World Book Day today!  ‘A Girl Who Reads... Can Dream’ by Leonora Lonsdale is released in support of the National Literacy Trust to highlight the shocking statistic that 493 million women worldwide still can't read.

Made for girls, by girls! Highlighting the significance of empowering women worldwide we created this film with an ALL-female cast & crew - from boards to the final mix. 

Leonora comments: The books I've read have helped shape the person I am. The worlds I visited, the adventures I witnessed became just as real as my friends and family. I found stories that helped me; books that inspired me to see what could be - lives, careers, loves. Reading allows a child to see they can be anything, anyone. How remarkable. And yet there are still so many women around the world who can't read, whose opportunities are limited by their circumstance.”

Thank you Campaign for the Ad of the Day!

Extra Special Thanks to:

Older Sister: Grace Taylor
Younger Sister: Kira Mackay-Smith
Mum: Stephanie Compton
Voice Over: Freya Slipper 

Producer: Sophie Brooks
Production Manager: Francesca Willcock
DOP: Rina Yang
Focus Puller: Kate Molins
Camera Assistant: Sonia Rodriquez
Steadicam Operator: Svetlana Miko
Sound Playback: Annie Needham
Boom Operator: Jen Annor Gaffer:                                     Josie Williams Electrician: Jenny Dyson
Electrician: Sabrina Corda
Trainee: Christine Alexander
Production Designer: Lou Corcoran
Art Assistant: Harriet Plaskitt
Prop Buyer: Rosie Paynton
Stylist: Ms George Buxton
Wardrobe Assistant: Julia Gunning
Wardrobe Assistant: Connie Rosenthal
Make Up: Holly Fowles Pazdro
Runner: Ellie Cook
Runner: Eleri Shone
Storyboard Artist: Virginia Lipinski
Voice Over Copy Writer: Laura Bradford
Title Design: Jamaica Dyer
Motion Graphics: Aislinn Clifford at Dizzy Zebra
Editor: Sally Cooper at Cut+Run
Assistant Editor: Jo Lewandowska at Cut+Run 
Colourist: Yoomin Lee at Jogger Studios
Sound Design & Final Mix: Tess Ludlow & Beckie Thornton at GCRS 

Very special thanks to Yann McCullough for gifting music.