Aug 24 2013

Female Filmmakers Fundraise for Epic Short Film


Independent filmmakers based in Northumberland and London have launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise funds for their epic short film ‘The Cross’, to be shot in Northumberland.
Based on folklore, the film is a tragic love story set in the 16th century that tells the tale of a nun called Isabelle who falls in love with a monk.
The film will be shot on location all around Northumberland in January 2014.
Originally from Newcastle, writer and director Siobhan Schwartzberg, 26, spent a year researching medieval life in the North-East of England and has incorporated accurate details from the times into the script. The Cross has been described as a hybrid between Romeo and Juliet, and Joan of Arc.
The finished film will be around twenty minutes in length and will be entered into all major film festivals, including Sundance.
For more information and to donate see their Kickstarter page at