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The Eggtrepreneur

At the start of UK lockdown. when supermarket shelves in Sussex were stripped bare, Georgina Burrows posted on social media to ask neighbours if they wanted any eggs from the local farm. The response was overwhelming and she told a friend: "I think I may have inadvertently started an egg delivery business!"

Fast forward a couple of months and she was boxing thousands of eggs per week on her kitchen table. One year later, and Sussex Eggspress is a thriving local delivery business to residents in Sussex, and Georgina has been hailed a "lockdown winner" by The Times.

The Eggtrepreneur captures how far one woman's determination, ingenuity and self-belief can take her in the space of a year. It is a story of somebody who, despite finding themselves floored by a global pandemic, saw an opportunity and ran with it. And she keeps on running.

  • Rose Dykins
  • Rosie Tarleton
  • Georgina Burrows
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Short
  • Runtime:
    10 minutes 58 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    May 17, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    0 GBP
  • Country of Origin:
    United Kingdom
  • Country of Filming:
    United Kingdom
  • Language:
  • Shooting Format:
    HD1080p, Progressive, 30fps
  • Aspect Ratio:
  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
    Yes - University of Sussex
Director Biography - Rose Dykins, Rosie Tarleton

Rosie Tarleton and Rose Dykins met while studying for an MA in Media Practice for Development and Social Change at the University of Sussex in 2020. Both first-time filmmakers, they share an interest in applying their storytelling abilities to creating character-driven documentaries about inspiring people forging their own paths.

Rosie has a background in fundraising and communications, and Rose is freelance journalist and Producer for Brighton’s Museum of Ordinary People (MOOP). When producing and filming The Eggtrepreneur during UK lockdown, they wanted to portray Georgina’s drive, energy and spirit – which is ultimately what makes the film come alive.

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