Kerri Burbidge on CTBF’s Helping Hand for a Two-Partners-in-Film Family

We took each day as it came during my unpaid maternity leave when I had my second baby. We are not entitled to anything, I thought, this is a result of our chosen careers, the careers we love. I work as a freelance TV drama production coordinator and my partner as a freelance film and … Continue reading “Kerri Burbidge on CTBF’s Helping Hand for a Two-Partners-in-Film Family”

Case Study: Miranda Bowen Sets Off for The Last Post

A week today I am due to fly to Cape Town, South Africa to start prepping the second block of a BBC drama, The Last Post, a Peter Moffat scripted story set in Aden in the 60s about the end of the British empire as played out between the husbands of the royal military police … Continue reading “Case Study: Miranda Bowen Sets Off for The Last Post”

Screenwriter Pete Jordi Wood on Supporting “Carer-Talent”

A deeper dialogue needs to happen between employers and employees of what the day-to-day responsibilities carers undertake alongside their film or television work actually entail. Only then will we start to see a little empathy begin to bloom. In a world where juggling child support with employment is still, sadly, an epic challenge for many … Continue reading “Screenwriter Pete Jordi Wood on Supporting “Carer-Talent””

I, Daniel Blake: Line Producer Eimhear McMahon on Bringing the Team Together

From the moment we met Alison [Carter-Goulden, assistant editor] and started talking, her competency and efficiency convinced me that a job-share could work well. Her and Erline [O’Donovan]’s relationship with Jonathan [Morris, editor] was the most important thing, and that worked perfectly. Alison and Erline set out very plainly how they saw it working – and once they introduced us … Continue reading “I, Daniel Blake: Line Producer Eimhear McMahon on Bringing the Team Together”

I, Daniel Blake: Editor Jonathan Morris on Working with a Job-Share Team

Jonathan Morris has been Ken Loach’s regular editor since Hidden Agenda (1990), working on both features and documentaries, as well as editing documentaries for directors including John Pilger. Most recently, worked with Alison Carter-Goulden and Erline O’Donovan, who job-shared as assistant editors (read our interview with them here), on Loach’s new film I, Daniel Blake, which is on general release in the UK … Continue reading “I, Daniel Blake: Editor Jonathan Morris on Working with a Job-Share Team”

I, Daniel Blake: Alison Carter-Goulden and Erline O’ Donovan Talk Job Sharing

Erline O’ Donovan: This was the first time I’d job shared. I got put in contact with Alison through a friend I’d worked with on a previous project. I knew that I was about to work on another project that didn’t pay that well, so my friend thought it would be useful for me to … Continue reading “I, Daniel Blake: Alison Carter-Goulden and Erline O’ Donovan Talk Job Sharing”

The Levelling: A Final Look

The Levelling receives its world premiere tonight at the Toronto International Film Festival. In our final instalment of the case study, writer/director Hope Dickson Leach (HDL) talks to her husband Phil Miller (PJEM) about primary parenting, routine and freezers full of food. * HDL: The film is done and we’re now getting ready to fly … Continue reading “The Levelling: A Final Look”

Prevenge: Alice Lowe on Finding Her Film and Finding Her Feet

Tonight, PREVENGE receives its world premiere at Venice Critics’ Week. Below, in our third instalment of our Prevenge Case Study, Alice Lowe talks us through the edit process with a tiny baby on her lap. * I find that with films, as with pregnancy, people talk about during and not as much after. So here’s … Continue reading “Prevenge: Alice Lowe on Finding Her Film and Finding Her Feet”

Prevenge: Alice Lowe on Pregnancy, Production & Panic Buckets

Here’s our second instalment of Alice Lowe’s case study of making her first feature film, Prevenge, whose world premiere will open Critics’ Week at the 2016 Venice Film Festival. Read the first instalment, about the shoot, here. * It’s upsetting and sad that people put off kids because we’re waiting for that big break. There’s so much about filmmaking … Continue reading “Prevenge: Alice Lowe on Pregnancy, Production & Panic Buckets”