Micro-budget: Big Ideas Masterclass with Writer-Director Faye Gilbert

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BFilm Micro is delighted to announce that rising writer-director Faye Gilbert will be joining us to discuss her forthcoming micro-budget debut feature Kill Her Witch.

When: 7-9pm Wednesday 8 th June

Where: Curzon Lecture Theatre (Room C197), Birmingham City University, Birmingham B4 7BD

The event follows hot on the heels of our highly successful masterclass with Hollywood screenwriters Bobby Lee Darby and Nathan Brookes.

Faye Gilbert is a BAFTA nominated filmmaker who, after graduating from Bournemouth Film School, won the David Altshul Award for filmmaking with her graduation film Dog.

She then went on to make the short film Perdie, which was nominated for a Best Short Film BAFTA and followed it up with Hard Little Man, which was awarded the Orange Short Film prize for Film4. Since then she has been directing drama and documentaries for broadcast – BBC, ITV, CH4 and Film4.

Faye was also selected for the prestigious Guiding Lights programme where she was mentored by Danny Boyle whom she credits with helping her think more commercially about her projects.

In 2015, Faye’s micro-budget feature film Kill Her Witch was commissioned by Microwave (Film London / BFI / BBC Films) and will go into production in Autumn 2016.

Kill Her Witch is set in a dystopian future, where two sisters must run for their lives across a hostile territory in order to find freedom from a threat that will stop at nothing to hunt them down. The story was inspired by the plight of women and what is happening to many of them in the world right now.

“I really wanted to write something as a response to what I was seeing. And to question the kind of world we want to live in now and in the future.” Faye says.

Faye is currently writing her second feature screenplay Surrender commissioned by Grain Media.

Places for this event are FREE. To book a place please email: bfilmevents@gmail.com

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