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Commercially driven, talent led films

ABOUT US

Lizzie Brown and Emily Precious first teamed up to produce CARMILLA starring Jessica Raine, Tobias Menzies and Greg Wise. Written and directed by Emily Harris, CARMILLA is being sold internationally and distributed in the UK by Altitude (MOONLIGHT, LADY MACBETH). Lizzie and Emily enjoyed the experience so much they decided to join forces forever.

Lizzie’s credits include LOVE IS BLIND (short, 2015); which premiered at Cannes in competition for the Palm d’Or, screened at festivals worldwide and was nominated for a BIFA. Her debut feature BEYOND (2015) released by Kaleidoscope in the UK and Netflix in the USA. Lizzie has experience in raising private finance for film and has successfully utilised the Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme. She is an alumna of the emerging talent programme Guiding Lights 8.

Emily has worked in production, development and financing for both feature films and documentary. She was in-house for FRED Films and Ealing Studios. Credits include: FISHERMAN’S FRIENDS, PATRICK, CROOKED HOUSE (Associate Producer), FINDING YOUR FEET, THE COLONY, BREATHE (Production Executive). Freelance production credits include: PAVAROTTI (Production Manager), THE BEATLES: EIGHT DAYS A WEEK, ANTHROPOID (Production Co-ordinator), THE MAN WHO KNEW INFINITY, KIDS IN LOVE (Producers’ Assistant).

Lizzie and Emily are mentors for Bumble’s Female Film Force Initiative and are expanding their own slate, seeking out authentic and interesting stories, exciting new filmmakers and people they want to empower.

CARMILLA (2019)

Writer Director: Emily Harris

Producers: Lizzie Brown and Emily Precious

Starring: Jessica Raine, Hannah Rae, Devrim Lingnau, Tobias Menzies, Greg Wise

An atmospheric, coming-of-age love story steeped in eerie mystery and inspired by the gothic vampire novel of the same name.

15-year-old Lara lives with her father and her strict governess, Miss Fontaine, in total isolation and is struggling to find an outlet for her curiosity and burgeoning sexuality. When a carriage crash nearby brings a young girl into the family home to recuperate, Lara is enchanted by the eponymous Carmilla.

The pair strike up a passionate relationship, which strikes fear into the heart of Miss Fontaine and a complex emotional triangulate emerges between the three women. Local rumours of an evil supernatural presence fuel Miss Fontaine’s concern for Lara’s wellbeing and with the exhortation of the family doctor, Fontaine seeks to put an end to the relationship for good.

LOVE IS BLIND (2015) – short film

Writer Director: Dan Hodgson

Producer: Lizzie Brown

Starring: Ace Mahbaz, Will Best, Sophie Allan

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LOVE IS BLIND finds Alice in the passionate embrace of a young lover, as she finally succumbs to temptation. When her husband James returns home early to try and make amends for his recent infidelity and inattention for their marriage, Alice finds herself in the midst of an emotional minefield. Racked with guilt for being unfaithful just as James offers an olive branch, while simultaneously negotiating her lover’s escape.

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Bird Flight are seeking to collaborate with a broad range of production, finance and distribution partners.

PRODUCTION CONSULTANCY

Bird Flight Films also offers production consultancy.

In the absence of in-house production executives, Bird Flight offers production services and advice including analysis of budgets and schedules throughout development, packaging and financing stages, tailored to suit individual companies’ or projects’ needs.

For example; this service is aimed at anyone who receives budgets and schedules regularly but would benefit from a more detailed analysis to interrogate their efficacy to better serve the economy of an individual film.

PRODUCTION SERVICES

With extensive, hands-on experience across all levels of production at a variety of budget levels, the Bird Flight team are available to join projects that require a practical, on set producer, production supervisor or production services company in the UK.

For further information contact

Lizzie Brown: lizzie@birdflightfilms.com

Emily Precious: emily@birdflightfilms.com