In 2018, Lorna’s first feature doc WESTWOOD: PUNK, ICON, ACTIVIST debuted at Sundance; the film was chosen for competition and Lorna was named by Harpers Bizarre and Elle Magazine as one of the biggest breakout female film makers of the year. Her second feature documentary, AMÁ, is a powerful film about the sterilisation abuse of Native American women across the United States over the past 60 years. Lorna worked closely with survivors and campaigners to share their stories and, upon it’s release, AMÁ created a social movement throughout North America; Amnesty International wrote ‘this film shines a light on a devastating Human Rights issue’ and that ‘every American should see this movie’. Lorna was named as one of Creative England’s CE50 for 2019.
In 2022, Lorna completed two feature documentaries; SOMEONE’S DAUGHTER, SOMEONE’S SON for Dartmouth Films and CALL ME KATE, a docu-drama about Katharine Hepburn for Salon Pictures, Netflix & Sky. Both are scheduled for a theatrical release in summer 2023.
Having secured her place as one of the most exciting young documentary directors working today, Lorna is now developing several narrative projects. Her first original screenplay BARE is being produced by Colin Firth & Ged Doherty at Raindog Films, alongside Marie-Elena Dyche, with support from the BFI. BARE is the compelling and emotional story of a young homeless girl’s fight to survive on the streets of London and is based on Lorna’s own experiences. Lorna has also written a fearless memoir of this time which will be published by Brazen in 2024.
Lorna has just delivered narrative short film THURSDAYS for BFI NETWORK, starring Sian Philips, and will be shooting another short film, JAR, for Sharp House in the spring written by BAFTA winning writer Rosemary Kay. Lorna’s latest script KILL ‘EM ALL will be produced by Greenacre Films (BEEN SO LONG, RICHES) and is currently casting with the aim to shoot early 2024.
Lorna is about to start development on an exciting new documentary project, using her experience in scripted narrative to elevate the form of documentary storytelling into an immersive, heightened and poetic experience.
- Contact Amy Sparks
Call Me Kate
Salon Pictures / Sky / Netflix
Someone's Daughter, Someone's Son
Dartmouth Films / Raindog Films / Rugforce
Raindog Films / Bedlam Productions
Short film for Finished Films & Vivienne Westwood. Starring Lily Cole.