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Filmmaker Marley Morrison boosted by Gateshead's Transmit Start-Ups
A FORMER footballer, who turned out for a North-East women's team, is embarking on a new career after setting up a film company.
Marley Morrison once played for Newcastle United Ladies but now runs Hazey Jane Films, working with award-winning directors and renowned producers.
The 25-year-old received a loan from Gateshead-based Transmit Start-Ups to buy equipment and set up a website.
She is now putting together a national feature film and two international documentaries, and previously worked with Suri Krishnamma, who directed the thriller Dark Tourist.
Ms Morrison is now working with Adam Kempton, producer of Ninth Gate, which starred Johnny Depp, on a film about the London 2011 riots, that will be based on her script.
She said: “After graduating as an actor from WAC Arts, in London, I started to write my own material and had scripts to work on that were interesting to me.
“My writing snowballed, which led to me starting my own company, writing and directing bigger projects, and I decided to create Hazey Jane Films.
“The loan has been great as it will fund my website and enable me to grow the promotional video and feature film element of my work.”
Richard Myers, Transmit Start-Ups director, said: “Marley is a perfect example of the type of young, creative entrepreneur we want to support.
“She is a self-starter who has overcome obstacles to create a fantastic business which is already making a name for itself.”
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