First Cut: Soldier Girls - Channel 4

Producer/Director, 30 mins
(Executive Producer, Katie Buchanan)

Observational documentary about girls training to become officers at Sandhurst. We followed the girls on their last few weeks of the course as they came to terms with the realities of war and their imminent postings to Afghanistan.

“Contemplative and balanced, Vanessa Stockley’s splendid film captures the complexity of the pre-frontline army lady” vibe, while allowing it’s subjects to be simultaneously wise, girly, naive and insightful” The Guardian

“Powerful portrait” Express

“All-too-brief” The Daily Telegraph