LITTLE BY LITTLE FILMS is a boutique independent production company based in Gloucestershire, England, and founded in 2011. Our work has shown and won awards at the world's top film festivals including Sundance, SXSW, Tribeca, HotDocs and True/False, and screened in cinemas, on television, in art galleries and online. Our work often features innovative uses of music and sound design. Led by queer and disabled talent, we flourish working with authentic voices to tell powerful, unexpected and intimate stories.
Clients and collaborators include Tate, Random Acts, Channel 4, BBC, Wellcome Trust, The Space, Royal Court Theatre, Royal Shakespeare Company, Kevin Spacey Foundation, Film London, Media Trust, Community Channel, Wowbagger Productions, Wittering Productions, Parabola Films and Animal Monday.
LBLF founder LINDSEY DRYDEN is an award-winning British Director and Creative Producer.
A Goldsmiths graduate, she began her career in TV documentary (BBC, Channel 4, History Channel) before Associate Producing hundreds of shorts at Current TV, and then moving into independent films for cinema. Her work as a director includes Lost and Sound (SXSW), Close Your Eyes And Look At Me (True/False) and One Person, Two Names (Tate Britain), and as a producer Unrest (Sundance) and Little Ones (Underwire). Her work has been selected for festivals including SXSW, Sundance, True/False, HotDocs, Sheffield Doc/Fest and the Film Society Of Lincoln Center’s Art Of The Real, and has enjoyed theatrical release, television broadcast, art gallery exhibition and digital distribution.
Most recently, Unrest won a Special Jury Award at Sundance 2017 and Illuminate Award at Sheffield Doc/Fest, and Lindsey has previously been nominated Best Female-Directed Film (Sheffield Doc/Fest), Best New UK Filmmaker (OpenCityDocs) and Best Producer (Underwire).
As an Impact Producer, she is a passionate advocate for creative bespoke distribution and finding new ways to engage with audiences. She crafted the innovative distribution strategy for Unrest, and has Impact Produced on films including Angels & Ghosts (Sara Kenney) and The Man Whose Mind Exploded (Toby Amies).
A proud member of Queer Producers Collective, Lindsey is a frequent speaker and mentor at film festivals, a recent Filmmaker-In-Residence at Jacob Burns Film Center, an artist-in-residence at Somerset House Studios, a Visiting Lecturer in Film Production and a Fellow of Guiding Lights. She is also an alum of Sundance Documentary Film Program, HotDocs Forum, IFP’s Independent Film Week, Sheffield Doc/Fest MeetMarket, Future Producer School, XOLabs, IDFA DocLab, BRITDOC’s Good Pitch and Birds Eye View Filmonomics. She is currently making short art films and directing her next feature, a mystery about a gender outlaw jazz musician.
DocGeeks say that Lindsey Dryden makes "formidable and innovative uses of the documentary format to provide a unique insight into the human condition," – and that's how she aims to continue.