After graduating from art school, Amanda worked for the Young Vic theatre, Thames Television, The Children's Film Unit, Samuel Goldwyn Distributors UK and the BBC. She studied Film Production at the National Film & Television School, producing award-winning drama. As an Independent Producer, she has produced documentaries, drama, animation, promos and commercials for amongst others the BBC, BBC Scotland, S4C, Canal Plus, Channel Four and Swiss Television.
In 1995, she set up New Moon Films with Director / Cameraman Stephen Macmillan.
Stephen graduated from Napier College Edinburgh in Photography. He was awarded a grant by the Scottish Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts to study in New York. He moved to London in 1972 and worked as a freelance photographer. He was Arts Photographer for The Observer newspaper.
Stephen went on to study Cinematography at the National Film & Television School and since graduating in 1990, he has worked as a Director of Photography in television and advertising. He directed his first film, Tamangur, in 1998, which was awarded First Prize at Les Diablerets Alpine Film Festival, Switzerland, Directors of the Jury Prize, Bratislava Arts Film Festival and is in the permanent collection of films on artists at the Georges Pompidou Centre, Paris.
NEW MOON FILMS was set up by producer Amanda Partridge, initially to produce a series of commercials for the Channel Tunnel. New Moon Films decided on a documentary approach, filming real people using 'The Shuttle'. Excited children, parents, grandmothers, groups of friends, and businessmen talked honestly and excitedly about their pioneering trips under the English Channel. The commercials were a huge success and were even mentioned in The Guardian newspaper.
We were commisioned by BBC Scotland and the Scottish Film Production Fund to produce a 20-minute, 35mm Tartan Short Drama directed by Jim Shields, a fellow National Film & Television School graduate. The film was subsequently screened on BBC2.
More productions have followed since. Please see the films tab on the left for clips of all New Moon Films productions.