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Ms Abbe Fletcher

Senior Lecturer


I am a filmmaker, senior lecturer and researcher with a background in documentary and experimental film, with films exhibited at the BFI, Cine Pobre in Cuba, Five Years Gallery, Diversions Experimental Film Festival, Lux Open, Fulham Palace Gallery and Toyota Municipal Museum of Art.

I co-founded the MA film making course in 2006 and have been supervising PhDs in filmmaking since 2010.

I am a founding member of (women's independent collective) films, with whom I've made films in Cuba and Spain. I am also a graduate of LCC and RCA, where my practice-based research degree on the significance of the interval between frames and shots for editing on digital video was supervised by A. L. Rees. 

Additionally, I am Postgraduate Research Coordinator for the Department of Film and Photography and am currently engaged in filmmaking practice as research.

Areas of specialism

  • Filmmaking
  • Narrative
  • Screenwriting
  • Documentary
  • Underground & Experimental Film

Courses taught



  • MPhil(RCA)
  • MA(RCA)
  • PgCert (FHEA)
  • BA(hons) Film & Video


My research interests include experimental and documentary film practice, the intersection of filmmaking and family life, and collective filmmaking practices.

I have written frame analyses of the films of Rose Lowder, Dziga Vertov, Kurt Kren and Stan Brakhage. 

I am particularly interested in investigating the processes of filmmaking, printmaking, drawing and textiles and the importance of play in creativity.

I recently curated the Film maker in the Family event at the BFI Southbank, which brought together films that reflexively examined the impact of family life on the creative process. 


Number of items: 8.

Book Section

Fletcher, Abbe Leigh (2019) Film maker in the family : the impact of family life on creativity. In: Deepwell, Katy, (ed.) Feminist activisms and artivisms. Amsterdam, Netherlands : Valiz. (In Press)

Fletcher, Abbe (2016) 2/60 48 Köpfe aus dem Szondi-Test [2/60 48 Heads from the Szondi-Test]. In: Hamlyn, Nicky , Payne, Simon and Rees, A. L., (eds.) Kurt Kren : structural films. Bristol, U.K. : Intellect Books. pp. 29-38. ISBN 9781783205516


Fletcher, Abbe [Curator of an exhibition] and Su, Shih-Yun [Film editor] (2016) Film maker in the family. Film maker in the Family. .

Moving Image/Broadcast

Fletcher, Abbe Leigh [Director], Su, Roter [Cinematographer], Livett, Ross [Cinematographer], Gholampur, Soroosh [Other] and Hauenstein, Sarah Laura [Film editor] (2018) Railwaywomen. (Digital Video Film). 2018.

Fletcher, Abbe Leigh [Director] and Akerman, Jessica [Artist] (2016) My mild mannered mother-in-law from Mildmay. (Documentary).

Fletcher, Abbe [Director], Niskanen, Petra [Director], Pernas Soto, Sabela [Director] and Vasquez Ramirez, Claudia [Director] (2010) The road to Gibara = El Camino Hacia Gibara. (film). 2010.

Fletcher, Abbe [Creator] (2008) Palace under construction. (Video).

Leigh-Fletcher, Abbe [Creator], Turner, Stephen [Contributor], Barber, Ros [Contributor] and Barker, Simon [Contributor] (2005) Four shores: artworks for the Isle of Sheppey. (Video).

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