Film

This film was like no other that I’ve shot. Firstly I financed it. Secondly we hired a red epic, thirdly I had a crew of only 10 people. The average age of my crew being 17 years old. This is “true” filmmaking. A year ago my...

I remember the first time I went to Cannes Film Festival nearly 7 years ago. I was my daughters plus one. I was her chaperone, I had to make up why I should be allowed in. How things were so different this year. I had to...

This is the working title for my latest film The Sounds of Silence. It is inspired by the true story of the Orphanages Closure in Romania. We shot for two weeks on two black magics and shot most of the scenes in a studio. Our establishings...

Three years ago I attended Lady Filmmakers Festival in Beverly Hills. It's run by Mike and Patricia Viayra. Not only do they run the festival and it's now in its 9th year but they are also filmmakers. Basically practicing what they preach. The weekend is...

Every single film experience I have is always the best and I never believe they can get better. The cast and crew become my family for those few weeks. However this one was on another level. What I mean by that was the amount of...

I was asked to speak about my film making experiences in front of about fifty filmmakers. It felt such an honour to be asked to speak. In terms of filmmaking I'm a total newbie. Four features in my first year as a female director. I've...

This is one of my favourite festivals that takes place in San Jose. This year was my fifth year of attending. The films are great, the filmmakers are always interesting and the people that run the festival with the help of the volunteers are some...

I am very proud to announce I am a full member of the Alliance of Women Directors. This isn't a group of women in competition with each other, or a group of women sitting complaining about the male domination of our industry, it is a collective...

I had the pleasure of sitting in a small theatre in Downtown Hollywood with ten Academy Nominees a couple of nights ago. The writers and or directors of the following films: Hell or Highwater Hidden Figures Manchester by the Sea Lion Moonlight La la land 20th century women The first thought from the evening...

As Martin Scorsese correctly called it, this film is "delicate". The writer and director Jeff Nichols wrote this as a first draft and didn't alter anything. He is the same age as me and as I look at my career over the last year as...