10 July 2017
Kickstarting Rianne Pictures' season of interviews with female film directors, they spoke with Jacqueline Pepall.
Read the full interview here
"When Jacqueline's not directing fiction and commercials with leading female roles, she's running things at Great Lake Films, her award winning production company. Here she talks to us about women in film, building a team and problems in advertising."
Interview by Cagla Demirbas
I always want to tell stories about characters who feel honest and true, so inspiration often comes from the women in my life. Lately I’ve found myself trying to create the type of characters or heroes really that I would have wanted to see as a teenage girl. In my film Ophelia’s End, for example, I wanted to re-imagine the women of Hamlet as daring and brave. In a way Ophelia’s End was a gift to my teenage self.
We’re just starting to see some positive changes in how women and women's bodies are represented in this space, but there’s certainly a long way to go. I’d love to be part of a movement to push this change forward. While I’ve never experienced any overt sexism, there are some systemic challenges that need to be overcome. For example, we need to see more women directing commercial content that isn’t necessarily directed at women. All the commercial work I’ve done has been for products aimed at women.
20 March 2017
'Ophelia's End' is an Official Selection for LIFF 2017.
"[LIFF IS] A TREASURE TROVE OF UNDISCOVERED CINEMATIC GEMS, ONE OF EUROPE'S TOP INDIE FILM FESTS" (Time Out)
26 February 2017
Director Jacqueline Pepall spills the beans on her directing crush, Suzanne Bier, in a guest blog for the Hospital Club.
12 January 2017
Director Jacqueline Pepall was the guest speaker at Canada House for the 150th birthday of Canada and The Bishop Strachan School.
Jacqueline Pepall spoke about her work as a director, the importance of women behind the camera, and the future of UK/Canada co-productions.
17 December 2016
John Owen Theobald and Jackie Pepall win award for feature screenplay.
John and Jackie's screenplay 'The Conspirators,' which follows Gavrilo Princip and his school friends' plot to assassinate the Archduke Franz Ferdinand, was a Feature Screenplay Competition Winner at the London Films Awards 2016. The screenplay is adapted from John's forthcoming historical novel, The Last Prince.
John's first feature screenplay, 'Chosen,' exploring the love triangle between Johannes Brahms and Clara and Robert Schumann, received an Honourable Mention in the UK Film Festival 2015 and was an Official Finalist at the 2015 World Series of Screenwriting, Los Angeles.
12 October 2016
Jacqueline Pepall taught a 3D Filmmaking masterclass as part of the 2016 BFI Film Academy.
31 July 2016
Jacqueline Pepall's We'll Meet Again is nominated for Best Foreign Film at the New Hope Film Festival.