• “Unbroken”: How the HandLBaR came about?

    I, like so many people, am an avid fan of everything Steampunk: from the elaborate Victorian costumes, to the bizarre and often slightly macabre inventions and steam-driven technology. This genre provides such an immensely rich soil for creative endeavour, because it not only draws on an historic era which, in itself, has provided the inspiration for some awesome narrative fiction, but it also benefits from a wonderful overlay - a lavish, intricate, imagined world of invention and fantasy. There is no better...

  • “Saying Sorry”… And having Sex?

    I first came across this charming little story in the form of a short script that was submitted to me as part of our, London based, Whipped Cream Productions, women's film making group. From the moment I read the story, I absolutely loved it, and so we immediately embraced the challenge of making it into a lesbian short film. Back then, that took us a while, since we were all newbie filmmakers and had a minuscule budget, a fact that will prove most relevant, as I explain further...