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Antonia Bird: From EastEnders to Hollywood

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Synopsis

A biographical documentary about the remarkable and turbulent career of British film and TV director Antonia Bird - the first British woman to direct a Hollywood movie, who died in 2013.
The film explores her battles to break down the barriers against her gender and her politics, to get her voice heard, and to bring a radical edge to popular drama.
It reveals the secrets of her greatest work - Safe, Priest, Face, Ravenous, Care, The Hamburg Cell - through the testimony of her closest friends and collaborators, including Robert Carlyle, Mark Cousins, Kate Hardie, Irvine Welsh and Steven Mackintosh.

Details

Year
2016
Type of film
Features
Running Time
93 mins
Format
digital
Director
Susan Kemp 1st Feature
Producer
Mary Bell, Adam Dawtrey
Executive Producer
Mark Cousins
Editor
Susan Kemp
Director of Photography
Susan Kemp
Music
This Mortal Coil, Billy Bragg, John Metcalfe, Adrian Corker, Malcolm Middleton
Principal Cast
Robert Carlyle, Kate Hardie, Mark Cousins, Steven Mackintosh

Production Company

Bofa Productions Limited, Migma Film AB
c/o Adam Dawtrey
adam.dawtrey@btinternet.com