Medb Films wins Kent Creative Industries Award

Elaine, Jan and James at the Kent Business Awards Ceremony holding their award

Elaine, Jan and James at the Kent Business Awards Ceremony © Kent Film Office

Another accolade for the highly successful Independent Film Company.

Sponsored by the Kent Film Office, the Kent Creative Industries Award was presented to Medb Films at the 2007 Kent Business Awards ceremony on the 21st June.

Based at and in partnership with James Thomas’ Royal Harbour Hotel Ramsgate, Medb Films is run by producer Elaine Wickham and writer/director Jan Dunn. In the last two years the company has produced two films shot entirely in Kent including Gypo which won countless awards including the coveted British Independent Film Awards.

Elaine Wickham said ‘Having shot two feature films and a handful of short movies in Kent now, I know the county has extraordinary locations and fantastic light. Building an infrastructure of businesses to facilitate filmmaking in the region is now important. Thanks to the Kent Film Office, Kent County Council and Maidstone Studios, I think this will be the next step in promoting Kent as a film-friendly region.’

Set up in 2005, Medb Films began when producer Elaine Wickham and writer/ director Jan Dunn merged their slate, resources and contacts to create an independent film production company in Ramsgate.  Medb Films is based in the Royal Harbour Hotel and has a 20 seater screening room, as well as Avid, Final Cut Pro and Dolby 5.1 post production facilities.  The company has thus far produced three feature length films Gypo (starring Paul Mc Gann) , Ruby Blue (starring Bob Hoskins) and The Calling (starring Brenda Blethyn) plus a UK film council short film My Mother.