Try Hard

Try Hard Films was founded by BAFTA nominated producer Sorcha Bacon.

We champion character led stories and focus on marginalised voices, which aren’t often seen on screen.

We are looking for authentic, authored and ambitious work, never compromising on artistic quality. We like to work on the margins of documentary and fiction, often blurring the lines between the two.

We support and nurture bold filmmakers, giving voice to the unexpected.

Our films have been BAFTA and BIFA nominated played in competition in, and sometimes won, festivals including Sundance, SXSW, BFI London, Provincetown, Rhode Island, Flickerfest, Sheffield, Galway, Encounters, Open City Docs, Show Me Shorts and more.


Sorcha is a BAFTA and BIFA nominated producer based in London (UK) working across documentary and fiction. Her short films include Pompeii (BFI London Festival), Wren Boys (BAFTA, Sundance, SXSW), If You Knew (Sheffield, BFI London, Encounters) and Sparrow (BFI Flare,  Underwire, Raindance). In 2018, Sorcha was announced as one of six emerging LGBT filmmakers with BAFTA and BFI Flare. In 2019, she was named one of 25 Lodestars by Film London as part of their inaugural scheme, celebrating those with promising futures in the UK’s film industry. She’s in development for her debut feature, Maria, with BBC Films, BFI and Creative England as part of iFeatures 2019 and has a number of upcoming projects on her slate with BBC Films, Film4, The Uncertain Kingdom, Doc Society and Lush Film Fund.