Creatives Joseph Wilson
Biography

Joseph Wilson

Wilson who has been a queer drag performer, currently an artist and moving image creator who has been working with and documenting the eclectic East London queer scene for the past five years. Since graduating from University of the Arts London with a BA in Fine Arts (print and time-based media).

He wrote and directed a series of films amplifying marginalised voices of in LGBTQI+ community, and his first documentary project was entitled ‘Drag is my Ecstasy’, an intimate portrait of underground drag collective Sink the Pink, which was accepted into the program of the BFI Flare: London LGBTQI+ Film Festival and screened at The East End Film Festival. Wilson has recently been commissioned to create a long form documentary on the history of Sink The Pink, commissioned through Sky Arts.

Four of Wilson’s films centring on the LGBTQ+ lived experience have been previewed on global arts video channel NOWNESS. In 2019 he directed ‘Il-Widna’, a reimagined reality of queer people banished from the UK after Thatcher’s Section 28 amendment. The film had its online premiere on iD at the start of 2021 and has just been accepted into the 2021 Fringe! Queer Film & Art Festival.

Wilson was recently selected as one of the FLAMIN (Film London Artists Moving Image Network) artists in recognition of his film ‘Isn’t it a Beautiful World’ (2021), which, through lipsyncing, depicts the stories of Queer performers Soroya, Harry and Kenya.

With the “Isn’t it a Beautiful World’ film, which was part of the LFF Festival, Wilson also won the prestigious CIRCA x DAZED Class of 2021 – announced by Marina Abromovic with the prize winning award of a Studio at 180 The Strand and a £30,000 prize.

Recently Wilson has enjoyed making work with Amazon, directing the Amazon Prime x TIKTOK LGBT+ Modern Love Stories, and also directed the ‘Just so you know’ music video for Bailey.