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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......

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......

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......

Finished shooting! Now what happens? The last day of shooting is always so depressing. The family that exists from spending four weeks together making two amazing new babies (films not actual babies because that would be weird) means that when the family separate I feel......

The summer film is looking incredible. I am so proud of what we achieved on such a small budget in such a small amount of time. It also helps that having shown it to an audience of 9 year olds they loved it. They are......

I was taught by the wonderful director and producer Sean McNamara to always have the following in the credits “an Elizabeth Blake-Thomas film” this enables me to show I have been part of all of the processes. Writing or creating the story, followed by putting......

Some people call me crazy, some call me insane. I agree with both of these. I am totally mad. Instead of directing one feature film, I set myself the goal of directing two. One after the other. If I was getting the funding to shoot......

My mother has always told me I should have a camera crew following me around and documenting everything I do. Instead of a camera crew though I have decided to document everything on my own, in a book. ‘Four features in my first year as......

As I stand today working through my list (I am most effective and productive whilst standing) at the same time answering emails and phone calls, reading scripts, writing down ideas, responding to my crew, I am also being mum. But not just a mum who......

I was fortunate enough to be a member of the panel for “how to go out and make a film”. Over three years ago I was on the other side of that table. I was asking the panelists questions like “how can I make a......

This was exciting not only because it was my second feature to direct. It was my second feature in six months. My first feature is currently finishing it’s producers cut then it will be sent to post. There were a number of differences between my......

Once again this phenomenal film festival and market didn’t let me down. Not only is it obviously a great place to attend events and network and see films. It is also a place where you learn and understand this crazy industry. Having just directed my......

Last year I attended Worldfest due to a film where I was part of the producing team. I met some phenomenal people there that have been part of some amazing projects over the last 12 months. They have been so instrumental to my life that......

It’s been a week since I finished directing. I finished a day under time with a very happy crew. The exciting part at the moment is sitting looking at my pelican case knowing my movie is in there waiting to be edited. Making the film......

From writing the screenplay to producing with an amazing team and then directing, this has been a dream come true. It’s like all my birthdays came at once. This was my directing debut and I have gone straight to directing a feature film. With amazing......

I am wary of social media yet I can see its benefits. Having a daughter who is an actress and is in the public eye means she is online. So I monitor her social media as it is better that we choose what we put......

I was going to write a few different blogs because this year has been filled already with so much. January was filled with shooting a feature that I produced, First AD and Acted in. This was an amazing experience and really helped me gain the......

The film industry is a crazy world of uncertainty, egos and hard long hours but it is also filled with lifelong friendships, creativity and moments of utter joy. The shoot I was lucky enough to be recently part of was for a film where my......