Director/Writer/Script coach and producer Jane
When I wrote and directed my first short film, ‘The Beginning of Light’, on 2 rolls of super 16mm, it sparked a passion for film that led a few years later, to me setting up 23 Films. My attitude towards the moving image? For me it is always a collaborative process, or herding cats, both work! Each person expert in their own skillset, communicating and pulling together to make whatever the brief is, come to life, and tell a great story… Which is where, as a writer and director, I come in! (Well, someone has to take charge of herding all those fabulous different, talented cool cats). I love movement, and thanks to a back ground in dance and athletics in my teens, I’m very happy with choreography, action and suspense. I aim for creative, strong stories and originality, whilst still keeping to universally understandable themes, and I write original splices of thrillers, action, Sci-Fi, Fantasy, romance and the supernatural; I write strong female characters because I’m a strong woman, but I also match them with strong male characters, ( I love those too!) I believe in British Film, and the great training we’re famous for. In 2011, I got my MA in Screenwriting at Goldsmiths in London, and got my Raindance Director’s Diploma few years previous to that.
I direct features, shorts, promos, commercials & corporate films, and web projects. I’m happy and love working on many formats, and I’m experienced and work well with film, which I’m pleased to say is again finding a strong place in commercials and features. However, whatever the camera, I love the challenge of tailoring each project to its own particular dramatic and budget needs. My first feature, GRACIE, has been released and well received. It’s a micro budget film shot on super 16mm, using mainly available light. It’s been a long journey and then some, (and then some, I’ve been told I should write a book) but totally worth it, and I’m now packaging my second, DAY SIX. I’ve made several shorts, two of which are distributed on Amazon Prime, and I was co writer on the chiller, ‘My Guardian Angel’ (2016). I’ve a slate of projects in development, I’m attached to other projects as writer/director or both, and my spec script, ‘Kuanyin’ is under consideration by a couple of production companies. (January 2020).
Please click on any title from the drop downs, for more about individual productions, or contact me directly if you wish to talk to me about directing or writing.
Also, please note my submission policy: Right now, I only produce my own projects or those of close colleagues, or help produce projects that I’ve been commissioned to write or direct, so… Please do not send anything to me unless you fit one of those categories!
contact Jane at – firstname.lastname@example.org