Catching Up On Dadley Co-Founder, Sarah Hawkins
If you've been following our company since the beginning, you will know that Dadley Productions was founded in 2016 as a joint effort between father-daughter filmmakers, Bradley and Sarah Hawkins. Their first joint project was the comedy short, Roller Coaster (2016) which Bradley produced, wrote, and directed, and Sarah starred in. On their next two projects, Filling In (2017) and Calf Rope (2020), Sarah took over the producer role and Bradley co-wrote and directed both films. You may not know that Sarah moved on to new efforts in her day-to-day career after Calf Rope but she remains nonetheless happy to continue serving as a consulting producer for Dadley Productions on a project-by-project basis.
Sarah's wide range of expertise in filmmaking came in handy during the pre-production phase of Night Voices as she frequently communicated with Night Voices Producer, Peter Fenton, on an expansive range of film production responsibilities. Sarah shared her knowledge and experience of various on-set best practices and pre-existing frameworks for drafting and sorting crew paperwork for the first-time producer including providing the questions that should be asked when scouting locations or obtaining an insurance policy for the production phase of creating the film.
The Night Voices team is grateful for Sarah's willingness to guide and serve as a mentor to Fenton throughout the pre-production phase of our psychological thriller. Additionally, as the co-founder of our film production company, and as the daughter of the COO of Dadley Productions, Sarah continues to share her expertise with her dad whenever he is in need of her help.