SXSW Mentor Sessions


Lindsey Dryden

Lindsey Dryden is an award-winning independent director and producer, who was nominated for 'Best New UK Filmmaker' (London Open City Docs) and 'Best Female-Directed Film' (Sheffield Doc/Fest) in 2012, for her feature doc about deafness, music and the brain, LOST AND SOUND.

LOST AND SOUND world-premiered at SXSW 2012, went on to win awards and screen at numerous festivals on 5 continents, and has picked up TV, digital and educational distribution (with a hybrid distribution strategy personalised to the film). It continues to play at special events and festivals around the world.

Lindsey spent 7 years working on TV documentaries for broadcasters like BBC, Channel 4, and History Channel, before starting to make her own films independently.

She's fiercely committed to ethical filmmaking, and to the world of indie storytelling and distribution. Through her British company Little By Little Films, she works as a producer with exciting emerging directors and films, creating bespoke and positive collaborations.

Dryden's recent projects include producing LITTLE ONES, a short documentary by rising talent Joanna Coates and funded by Film London and the Kevin Spacey Foundation; producing outreach on ANGELS AND GHOSTS, an award-winning short animation about mental health narrated by Oscar nominated actress Samantha Morton; and directing and producing a film for art galleries about 70s feminist artist Alexis Hunter.

Lindsey spent the first weeks of 2014 as Filmmaker-in-Residence at the Jacob Burns Film Center, in upstate New York. She has been mentored by Women in Film & TV (WFTV) and the National Film & Television School (NFTS) in the UK, and she trained at Goldsmiths College, London.

She founded Little By Little Films in London, UK. It specialises in beautiful and unusual storytelling in arts, health, music, and science, and is known for its richly intimate and ethical portrayals of people and subjects.

Credits/clients include Wellcome Trust, Royal Shakespeare Company, Royal Court Theatre, Community Channel, The Space, Film London, Kevin Spacey Foundation.

DocGeeks say Little By Little makes "formidable and innovative uses of the documentary format to provide a unique insight into the human condition," – and that's how it aims to continue.


Lindsey Dryden


Austin Convention Center, 4th Floor Room 11AB
Mar 11
2:00pm – 3:30pm

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