GARRY CRYSTAL- DIRECTOR & WRITER
Garry Crystal is a multi award-winning director and writer; his short films “Bertie”, “The Fox and the Rabbit” and “Bobby” have been selected for numerous Academy Award and BAFTA qualifying international film festivals. Garry also works as a freelance documentary editor and has edited BAFTA, EMMY, Grierson and RTS winning and nominated documentaries and films. The subject matters for which range from current affairs to observational documentaries and have included Danny Boyle, Banksy, Stephen Hawking and Tracey Emin. Garry also used to be a TV actor and was regularly typecast as a hospital patient in leading UK dramas such as “Children’s Ward” and “Peak Practice”.
KAREN NEWMAN – PRODUCER
Karen Newman is an award-winning producer from the UK. She is currently producing several projects including “Thirst”, an Australian and UK co-production with Australian Producer Owen Johnston (Crow Films). Karen also has numerous other projects at various stages of development including four features and two television series. Her slate of short films includes “Lady M” starring Samantha Bond and “Bertie”. Her latest feature film, “Just Charlie”, has won many awards including the prestigious Audience Award at the Edinburgh International Film Festival. It has been sold to many territories around the world including Amazon in the USA and most recently to SKY cinema in the UK. Karen is president of the Timothy Welling Bursary, an award and mentoring scheme set up with E15 Drama School.
GARETH MUNDEN – DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY
Gareth Munden is a cinematographer from the UK. A graduate from the London Film School Gareth has shot commercials and feature films around the world. Following an award-winning career as a stills photographer working on advertising campaigns for the likes of Guinness, Waitrose and Hewlett & Packard and shooting stills for the Harry Potter Films and Tim Burton’s “Charlie & The Chocolate Factory”, Gareth transferred his success and talents to cinematography. He has shot the critically acclaimed and award winning feature films, “Lotus Eaters” and “The Receptionist”. Gareth’s latest feature, “Highway”, shot in New Mexico and with a cast including Josh Hartnett (“Pearl Habour”) Lucy Fry (“Bright”) and Eiza Gonzalez (“Baby Driver”), is currently in post production.
JORDANA FINKEL- PRODUCTION DESIGNER
Jordana Finkel came up through established Art Departments, contributing to franchises such as Harry Potter, James Bond and the Dark Knight trilogy. In recent years, she has been Art Director on the new Star Wars features – “The Force Awakens” and “Rogue One” – and most recently Kenneth Branagh’s “Murder on the Orient Express” and Bad Robot’s “Overlord”. She is currently working on Disney’s “Artemis Fowl”. Jo has recently made the progression into Production Design, overseeing the look of the short films “51 States” (starring Jack Gordon and Elliot Langridge) and most recently “Origami” (written by Sumerah Srivastavand starring Pearl Mackie).