Story Works at Cherry Orchards

An immersive and transformational three-day programme for film workers who identify as female and are looking at ways to explore stories as a catalyst for change.

Leave behind the work of honing scripts and developing plot lines, Story Works invites you on an immersive journey to look at our tale-telling capabilities as a means of personal and cultural change.

There is a call now for a new kind of story – one that may well come from the experience of the feminine.

Housed in a beautiful retreat on the outskirts of Bristol, this inspiring programme leaves focuses on how to adapt our tale-telling capabilities to arrive at a deeper understanding of not only who we are, but the collective power of working with story.

With experienced coaches and practitioners, Kanada Elizabeth Gorla and Tina Sharman with assistance from film director Esther May Campbell.

Explore risk and failure, challenge received notions of success and experience just what stepping into our full power feels like.

The specially devised individual and collaborative practises include:
-one-to-one coaching
-movement and breath work
-exploring narrative structures
-sharing inherited stories (personal and cultural)
-peer to peer mentoring
-constellation embodiment
-mandala processes
-reframing myth and archetype


Practical Information and Apply

A three day, non-residential programme for filmmakers, aged 18 + who identify as female.


Cherry Orchards Camphill Community, Canford Lane, Bristol BS9 3PE.


Friday 17th May, 10am – 6.30pm
Saturday 18th May, 10am – 8.30pm
Sunday 19th May, 10am – 6.30pm


£235 per person. We have a small hardship fund. For more information or to register contact Suzanne Pickering-McCulloch at

More from Film Hub South West

Film Hub Christmas Meet-Up


Read more


This year, City Eye is delighted to welcome BFI NETWORK Talent Executive, Alice Cabañas back to Southampton Film Week.


Read more

Evironmental Sustainability for Filmmakers

BFI NETWORK want to ensure that teams have the tools they need to understand the impact of your production on the environment, including the carbon emissions generated and the contribution to climate change.


Read more

Creative Hub Social: Two Short Nights Takeover

Creative Hub Social is a chance for practitioners working across all art forms to network, share project ideas and meet audiences.


Read more