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Music, fashion & film stars gathered at Corinthia Hotel London for private screening of Artist in Residence 2014

Music, fashion & film stars gathered at Corinthia Hotel London for private screening of Artist in Residence 2014 ( LONDON, England - Stars of stage, screen and music gathered at Corinthia Hotel London for the debut screening of two short films starring Daisy Lowe and The Noisettes` Shingai Shoniwa from 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm on Monday, May 12, 2014.

Zawe Ashton and David Petch, were the joint winners of the Corinthia Artist in Residence 2014. They completed a month long stay at the hotel during which time they each wrote and directed two short films, with a budget of £15K each.

The films were screened at a private ceremony at Corinthia Hotel London on 12th May 2014 attended by celebrities, VIP and media. The films will now be entered into the London Film Festival and screened publicly at the Corinthia Hotel London during the month of October 2014. “The Place We Go To Hide” by Zawe Ashton and “We Always Do What We Want” by David Petch, inspired by “The Power of Sleep” theme, have evolved out the filmmakers` experiences and reflections of life within a hotel during their respective residences in March 2014.

The Corinthia “Artist in Residence” is a cultural program, now in its 3rd year that supports emerging talent and the arts. Year 1 saw French artist Noemie Goudal create large-scale works of art which used the hotel`s environment as their starting point and aimed to transport viewers to other worlds. And Year 2 saw theatre company, Look Left Look Right, create an immersive play, Above&Beyond, drawing on the hotel`s history and interviews with the staff. The play lasted 70 minutes taking place across 30 spaces within and around the Corinthia while the hotel was fully operational.

PHOTO: L-R: Daisy Lowe, Zawe Ashton, Shingai Shoniwa

MEDIA CONTACT: The Bradford Group, Karen Hoffman/Sarah McHeffey, (212) 447-0027,

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