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Writer and Director
I’m usually occupied, either being a mum, writing, producing, singing or telling or listening to stories. I’m the Assistant Producer of the Royal Shakespeare Company’s live broadcasts to cinemas. Two weeks ago we broadcast Henry IV Part II to 380 cinemas across the world from Stratford Upon Avon. I also produce films and radio with young people. Next week I’ll be creating a radio drama series with some teenagers and sharing my latest film with them ‘The Shadow of Ingestre Hall’. I have two small boys, Gene and Milo. They think their stories are better than mine. They may well be right. I am a writer because I believe that stories are how we make sense of our existence. Without my stories, I’d probably be eternally bewildered.
BAFTA Creative Masterclass: Laying Foundations for The Dumping Ground - Report
Takeaway For anyone interested in creating a successful children’s drama brand, this session was a must. An interview with the team behind arguably the most successful children’s drama strand in recent memory – the Tracy Beaker/ Dumping Ground phenomenon. Session Details The story begins on television in 2000, when writer Elly…
Second Screen - Report
This was a session featuring the latest insights into what Second Screen actually means to children from the teams behind research agency The Pineapple Lounge, online platform Beamly (formerly Zeebox) and the developers behind Gory Games for CBBC. Video and podcast available below. Takeaway For children, multiple screens are the…
Wednesday Workshop: Collaborating with Kids - Report
So here was a session that promised the unusual. Four hours not just talking about kids, but actually talking to them. Yes, real, live children, speaking directly back at us, generating ideas, writing stories, and giving us an invaluable glimpse into the world through their eyes. Takeaway Children will be…