Director | Sophie Gosman
Sophie has always been interested in people and their stories and how these stories can be transformed into film, heightening everyday life. She brings her energy and enthusiasm to the role of director to bring out the actor’s performances, using her life experiences combined with her acting knowledge to create intriguing and truthful characters. This experience has developed Sophie’s engaging and approachable style as a director, using her confidence in talking with actors to create a dramatic and compelling film.
Writer/Producer | Thomas Gordon
Tom has been at the beginning of Blanket in its development stages and has the motivation to bring the story he has co-written to its fullest potential. He is eager to work with every member of the team in a common vision and create a dynamic film that challenges an audience's perception of motherhood. With his knowledge and experience from The Bournemouth Film School, he feels prepared for the challenge ahead.
Director of Photography | Benjy Kirkman
Benjy is an aspiring cinematographer who has shot multiple short films and commercials as well as having experience as a camera trainee and assistant on commercials and feature films, training under the guidance of great cinematographers, like Daniel Pearl, ASC. Benjy intends to utilise this grounding of skills and experience to create a style of cinematography that will serve Blanket’s narrative.
Writer/Editor | Cerys Jones
Cerys has edited multiple short films and promos and has worked at Anorak, Envy and Films@59. Having co-written Blanket, she is very excited to see it in production and is very much looking to forward to applying her creative skill set whilst studying at Bournemouth Film School to cut the film in her own unique way.
Production Design | Hannah Gautrey
Hannah's role will be to research and bring to life a visual style for the film and create the best aesthetics possible for enhancing the films message, genre, themes and tone. As well as gaining experience from her course, she has attended the BFI Film Academy, has been nominated and awarded for numerous awards including ‘Best Production Design’, and is one of 6 graduates in her field from the 2015 National Film and Television School Talent Campus.
Costume Design | Melissa Rogula
Melissa has recently completed a placement with BBC Birmingham on a new series 'Shakespeare and Hathaway' being released next year, and has experience in both designing and supervising roles on three short films last year, Melissa is developing a broad portfolio within her specialism of costume design for screen. Melissa’s concept for Blanket is primarily focused on the pale colour palette and the delicacy of the costumes, keeping a continuous pattern throughout the film and to reflect the characters filicidal thoughts towards her baby and raise awareness of this important issue today.
Sound Design | Rebeca Alvaro
Rebeca is a Film Sound student with an interest and enthusiasm in expressing emotions through sound. Before coming to the Bournemouth Film School, she studied Visual Arts in high school, in Portugal. Blanket’s soundtrack will express the main character’s emotional journey inviting the audience to ‘get inside her head.
Composer | Butch Vig
Butch Vig is a Grammy award-winning record producer and musician, his work includes bands such as Nirvana, Foo Fighters and Garbage. We are excited to have Butch as the composer for Blanket where he will be bringing his vast musical experience and talents to help heighten the world of the film.