“Making It”, is a multiple part webisode/TV series where the drama unfolds around 4 female students sharing a flat and studying at a prestigious college of art and design in London where they are striving to achieve their dreams. Poppy, Lenya, Lex and Tilda have bags of talent, but their first year of college makes them question who they are and who they want to become. Exciting friendships are forged and exhilarating relationships begin, but their studies, and sometimes their personal lives, are also demanding and difficult. Pushed by their tutors, undermined by their peers, distracted by relationships or consumed by self-doubt, college can be a tough place to succeed.
DIRECTOR: Samuel Abrahams
Samuel is a BAFTA nominated short film director who has written & directed across drama, documentary and commercials. Samuel started out in TV shooting and directing award winning observational documentaries before moving across to drama. His short Series Connect, which expertly transcends language, won the Jury Award at its premiere at Brief Encounters International Film Festival. The Film also enjoyed a successful international festival run before being nominated for a British Academy Award for Best Short Film at the 2011 BAFTA’s. His follow up short Series, Hold On Me, praised for its original use of dance, premiered at the BFI London Series Festival and won Best Short Series at the London Independent Series Festival. Samuel has been featured in the New Directors Showcase hosted by Shots magazine and has directed commercials for clients such as British Airways (Kite Surfer), Tourism Ireland, WWF and more.
CREATOR/WRITER: Shelley Miller
Shelley Miller has worked as a Writer for over 15 years. She has written internet drama series, television dramas and most recently has developed Making It where she heads the Writing Team. Credits include the feature Letters From A Killer with Patrick Swayze, Rockface, an original series for the BBC set in the world of mountain rescue which ran for two seasons, McBride, an American legal drama series for Hallmark, and various contributions to episodic drama for the BBC. Projects in development include a commission for Tinjo Films based on a real-life kidnap, and an adaptation of the story of the rescue of round-the-world sailor Tony Bullimore with Australian co-producer WTFN.
PRODUCER: Ben Grass
Ben Grass is CEO of Pure Grass Films, a production company partly owned by Christophe Charlier, Chairman of the Brooklyn Nets NBA Basketball team and with advisors including Damian Lewis (Homeland). Pure Grass Films are currently developing and producing television series with partners including Justin Lin (Fast & Furious), Tim Kring (Heroes), Jason Blum (Paranormal Activity), James Manos (Dexter) and Professor Stephen Hawking (A Brief History of Time). Series partners include Bear Grylls and Redbull. Select Pure Grass Films production credits include Kirill, which won a Webby for best drama series and was co-financed with X-Box, and Beyond the Rave, which was MySpace’s first series outside the US, and was financed by Exclusive Media (Rush).
PRODUCER: Tony Miller
Tony is a producer and executive producer who has worked in all areas of the film and television industry as an entertainment lawyer, then as Chief Operating Officer of television and film, production, sales and distribution companies. He was head of the joint venture theatrical distribution business for Odeon/UCI Cinemas and BSkyB. Prior to this he was a partner in Natural Nylon, the actor based film production company jointly owned by Jude Law and Ewan McGregor, and was also responsible for managing its sister TV company.
SALES: GFM Films
London-based GFM Films is a film company whose principal aim is to develop, produce, finance and sell independent movies and television films & series. Founded in March 2011 by former Handmade Films principals Guy Collins, Fred Hedman and Michael Ryan, the company takes film & television projects from development through to completion and delivery to distributors. Collins and Ryan have between them financed, sold and produced over 200 films, including The English Patient, The General, What’s Eating Gilbert Grape, The Osterman Weekend, the Highlander series and more recently, with Hedman, Planet 51, Fifty Dead Men Walking, Harlock: Space Pirate and forthcoming films Severance and Helix & The Secret Defenders.