We’re working with a big team of people to get the film made, and we’ve had help from lots of different organisations, including funders the BFI, Creative England, the Wellcome Trust and the Maudsley Charity. We’ve also had great support from charities, especially Action on Postpartum Psychosis and the members of the Maternal Mental Health Alliance. George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust were also incredibly helpful. Sheffield Documentary Festival helped us develop the film through their Fast Track to Features scheme.
Irene's Ghost is Iain's first feature documentary, and is about his search for information about his mother.
Iain started his career in factual TV, working in observational documentary and now runs production company forward slash films.
Rebecca is the producer of Irene's Ghost. Rebecca has a passion for nurturing new voices and is currently developing a slate of independent fiction and documentary feature films alongside her work on this film.
She has executive produced a slate of award winning documentary and fiction short films for Film4, Channel 4, BFI and BBC Films.
Ellie is directing the animation in Irene's Ghost. Ellie is an international award winning animation director and senior lecturer in animation at Northumbria University. She practices and undertakes research in the fields of animation and documentary.
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Siobhan is producing the animation for Irene's Ghost. Siobhan is an academic and producer of animation. Recently appointed Head of Digital Enterprise in the School of Computing at Teesside University Siobhan is helping to drive the enterprise agenda for the School developing enterprise activities in animation, games, multimedia, web and computing. As a producer of animation for over 10 years Siobhan has recently focused on developing animation projects in health and health education.
Liz is developing partnerships with charities and professional bodies to create an outreach and awareness campaign around the film. For the past two years, Liz has worked as Content Director for forward slash films, helping brands develop their content and distribution strategies. Prior to that, Liz was Head of Commercial Programming for youth brand and radio station Kiss.
Kate is line producer on Irene's Ghost. Kate's credits include Utopia 2 for Kudos/ Channel 4, the BAFTA-winning This is England 88, Ben Wheatley's Kill List and the BAFTA-winning documentary Make Bradford British. She also teaches producing at the Northern Film School in Leeds and has recently managed the ‘Lining Up’ programme for Creative England.