We are very proud to announce our film has been selected to be shown at Women of The Lens film festival
Okaaaay. Just finished a short drama (written and produced by yours truly) about FGM (Female Genital Mutilation). It’s the story of two sisters, one of whom wants to take her daughter, to Eritrea, in order for her to be cut. The younger sister is horrified by this and tries to talk her out of it.
This is the first drama I’ve written. The subject matter is important to me as I am very against this barbaric practice. Producing this was difficult but I learnt a lot, particularly about how much, even a no budget, film costs to make!!
The film will be re-edited over the summer and will be available for viewing around September time.
As one of my assignments at uni we had to create a Press pack for one of our films.
Let me know what you think in the comments section
This is a genius short by the Scottish filmmaker Ewan Stewart We were shown this film in class and I immediately fell in love with it. It is completely genius within, what would appear to be, a mundane subject. Brilliantly scripted and cleverly filmed.
It won awards everywhere it showed and quite rightly so.
BAFTA Scotland Winner – Best Short Film 2014
WINNER – Best UK Short – London Short Film Festival 2014
WINNER – Best Scottish Short – Glasgow Short Film Festival 2014
WINNER – Audience Award – Kinemastik International Short Film Festival, Malta 2014
WINNER – Audience Award – Scots Day Out Festival, Bendigo, Australia, 2016
SPECIAL MENTION – Best British Short Film – Leeds International Film Festival 2013
Unfortunately I cannot find the whole film online but did find a directors cut on Vimeo which will give you a flavour of this awesome film.
<p><a href=”https://vimeo.com/150659172″>Directors’ Cuts: An excerpt from “Getting On” by Ewan Stewart – NOWNESS</a> from <a href=”https://vimeo.com/nowness”>NOWNESS</a> on <a href=”https://vimeo.com”>Vimeo</a>.</p>
It was a real inspiration listening to her and due to this I have decided I’d like get involved with this type of documentary. What is impact producing?????
“Impact producing is a project that is designed to have an impact with its point of view, not just tell a story.” Katherine Dodds (founder of Hello Cool World)
This to me sounds like heaven and is something I’d like to do myself or get involved with someone else’s project
This short was written & directed by my good friend Keshawn Dixon. It was my first experience of producing dramas. Although it was hard work I really enjoyed the process. One of the actresses, Keira Allen-Anderson was so impressive, her scream at the end of the film still gives me chills. When I wrote my drama short about FGM I knew I wanted her to play one of the main roles. I’ll be blogging shortly about the film I’m in the process of making.
This is the last movie I saw. It wasn’t the best film I’ve ever seen but it’s a lovely little movie with great performances by Julian Dennison who plays the boy, Ricky and Rachel House who plays the probation officer, Paula.
The writer and director, Taika Waititi won the Audience Award at Edinburgh Film Festival (2016)
At the New Zealand Film and TV Awards (2017) it made a clean sweep wining:
Best Director: Taika Waititi
Best Actor: Julian Dennison
Best Supporting Actress: Rima Te Wiata
Best Supporting Actor: Sam Neill
If I was going to make feature films this is the type of story I would be interested in producing.
So if any of you budding writers out there have a story you’d like to collaborate on please get in touch
This was the second film I made. It’s about gentrification in Brixton and what that means to the locals. I went down there on a day of action with a camera crew and filmed the day.