A local writer and director is wrapping principal photography on her first feature length film this week.
Ruth Lawrence is directing Little Orphans, written by Emily Bridger who stars along with Marthe Bernard and Rhiannon Morgan.
It’s the story of a family coming together for a wedding, which makes them have to confront the things that drive them apart.
It’s Lawrence’s first feature after years of directing theatre and short films. She says she’s been excited about the story for a long time.
She says she was familiar the script from when screenwriter Emily Bridger presented Little Orphans as a play at the Women’s Work Festival. Years later she approached Lawrence about directing it and all the imagery she remembered came flooding back.