Step by Step (In Production)
Brought up in a children's home, Mark Elie was saved by ballet as a child. His passion for dance led him to open The Portobello Dance School in 1994 where he gave mainly black children from poor backgrounds the opportunity to experience dance. Over the course of ten years, Mark has focused primarily on training three star pupils – Kym, Joelle and Effie – in the hopes that they will succeed in being among the first classically trained black women to make it into the world’s top ballet companies.
Filmed over the course of fourteen years, 'Step by Step' charts the financial strains and ups and downs of Mark’s journey running the Portobello Dance School. It follows the progress of Kym, Effie and Joelle from girlhood to womanhood as they strive to become professional dancers.
JAY (In Development)
A portait of photographer Elsbeth Juda
An artist, a muse, how can a woman at nearly 100, be so contemporary and have such life force and physical vitality? A vivid, heartwarming portrait of Elsbeth Juda’s unique aesthetic and her witty take on life and art, informed by a lifetime of visual experience, of curiosity and close personal relationships with some of the most important artists of the last 100 years.