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Wave of Light

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Posted on 22nd of Oct '13 under Films: Documentary

I'm delighted to say that we pulled off our most complex and beautiful shoot to date this time last week when we filmed our Wave of Light event for our documentary Still Born, Still Loved. This was a live event, with a total of 7 cameras including a helicam which has given us some incredible footage.

Check out our blog and see pics of the event on our Still Born, Still Loved website here:

http://stillbornstillloved.co.uk/2013/10/19/wave-of-light/

Women in Film and Television Mentoring Scheme 2014

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Posted on 3rd of Oct '13 under Films: Documentary

I'm absolutely thrilled to say that I've been selected for the prestigiuos Women in Film and Television UK Mentoring Scheme 2014.

This sounds like a very exiting opportunity and will begin in January 2014 through to the summer. I'll be working with 20 other dynamic female mentees, taking part in a great program in London. I'm not sure yet who my mentor will be, but trust it will be someone with great expertise and skill who can help me develop my own work.

This has come at a great time whilst completing Still Born, Still Loved, our feature documentary about stillbirth and baby loss.

A big thank you Nicola Lees and all those at Women in Film and Television for selecting me for this program. I can't wait to get started!

Debbie Howard
Director
Big Buddha Films

 

The Girl with the World in Her Hair via British Council

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Posted on 15th of Aug '13 under Films: Fiction

The Girl with the World in Her Hair is currently screening in schools all over the world as part of the British Council's FILMCLUB shorts compilation.

We are delighted that it will also soon be featured on the British Council's website along with wraparound activities for helping teenagers to learn to speak English.

You can now watch this film on You Tube

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Fantastic news for our interns

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Posted on 22nd of Jul '13 under Films: Documentary

Big congratulations to our interns!!

We had three fantastic interns working with us on the first phase of our documentary Still Born, Still Loved before Christmas who have all gone onto getting great paid work now - no wonder as they're all fantastic!

Amy Garrod has now landed a great job with Bruizer Film and Video Agency in Suffolk.

Cat Marshall is now working with the fantastic Warp Films here in Sheffield.

Isla Baddenoch has been working with the fab Sheffield Doc Fest team.

This so so well deserved for these three fabulous young women who gave us invaluable volunteer help for several months. Lets hope Emily Axon and Loui Foster who are working with us now go onto such great things too!

Latest shoot in Derby for Still Born, Still Loved

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Posted on 15th of Jul '13 under Films: Documentary

Read our blog about our latest shoot date in Derby for our documentary Still Born, Still Loved here

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Read all about our latest sunny shoot on the beach!

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Posted on 10th of Jul '13 under Films: Documentary

We had a wonderful shoot on the beach on Sunday for our documentary Still Born, Still Loved. It was a great day with gorgeous sunshine. Read all about it and see lovely pictures on our blog on our Still Born, Still Loved website.

Just click here

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Developments with Still Born, Still Loved

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Posted on 28th of Jun '13 under Films: Documentary

Things are progressing fantastically with our documentary Still Born, Still Loved.

We're heading into the main phase of our shoot over the summer, and had loads of interest in our film at the Sheffield Doc Fest in June. We've raised more money and are now looking to raise the final finance.

We are working with some amazing families who are sharing their incredible stories with us.

Please keep fully up to date with this film on the Still Born, Still loved website, for all our news and photographs. Thanks.

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Kickstarter target reached for Still Born, Still Loved

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Posted on 28th of Jun '13 under Films: Documentary

Woo hoo! We reached our target on Kickstarter last night! I’m so delighted. We reached the £5,000 mark just before midnight!

Thanks so much every single one of you that has donated, shared our link on Facebook, tweeted for us and sent us words of encouragement. Even though it’s been hard to raise the money, it’s been wonderful too as it’s felt like a real community effort, with people helping all around the world, including a Facebook auction ran by QUILTS in several countries, SANDS in Derby donated a large chunk of money, and Mel Scott from Finley’s Footprints worked really hard to get all her followers to back us.

As well as tremendous support from the baby loss community, we also had loads of support and donations from other lovely filmmakers, many of which are making their own documentaries at the moment. This was so kind of them and really encouraging.

And of course our own friends and family who were kind as always!

So a big thank you to everyone who’s been involved.

But we have 50 hours of left until the deadline, so please keep sharing, because every single additional pound we raise will go towards the cost of us completing this film.

And please stay up to date with us on Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/stillbirthdocumentaryUK

Sheffield Documentary Festival 2013

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Posted on 11th of Jun '13 under Films: Documentary

Tomorrow, 12th June, is the start of the Sheffield Doc Fest and we'll be there bright and early to begin an exciting week.

We'll be watching lots of films of course, but also having many meetings about our new documentary Still Born, Still Loved:The Life Within Us.

We had a pre festival meeting tonight with Elhum Shakerifar from Birds Eye View Film Festival, who was incredibly helpful. Tomorrow morning we're meeting Emily Best from Seed and Spark to discuss crowdfunding and new ways of getting films out to audiences. Later in the week we'll be meeting with Oli Harbottle, Head of Distribution at Dogwoof, Sheri Candler, digital marketing strategist, Beatrice Neumann, Acquisitions at The Works Film Group, Peter Gerard CEO at Distrify, Lindsey Keith from The Refinery and Editor Suzie Brand, as well as many other filmmakers, distributors, and Producers. We'll also be pitching at the mini meet market on Friday and attending the Roundtable mulit platform event.

It's going to be a busy and exciting week and we (Colin Pons, Polly Perkins and Debbie Howard) are really looking forward to it. Let's go!

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Fantastic shoot for Still Born, Still Loved at No.10 Downing Street yesterday

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Posted on 5th of Jun '13 under Films: Documentary

We had a fantastic shoot yesterday for our new documentary. This involved us being at No.10 Downing Street.

Read all about it on our Still Born, Still Loved website blog here

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