How the CTBF Family Support Fund helped me – Joe McStravick

Joe is an award-winning Film/Television Director and Screenwriter who works in both narrative drama and documentary. A number of his past projects have been commissioned and/or broadcast by BBC, Northern Ireland Screen, TG4, The Irish Language Broadcast Fund, RTE and The Arts Council. He recently directed/co-wrote and produced a short film called The Wedding Speech … Continue reading “How the CTBF Family Support Fund helped me – Joe McStravick”

CTBF Family Support Fund Awardee Rosie Toner – On Bridging their Childcare Needs

Rosie is an Artist/Filmmaker who has screened her work at venues including the ICA, Tate Liverpool and Camden Arts Centre as well as the international festival circuit. Rosie is currently in development with her first feature film The Saviours funded by Film Agency Wales. * I found out about Raising Films and the CTBF Family … Continue reading “CTBF Family Support Fund Awardee Rosie Toner – On Bridging their Childcare Needs”

Testimonial: Dieudonnée and Keir Burrows

Thanks for having us on! So we’re a wife-and-husband (and kids!) filmmaking team. Our debut feature film, sci-fi noir Anti Matter, was developed on Film London Microwave and is out now in the UK on DVD and VOD, via Kaleidoscope. It opens with a limited theatrical run in the US in September. We’ve had very … Continue reading “Testimonial: Dieudonnée and Keir Burrows”

Testimonial: Katherine Beacon

In the garden centre last weekend I asked the man in wellies and a tabard if he could point me in the direction of a fast growing, evergreen, tall, narrow tree that possibly flowered too and wasn’t too expensive. He sighed, “The Holy Grail then?” Well, yes actually. That’s what I want. And maybe it … Continue reading “Testimonial: Katherine Beacon”

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”