Testimonial: Anne-Marie O’Connor

Anne-Marie O’Connor has written for the theatre, penned three novels and ghost written a number of best selling books but has since changed focus to TV. Writing on Waterloo Road before co-creating Sky 1’s Trollied. She is currently working on returning dramas both in the UK and in the US and has written her first … Continue reading “Testimonial: Anne-Marie O’Connor”

Testimonial: Ashley Sabin

Ashley Sabin produces, directs, photographs and edits critically-acclaimed cinematic documentaries that have screened internationally in festivals and on television worldwide at Sundance, Toronto, Cinema du Reel, Rotterdam, Visions du Reel, RIDM, MoMA, and Viennale Film Festivals and on PBS, POV, BBC, CBC, DR, ARTE, and NHK. Her new film Do Donkeys Act? has its UK premiere … Continue reading “Testimonial: Ashley Sabin”

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”

Testimonial: Lorna Martin

The challenges of trying to combine motherhood with a creative career hit home for me a couple of years ago when my older daughter, then four, was doing a project in nursery about summer holidays. She informed me that all her friends were going to France, Spain, Portugal and Florida. Then she asked where we … Continue reading “Testimonial: Lorna Martin”

Testimonial: Vicki Lesley

Making a film is hard. Making a film and having a baby is a lot harder! Back in 2006, I was a busy freelancer working on popular factual shows for broadcasters like the BBC, Channel 4 and Discovery, travelling the world and generally having a great time. But deep down I yearned to work on something a … Continue reading “Testimonial: Vicki Lesley”

Testimonial: Pippa Best

As a young producer’s assistant, then script editor, then head of development, I was too busy working and chasing the next bit of development funding to think about kids. But by 30, I’d built up enough regular freelance script editing clients to risk moving from London to Cornwall with my Cornish partner (who was suffering … Continue reading “Testimonial: Pippa Best”

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”

Testimonial: Alex Helfrecht and Jörg Tittel

We are Co-Directors, Co-Writers and Co-Parents. Oh yeah, and we’ve been married for nearly a decade. Not that we have much time to think about such trivial things like love. We shot our first feature, THE WHITE KING, in Hungary last year, which meant moving the whole family, including our two children Olivia (then four) … Continue reading “Testimonial: Alex Helfrecht and Jörg Tittel”