The Chased is released
Our short film, The Chased, which has now won three awards, become available to the public today. For one week, it can be seen in the Programme 2 of The Global Lift-Off Sessions at: tinyurl.com/udusjdet
For the price of a cinema ticket (£8.50/$12.00) you can view our short along with 113 others. The top 5 of which go through to a judged round, and the winner of that is screened at Pinewood Studios and Raleigh Studios in Hollywood! However, we are also hosting an online premiere ourselves on Sunday 20th June at 7.30pm - free tickets are available through eventbrite. Wish us luck!
June 14th, 2021
A big win at TIWFF
Fantastic news as we won the award for 'Best First Time Female Filmmaker' at the Toronto International Film Festival for June 2021. We now go on to the annual awards in September - so keep watching this space! The film's listing is now in the Toronto Film magazine and can be seen here.
June 12th, 2021
Pre-production on The Ragglesnatchers with Aston Productions begins
We're very proud to announce the start of our first co-production with Aston Productions. 'The Ragglesnatchers' will be a short IGTV docudrama, based on the story world of Diamond Alice - more news on this soon!
May 21, 2021
Halfway Hotel begins filming
After months of hiccoughs and delays in post, we're very pleased to announce that this short is filming today! Well done to the team for getting this going, as it's been a very difficult time to get any projects off the ground. Written by Cera Rose Pickering, the story is a heartwarming tale of a homeless mother and her sons who find shelter in a disused and empty hotel.
Mar 16, 2021
Another festival win!
We were very pleased to discover that Emily and Gino were awarded a "Best Director' laurel and certificate from the Reale Film Festival for The Chased. They'll now be included for consideration for a yearly award, decided in December.
May 1st, 2021
Collaboration with Printers goes into production
Friends and patrons may well be aware of a collaborative link between SWP and Printers Playhouse, a community arts venue for music, theatre and comedy in Eastbourne. Today we are pleased to announce that we're collaborating with them on a play called Treble 20, written by Scott Kingsnorth, and directed by John Berry. We're happy to have been asked to film the performance for later release across online platforms - more news as it happens! Do catch the show live if you can though - tickets are like gold dust, so be quick!
Mar 28, 2021
Diamond Alice script enters shopping agreement
In some very exciting developments, production company Aston Productions, led by director Jo Southwell, has entered into a shopping rights agreement for the tv pilot script of Diamond Alice, titled 'The Hoister's Code'. We hope to be bringing more development news about this project soon.
Mar 6, 2021
Diamond Alice makes the semi-finals
Our flagship project Diamond Alice has made it to the Semi-Finals of the 2021 Screencraft TV Pilot Competition. Wish us luck for the next round!
November 18th, 2020
Scriptworks goes live!
On Wednesday, Scriptworks is going live across social media to talk about a new venture centred on our jewel-in-the-crown, 'Diamond Alice'. Join us on Facebook, Twitter or Youtube as we chat about Alice and all the exciting things we have planned for her.
November 9th, 2020