Inspired by the bestselling book The Spirit Level, this film looks at how recent economic turmoil and the rising income gap has impacted on our societies - from the richest to the poorest. Through the stories of people around the world, we learn how the economic backdrop shapes our lives at work and at home, and even how we think.
"Seven Windows" launched with a unique strategy, harnessing the power of its audience. As part of a dedicated campaign, over 1500 people kickstarted the project by pre-buying downloads and other merchandise. The amount raised towards the production budget has so far totalled over £70,000, over 20,000 have seen the trailer, and the film has generated coverage throught the mainstream media including The Guardian, New Internationalist, Open Democracy, The Huffington Post, Boing Boing and Oxfam's Poverty Post amongst many others. The campaign was named as one of Indiegogo's top 12 global film campaigns of 2012, and is the most successful UK documentary ever launched on the site.
You can help us reach our production targets and claim our perks (ranging from exclusive signed books from the authors, to pre-bought downloads and tickets to the premiere) at www.thespiritleveldocumentary.com. The film is being produced in partnership with Dartmouth Films and will be released in June 2015.
Inspired by the book "The Spirit Level" by Richard Wilkinson and Kate Pickett
Producer/Director: Katharine Round
Executive Producer: Christopher Hird
Director of Photography: Woody James
Production Company: Dartmouth Films in association with Literally Films
Invisible Women tells the plight of Latin American migrant women in the UK. These are the women that often clean the houses of the affluent, and the offices of our big city firms. They arrive early in the morning or late at night, but go unnoticed,"invisible" to those they serve.
Produced by Literally Films for the Latin American Women's Rights Service.
Production Assistants: Anthony Barlos, Sandra Johnson
For more information about the Latin American Women's Rights Service, please visit www.lawrs.org.uk
London Symphony is a poetic journey through the city of London, its architecture and people. It is both a cultural snapshot and a creative record of London as it stands today. The point is not only to immortalise the city, but also to celebrate its community and diversity.
In the North Pennines, tenant farmers Tom and Kay spend their days looking after their flock of prized sheep, and hoping that this will be the year they breed the perfect one. Director Magali Pettier, herself a farmer’s daughter, follows a year in their lives, capturing both the stark, stunning beauty of the landscape, and the brutally hard graft it takes just to survive. Their three children are growing up close to the land, attending a school entirely comprised of farmers’ children, thoroughly immersed in their remote rural world. As the seasons change the couple help birth, groom, nurture and sell their sheep – even when the odds often seems stacked against them. A treat for the senses, Addicted to Sheep allows us to experience life on a hill farm – without having to get mucked in ourselves. Written byCarol Nahra
Filmed, Produced & Directed by: Magali Pettier
Produced By: Jan Cawood
A Provenance Films production.
"A beautiful, timeless, unhurried, affectionate film" Patrick Collerton, Emmy Award-Winning Director
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Role of Literally Films - Consultancy, Fundraising strategy
Cigarettes for Breakfast
Created as part of "The Divide" shorts series.
Part of "The Divide" shorts series
An experimental piece and meditation on the Norwegian philosophy and way of life. A family filmed over one day gives us an insight into the values and priorities in a Scandinavian small town.
Screened as part of Invisible Films at the Invisible Line Gallery.
Stringers of Cambodia
The story of three journalists living in Phnom Penh, who risk their lives to cover some of the country's most horrific and dangerous news stories.
Directed and Produced by: Max Cutting, James Dougan, Dan Ridgeon
Executive Producer for Rankin Film Productions: David Allain
Senior Executive Producer: Rankin
Executive Producer for Docheads: Katharine Round
Assistant Producer: Jordan Rossi
Commissioned by Rankin Film Productions and Doc Heads for Hunger TV.
Produced in association with Literally Films.
Orchard Hill was the last remaining NHS hospital for the care of people with profound learning disabilities in the UK. Its name evokes the worst image of care. In 2007, after investigation, institutional abuse was uncovered. Amongst the failures were neglect, poor living conditions, lack of activities and physical abuse.
In 2009, the hospital closed and residents were moved into their own homes. The idea of people with learning disabilities living on their own was divisive – with many adamant it would never work, that residents wouldn’t be able to cope, would harm themselves and struggle to survive. ‘Home’ tells the story of two former Orchard Hill residents, Glynis and Jill.
The film was commissioned as part of major research into the resettlement from Orchard Hill to Supported Community Housing by the Social and Health Evaluation Unit of the University of Chester by Sutton and Merton PCT. It has been used as a resource both for Sutton and Merton PCT and various online disability support groups. It screened as part of the London Short Film Festival in 2012.
Filmed, Directed & Edited by: Katharine Round
Produced by: Neil Garrett
Production Assistant / Sound: Amy Barker
Sound Mix: Toby Warren at Ignition Studios
Production Company: Ossian Television, Literally Films