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Adapted
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A British Independent
Production Company.

Our Sister
 
Generating female lead stories that promote empathy and social change.

Creative
Director &
Founder

Fiona Hardingham

Fiona is the Co-Executive Producer of Adapted Pictures, which she formed in 2017. She’s currently the Series Associate Producer on a forthcoming Netflix documentary series. Recent projects include BFI NETWORK funded OUR SISTER directed by Rosie Westhoff which premiered at BFI’s London Film Festival and has made Official Selection at Aesthetica, Bolton, Chicago International Children’s Festival, Edinburgh, HollyShorts, Leeds, London Short Film Festival, and Norwich. Alfred P. Sloan supported the pilot ‘DISTEMPER’, which tells the true story of pathologist and LGBT icon Dr. Louise Pearce in the early 1900s. Award-winning short ‘ONE IN FIVE’ for actor David Gyasi’s Invictus Films, which premiered at Palm Springs ShortFest, won the Audience Award at Kinofilm Festival.

Creative
Director

Rosie Westhoff

Rosie’s short films have been selected for festivals around the world, including London Film Festival, Edinburgh International Film Festival, Aesthetica, TIFF Kids, BFI Flare, LSFF, Holly Shorts, and Underwire Festival. In 2019 Rosie was nominated in the directing category at Underwire Festival for her work on the short film Treacle. Her short film Our Sister was backed by BFI Network and the Tribeca Film Institute and premiered at LFF in 2019. Rosie is an alumnus of the Torino Film Labs, with the YA series she is developing, with Adapted Pictures ‘How To Be’’. Most recently she directed one of BBC’s iPlayer Talking Heads style teen monologues strands Sparks, for Studio 71 titled The Main Part. Rosie is represented by Jessica Cooper at Curtis Brown.

Our Sister follows a nonverbal autistic teenager and her sister as they come to terms with the death of their youngest sibling. This sensitive portrayal of grief highlights how unique we all are and how when dealing with tragedy, such as the loss of a sibling, we all process and mourn in different ways.

OUR SISTER

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Funded by BFI NETWORK, Tribeca Film Institute Pond5, Studio 71 Supported by Genera Films Director Rosie Westhoff Producer Fiona Hardingham Written by Josephine Brown & Bradley Innes Wilson Starring Achanti Palmer, Lauren Corah, John McCrea, Demi Goodman Festival list (I’d like to include the festival laurels which are in this folder)

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Film Carnage

A teenage girl with autism and her sister try to come to terms with their grief after the death of their younger sister. Directed by Rosie Westhoff, written by Josephine Brown and Bradley Wilson, with Achanti Palmer and Lauren Corah.

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