Melanie has been shortlisted as a director for a Centre Frame network hosted at BAFTA London to win £10,000 to make a short film. She was chosen from over 100 directors to be in a list of 35 to make a 5 minute short film. https://centerframe.com
TRUST the short film directed by Melanie screens in Florida next week between 10-14th March 2022 at the Through Woman's Eye's film festival. The film is in an official competition.
TWE showcases women filmmakers & directors. The films address global issues and highlight the challenges women face. UN Women works on the premise that it is the fundamental right of every woman to live a life free from discrimination and violence, and that gender equality is essential to achieving development and to building just societies.
A fantastic piece here written by Johnny Walker talking about THE HERD and Melanie as an activist film-maker. https://www.tandfonline.com/eprint/PVBVCS7ND3PKT6TMVMYA/full?target=10.1080%2F17400309.2022.2036523&fbclid=IwAR3OdyLyZsWgZI0kD8YA8HwGbhz6T98M6-6b3E3oqT2pv9DjjCPDvX3xyjs
Really pleased that our short film TRUST is screening at the Watershed Bristol on January 29th, so good to have a film screened in Bristol's highly regarded independent cinema.
Get tickets from here > https://www.watershed.co.uk/whatson/11100/bristolsouth-west-new-short-films/
Starting off January sharing some knowledge on filmmaking with some other activist filmmakers.
Viddsee was one of the first online platforms to pick up The Herd way back when and has been a constant wonderful support ever since. Helping the film reach far and wide in Asian territories. So I am super honored to be part of the 'Storytelling for Good' Bootcamp. Talking about art for change is so close to me and why I make films.
Head over to - https://www.viddsee.com/c/storyteller-boot-camp and check out their other programs and boot camp events.
A 3-Day ONLINE Storyteller Boot Camp from 17 - 19 Jan 2022.
A short video from I made from an Animal Rights demo Thursday 22nd July.
From Free The MBR Beagles facebook page :
- Information about the current program of demonstrations at the MBR Acres Puppy Farm at Huntingdon: 1) The conditions inside the facility are not the subject of protest. It is fact that the puppies here are bred indoors, never see daylight, and then at 16weeks are shipped off in vans to be used in toxicology (poisoning) tests in labs where they will die. 2) We maintain that the people that work here cannot care for animals, otherwise they would not work at a facility dedicated to factory farming dogs to be killed in labs. 3) The dogs produced here do not "benefit medical science", they are used for toxicology tests. ie: how much of a certain chemical is required before the dog dies. Research to find new cures and medicines can be and is carried out using modern computer research, these dogs lives are wasted needlessly. 4) Any claims from MBR that the camp produces noise which distresses the dogs borders on the ludicrous. This dog farm contains 2000 animals all of which are yelping, barking and howling constantly. The camp can barely be heard over the noise of the anguished dogs.
Music from Glitchers - Relovelution (demo) Also band in video. glitchers.bandcamp.com
Investigation footage from Free the MBR Beagles and Inside the Barbaric U.S. Industry of Dog Experimentation from Intercept.
Please do what you can and support the wonderful activist who have been camping here to get these beagles liberated once and for all!
The Herd is talked about in depth as a piece of Activism on June 11th! - http://kurjapolt.org/en/conference-iv-2021/
Talking at the wonderful online event on June 6th, head to -
Shot a fun little short with some mates around my neighbourhood for Bank Holiday Monday!
Thanks @watch_alter for showcasing THE HERD on your great short horror film platform.
Congratulations THE HERD CAST AND CREW for making this film so bloody strong and powerful!
We are actually currently at 4.3M with another 1M and counting from various other outlets online. Not bad for a DIY film made with a hell of a lot of love and devotion to help spread the message and truth about the dairy industry!
Congratulations to Pollyanna McIntosh who won Best Supporting Actress in THE HERD at the South African Indie Film Festival at the weekend!
Poster by the talented Patti Rodríguez for the last short film I directed called TRUST, which is currently raising funds for post production at – https://www.gofundme.com/f/trustfilmlondon
Just completed shooting a short film called TRUST which subject matter centres around abortion rights. A short horror thriller now in post production.
I will be heading to Dublin today to be part of the Women In horror Month weekend being hosted by Sara Louise Elliot. I will be on a couple fo panels talking, screening The Herd and also talking part in a film making workshop with fellow film maker Katie Bonham. Lots going on and looking forward to a trip to Dublin!
I designed this demo for Animal Justice Project yesterday. I had some graphic designers help and some other art department helpers. This was a small demo held outside the entrance to the symposium of the ‘We the Curious’ Science Museum where animal researchers and the CEO of Bristol University were in attendance. We wanted to show them that we are onto them, they have just recently extended their bio medical research lab meaning more animal experiments. This is not needed in this day and age, it is cruel and barbaric.
It’s that time of year again! Women in Horror Month! I am putting on some short horror films in Bristol at The Cube Microplex, screening short horror films directed by women and making money for a women’s charity in Bristol too! Get down on 21st February! 2018, 8pm.
A lovely little article from Plant Based News on ‘The Skin You’re In’ .
Just released the latest Animal rights short film I made called ' The Skin You’re in'. A short film about the Fur Industry. See the whole film on my work page. Thanks .
Online today answering questions for the online platform Viddsee ! They have been great promoting The Herd across the world and Asia.
I have been lucky enough to be working on the new Phillip K Dick’s ‘Electric Dreams’ for Left Bank Pictures, Sony and Bryan Cranston’s new company Moonbit. The epic production design is by Lisa Marie-Hall . I have been wanting to work with Lisa for a few years now and this is a huge job for it too! I am just on the one episode. Really good to be doing some Sci-Fi for such an outstanding series.