FIND & REPLACE FILMS
Using film and cinema-adjacent artforms, we challenge and reinterpret received narratives, shifting the individual and collective imagination.
Our practice is increasingly rooted in the re-interpretation, deconstruction and reconstruction of myth, social mythologies, folklore, archetypal story and canonical literature.
In recasting and recapitulating these classical, ancient or otherwise "received" stories in new, unexpected, and at times radical contexts, we are challenging not just the acceptance of traditional narratives and story frames we have been offered for centuries, but the way in which they have been told, and whose perspectives and values have been given voice through them.
Founded in 2015 by filmmaker, artist and actor Ming-Zhu Hii, as the narrative sister practice to The Public Studio, Find & Replace exists to be in the perpetual creation of exquisite, poetic works of cinema and associated artforms that are iterative, explorative, and not primarily bound by commercial demands.
A deep believer that the stories we tell reflect the culture we live in, it is Ming-Zhu's aim, along with creative producers, Nicholas Coghlan and Alexandra Curtis, to push cinematic storytelling into difficult places - conceptually, formalistically and philosophically - in a way that speaks to audiences who demand rigour, beauty and a courageous, integral interrogation of the status quo.