Elvira Slate – the 1940s feminist detective

Elvira Slate – the 1940s feminist detective

Author Helen Jacey writes about Jailbird Detective’s feisty sleuth. Elvira Slate is not the first 1940s female detective, but I’m pretty sure she is the first feminist 1940s female detective.  In Elvira, I wanted to give readers a very different kind of 1940s...

Women Over Fifty Film Festival 2019

Shedunnit Productions is proud to sponsor this year’s WoFFF, http://wofff.co.uk an incredible film festival that celebrates stories about older women and women filmmakers over fifty! The Festival takes place in September 2019 in Lewes. Shedunnit Productions is...

Writing Women, Work and Power A Masterclass in Warsaw

Helen was delighted to give a screenwriting masterclass at this year’s Scriptfiesta https://scriptfiesta.pl  in Poland. Helen talked about power and gender when creating characters. Afterwards there was a fun book signing, where Helen met a lot of screenwriters who...

Writing Older Women Characters

Helen gave a talk for the Writers group of Women in Film and TV UK, on some of the representation issues writers face when the choose an older female protagonist. It was a packed night, with lots of laughter and frustrations about ageism affecting our characters and...