Birds Eye View (BEV) is a charity that celebrates and supports international women filmmakers. A striking statistic - in the UK fewer than 7% of films and tv programming are directed or written by women.
Last night, BEV hosted a preview screening and Q&A of Just Do It, the debut feature documentary by filmmaker Emily James, in the screening room at The Hospital Club.
Following the film was a Q&A, conducted by Gali Gold of BEV with Emily and Lauren Simpson (the film's Producer). They discussed the opportunites but also the challenges of funding and distribution as independent filmmakers, sharing their experience and insight into creating this unique and topical documentary, and aspirations for it's reach; inspiring for any budding filmmaker to hear.
Just Do It goes on UK release on Friday 15th July - see their screenings for details of venues and scheduling. You can Like their Facebook page and help spread the word, and go seek it whether at the cinema, or DVD when it becomes available!
If you are interested to attend or be involved with the work of BEV, full details are on their website.