As We Are – web series
After watching ‘Her Story’, an inspiring series about the lives of trans women in America, and reading about the transphobic response it generated from within the LGB community, I decided to explore the way some cis gay and bisexual women view people with a trans experience. ‘As We Are’ is about unintentional transphobia, and the lack of knowledge that can surround trans issues. The response to it has been amazing, with a total YouTube view count for the four episodes currently at almost 120,000. Over the first twelve months of its release, it was selected for 13 festivals and scooped some great awards. It was my debut as director and producer.
DIVA Magazine said “We could bang on about this fantastic series for days… Charming, funny and toe-curlingly awkward at times – with great music to boot – As We Are is definitely one to watch.”
Starring: Jenny Harold, Fox Fisher, Helen Oakleigh, Hellen Wells Ward, Sarah Charsley, Ashleigh Loeb, Veronica Jean Trickett, Romario Wanliss.
Writing a Film for Leisa Rea
After a minor exchange on a social media site, a writer becomes obsessed with a comedienne, and decides to cast her in her new film in order to meet her… to the detriment of everyone else involved in the production. After a minor exchange on a social media site, a writer becomes obsessed with a comedienne, and decides to cast her in her new film in order to meet her… to the detriment of everyone else involved in the production.
Cast: Jenny Harrold, Cathy Conneff, Gigi Burgdorf, Leisa Rea. Cast: Jenny Harrold, Cathy Conneff, Gigi Burgdorf, Leisa Rea.
Dog Day was shot on location in Brighton. It featured Bella Emberg, a long-established British actress best known for her appearances in the Russ Abbott show, in characters such as Blunder Woman. Dog Day has been shown in international festivals such as the Women’s Independent Film Festival in Los Angeles – where it won an Award of Merit – the Cannes Film Festival, the Brighton Film Festival and the Braine Hownd Film Festival, in London. It will also premier on North American television on 7th May 2016, on Shorts TV channels 573 & AT&T U-Verse, ch 1789.
Cast: Bella Emberg, Fiona McGee, Tara Harley.
Photos © Georgie Angless
To Gina was commissioned by Tall Tale Productions after the company saw its very first theatrical performance at the Old Red Lion Theatre in London in 2006. The film version of the monologue was partly financially funded by Anthony Minghella.
Cast: Christopher Hughes, Fenella Mett.