About

‘Takes us over the boundaries of documentary and into the realms of art.’
Alice Jolly, The Lancet

‘Howard’s film reflects her talent as a storyteller but also as a film maker. It is an extremely poignant piece which encapsulates the difficult emotional and physical journey couples face who’ve experienced stillbirth.
James Wallis, Vulture Hound Magazine 

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Big Buddha Films specialise in making powerful, challenging films that tackle human dilemmas and show the vulnerabilities of human existence. We made the BIFA long listed, critically acclaimed feature documentary, Still Loved and a slate of successful short films including Peekaboo starring Lesley Sharp and Shaun Dooley, and Absent From Our Own Wedding for Real Stories.

Currently, we are in production on the feature documentary, The Cowboy from Newcastle, and in development on two feature films, Waiting and Cold. Established by Debbie Howard, writer and director. Debbie also directs television and is in development on a comedy TV series, Hitched and a sci fi TV series, The Return.

We are passionate about redressing the balance for women working in the film industry and we strive to work with at least a fifty percent female crew.

Established in 2006, we have screened at film festivals world wide, receiving many nominations and awards.

‘You can only be struck by the resilience the interviewees display, and the trust they place in Howard – repaid several times over by a work of commemoration that will also surely provide considerable consolation.’

Mike McCahill, The Guardian