Bath lawyers act for award-winning film company ahead of its latest world premiere

February 8, 2019

The Bath office of West of England law firm Mogers Drewett is supporting one of the region’s up-and-coming film companies as it prepares for the world premiere of its latest production.


Bristol-based Early Day Films’ first feature film Bait has been selected for Berlinale 2019 (the Berlin International Film Festival) and is the only UK production chosen for its Forum, where it will have its first screening tomorrow.


The company was founded by Kate Byers and Linn Waite, the co-producers of the BAFTA-winning short film September. Its roster of short films has proved successful on the international festival circuit.


Mogers Drewett is sponsoring Early Day Films’ latest production Hard, Cracked the Wind, a ghost story being filmed in rural Cornwall, by supplying funding for its post-production.


It has also helped create Early Day Films’ project investment and sponsorship structure – an innovative and forward-thinking business strategy in the film industry which was led by Mogers Drewett corporate commercial partner Tom Webb, who advised on the business agreements and supported Kate and Linn throughout the process.


Mogers Drewett managing partner Steven Treharne said: “Supporting our region’s continued growth and local talent is something that we’re passionate about and, along with Early Day Films, we’re driven to explore innovative approaches. 


“The South West is renowned for its creativity and enterprise and we want to see that continue to thrive. The film undoubtedly showcases the exceptional talent of all those involved, and we’re all looking forward to seeing it.”


Kate Byers said it was invaluable as independent film producers to have the expertise of Mogers Drewett and its team in building the business.


“The nature of a relationship is at the heart of confident business and Mogers Drewett has made it their business to be connected to our aspirations as business women and our ambitions as filmmakers,” she said. “We feel secure in their knowledge and enjoy their outlook on life!”


Mogers Drewett also has offices in Wells and Sherborne.


Pictured: Mogers Drewett corporate commercial team associate solicitor Emily Eccles, centre, with Linn Waite, left, and Kate Byers from Early Day Films

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