John Lloyd Lecturer, Filmmaking

John Lloyd

I am a filmmaker with an interest in surrealist practices across both fiction and documentary work. My personal work is performative and centers around identity and the grotesque, using the codes and conventions of popular media to explore alternative history, both personally and socially. 

As a keen collaborator, I have worked as a filmmaker on various projects, such as ‘Excavating The Reno,’ which culminated in being part of a yearlong residency at The Whitworth Art Gallery. 

Current projects include Dead Already, a multidisciplinary project in collaboration with SODA colleagues, and The Bryan Adams Project. Thematically, both projects overlap with themes relevant to my research interests of Hauntology in modern media and the paranoia surrounding emerging generative technology. 

From a pedagogical perspective, my background as a first-generation graduate is the foundation for my appreciation of higher education and my approach to teaching. I believe in creating and maintaining a learning environment that is not only engaging and useful but also inclusive and safe, allowing each individual to express themselves fully as they develop personally and professionally toward graduation and beyond. 

My current roles are Head of Level 6 Filmmaking and Disability Coordinator for Filmmaking.