Northern Fortress Films is an award-winning grassroots production company focused on telling socially conscious Northern stories. We are proud to be based in Bradford, West Yorkshire.
At Northern Fortress, our aim is to shine a spotlight on Northern talent, giving Northern voices the chance to tell their stories. Diversity and representation is at the core of all of our films and we aim to change the culture of the industry through keeping these values at the forefront of our filmmaking.
Northern Fortress was founded by Louisa Rose Mackleston in January 2021.
For the past four years Louisa has been working as an Assistant Director in TV & Film. She has recently been awarded the Virgin Money Foundation Young Change Maker Fellowship for her work on creating social change through film and promoting social mobility through careers in the screen industries. Her first film, Ruth & Safiya, was selected for BAFTA qualifying Leeds International Film festival and has won Best Short at Cardiff International Film festival. She recently gave a TEDx talk on her route into the film industry and why diversity and representation is so important.