Firefly was started by me, Lisa Fulthorpe, a Brighton-based filmmaker, scriptwriter and editor with many years of experience telling compelling stories. I have written for the BBC and C4 and my short films have won awards.
I believe that 'story is queen' and it’s storytelling which is at the heart is of Firefly Film - I love capturing people at their best moments, in a relaxed way and letting them tell their stories - about what they do in life, how they do it and what drives them.
I film events and workshops and also interviews for this charity that works with artists and writers who lack opportunities due to mental health issues, disability or social circumstances. I recently completed an advocacy film which starred 3 artists. The film demonstrated how Creative Future has supported them both in terms of their creativity and also in terms of their wellbeing.
My Life Films:
Making films for individuals with dementia to improve their quality of life. These films capture their memories from childhood into later life. The films also act an an innovative care tool during all stages of the illness.
As scriptwriter: TV credits include, C4’s Smack The Pony; BBC1 Doctors; radio includes BBC All My Life I Wanted To Be Someone, Now Who Was It?; short film Wash And Go, screened at the London Film Festival; The Best Thing You Ever Had, screened at the London Film Festival and runner-up in BBC talent award; Lost In Brighton, feature script shortlisted for Moonstone Screenwriter’s Lab; under option SlyFox Films. I’m in pre-production with Booklovers,a new short script, which I will direct next summer.
As playwright: Love And Other Games, Camden Fringe Festival; Final Score, Camden Fringe Festival.
Teaching: I facilitate creative writing workshops for marginalised writers for Creative Future. I now work at Brighton Film School where I teach scriptwriting. I am DBS checked.
Other: MA in TV and Radio Scriptwriting; selected for part of the BBC’s Writers Academy.
I was a founder member of Scriptease, a Brighton-based scriptwriting group www.scripteaseuk.wordpress.com