About Us

The Tread Softly Team

Tread Softly is a UK based production company with a passion for discovering fresh ideas and bringing thought provoking genre films to a wider audience.

We continue to work with emerging talent and are currently building on co-production opportunities with regional and international filmmakers.


Writer & Director

While training at the London Film Academy Becky Preston worked as a stage manager in fringe theatre before working as a production assistant on a variety of features and shorts. She then began editing corporate videos before moving into assembly editing features. Her first short AVOWAL was a regional finalist for the Bafta 60 seconds of fame award and her second STAR, screened by the BBC. Her debut feature LOVELORN was privately financed and shot in locations across the UK and the Czech republic. The film garnered 29 awards and was released on DVD in 2012. Becky moved to Bristol, continuing editing in video games journalism, creating online content for Sony, Future Publishing and Yogscast. She was selected to join the regional Filmworks programme  where she developed her next short THE IN-BETWEEN and is now working on her next feature, surreal rom-com LOVE, METAPHORICAL


Producer & Writer
After being accepted into the prestigious Pasadena Art Center College of Design for illustration, Justin Calen Chenn turned to film halfway through. His first entry into film was a entirely self taught feature titled THE WAY OF SNOW (2008), which saw Justin earn praise by industry heavyweights such as William Morris (now WME) and Film Independent, the latter of which Justin was a part of their talent program, Project:Involve.
2012 saw Justin use crowdfunding and the power of social media to raise the budget for his next feature, a sci-fi comedy titled FOLKLORE. The film went on to achieve critical acclaim, become a festival hit, and garner a cult following. In 2013, Justin was commissioned by The R Group to produce THE SCI-FAN TRILOGY, a trio of short films that saw him collaborate with a team that is worked on films such as Marvel’s The Avengers, After Earth, Prometheus, Thor, Angels & Demons, The Grey, Red 2, and more. Justin also works as a motelier in Los Angeles.



Christine Cheung started her career at the BBC and co-founded Tread Softly Productions. She completed her first feature film LOVELORN, with writer/director Becky Preston. The film went on to win 29 international awards and released through FilmWorks Entertainment. Christine is an alumni of the BFI’s Think-Shoot-Distribute and EIFF’s Talent Lab. Her recent short, WOODHOUSE, won the Best of Boroughs Jury Award and premiered at the 67th BFI London Film Festival. She was mentored by Tristan Goligher on the NETWORK and currently developing a slate of features including a period horror, FALLING LEAVES, with Alex Barrett following his successful debut with ‘Life Just Is’. Becky Preston’s feature LOVE, METAPHORICAL, a surreal rom-com and her short THE IN-BETWEEN which has been developed under the BFI funded FilmWorks scheme. BY THE FIRE, a tense and thrilling sci-fi with LA based producer Justin Calen Chenn. The project was selected for London’s Micro Market alongside the PFM and highlighted as one of the screenplays to watch by the Black List.


Latest News

  • Tread Softly in Cannes

    There has been a lot going on over the last few weeks. Woodhouse broke 50k views and made staff pick on Vimeo, our wonderful producer Christine Cheung joined the Creative England backed Brighton Talent Centre Programme, Director Becky Preston was accepted into Bafta Crew and we wrapped on our… Read more

  • New Lovelorn screenings announced

    We’re pleased to announce two new screenings of Lovelorn at the Hen and Chickens Theatre. Tickets can be purchased here and details of the venue are available here. This a great chance to see Lovelorn and there may even be some special guests and Q&As – details to… Read more

  • Woodhouse released online

    After premiering at BFI London Film Festival and winning the Best of Boroughs award 2013 WOODHOUSE has been released online and can be viewed here. Presented by Film London and Tread Softly Films, and made with support from Blink Productions and the Kevin Spacey Foundation WOODHOUSE is a… Read more


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