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The Power of Perspective

I’ve learnt that the perspective in which you view your life is changeable. Sometimes this shifts due to a huge life event, sometimes through smaller life lessons. Perspective according to the Cambridge English Dictionary is “a particular way of considering something”. I’ve always considered Life to be too short to…
cheryl
6th October 2019
Industry

The Weight on Women

When the idea of this essay first came to me it was born of rage. A rage born of confusion. How can you treat a person with respect and kindness, with humanity, and they respond with, this? As a woman- a woman of colour- it is exhausting, and disheartening, and…
cheryl
30th September 2019
Industry

Redefining the narrative

People often ask me what I mean when I say my biggest passion when it comes to storytelling is "redefining the narrative for women through Film and TV".  Picture this. A young couple walk hand-in-hand along the beach. They’ve both managed to sneak a beer from their older siblings and…
cheryl
22nd September 2019
Industry

Learning to Say No

I’m a big believer is working on as many projects as you can when you are starting out. The more sets you are on, the more you will learn! I have worked on some very disorganized sets and learned how to run mine better. I’ve worked for no pay outside…
cheryl
15th September 2019
Industry

An Unexpected Lesson

I cared for my father for the last 3 years of his life. After which, I decided that by the time I was 50 I should be an established filmmaker or, at the very least, see the light at the end of the tunnel. That gave me 4 years. 4…
Founder
5th September 2019
Industry

Stronger Than Yesterday

It’s 4am and I’m wide awake in a hospital bed.  With one hand I am replying to emails on my phone about the tech time for my play which is due to open in five days’ time. With my other hand I am attempting to hold my baby steady as…
cheryl
1st September 2019
Industry

Why still, David Lynch?

This has been a year of progression in both the micro and macro. In the micro: I began making movies for the first time (after a decade directing only theatre). In the macro – from the kick-ass Killing Eve to Debra Granik's beautifully subtle Leave No Trace; from an entirely…
cheryl
28th August 2019
Industry

Let’s talk about Airbrushing

After a twelve-year hiatus working as a counsellor, I finally made my way back to acting last September. I can’t lie; I fully expected to return to a more ‘grown-up’ industry - one where difference and diversity were celebrated and certainly one where women were making great strides. I mean…come on,…
webby
18th August 2019
Industry

Set Assistant Diaries: Guerilla Tactics

Nobody has ever assumed the role of set assistant was a glamorous one. I knew that even before I found myself hiding beneath a tree on a rain-drenched afternoon while a drone hovered overhead. Naturally, my assigned position beneath this tree was not out of consideration for wellbeing. It was…
webby
9th August 2019
Industry

Ladies! Be More Like Jessica Pearson

If you 're not familiar with Suits, congratulations! The first 8 seasons, and the currently airing 9th season, are on Netflix. What are you waiting for? Suits doesn't struggle for strong characters, but Jessica Pearson- head of Pearson Hardman (and all its other names) is the character that all women…
webby
2nd August 2019