Initiating both the Joining Forces Campaign and The Entrepreneurial Filmmakers Club ‘Love of Words’ is a short designed to showcase the most exciting undiscovered acting talent in the country while demonstrating that film can have a far-reaching impact on other arts, charities and various industries. It is designed as a statement about the power of a writer and the life long effect the words we have for each other can have.
Producers, Katharine Collins and Matthew Weston
Director, Katharine Collins
Actors, Vivien Reid, Tessa Wood, Matt Marrs, Lily Lowe Myers, Patrick Fryer, Jason Deer, Francesca Jackson
Katharine started feature film production company Wild Frontier Productions www.wildfrontierproductions.com and made her first feature 'A Dying Breed' in 2008. Dismayed and frustrated by the lack of opportunities for, and the inherent obstacles presented to, independent filmmakers Katharine started The British Filmmakers Alliance in 2013. www.britishfilmmakersalliance.com. The British Filmmakers Alliance is a non-profit organisation supporting independent filmmakers and actors with a commitment to spearheading change and creating our own platforms, which will have a positive and far-reaching benefit for us all. We have grown to 2,500 members since our formation.
One of the main things, actors, film producers and audiences alike moan about is a lack of quality writing. I believe this is, in part, due to the inherent obstacles filmmakers face and the widespread apathy that has followed. The most talented among us aren’t bothering to try, knowing routes into filmmaking careers are practically impossible to attain. ‘Love of Words’ aims to prove the need for writers to write. The positive effect words of power and substance can have on others, and how they can be an antidote to the damaging negative effects of the words of malice delivered by the small minded and the cruel.