TWO Bournemouth film-makers have been named ‘Badass Gals’ by the organisers of an effort to get more women into the creative industries.

The title went to producer Georgina Hurcombe, founder of LoveLove Films, and animator JoAnne Salmon, who made a moving short film about her experience of the condition Trecher Collins syndrome.

Badass Gal is a digital project by the Young Creative Council, which is highlighting a different woman each day of 2018 who is “doing something amazing”.

Around 60 per cent of creative students are female, yet only 30 per cent end up working full-time in the creative industry.

Georgina Hurcombe said: “We are delighted to be named Badass Gals by the young creative council. It’s great that there is such a positive platform to celebrate women in the creative sectors.”

Danny Pallett, one of the Badass Gal campaign’s founders, said: “In a world where only 29 per cent of the creative department is female, and young women are dropping out before they’ve even signed their first contract, the importance of nurturing, mentoring and celebrating young talent has never been higher.”

Both Bournemouth’s Badass Gals are involved in mentoring and working with female and young talent. LoveLove Films has an award-winning new talent placement scheme, which mentors more than 30 people a year and provides them with insight and experience of the creative industry. It also works closely with educational institutions to give talks and host workshops on employability and breaking into the industries.

JoAnne Salmon’s animated film Chin Up told how her talent as an artist helped her come to terms with Treacher Collins syndrome, a rare condition which causes facial deformities and hearing problems.

She regularly speaks on diversity and inclusion.

Charlotte Hugh, the other founder of the Badass Gal initiative, said: “We need to create a more inclusive environment to not only attract young talent, but retain it too. We hope Badass Gal can help to do that.”

This year, LoveLove Films has moved into creating original content for children’s television, including Pop Paper City, a 3D craft show set in a placed where dreams can become reality.

Sprongles is about inquisitive robotic creatures who live on a spacecraft, while Ergle & Anne’s Unplanned Land Band is a comedy about a 26th century family who are thrust back in time to the 21st.

Bottle Island is a preschool adventure series made in collaboration with the United Nations to encourage children to care for their planet.