Rebecca Graham is a writer/director and producer with a Masters in directing and over eight years experience of filmmaking.
Her experience spans short films, documentaries, web-series and music videos. Rebecca’s films have been screened both nationally and internationally, in the USA, Europe and the UK, and have picked up a number of awards and prizes along the way.
Rebecca is currently a university lecturer, is in pre-production for an experimental film about black women, and is in development for her first feature film as well.
Jack Jewers is a BAFTA-nominated, Royal Television Society award-winning director, working in film, television and advertising.
In 2014 Jack directed and produced Night School: the Web Series. Based on the international bestselling books by CJ Daugherty, the series was an official selection at several festivals, including Marseille, New York, Washington D.C.—and the inaugural Dub Web Fest in 2015. It also became one of the most widely covered British web series to date, including a cover story in the Guardian, and a sellout panel at London Comic Con. The Night School YouTube channel has since gained over a million views.
Jack’s other recent credits include Shalom Kabul, a black comedy based on the true story of the last two Jews of Afghanistan (spoiler alert: they hated each other). Jack is currently working on his first feature film, which he can’t wait to tell you about.
He lives near London and can often be found not doing work on Twitter, where he is @jackjewers. Find out more about Jack at www.jackjewers.co.uk
Karen Healy is an actress and the founder of Dublin based production company, Pondering Media. Pondering Media create film and web content with a strong social message and a focus on comedy. Their short film, “Tuesday Night” recently premiered at GAZE international LGBT Film Festival in Dublin (GAZE Film Festival Dublin). Their web series “Listen to the Experts” won Best Comedy Sketches at Dublin Web Fest last year. She is currently based in London.
Her work on Pondering’s award-winning shorts has earned her strong press attention, including being named one of “London’s Most Creative Irish Minds” in 2015 by the Irish Post. Her credits include RTE’s IFTA-nominated Irish Pictorial Weekly, numerous roles with famed immersive theatre company Reuben Feels, and countless other adverts, shorts, and performance art pieces.
Karen produced all of Pondering’s online sketches, which have reached over 20,000 views. She also performs stand-up comedy and is a passionate advocate of women in the arts. Karen is signed with Byron's Management.
Lauren Anders Brown is an award-winning, self-shooting documentary filmmaker. She has over 10 years of experience in the film industry and is a member of the International Cinematographer’s Guild.
She specialises in creating documentaries with a focus on global health, humanitarian issues, and women’s empowerment in areas of conflict and culturally sensitive situations. Her latest director’s credits include‘The Checklist Effect,’ an internationally broadcast feature length documentary based on the book by Atul Gawande,
‘Six Year Old Fears’ a short documentary broadcast on BBC Arabic, and her most recently finished half hour documentary on the Rohingya crisis, ‘Shanti Khana.’
For more information, visit her production company’s site www.collaborateideasimages.com or follow her on twitter/instagram @LABCollaborate.
Hannah has enjoyed 12 years working in the international Film & Television industry as Producer and Unit Production Manager on several award winning films. Hannah was right hand woman to Academy Award Winning Producer of The Kings Speech, Gareth Unwin and enjoyed working alongside many of the Bond and Harry Potter film crews, some of Britain’s finest. Prior to working in Film & television, Hannah produced a number of commercials and music videos.
Hannah has been a BAFTA Member and member of The Producers Guild of Great Britain and has enjoyed having had her films screened at The Cannes Film Festival and The Edinburgh International Edinburgh Film Festival. She has also developed consultant for other Award Winning Feature Film producers as well as mentoring young film makers in both Los Angeles and London.
Independent Cinema has always been her passion and she is particularly interested in character driven plots and original screenplays. Her favourite directors include Wes Anderson, Martin Scorsese, Woody Allen, Paul Thomas Anderson and Stanley Kubrick.