Interview: Alexandra Hidalgo

Alexandra Hidalgo is a documentary filmmaker, an assistant professor at Michigan State University, and the co-founder and editor-in-chief of agnès films, a site for female filmmakers. Her current project is Vanishing Borders, a feature documentary telling the story of four immigrant women living in New York City, and she is also the director of Perfect, a documentary about … Continue reading “Interview: Alexandra Hidalgo”

Testimonial: Debbie Isitt

Debbie Isitt is one of the UK’s most prolific directors. She is known for her improvisational style of working with actors, a model that has produced critical and box office hits like “Confetti”, starring Martin Freeman and Jessica Hynes, which was nominated for a British Comedy Award, “Nasty Neighbours” starring Ricky Tomlinson, and the hugely popular … Continue reading “Testimonial: Debbie Isitt”

THE SLOG – Campaign Launch

The summer holidays are upon us and the Raising Films family are busy. Busy with kids, busy with films, busy with marking and proposals and budgets all the things that make up our busy lives. Like all parents, we’ve realised we need help. So we’re raising funds to raise films. We want to hire someone … Continue reading “THE SLOG – Campaign Launch”

Interview: Romola Garai

Romola Garai is an acclaimed actor, writer and director, twice nominated for Golden Globe awards and BIFA awards. ‘Scrubber’, which she wrote, directed and produced, was released as part of Soda Pictures’ New British Cinema Quarterly in 2012. Since her breakout film role in I Capture the Castle (2003), she has appeared in – among others – Vanity Fair (2005), Angel … Continue reading “Interview: Romola Garai”

Interview: Jeanie Finlay

Jeanie Finlay is a British artist and filmmaker. She set up Glimmer Films in 2008 to deliver ambitious, engaging and empathetic work for cinema, broadcast and exhibition. Her work includes the feature documentaries ORION: The Man Who Would Be King (Winner Grand Jury – Nashville), Panto! and The Great Hip Hop Hoax (nominated for a Grierson and a Bifa) for BBC Storyville, Sound It Out (official … Continue reading “Interview: Jeanie Finlay”

Testimonial: Anonymous

The first time I ever noticed sexism in the workplace is when I was on set as a production co-ordinator in reality television – real sexism and racism and homophobia, I’d never seen anything like it, but that’s not to say that it’s not everywhere. Arts non-profits are as complicated as production, especially where there’s … Continue reading “Testimonial: Anonymous”

Interview: Afia Nathaniel

Computer-scientist-turned-filmmaker, Afia Nathaniel is the founder of Zambeel Films, an independent production company in Pakistan. Prior to filmmaking, she worked for the  Power to Change Fund, and spoke internationally on the issue of violence against women and the role of artists as agents of change. She graduated from Columbia University’s Film Directing program, and currently teaches Screenwriting … Continue reading “Interview: Afia Nathaniel”

Testimonial: Catherine Derry

Catherine is a Director of Photography who mostly works on commercials, corporates, music videos and documentary. Her feature credits as DoP include JACK TO KING – THE SWANSEA STORY, directed by Marc Evans, TREACLE JNR directed by Jamie Thraves and starring Aidan Gillen, and JUNKHEARTS directed by Tinge Krishnan which stars Eddie Marsan, Tom Sturridge … Continue reading “Testimonial: Catherine Derry”

Testimonial: Caroline Steiner

  Caroline is a Production Designer and Art Director whose credits include “Svengali”, directed by John Hardwick and starring Martin Freedman, and “Titus” directed by Charlie Cattrall. She is currently working on “Thea”, directed by Nirpal Bhogal, the story of a young couple whose lives are turned upside down when the birth of their first child … Continue reading “Testimonial: Caroline Steiner”

Testimonial: Laura Bellingham

Laura is a cinematographer and a graduate from the National Film and Television School, shooting drama, commercials, promos and documentaries. Her work has been screened at many international film festivals including Cannes, BFI London, SXSW and Los Angeles and garnered various awards and nominations. She is currently in prep for a forthcoming feature. * A … Continue reading “Testimonial: Laura Bellingham”