Bank Job is the brainchild of filmmaker Dan Edelstyn and artist Hilary Powell who together run Optimistic Foundation –a multidisciplinary creative organisation whose ambitious work spans film, web, live events and public, participatory art.
DAN EDELSTYN and hilary powell
‘Bank Job’ is Optimistic’s second feature film. Their first - ‘How to Re-Establish A Vodka Empire’ also expanded beyond the screen into social action and enterprise as they set up their own vodka brand ‘Zorokovich 1917’ in a bid to enliven the economy of the post perestroika village of Dan’s ancestors. The film premiered at the BFI London Film Festival, had a theatrical release and 4 star reviews in Times, Irish Times and Empire. Dan Edelstyn is an experienced film director and producer with multiple commissions for C4. He is also a musician releasing as The Orchestra of Cardboard with Blang. Hilary Powell’s work ranges from audio visual epics supported by Henry Moore Foundation and ROH to printworks collected by V&A and MoMA NY. www.optimistic.foundation