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Sky Arts commission for Screen Yorkshire’s Head of Talent

A new creative partnership based in Leeds has earned their first commission from Sky Arts.

Little Goes is being made by Screen Yorkshire’s Head of Talent Jo Schofield, established theatre director & National Film and TV School alumni Charlotte Gwinner, and international visual artist Rebecca May of May Wild Studios.

It tells the fictional stories of 4 inter-generational Leeds women and a night at bingo, with an unexpected twist. 

“I’m absolutely thrilled to be a part of Sky Arts investment in Leeds based talent, and I hope Little Goes brings to light experiences of Leeds women rarely seen on screen,” said Producer and writer Jo Schofield.

“Having developed so much brilliant Yorkshire talent in my career, it’s a real thrill (and slightly daunting!) to be the one telling the stories. I’m so excited by this partnership as it promises an opportunity for us to show Leeds on screen and reflect the lives of people rarely experienced by an audience.”

The film has been commissioned as part of Sky Arts partnership with Leeds 2023: Year of Culture to support emerging talent. It’s one of 5 short films, with each exploring the theme of ‘Future Perfect: What’s worth fighting for?’

“I’m excited to see the work that will be created by these brilliant emerging talents and really proud that Sky Arts will be able to showcase their work and introduce it to new audiences,” added Phil Edgar-Jones, Director of Sky Arts.

“It’s important that emerging creatives are offered support in developing new work and by working in partnership with organisations across the Leeds region, we will ensure that their voices are nurtured and heard.”

Before joining Screen Yorkshire, BAFTA and Emmy-nominated Schofield spent a decade at ITV Drama as Storyline writer, Script Editor & Producer, and Coronation Street as script editor.

“We are delighted that through this partnership some of Leeds’ fantastic rising cultural stars are being given the opportunity to create work that celebrates our city and people who make it what it is,” said Kully Thiarai, Creative Director of LEEDS 2023.

Currently in production, the films are being supported by Studio12 and digital agency The Space.

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