The film


MAKING IT is an original and quirky comedy-drama following one man’s search for love, creative fulfilment and a pencil sharpener. Inspired by films such as Tiny Furniture and Frances Ha, MAKING IT provides a charmingly British take on the challenges faced by today’s thirty-somethings as they try to make their mark on the world.


George Banbury is a 33 year old struggling actor best known for having appeared alongside a troll in a Wine Gums advert. Stuck in a rut and living with his parents, George is going nowhere fast.  An unexpected pregnancy and a chance encounter with an ex-girlfriend sees George attempt to expose his inner leading man to a world that has already cast him as a supporting artiste.


Funny and painfully honest, MAKING IT will resonate with anyone who has ever asked themselves, "is this really it?"


Click here to find details of the MAKING IT cast, crew and production team at our IMDB page.



The company


Coldharbour Pictures is an independent production company creating films with a fresh take on modern life.


Formed in 2013, Coldharbour Pictures' diverse experience includes directing for theatre, writing for the Edinburgh Fringe and working in film sales and acquisitions - providing a unique combination of creative vision and commercial know how.


With collaboration at the core of the company’s ethos, we bring together emerging industry talent to create accessible, thought provoking and entertaining films with commercial appeal.


Our first feature, MAKING IT, held its world premiere at the East End Film Festival, screening at Hackney Picturehouse on Saturday 2nd July 2016. The film has since screened at the Cambridge Film Festival (Arts Picturehouse), the Southampton International Film Festival (Harbour Lights Picturehouse), the Abbeygate Cinema, Bury St. Edumunds and the Broadway Cinema, Letchworth.


The team


Emma Yap, Consultant Producer

Emma's experience of film production began following her acceptance onto a writing course at the Royal Court Theatre. She currently works as an Acquisitions Executive at Universal Pictures.  Prior to this she was a Sales Executive at Bankside Films, having previously completed a series of film production and sales internships.  Emma is a graduate of Cambridge University and her first career was in investment banking.


Stephen Glover, Director and Screenwriter 

Stephen initially trained as an actor at the Arts Educational Schools before turning to directing.  He is Artistic Director of Silver Thread Productions, a London-based theatre company, and was shortlisted for the JMK Young Director Award in 2010.  As a theatre director, productions have included How's the World Treating You? (Union Theatre), The Dice House (Hen & Chickens Theatre) and Progress (Union Theatre), all for Silver Thread Productions, and Lights Out (Old Red Lion Theatre).  Stephen is a graduate of Cambridge University.


Richard Crawley, Screenwriter and Director

Richard is a writer and performer.  As an actor he trained at LAMDA and Ecole Philippe Gaulier. He performed in a series of self-devised productions at the Edinburgh and Brighton Festivals, as well as in London.  A graduate of Cambridge University, he has written three novels.


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