Sketchbook Pictures are creative and life partners Sophie Mair and Dan Gitsham.


Dan and Sophie have been collaborating in the world of genre since 2007, where they quickly realised that working together was far more fun than not. 


Since then Dan and Sophie have screened at over 150 film festivals worldwide, won a number of awards and Dan was picked as a Screen International Star of Tomorrow, where he interviewed director Christopher Smith (Creep, Severance, Triangle). 


They have written their first feature screenplay with Creative England inspired by the short film ELLA and were picked for iFeatures 3 Summer Development with their horror sci-fi project KEEPER. 

After the birth of two beautiful rambunctious (code for evil) boys they returned with two self funded shorts, AND THE BABY SCREAMED in 2018 and BILL in 2019, both premiered at Encounters Short Film Festival.


In 2019 Sophie was awarded a John Brabourne Award to develop her writing and creative partnership with Dan.


They recently joined forces with genre producers Jude Goldrei of Lunar Lander Films and Becca Wolff of Grasp the Nettle Films and received production funding from BFI Network and LA production company Gunpowder & Sky (who run ALTER) to create THE THING THAT ATE THE BIRDS (TTTATB), their longest short to date (but still less then 12 mins).


They are currently in development with the BFI Network writing a horror feature entitled GINGER.


Want to chat… Get in touch xx


Or click to read a fun Q&A with Sophie & Dan for ALTER.

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