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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

Fiona is a 2023 Film Independent Producing Lab Fellow and was awarded the Alfred P. Sloan Producer’s Grant for ‘Smoke Country,’ an Australian feature by director/writer Rosie Westhoff that interweaves the climate crisis with an intimate portrait of a family displaced by wildfires.

Fiona recently produced a documentary series with Emmy-nominated production company Dash Pictures, hosted by climate activist Bonnie Wright (Harry Potter) and environmentalist Pattie Gonia. 

Other experience includes 2nd Unit Production Manager onQueen Charlotte’, a Shondaland/Netflix Bridgerton, and Series Associate Producer on the IDA-nominated Netflix/Boardwalk Pictures seriesMy Love: Six Stories of True Love’, named among the ‘Best of 2021’ by IndieWire, that shot in Brazil, India, Japan, Korea, Spain & the US.

As a Producer Fellow of Film Independent’s Project Involve, Fiona produced ‘The Mason Ring‘ and ‘All I Ever Wanted.’ ‘The Mason Ring’ received the HBO Max ‘Best Short Film‘ award at the Martha’s Vineyard African American Film Festival, while ‘All I Ever Wanted’ won ‘Best Comedy Short‘ at HollyShorts and screened at BFI Flare. Fiona is a WIF member and participated in their mentoring program.

She produced BFI Network-funded & Tribeca Film Institute’s Pond5 program-supported Our Sister directed by Rosie Westhoff, which premiered at BFI’s London Film Festival. Awards include: ‘British Short Film’ at the Academy & BAFTA qualifying Leeds International Film Festival 2020 and ‘Best Short Film (Over 19yrs)’ at Film the House, held at the House of Lords.

An alumnus of the Torino TV Series Lab, with ‘How To Be’, a YA series she and Director Rosie Westhoff are developing. The series won the Young Directors Awards ‘Dream Pitch’ category and received early development funding from the BFI NETWORK Young Audience 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.’

Rosie is a BAFTA-nominated filmmaker whose shorts have screened at festivals around the world. In 2017, her first short film, ‘CRUSH‘, premiered at the BFI Flare Film Festival and was selected for the British Council Five Films for Freedom. ‘CRUSH‘ went on to screen at the Edinburgh International Film Festival, Encounters Short Film Festival, London Short Film Festival, TIFF Kids International Film Festival, and more.

In 2019, she was nominated for ‘Best Director‘ at the Underwire Festival for her work on the short film ‘TREACLE‘.

Rosie’s short film ‘Our Sister‘ was supported by BFI Network & The Tribeca Institutes Pond5 program premiered at the BFI London Film Festival and won ‘Best British Short’ at the Academy qualifying, Leeds International Film Festival in 2020.

In 2021, Rosie was nominated for a TV BAFTA for the BBC iPlayer short ‘THE MAIN PART‘. She was also named a Film London Lodestar, which honours bright futures of innovative filmmakers from across the capital each year. She is an alum of the Torino Series Lab 2020 and Stowe Feature Lab 2021 with ‘Smoke Country.’

Rosie is represented 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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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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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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