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Amani Zardoe doesn’t just have one film showing at this years Underwire Film Festival, she has multiple! Her anthology series Portraits explores how we present ourselves to the world and her XX award nominated short Lazy Money is a stoner comedy about friendship. In this interview she shares her journey into film making.
Haolu Wang’s psychological fantasy film follows a woman during the aftermath of a traumatic stillbirth. Here the director shares her influences and challenges of creating a fantasy film on a low budget ahead of her screening at the Underwire Film Festival this week.
Did the title grab your attention? It did with us too. Candice Onyeama’s short film explores the experience of being Nigerian British. Here she talks to us about her personal influence behind the film and the beauty of community funded films.
Susie found her own way to filmmaking when she discovered an unused camera at the while studying literature and made a "Rough Guide to..." her University. This led to her creating an immersive film experience, long before people started using the term 'immersive'
Zero budget film making Lucy Rose made her short film Peak on zero budget, the PTSD based drama is showing at this years Underwire Film Festival which is something ticked off the bucket list for Lucy. In this interview she discusses the challenges of the film and the difficulties of moving into film making in a working class environment.
Jenny Wright’s animated short My Mother’s Eyes was written after the loss of her mother, in this interview she talks to us about making her film relate universally and being brutal in the editing room with her work.
When a mother reads her teenage son’s texts it triggers an awkward conversation which is way too much information. A humorous and touching comedy about miscommunication is what Ita Fitzgerald brings to Underwire this year. Here she talks to us about her inspiration behind the story, self funding projects and the challenges of casting child actors.
For a long time women have been trying to fight the stigma of periods, in her short film My Time, Giulia Gandini does just this. In this interview she tells how she became a film maker, other female directors she looks up and how she feels about the short playing at the Underwire Film Festival this coming weekend.
Things always seem worse at night, which is what is highlighted in Hannah Leigh-Prior’s film Fayde, highlighting the balancing act of family and work for a superhero. In this interview Hannah speaks to us about her un-usual form of film financing and how to survive a long night shoot.
Kiera Falcus is one of the newest faces at Rianne Pictures playing the role of Melissa in our upcoming film Coming out for Christmas. Here she talks to us about her experience making the film, her passions about wanting more transgender representations on screen and why the North East has a lot more to offer the film and TV world!
Kickstarting our feature on the Underwire Film Festival’s 10 year event is Gemma Norton. Her impressive drama sat on her computer for two years, luckily for us it’s showing this coming weekend at the Underwire 2019 film festival. Here, Gemma tells us about the challenging journey of making the film, the importance of sharing post natal depression storylines and who she looks up to in the industry.
Sienna Pugh may be the youngest member of our Coming out for Christmas cast but she has a big future ahead of her. Here she talks to us about being in the film and how she thinks girls should be represented better in the industry.
With an impressive background in musical theatre, touring the UK and now across the world, we were thrilled when Jessica Daley joined the cast of our latest film Coming out for Christmas. Here the actress talks to us about the importance of showing working class women on the screen and her love of Caberet.
Christmas with your in laws isn’t always the most fun experience, as Kris Taylor shows through his role of Tim in our latest film Coming out for Christmas. Here he tells us more about work in the North East for actors and the artists that inspired him to pursue the career.
We were delighted to have the experienced Heather Walker join the cast of our latest short film Coming Out For Christmas. Here she tells us about her time on set of the festive film along with some of her inspirations in the film world and why more women over 50 need to be represented in the media.
She’s the newest lead in the Rianne Pictures filmography playing the role of Charlotte who is desperate to come out to the family as gay on Christmas Day but keeps being interrupted. Here, Madeleine Webb, from Teeside, tells us about her experience on making the cooky festive short and a bit more about herself.
When Hanna’s brother introduces her to his new girlfriend, Wilma, it transpires to be an awkward time since they are definitely not strangers to each other. Director, Julia Boström, speaks to us about her short film, Children Alike, and the importance of standing up for your vision as a director.
A couple end up having a heated discussion and can’t understand each other’s point of view in short comedy, The Half Wall. We talk to director, Ida Hansen Eldøen about how the effectiveness of simplicity and furthering herself as a director.
As the title of The Date suggests, this short film shows the first date of two women who are both hoping to feel the chemistry they’ve shared whilst chatting online. Director, Emmalie El Fadli, speaks to us about making happy films and the positive parts of meeting people online.
A college freshman uses magic to escape her broken heart and obsessive-compulsive disorder in queer comedy short, Misdirection. Director, Carly Usdin, talks to us here about creating quite a personal story and balancing the comedy and positive representation.