Lapwing British Film

How to make a historical drama movie on a micro-budget with Phil Stevens and Laura Turner’s Lapwing

An absorbing interview with screenwriter Laura Turner and director Phil Stevens about their British historical drama Lapwing (2022).

Making a historical drama film on a small budget

In this conversation with presenter, film/tv editor Jim Page, Phil and Laura discuss some of the challenges they faced putting together this film on a micro budget. In fact, the BFI liked but ultimately rejected the short version of the film so the filmmakers decided to pull out all of the stops and create a feature-length movie instead. Sometimes logic goes out of the window when you’re following a creative passion, right?

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