April usually brings warmer weather and the chance to get out doors more. The weather in the North East of England, where we are based, has been far more wintry and cold than we'd normally expect for Spring time, but as the world slowly moves towards a more normal day to day, we're busy planning upgrades to the site, new video content and interviews with some exciting speakers. We're looking forward to the idea of having in person events in the next year too.

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We've now been running this website for 6 months and we're really excited about the community we're building and the things we have in store for you all. We're also eager to get your thoughts and feedback, and after some consideration we have decided to lower our prices to make this website accessible to more people. From May, all paying subscribers will have their subscriptions changed and will pay a monthly fee of just £5. You can upgradge your account to access exclusive content for paying subscribers.

New content published.

This month we've got more blogs by up and coming producer Caitlin Bramwell who has recently wrapped filming on her first funded short film, written and directed by Nadia Emam. In her latest post, Caitlin talks about the challenges of filming during lockdown, keeping a production within its budget, and how to balance your work with your personal life.

A Producer’s Journal: Part 2
In this series of blog posts, Caitlin, a producer from Gateshead, takes us through the journey of making her first funded short film and how it compares to student productions.

We've also got part 2 of our London Short Film Festival podcast! Simon and Jack discuss the short films that stood during the festival and which filmmakers to look out for. Members of Above The Line can listen here:

London Short Film Festival - Part 2
The podcast where we watch all the films at LSFF so you don’t have to!

Coming soon to Above The Line

We've got podcasts reviewing Slamdance film festival an interview with pioneering filmmaker Chris Peters, more updates by Caitlin Bramwell, and film reviews. We recently recorded an interview with Fiona Shaw, author of Tell It To The Bees, and asked her about the process of having her novel adpated for screen. We're also recording new content about casting young actors and applyig for performance licenses, filming under Covid safety guidelines, budgets, call sheets and daily production reports. It's all coming soon, here at Above The Line!