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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......

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......

Yes I’m crazy, yes I’ve heard a boat owners favourite days are the day they buy it and the day they sell it. Well I have to disagree. This boat is my haven. My writing my space. My timeout. I decided over the space of......

I have been lucky enough to meet my mentor. This person would not want to be mentioned but they have become my best friend. Someone who is helping me work out not only my personal life but also my professional life. Wise and kind I......

A book, a real book. A book you can actually hold. This was a totally surreal moment when people started to send me photos of themselves holding my book. It was even more surreal when I held it. Also incredibly surreal to hear your daughter......

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......