• SHORT FILM: When adoptee Amee turns up at her birth mother's house and find her sister, teenage mum Belle, all their lives are blown apart.




Tue 10th Nov 2020, 11:04

Dear friends and supporters,

In the midst of lockdown in the UK we wanted to send you all an update with some more positive news about our film. We are in post production now and we're chuffed to be working with the award winning editor Yan Miles. Yan has an amazing body of work and he's particularly known for his work on Sherlock and The Crown. Yan is now working closely with our director Athena and we're all so excited to see the results.

We're also thrilled that we have a new Executive Producer on board. Welcome to Lucas Ferrara!! We're hugely grateful for his support and we can't wait to work with him in the months ahead.

That's it for now...

Sending you all warm wishes and take care,

The Daughter Team

Photo left to right (Athena Mandis, Grace Nelder, Jo Harper)
Taken just after we wrapped, the joy on our faces is real, we're so happy we shot this film when we had the opportunity and thanks to all of  YOU for your support!



Wed 23rd Sep 2020, 19:13

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Hi everyone! This is Aimée, Daughter's Campaign Coordinator and Production Assistant whilst shooting, I just wanted to send out an update with some behind the scenes photos and tell you a bit about the weekend of our shoot!

When we all had arrived in sunny Plymouth on Thursday, it was so lovely to be able to physically see everyone rather than a small box on my laptop screen for the past couple of months, it was amazing to be able to chat with no Wifi connection problems! It was also so inspiring to be surrounded by such hard-working and also supportive women, being my first production outside of Uni, I was so so nervous but felt immediately at ease the second we all were together, but enough about me… onto the shoot!

Friday there was a real buzz at breakfast, everyone so excited for our first day of shooting, there was also a real sense of community amongst us, and we knew that this was going to be a pretty good weekend! It was a very successful day filled with lots of incredible work from both the cast and crew, helped with lots of laughter and great coffees, courtesy of our Covid Supervisor, Emma Nelder! Saturday was another amazing day, we were on a roll! Before we knew it, it was Sunday and our final day of shooting, we all couldn’t believe how quickly it had gone but last day of shooting also meant Baby Ruby’s scene. We were all in awe of the cuteness of baby Isla when she arrived to set and she was, as predicted, an absolute dream! The morning flew by and before we knew it we all shouted, ‘THAT’S A WRAP!’ We had finished the shoot for Daughter! A bittersweet moment for all of us, we couldn’t wait to get back with the footage and watch it all come together but also it meant getting back on the road and heading home! We were all pretty sad to leave the set and each other on Sunday but that’s when you know you have worked with some pretty amazing people.

A couple of final thoughts from me, as I just wanted to say I am honestly in awe of these women (and Babi of course) working to create this beautiful film and they have truly set the standards high for me for how a film shoot should be as I start out in this industry.

I also just wanted to quickly say thank you so much for all of the love and support, having overseen all of the social media accounts for Daughter for the past couple of months it has been so lovely to see all of your supportive messages and all of the pledges and based off of how the shoot weekend went, I think we will have done you all proud. I cannot wait for the screening to see everyone again and also to see how all of the hard work and your support has paid off to make a film about an incredible story that deserves to be told in the most beautiful way.


Tue 22nd Sep 2020, 18:02

Hi everyone!

We're so happy to let you know that we filmed 'Daughter' over the weekend and we’re chuffed with how it went. It was an incredible 3 day shoot and we couldn’t have wished for a more talented cast and crew (photo).

With 3 more days of our fundraising campaign to go we’re getting closer to our target and humbled by the generosity of all of you. Thank you for supporting the arts and helping us make this happen.

Best wishes to you all,

From the Daughter team, cast and crew.


Wed 16th Sep 2020, 14:01

Hi friends and supporters,

We’re so thrilled to announce that we’re all set to shoot Daughter this weekend. We have a wonderful crew on board and a talented cast ready to film.  We’re all making our way to Plymouth tomorrow and we begin filming on Friday. We wanted to take the opportunity to say a big thank you to all of you for supporting us. This would not be happening without your generosity. We are so excited to be working together and we hope to make a very special film. We will be sending plenty of updates and I know many of you are on our socials so we’ll be updating that too with plenty of photos. Here’s our newest cast member Isla, she’ll be playing the role of Ruby and we’re chuffed to have her on board.

Best wishes to you all,

From The Daughter team

If you’re on socials, you can follow us here:

Instagram @projectdaughter

Twitter @projdaughter

Facebook : @projectdaughter

PS.  Jo, Athena and Grace will be on Facebook Live tonight at 6pm chatting to Greenlit about the shoot, you can tune in here -https://www.facebook.com/greenlitfund


Thu 10th Sep 2020, 17:43

We’re excited to announce that Juliet Cowan will be playing the role of Miriam in Daughter.  Juliet is a wonderful and very experienced TV, film and stage actress. She’s guest starred in many long-running shows such as ‘Eastenders', 'Silent Witness' and ‘ Casualty'. She’s also known for ‘Killed By My Debt’, 'This Life' , 'The Sarah Jane Adventures', ‘Skins', ‘Cuckoo' and much more. Most recently she can be seen in 'I Hate Suzie' on Sky. We’re thrilled to be working with her.

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