and works in Glasgow, Scotland. He is one of the coordinators of Document Film Festival, coordinator of Scalarama Glasgow, programmer of Matchbox Cineclub and editor of the movie zine also named Physical Impossibility.

As a freelance film journalist, he writes programme notes and occasionally presents screen salons for Glasgow Film Theatre, has been official blogger for Glasgow Film Festival 2011-2015, This Way Up! 2016, a member of the submissions panel for Document Film Festival 2015, has viewed submissions for GFF and Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival, hosted In Conversation and Q&A events for GFT, BAFTA and Dunoon Film Festival, contributed reviews and articles for The List magazine and covered the Edinburgh International Film Festival 2011 for The List’s website. He has contributed to the books World Film Locations: Glasgow (Intellect – buy it here!) and Martin C Strong’s Lights, Camera, Soundtracks: The Ultimate Guide to Music in the Movies (Canongate – buy it here!).

Matchbox Cineclub host a monthly night at CCA, Glasgow and programme screenings of films, residencies and pop-up cinema events in Glasgow and beyond (at CCA, Nice ‘N’ Sleazy, The Old Hairdressers, The Banshee Labyrinth, Sofi’s Bar, Edinburgh, and the Doune The Rabbit Hole festival 2012).

He has also played and promoted live music in Glasgow on and off for a while, including co-producing and co-promoting the bands-play-movie-music nights Popcorn & Popcorn II: Electric Boogaloo @ The Flying Duck Glasgow. He occasionally pretends to be a DJ, primarily at The Flying Duck, Glasgow (for their Wes Anderson tribute night/birthday party Go Wes!, their apocalypse-themed 21/12/12 The End party, Way Of The Womb, Way Of The Tomb and monthly nights Super Inuit and Mutant Music).

He studied Film and Television and English Literature at the University of Glasgow, and also currently works as a subtitler at Ericsson Broadcast Media (formerly Red Bee Media).


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