MELTED is selected for inaugural ATTAGURL Lab 2020-2021

Picture of Teams intro session

First ATTAGURL Teams intro session.

We are very excited to announce that Rachel Maclean and I were awarded a place on the brand spanking new ATTAGURL LAB (aka Attagirl) with MELTED - a feature project we are developing with the support of Screen Scotland. This is such a cool scheme and we are thrilled to be one of the 13 pioneer teams and very thankful to the BFI for their financial support. The lab kicked off on Friday night with the first leg running alongside TIFF

Attagurl has been devised by ForFilmsSake’s Sophie Mathisen (one of ‘200 women who will change the world’) and dedicated to creating production and distribution pathways for feature films by female and non-binary creative teams. They have announced there are six Australian projects (one a UK co-pro with writer-producer Samantha Collins, director Laura Scrivano, and fellow producer-colleague Jessie Mangum), one from New Zealand, one from Sweden, two from Canada, ours from the UK, and one US/Nigeria co-pro, and one UK/Mexico/Canada co-pro with writer/directors Nora Unkel and Michele Cervera Garzia, producers Colin Day (also fellow-UK producer!!) and Coco Marie Schneider. More details can be found here.

We are thrilled to be selected alongside such a fantastic group of filmmakers with exceptional projects. The Attagurl team pulled together a super impressive team of experts we will be working with and have generous ambitious plans for us and our projects - can’t wait to get crackin’.

And what else?

Jamie Poster

'Jamie' by Esmé Creed-Miles.

We are super proud that JAMIE has been selected in competition at First Glance Philadelphia Film Festival and Sapporo Short Film Festival in Japan so soon after its premiere at Palm Springs Short Film Festival in June. We are thankful in these strange covid times to have had the film travel to India to be part of the Dhaka Youth Film Festival too and are looking forward to more festivals this autumn including the Kansas Film Festival - and others in the pipeline which can’t be announced yet! Jamie is a short film written, directed and starring Esmé Creed-Miles brought to life by a wonderful, almost all female (or trans) crew (inc Gabi Norland DOP and her team Joanne Smith, Josefine Thieme, Rosie Taylor, and with Tara St Hill on costume, Kat Black on Production Design, Kiloh Falby Clark on hair and make-up, Joe Williams Gaffer, Claire McGonigal Editing, Jodie Davidson Colourist, Maiken Hansen Sound Editor) and produced by me and Juliette Larthe at Prettybird.


Work continues on our slate of projects, notably Matthieu de Braconnier has joined us as EP on Gaëlle Denis’s The Girl from the Estuary, in co-production with La Voie Lactée and with support from Creative England, BFI and Region Bretagne and we continue to shape Brynach Day’s Tribe of the Half Moon. More news on these projects soon.


Lots of progress on exciting feature projects with Prettybird.

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