about donut films
When Jane and Virginia met at a community choir in East London it was the beginning of a firm friendship. When Jane roped Virginia into producing her second short film, it was also the beginning of a successful award-winning collaboration.
We've decided to pool our complementary skillsets and artistic ambition so established Donut Films UK as a place we can create content together that we're passionate about and also work with other writers, actors and filmmakers to bring their ideas to fruition.
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Jane’s TV career began as a storyliner on CORONATION STREET and she has since gone on to write over 50 episodes of the UK’s most-watched dramas including EASTENDERS, HOLLYOAKS, DOCTORS, THE BILL & BAD GIRLS. Her work has been nominated at the British Soap Awards and the Writers’ Guild Award for Best Continuing Drama. She was selected to take part in MediaXchange’s masterclass course ‘Advanced TV Writing’ and has developed ideas with some of the UK’s top prodcos. A trained actor, Jane won Best Actress and Best British Drama for her first short film as writer/director DANCING ALONE at Discover Film 2017. Her second short TAKE ME BACK won Best Editor and Best Cinematographer laurels at Catfish Shorts and LIFA in 2019. In 2020, THEY THEM US, the TV pilot she wrote and directed - and produced with Virginia Orr - won Best Short Form Drama at the LA Femme Film Festival.
Her latest short film as writer/director, Cartwheel is currently being submitted to festivals and she is developing her first feature.
Virginia’s first project as producer was with Jane on short film TAKE ME BACK which won Best Editor and Best Cinematographer laurels at Catfish Shorts and LIFA in 2019. A natural producer, she worked with Jane again on THEY THEM US. Virginia started her career at Browns, the luxury fashion retailer where she managed projects with Ralph Lauren, Calvin Klein, Donna Karen, Comme des Garcons and Jill Sander amongst others. More recently she worked as a consultant with emerging brands looking for investment or
collaborations. The skills she’s acquired in 30 years of business management in the luxury fashion/interior design sectors
transfer perfectly to her roles as producer and production designer.
In 2020, THEY THEM US, the TV pilot she produced with Jane Marlow - won Best Short Form Drama at the LA Femme Film Festival.
Her latest short film as producer, Cartwheel is currently being submitted to festivals and she is developing her first feature with Jane.