We are Sophie and Ann and we are MA Acting for Screen students at Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. For our dissertation, we have the opportunity to make a short film. This is a project we produce, write and direct ourselves and gives us a chance to start our careers with real artistic ownership over a project.
We have written a short film called 'It Looks Beautiful From Here' that explores the exploitation of women for art. As both an important conversation that has been going on recently and based on personal experiences, we believe that this film can be a really powerful representation of this issue. We are so excited to work together to bring this film to life and we have already come up with a concept, storyline and script we are very passionate about. We also aim for this film to be a "Proof of Concept" for a feature length film; to show our artistic voice and what we could do with a longer film. Our team is a female writer/producer and a female director, so you will also be supporting women in film and helping two early career female filmmakers get exposure in the industry.
These funds will cover: equipment rentals, payment for crew members, costume and set design needs, food and drink for the crew while we are filming, marketing and film festival entry fees. The film will be shot in July and finished by the end of September.
We would be so grateful for any donations- even a small amount goes a long way! And please share this page if you feel so inclined.
Thank you for supporting our vision and our final film of our Masters degree!
Sophie Max is an actor, writer and filmmaker from London. Her screenwriting/film acting/producing credits include: The Whole Truth (Official Selection LA Femme Film Festival, NYC Independent Film Festival, Prague International Indie Film Festival (and Winner Best Director- Yelita Ali & Best Supporting Actress- Kaja Chan, Honourable Mention Best Short and Best Actress- Sophie Max); Semi-Finalist Flickers’ RIIFF), Callie (Award Wining short film streaming on Amazon Prime Video) and (Dis)Connected (Winner- Best Film at Harwich Shorts). Her play, Till It Stops, is a Quarterfinalist in the Screencraft Stage Play Competition and is currently in production in New York at Culture Lab LIC, directed by Samantha Wendorf. Sophie will be producing and writing the film, as well as acting in it. "I am so excited to work with Ann and to create this film, especially writing about such an important issue. I am always looking for my work to say something about an issue I care about and this film will definitely do that."
Ann Hailey is an actress, singer-songwriter and presenter from the Netherlands. She is currently living in London, where she met Sophie at the MA Acting for Screen at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. She has done some productions in theatre and television in the Netherlands and now makes the shift to making a production herself as well. Ann will be acting, directing and co-writing this film production. “I’m very excited about this production and can’t wait what this journey will bring, the topic will be interesting and we want to make a production that will be new and inspiring to the audience and the work field as well. This will be my first job as a director which will be interesting!”
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