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World Premiere of The Bicycle Thief

Our latest short film, The Bicycle Thief will have it’s World Premiere at the prestigious Mill Valley Film Festival outside San Francisco on October 6th, 2018 as part of their Mind The Gap Programme. Shot over two days in April 2018 by a production team that was over 70% female, we’re incredibl proud to be included in the programme, and look forward to presenting the film to our first audiences at this amazing festival.

The Bicycle Thief has been chosen for Directors UK’s Alexa Challenge 2018

The script for a new short film by Kerry Skinner and Stewart Alexander called, The Bicycle Thief has been chosen for Directors UK’s ALEXA Challenge 2018.

Full details of the competition can be found here: but the gist is that Park Bench Pictures will recieve an incredible amount of support from both Directors UK and Arri, including the most sought-after camera on the market – the Arri ALEXA, anamorphic lenses and other state of the art equipment – free of charge. The film has to be shot in just two days by April 5th, 2018 and completed within a month afterwards. Kerry and Stewart are currently putting a crew together, and planning the production. More news to follow as we progress to our next prodution.

Kerry Skinner Selected for WFTV Mentoring Scheme 2017

The WFTV Mentoring Scheme is a programme designed for women who have more than five years’ experience working in film, TV or digital production and are looking to take a significant step in their career.

The scheme runs for six months, during which time participants receive six hours of mentoring contact with an experienced industry figure and an intensive programme of exclusive seminars, training workshops and networking opportunities.

Kerry Skinner and Stewart Alexander on the Producers Network at Cannes 2016

The Producers Network hosts more than 500 producers from around the world for a series of meetings and unique events specifically designed to stimulate international co-production and optimize networking.

During this week, with a different program each day, they are given opportunities to meet the potential partners that will move their projects forward: co-producers, sales agents, distributors, financiers…

Kerry Skinner on the Crowdsourcing Panel with Stage 32 at the 2015 Raindance Film Festival

Kerry Skinner shared her experience of making a micro-budget feature film, and getting a nationwide UK release as part of Stage 32’s Crowdsourcing panel at the 2015 Raindance Film Festival in London.