Wives of the Landed Gentry

England, Regency Era – Charlotte & Elizabeth take it upon themselves to help relieve Lavinia of her marital woes when she finds it impossible to laugh at her husband’s jokes.

  • Bradley Porter
    Coconut Shy, Ask Me Another, Unstable Bitches
  • Ziggy Luz
    Unstable Bitches, Sick Joke
  • Ziggy Luz
  • Meaghan Martin
  • Sophie Hopkins
  • Meaghan Martin
    Key Cast
    Camp Rock 1 & 2, Mean Girls 2, Until Dawn (PS4)
  • Sophie Hopkins
    Key Cast
    BBC's Class
  • Ziggy Luz
    Key Cast
    Fisherman's Friends, Unstable Bitches
  • Andrew Rodger
    Director of Photography
  • Rosie Macdonald
  • Thibault Chavanis
  • Fox Ensor
    Costume Designer
  • Michael Chubb
  • Megan Lee
    Digital Colourist
  • Project Type:
  • Genres:
    Period Drama, Comedy
  • Runtime:
    4 minutes 59 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    January 19, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    850 GBP
  • Country of Origin:
    United Kingdom
  • Country of Filming:
    United Kingdom
  • Language:
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital - Black Magic Ursa 2K
  • Aspect Ratio:
  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • Underwire Film Festival
    United Kingdom
    September 19, 2019
    World Premiere
    Official Selection - Best Screenwriting (Nominee)
  • Funny Women
    United Kingdom
    September 19, 2019
    Best Short Screenwriting
Director Biography - Bradley Porter

Bradley is a Director/Writer based in London who has made a number of Award-Winning Short Films and has recently completed WIVES OF THE LANDED GENTRY and UNSTABLE BITCHES in collaboration with Writer/Producer Ziggy Luz.

He has an extensive background in Production having worked on Films including LIFE IN A DAY, RUSH, LOST IN LONDON and JURASSIC WORLD: FALLEN KINGDOM. The best four years were spent working as the Assistant to Stephen Frears & Tracey Seaward on PHILOMENA, THE PROGRAM & FLORENCE FOSTER JENKINS.

Recently, Bradley has become a Mentor for the BFI Film Academy & Eastside Educational Trust, working with Young Filmmakers from diverse and less privileged backgrounds to guide them in making their first Short Films. He has set up a Script Consultancy/Story Editing service for Short Filmmakers and First Time Feature Filmmakers, providing an invaluable service that he wished was around (and affordable) for himself when he was starting out.

He is currently developing his first feature, and writing/producing features for other filmmakers including Rob Savage, Behnam Taheri and Chris Foggin.

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Director Statement

I've always wanted to make a Period Drama. Sophie approached me about making one with her but we didn’t have a script. We had a small window in which to make this happen, so Ziggy knocked out this script which - although set in the past - feels relevant to modern discussions on gender, feminism and sex.

Having been lucky enough to also have worked with Meaghan before, it was a great opportunity to do so again and on something very different.

We pulled every string to get this looking as authentic as possible - from having the costumes made from scratch, finding the perfect location (and begging for it) in Painshill Park, Cobham and Thibault Chavanis recording a score that can stand along the best of the genre.

All in all, we shot this whole film in 6 hours for a total budget of £850 (inc post). It was a sprint that felt like marathon – but I think we made it work.