Interview: Kris Swanberg

Kris Swanberg is the writer-director of the independent feature films It Was Great, But I Was Ready to Come Home, Marriage Material, Empire Builder and Unexpected, and director of the web series Young American Bodies. She has also appeared in films by her husband Joe Swanberg such as Kissing on the Mouth and Hannah Takes the Stairs. … Continue reading “Interview: Kris Swanberg”

Testimonial: Becca Ellson

Becca Ellson (seen here holding her baby sister) is an Independent Development Producer and Script Editor whose work includes BAFTA-nominated feature TAKING LIBERTIES, critically acclaimed experimental piano performance MOMENTS OF WEIGHTLESSNESS and 23 multi-award-winning short films for the BFI and BBC including Cannes Critic’s Week Canal+ winner CROCODILE; BAFTA nominees TURNING, KEEPING UP WITH THE JONES’, SEAVIEW and ORBIT EVER AFTER; … Continue reading “Testimonial: Becca Ellson”

Testimonial: Samm Haillay

Sam Haillay has a long list of producing credits, including “Better Things” and “Bypass”, both written and directed by Duane Hopkins and documentaries such as “6 Desires: DH Lawrence and Sardinia” directed by Mark Cousins, and “The Uprising” directed by Peter Snowdon. * Working as a film producer, a film consultant and a senior associate lecturer … Continue reading “Testimonial: Samm Haillay”

The Slog: Ruth Fowler on Filmmaking & Crowdfunding as a Single Mum

Ruth Fowler is a writer, screenwriter and vlogger. She has written about stripping in New York and about how the American medical industry fails mothers, and she was a Screen 2012 Star of Tomorrow. You can support her crowdfunder here. The photograph of Ruth and her son Nye (on the left) is by Claire Robbie (@clarerobbie on Instagram), shown with … Continue reading “The Slog: Ruth Fowler on Filmmaking & Crowdfunding as a Single Mum”

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”