Fulll Firearms


2012, 82 mins
Director: Emily Wardill

Based on the life of Sarah Winchester and the Winchester Mystery House, and written and directed by award-winning filmmaker Emily Wardill,

FULLL FIREARMS presents the story of Imelda, a woman haunted by the victims of the guns sold by her father’s company. She uses her inheritance to build a house for the ghosts to inhabit, and when squatters move in, she's convinced these are the ghosts who have been haunting her.

"Fulll Firearms reframes the history of arms heiress Sarah Winchester in a contemporary context where her haunting is not limited to America and the specter of its own violence en route to manifest destiny, but rather is inundated with the scope of the contemporary international arms trade and the nations that bear the brunt of its success. The house in the film produces an echo, because those who occupy it articulate their voices in relation to the making and writing of a history. Tracing the echoes of actions through the production of social spaces does not remain solely within the diegesis of the film. Instead, it extends to the exchange initiated by Wardill with her collaborators as they produce a film together, and also attempt to implicate the viewer in a film that is also a body - one that is constantly living and growing." - Jacob Korczynski, 2011

FULLL FIREARMS is co-commissioned by the Serpentine Gallery, If I Can't Dance, I Don't Want To Be Part Of Your Revolution and Film London's FLAMIN Productions. It is co-produced by FLAMIN Productions and City Projects with support from MHKA, Antwerp, Badischer Kunstverein, Karlsruhe and FRAC Champagne-Ardenne, Reims.