CLOSR Coaches Confirmed

We are delighted to confirm the wonderful Pippa Best and Jan Armstrong have come on board as coaches for our CLOSR Development Programme.   Pippa has worked in feature film development and as a script consultant for over 20 years. She project managed two significant EU-funded media development projects: the Cross Channel Film Lab (a … Continue reading “CLOSR Coaches Confirmed”

CLOSR Development Programme

Applications now open for CLOSR Development Programme for Director/Producer/Writer Parents and Carers in the English Regions CLOSR (Closer to Home) is a response to our 2016 Making it Possible survey, which found two consistent barriers for parents and carers looking to attend networking and career development sessions: a lack of time, and the cost of … Continue reading “CLOSR Development Programme”

Interview: China Moo-Young

China Moo-Young went to the National Youth Theatre before studying Drama at Bristol University, where she graduated with a First Class Honours BA in Film, Theatre and Television. She was named a Star of Tomorrow in Screen International’s annual review of British film-making talent and was selected as a Breakthrough Brit on the prestigious UK Film Council … Continue reading “Interview: China Moo-Young”

CTBF Family Support Fund

Balancing work and family life can be challenging, especially if you have people depending on you for their care and wellbeing. Working in the turbulent world of film and commercial TV can make it even harder to fund alternative arrangements to ensure the people you care for are looked after when you are away from … Continue reading “CTBF Family Support Fund”

Interview: Of Love and Law

OF LOVE AND LAW is a documentary, currently crowdfunding, about Japan’s first LGBT law firm, run by partners Fumi and Kazu, and looking at issues including adoption, same sex partnerships and undocumented people. We talked film-raising with the international team making the film: director Hikaru Toda, producer Elhum Shakerifar, and co-producer Estelle Robin You. * Can you … Continue reading “Interview: Of Love and Law”

Raising Films Recommends…: London Film Festival 2016

Raising Films is going to be participating in lots of film festivals over the coming year – and we’re pretty excited. For your viewing pleasure, and to celebrate awesome family and caring-centred filmmaking, we’ll be offering recommendations for each of them for festival attendees, and to put future viewing on your radar. First up, the BFI London Film Festival … Continue reading “Raising Films Recommends…: London Film Festival 2016”

Esther May Campbell: Heroes and Gods

Esther May Campbell‘s debut feature LIGHT YEARS, produced by Samm Haillay, premiered at the Venice Film Festival in 2015, and is currently on tour in the UK. More information on the film’s website. * Men and women are different. Whether because of our genes or conditioning. We experience, at home and on the street, playground or onscreen, … Continue reading “Esther May Campbell: Heroes and Gods”

#MakeItPoss: Raising Films' Survey is Now LIVE

Literally: coming from the Edinburgh International Film Festival, where Penny Woolcock is kicking things off with her Making It Possible keynote. Keynote speaker Penny Woolcock, "We need a system that values real life experiences, and those parents that have them." #MakeItPoss — Raising Films (@FFFilmmaking) June 22, 2016 Penny Woolcock delivering her Keynote speech for @FFFilmmaking #MakeItPoss #eiffindustry … Continue reading “#MakeItPoss: Raising Films' Survey is Now LIVE”

Moms-in-Film Founder Talks of Challenges and Lessons Learned

I have recently come to three realizations about being a filmmaker and a parent. The first is that everything comes down to money. The second is that the challenges facing parents in the industry disproportionately affect women. The third is that babies – and boobies – freak people out, especially if they don’t have any, … Continue reading “Moms-in-Film Founder Talks of Challenges and Lessons Learned”