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Adapted Pictures

An Independent Production Company

Generating engaging stories that promote empathy and social change.

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Fiona Hardingham

Founder & Creative Director

Most recently Fiona worked as the Series Associate Producer on The International Documentary Association (IDA) nominated Netflix documentary series ‘My Love: Six Stories of True Love’. She is a Film Independent, Project Involve ’21 Producer Fellow. During the fellowship, she produced two short films ‘The Mason Ring’ & ‘All I Ever Wanted’ in Los Angeles which will begin their festival run in 2022.

Other work includes Our Sister the BFI NETWORK funded short directed by Rosie Westhoff which premiered at BFI’s London Film Festival, won ‘Best British Short Film’ at the Academy & BAFTA qualifying Leeds International Film Festival. ‘Our Sister’ was also nominated for ‘Best British Short’ at Bolton Film Festival and screened at Aesthetica, Chicago International Children’s Festival, Edinburgh, HollyShorts, Leeds, London Short Film Festival & Norwich.

Alfred P. Sloan supported 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, winning the Audience Award at Kinofilm Festival.

Fiona is currently developing a slate of projects including ‘How To Be’ a YA television series supported by the BFI Young Audiences Content Fund.

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Rosie Westhoff

Creative Director

Rosie joined Adapted as a Creative Director in 2020 after working with Fiona on their BFI Network short film Our Sister. As a director 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, HollyShorts, 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 and won best British short film at Leeds International Film Festival.

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 an Episode of BBC’s ‘Sparks’ series, for Studio 71 titled ‘The Main Part’.

Rosie is represented as a director by Jessica Cooper at Curtis Brown.

Our Sister
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.
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Adapted Pictures - Our Sister short film still
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Funded by BFI NETWORK, 

Tribeca Film Institute Pond5, Studio 71 UK

Supported by Genera Films

Director Rosie Westhoff

Producer Fiona Hardingham

Written by Josephine Brown & Bradley Innes Wilson

Starring Achanti Palmer, Lauren Corah, 

John McCrea, and Demi Goodman


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Adapted Pictures - First production Our Sister

Tribeca Film Institute, Pond5 Announce Latest Indie Film Grantees

The grant will provide disability access and training for the crew of their film OUR SISTER.

A Teenage Girl With Autism and Her Sister Tackle Life After a Bereavement in Rosie Westhoff’s ‘Our Sister’

DN caught up with Westhoff ahead of Our Sister’s Premiere at the BFI London Film Festival to talk working with teenagers, the importance of a good producer and consistently challenging yourself.

Film Carnage

“Right off the bat there’s a thick air of emotion coming off the film, you can feel the deeper issues at work immediately bouncing off the screen. Our Sister handles grief from a more refreshing perspective, it’s not outright but it also isn’t overly subtle, it gives you something that’s both serene and melancholy, the sorrow is rife in its silence.”
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