South west-based law firm Mogers Drewett has announced its sponsorship of the latest film being created by Bristol based award-winning film production company Early Day Films.
The support from Mogers Drewett will help produce the film Hard, Cracked the Wind, a ghost story being filmed in rural Cornwall. Early Day Films was founded by two co-producers of the BAFTA winning short film September, Kate Byers and Linn Waite. In 2018, Kate and Linn completed their first feature film Bait, which has been selected for Berlinale 2019 (the Berlin International Film Festival) and is the only film produced in the UK chosen for the Forum strand this year.
An advocate for the south west’s creative businesses, Early Day Films is an active supporter of Be More Bristol, which celebrates the city’s independent spirit and world-class creativity.
Steven Treharne, managing partner at Mogers Drewett, said “Supporting our region’s continued growth and local talent is something that we’re passionate about and, along with Early Day Films, we’re driven to explore innovative approaches. The south west is renowned for its creativity and enterprise and we want to see that continue to thrive. The film undoubtedly showcases the exceptional talent of all those involved, and we’re all looking forward to seeing it.”
Kate Byers, producer at Early Day Films, said “It is invaluable for us as independent film producers to have the expertise of Mogers Drewett and its team in building our business. The nature of a relationship is at the heart of confident business and Mogers Drewett has made it their business to be connected to our aspirations as business women and our ambitions as filmmakers.”
Mogers Drewett has also supported Early Day Films create its project investment and sponsorship structure – an innovative and forward-thinking business strategy in the film industry. Leading on the creation of the structure, Tom Webb, Partner, Corporate Commercial, advised on the business agreements and supported Kate and Linn throughout the process.
Main image: Left to right, Linn Waite, Emily Eccles (Associate Solicitor in the Corporate Commercial team at Mogers Drewett), and Kate Byers