In March of 2012, I initiated the making of my first short film: Inside Out, directed by Ambarish Manepalli.  It was for the 48h Go Green Film Competition, and it was one of the most enjoyable working experiences I’ve had.  Not only did we make a super little film in 48hrs that reached the final, but the team we put together (No Time To Lose Films) got along just brilliantly.

I was to wear two hats – co-producer and actress – and it was this aspect that I loved so much: being involved in two different areas, nurturing the film from start to finish.

By the time we handed in our quirky environmental drama, I knew that I wanted to make more. I knew I wanted a rose garden.

BUT, I’d never written a short for the screen, never planted a rose…