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Testimonial: Amelia Price

2015-10-26T09:00:13+00:00October, 2015|Production Stories|

My daughter was born four months ago, I've spent my maternity leave, as many people do, hanging out with other new mums in coffee shops and generally wondering where the time is going. I've got used to seeing other people's slight [...]

Interview: Clare Binns

2015-10-19T09:00:13+00:00October, 2015|Distribution & Exhibition, Interview|

Clare Binns is Acquisitions & Programming Director for the Picturehouse Cinema Group. As well as acquiring titles for Picturehouse Entertainment, she is responsible for overall programming policies. Winner of the 2009 WFTV Award for Contribution to the Medium and 2015 Screen Awards Exhibition [...]

Interview: Esther May Campbell

2015-10-12T09:00:13+00:00October, 2015|Interview|

Esther May Campbell's debut feature LIGHT YEARS premieres at the London Film Festival on 14 October 2015. A self-taught writer and director, her short 'September' won the Best Short Film BAFTA 2009, and she has worked on the TV shows SKINS and [...]

Interview: Beeban Kidron

2015-10-05T09:00:39+00:00October, 2015|Interview, The Long Read, Working in TV|

Beeban Kidron, Baroness Kidron, OBE, is a filmmaker, activist and campaigner. Her early films, Carry Greenham Home and Oranges are Not the Only Fruit, are key texts of British and feminist cinema. She subsequently moved to Hollywood, making films including Used People, To Wong Foo Thanks for Everything, [...]

Testimonial: Hattie Morahan

2015-09-04T05:00:22+00:00September, 2015|The Long Read|

Hattie Morahan is a stage and screen star. She was was awarded the Best Actress prize at the Critics' Circle Awards 2013 and won the Natasha Richardson Award for Best Actress at the Evening Standard Theatre Awards 2012 for her portrayal of Nora in Carrie Cracknell's A [...]

Testimonial: Elias Millward

2015-08-28T09:00:33+00:00August, 2015|Production Stories|

Becoming a father was the best thing that happened to me. I found my calling the moment I held my daughter in my arms. Becoming a father has also compounded some of the pre-existing perceptions and concerns I had about a [...]

Testimonial: Deborah Sathe

2015-08-26T09:00:32+00:00August, 2015|Development Stories, Working in TV|

Deborah Sathe is Head of Talent Development and Production at Film London. She oversees groundbreaking domestic and international projects which champion new talent and audiences. Last year she relaunched the award-winning feature film fund Film London Microwave, and through its initial round has [...]

Interview: Helene Klodawsky

2015-08-19T09:00:54+00:00August, 2015|Interview|

Helene Klodawsky is a veteran independent filmmaker – a passionate storyteller committed to portraying political and social struggles, as well as to exploring the documentary art form. Helene is known for poignant, daring films. Painted Landscapes of the Times (1986), Shoot and Cry (1988), Motherland [...]

Testimonial: Stevie Lee

2015-08-14T09:00:14+00:00August, 2015|Development Stories|

My name is Stevie Lee. I run a tiny film and TV production company called Runaway Fridge from home. I have two children: my son Joss is 10 (and profoundly autistic), Bebe is just 4. I'm a development producer script editor who [...]

Interview: Kris Swanberg

2015-08-10T09:00:31+00:00August, 2015|Interview|

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 [...]

Testimonial: Becca Ellson

2015-08-07T09:00:57+00:00August, 2015|Development Stories|

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+ [...]

Testimonial: Samm Haillay

2015-08-05T09:00:35+00:00August, 2015|Production Stories|

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. [...]