Short Narrative Film: A Small Dot On The Western Front (2014)

The tribunal judges played James Woolly, Tom Marshall & Gerard McDermott

Latest News: Selected for the Women’s History Month Film Festival run by Women in Media, Newark, NJ, USA. Screening date tbc (March/April 2017)

Screening 26 November 2016 at the UK Veterans Film Festival in Aberystwyth, Wales. 930 at the National Library of Wales.

The Trailer

The film lasting 8.22 minutes

The poster created and designed by John Mundy

Jane Stanton as Dorothy Lawrence on her 100 year old bicycle

This is the true story of Dorothy Lawrence who decided to be a war correspondent in 1915. Undeterred after many set backs, she cycled from London to the Western Front, obtained a uniform and mingled with the soldiers going up to the Front. Here she ended up laying mines under No Man’s Land but when her gender was revealed, her presence caused some very different explosions.

This project has now been developed into a one-woman theatre piece (information here: and is currently progressing into a feature film script which expands on the story of Dorothy’s colourful adventures and unlikely fate.

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Tommy Dunn, the sapper down in the tunnels, played by Jack Bence

Dorothy receives her uniform

One of the military policemen, played by Nicholas Kempsey

Cast & Crew:

Dorothy/Dennis: Jane Stanton Tommy Dunn: Jack Bence MP Sergeant 1: .Nicholas Kempsey MP Sergeant 2:Barnaby Marmion General with Monocle:James Woolley General with Razor:.Gerard McDermott Sir Charles Munro: Tom Marshall Stenographer/Guard:Fred Cooper

Writer & Director A D Cooper Producer: Helen L Alexander A D Cooper David A Smith Executive Producer:Jane Stanton Director of Photography: Derk Russell Casting Director:Irene East CDG Gaffer: Ray Cook Production Designer: Humphrey Jaeger Property Master: Daniel Pye Wardrobe: Samantha Dowson Hair & Make Up Design: Emily-Jane Williams 3rd Assistant Director: Michael Lo Duca Editor: Gary Tobyn Sound Design & Mix: Mahoney Audio Post Composer:Roberto De Spirito Stills Photographer: Luis Urena Nicky Chapman Historical Adviser: Dr. David Kenyon Steve Roberts M A Andrew Robertshaw Legal Adviser: Sarah Williams Gateley LLP

The Women's History Month Film Festival 2017 run by Women in Media, Newark, USA