About Fabien Riggall
Recognising a growing desire for multi-dimensional experiences amongst cinemagoers, Fabien set up Future Cinema in 2005. The company aimed to create environments where the audience lives out a film in purpose-built sets. By 2007, Fabien’s ideas had evolved to become Secret Cinema. The brand has since expanded to house multiple strands under the trading umbrella Secret Cinema which includes Tell No One, Secret Cinema X, Secret Music, Secret Cinema Presents and Future Shorts, the global short film-festival from which Future Cinema originated. Secret Cinema stages events of varying scale, from a few hundred to a hundred thousand attendees, in which art, music, theatre and food are brought together and completely re-imagined with the aim of creating a secret world.
Recent productions of Back to the Future and Star Wars: the Empire Strikes Back had record breaking numbers of attendees. In September 2015, Fabien set up #loverefugees, a movement to raise awareness of the plight of refugees globally. As part of this project, Fabien installed a temporary cinema in the Calais refugee camp known as the Jungle. Most recently, Secret Cinema collaborated with Help Refugees, The Trussell Trust and War Child to raise awareness and funds with its experiences.
Fabien has received honours from the likes of The Guardian, The Hospital Club, Time Out and The Evening Standard and brands including Honda and Courvoisier.