Spoon Jar Films

UK Documentary Film Makers

A UK-based independent production company telling stories that matter.

Sian Green De Montfort University Q and A

This week, we gave an in-depth behind the scenes presentation to Media and Journalism students at Leicester’s De Montfort University. The session concluded with this short Q and A, allowing students to ask us and Sian anything about the film-making process and Sian’s feelings as the project comes to fruition.

The main presentation featured clips from the film and behind the scenes footage - including our tense interview with taxi driver, Faysal Himon. We also gave insight into some of the surprising challenges we faced, like having to re-create elements of Sian’s New York crash on the streets of Manhattan . . . and Leicester.

We hired New York actresses to shoot scenes around Rockefeller Plaza and ‘made our own New York Taxi back in Leicester!

We hired New York actresses to shoot scenes around Rockefeller Plaza and ‘made our own New York Taxi back in Leicester!

As we move closer to finding distribution for the film and bringing Sian’s story to a wider audience, it was rewarding to be able to give more insight into our process and hopefully inspire the next generation of filmmakers and journalists. We would also like to thank David Hayward and the wider DMU community for supporting us throughout the project.

To find out more about No Fare or any of our ongoing projects, check out OUR FILMS page. Maybe you have your own questions about the film or to ask to Sian? Leave them in the comments below.