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Get Well Soon reviews

Get Well Soon reviews

We probably sound like a linguistically challenged announcement on continuous loop as we keep repeating that Get Well Soon is an artistic masterpiece. But it is, and happily others not only agree but also express themselves rather more creatively. Their reviews follow and unlike most BRAG posts we’re going to keep updating this one, lest […]

The Mountain Within: from screen to page

The Mountain Within: from screen to page

The executive producer of and brainchild behind The Mountain Within, Herta von Stiegel, shares her observations and insights about the lessons learnt from the project in her book, The Mountain Within: Leadership Lessons and Inspiration for Your Climb to the Top. It’s available on Amazon ( and promises to be a fascinating read. It features (among […]

Money money money

Money money money

One of the main reasons to be in Cannes is to raise money for your film. Assuming that you want to make your film rather than simply sell it to a studio, there are a number of finance avenues open to UK independent producers. There has been an awful lot of chatter recently about public […]

Making Get Well Soon - Part 14

Making Get Well Soon – Part 14

When Ian and I sat down to watch what was practically the final edit, it was a relief,  although I knew that wouldn’t be able to get any distance and objectivity for some time. I’d watched it so many times in different forms over the previous year. The final task was to get Laura Howard […]

Making Get Well Soon - Part 5

Making Get Well Soon – Part 5

Late Feb /March 2010 – Location, funding, crew and camera Towards the end of February, Ian and I began looking for a Location. In retrospect, this was one of the most difficult parts of the whole project, as we had very limited funding; a lot would depend on luck in finding a place that looked right, and […]

Making Get Well Soon - Part 4

Making Get Well Soon – Part 4

Feb 2010 – Production Support We received an email in mid Feb from BRAG Productions: “Alison and I both read the script yesterday and liked it very much.  We would really like to know your plans to shoot and see if and how we can be of help.” I’ve become an enormously cynical person over the […]

Making Get Well Soon - Part 3

Making Get Well Soon – Part 3

Writing & redrafting: (July 2009). Ian wanted to edit the piece rather than direct. We originally spent some time working with Ian’s director friend, Jack Burnford in July 2009. I hammered out first draft of roughly 30 pages. Even with the total lack of pressure at that point, it was very odd coming back to […]

Making Get Well Soon - Part 2

Making Get Well Soon – Part 2

First draft: Spring / Summer 2009. In the late 90’s, after having half-engaged in what had been advertised as a ‘creative writing degree’, I took a part-time job in a bookshop so I could focus on writing. I wrote a lot. A novel about a group of university students suffering under the yoke of their ennui, (boo hoo). A […]

Making Get Well Soon - Part 1

Making Get Well Soon – Part 1

In the Summer of 2009 I started writing what was projected to be a very low-budget short film with an editor friend. The plan was to make something as quickly and cheaply as possible, roping in favours from a few friends. By early 2010, the script was being realised by a 20 strong, industry experienced […]

Nuit Blanche

Nuit Blanche

We will be adding new content to our blog all the time so please do subscribe to our RSS feeds or follow our Facebook and Twitter pages.  Our blogs will cover everything from interviews with people within the film industry to reviews of equipment we use on shoots. Nuit Blanche is a fantastic short film […]