Features

Edinburgh unveils shake up of industry programme (exclusive)

The writers and directors participating are Alia Ghafar, Avril Evans, Debora Bottino, Dhivya Kate Chetty, Jessi Gutch, Leyla Josephine Coll-O’Reilly, Maryam Hamidi, Niamh McKeown, Paul Sng, Rory Power-Gibb and Lucy Rose.

Read it via Screen Daily∙ August 2022

Edinburgh International Film Festival Reveals 2022 Industry Programme

EIFF Talent Lab’s eleventh edition takes place from Wednesday 17th to Saturday 20th August providing emerging talent with a fantastic opportunity to learn from the world’s key film industry players over a four-day residential during Edinburgh International Film Festival. Industry guests represented at the lab this year include Altitude Films, Bankside Films, BBC Films, Cornerstone Films, Film4, MUBI and Sky.

Read it via EIFF∙ July 2022

Edinburgh Film Festival’s Talent Lab Connects Nurtures Rising Filmmakers

“A Man at the Window”: Yorkshire-born 25-year-old writer and filmmaker Lucy Rose already has a long list of shorts to her name, including last year’s FrightFest-selected horror “She Lives Alone”; her first feature, with producer Maria Caruana Galizia (“Muscle”), will continue her exploration of that genre.

Read it via Variety∙ August 2021

Northumbria graduates chosen for major Film and TV Development scheme

In tackling concepts such as betrayal, trauma, and fear, the projects Jack and Lucy are working on respond to important aspects of the human condition. The ability to work with creative practices to understand what it means to be human is a valuable principle underpinning the degree programmes within Arts. This type of knowledge and way of working is useful for a range of industries and sectors within the creative arts and beyond.

Read it via Northumbria University∙ June 2021

Edinburgh film festival’s development scheme reveals 2021 projects (exclusive)

Previous Talent Lab alumni include filmmakers Ben Sharrock (Limbo), Ruth Paxton (A Banquet), Eva Riley (Perfect 10), Rob Savage (Host) and Lucy Brydon (Body of Water) plus producers Irune Gurtubai (Limbo), Jessie Mangum (Looted), Michelle Antoniades (Sweetheart), Douglas Cox (Host) and Rosie Crerar (Run).

Read about it via Screen Daily∙ April 2021

A Man at the Window Feature Film selected for participation with EIFF Talent Lab Connects 2021

I am thrilled, overwhelmed, and humbled that my gothic folktale feature film has been selected to take part in 2021’s EIFF Talent Lab Connects • I’ve pinched myself every single day since I found out. I feel so lucky to have been selected alongside the other incredible filmmakers and storytellers in the cohort. I can’t wait to work with the team to develop this story with the amazing support at TLC, Candle and Bell, and Maria Caruana Galizia.

Read about it via EIFF ∙ April 2021

LIFF Feature from Rianne Pictures

She Lives Alone featured by Rianne Picture’s Leeds International Film Festival round-up for 2020.

“…She Lives Alone is an eerie tale detailing how isolation can become our biggest enemy…

Read the feature here ∙ December 2020

44 Women & Non-Binary Filmmakers We Loved In 2020

Really delighted to have been featured on Rianne Picture’s list of women and non-binary filmmakers to watch. Humbled to be in amongst such talented creatives.

Read the feature here ∙ December 2020

Lucy Rose Channels Robert Eggers for Her Remote Folklorish Tale of Past Trauma She Lives Alone

…a dark and unsettling take on the period film, with a finale that’s bound to etch itself into the mind of FrightFest goers this weekend…

I was interviewed by Twelve Cabins about my experience making She Lives Alone. Read their review of the film and the interview here.

October 2020

Interviews

The One That Got Away interview w/ Paula Redman

I like to view my characters as people who already exist – it is my job to get to know them rather than create them...

Read the feature here ∙ January 2021

Interview/Review: She Lives Alone via Horrified Mag

The scene between them is a masterclass in unspoken history, and there’s enough backstory here to fill a feature film – but Rose (very wisely) doesn’t try to cram it all into fifteen minutes. Instead, the important points are deftly hinted, following the edict of ‘show, don’t tell’ (and sometimes not even showing, but simply making understood)...

Read the feature here ∙ February 2021

Interview: Writer and Filmmaker Lucy Rose On… Cathartic Horror, Problematic Directors, And Why You Should Write What You Know

One of the hardest things to overcome as a creative is understanding that your creativity, and everything it makes, will be imperfect. And that’s fine!...

Read the feature here ∙ February 2021

Lucy Rose discusses the gothic tradition and She Lives Alone: a period, folk horror that sounds an alarm about contemporary trauma.

I like to view my characters as people who already exist – it is my job to get to know them. We wanted to bring to life that feeling you get when you lay awake at night and you hear a noise. The fear in your chest and windpipe becomes a sort of vacuum. I think horror is constantly underestimated, but actually replicating that feeling and emulating it for the audience is really challenging...

Read the feature here ∙ January 2021

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