Polly Stokes: Shorts to Features

15:00 Sat 1 Jun 2013

Quadrangle Farm

Polly Stokes graduated from the Producing MA at the National Film & Television School in 2010 and joined Warp Films as a freelance producer.  She has produced a number of shorts (including Jake Chapman’s The Organ Grinder’s Monkey) and Paul Wright’s debut feature film For Those In Peril, which will premiere at Critics Week, Cannes, 2013.  She has recently joined the development team at Film4 where she works across both short and feature slates as a Development Editor.

Polly will lead a session on shorts to features, with particular reference to first features. In making the transition from short to feature filmmaking, what should writers and directors keep in mind?  What’s the same about the two forms, and what’s different?  Polly will share her experiences of developing and producing For Those In Peril, a low budget feature for Warp