Screenwriter Pete Jordi Wood on Supporting “Carer-Talent”

A deeper dialogue needs to happen between employers and employees of what the day-to-day responsibilities carers undertake alongside their film or television work actually entail. Only then will we start to see a little empathy begin to bloom. In a world where juggling child support with employment is still, sadly, an epic challenge for many … Continue reading “Screenwriter Pete Jordi Wood on Supporting “Carer-Talent””

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”

The Independent, 19 Jan 2017

Hope Dickson Leach is quoted in Sarah Bradbury’s article about female directors in 2017, as are film-raisers Alice Lowe (who says “Get out there and do it. Don’t wait for permission”) and Alex Helfrecht, as well as our colleague Dr. Natalie Wreyford at Calling the Shots. Bradbury notes that: Raising Films’ survey Making It Possible reveals a host … Continue reading “The Independent, 19 Jan 2017”

Interview: Shakyra Dowling

Shakyra Dowling founded her own successful theatre production company in the 1990s, and then went on to work for a well known producer, assisting in the casting of several West End shows, before moving to the film and TV industry as a Casting Director. She is a founder board member of the Casting Directors Association and a  voting … Continue reading “Interview: Shakyra Dowling”

Moving on up

Filmmaker Hope Dickson Leach reflects on the last couple of weeks representing Raising Films at a range of exciting events that took place around the UK The last week has seen a flurry of activity around the country. Gatherings of people looking to the future, organising around change, challenging the status quo. Raising Films has been trying … Continue reading “Moving on up”

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”

Invite Raising Films to Your Event

As a campaign and community, Raising Films has built its network through offline events as well as our dynamic online conversations on the website, Facebook and Twitter. We’ve been excited to work on live events with Parents in Performing Arts, Directed by Women, Glasgow Film Festival, Radical Film Network Glasgow, Sheffield Doc/Fest, Edinburgh Film Festival, … Continue reading “Invite Raising Films to Your Event”

Women’s Organisations in UK Film & TV

While parents and carers can be any gender, Raising Films believes that – because women continue to do disproportionate amounts of caring labour – it is women who are most affected by this issue, and that it has an affect on equality and inclusion. To learn more about gender inequality in the film industry, check … Continue reading “Women’s Organisations in UK Film & TV”