Director/Writer/Script coach and producer Jane
When I wrote and directed my first short film, ‘The Beginning of Light’, 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 definitely a collaborative process, ( or herding cats, both work) with each person expert in their own skillset, and that means me as director pulling all the great skills and individualistic talents talent together to make whatever the brief is, come to life, and tell a great story! (Well, someone has to take charge of all those fabulous different 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, but I’m not a straight genre writer. I write mixes of thrillers, action, romance, Sci-Fi, Fantasy and the supernatural; I write strong female characters because I’m a strong woman, but I also match them with strong male characters, ( I like those too!) I believe in British Film, and the great training we’re famous for, and in 2011 I got my MA in Screenwriting at Goldsmiths in London. I also have a Raindance Director’s Diploma.
I direct features, shorts, promos, commercials & corporates, and web projects. I’m happy working on many formats, and really like the challenge of tailoring each project to its own particular dramatic and budget needs. My first feature, GRACIE, has just been released. It’s a micro budget film shot on super 16mm, using mainly available light, and it’s been a journey and then some, ( and then some) but totally worth it! I’ve made several shorts, two of which can be found distributed on Amazon Prime, and I am co writer on the recently released supernatural chiller, ‘My Guardian Angel’. There’s a slate of feature projects in development, with one of these, ‘Day Six’ nearing lift off, and ‘Aura’ well into development. I also have a spec script, ‘Kuanyin, on offer and i’m attached to three other projects as writer/director or both.
Please click on any title from the drop downs, for more about individual projects, 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!
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