Girls’ Own Pictures was formed in 2009 to develop and produce original stories with distinctive and exciting female lead characters. All About E is Girls’ Own Pictures first feature.
The main creative force in Girls’ Own Pictures is Writer/ Director – Louise Wadley. Louise attended the National Film and Television School in London, and has a Masters in Writing from University of Technology, Sydney. Her short films Knickers and Just a Little Crush have played at festivals around the world. Her 35mm short film Just a little Crush won the Best Short award at the Milan International Lesbian and Gay festival, and her award winning documentary To Russia with Love has screened in more than ten countries and received Highly Commended in the Radharc Irish Television documentary awards. She was 1st Assistant Director on the renowned Chinese director Xie Jin’s $15 million dollar The Opium War. Louise has been both a quarter-finalist and semi-finalist in the prestigious Nicholls Fellowship Screenwriting Competition (The Academy Awards for unpublished Screenplays). Sometimes known as “The Script Doctor”, Louise is an experienced script editor on both Documentary and Drama projects. She has been a speaker on numerous panels and a selector for Flickerfest and WIFT festivals. Louise has taught film and scriptwriting on undergraduate and post-graduate courses at the University of Wollongong, the University of Technology Sydney and Sydney Film School. Louise is a director of Girls’ Own Pictures.
Fundraising and organisational oversight comes from the Producer, Jay Rutovitz. Jay brings the experience of managing large budgets and attracting funding in the private and public sectors. Jay worked in film lighting as a gaffer in the UK from 1989 – 1997, and then pursued work in renewable energy consulting. She has run two successful businesses, Sustainable Energy Consultants (2002 – present) and Women’s Electrical Collective (1981 – 1986). She has managed large budgets (UK £1.3 million) as Energy Co-ordinator of Kirklees Metropolitan Council in the UK (1998 – 2001), and attracted more than £9 million in private and public funding to energy projects in the area. Jay is a director of Girls’ Own Pictures.