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THE LONDON FILM SOCIETY work of the School and the next generation of cinematic talent. In return for a yearly donation to LFS, members enjoy unrivalled behindthe-scenes access to the inner workings of the School including invitations to exclusive workshops, screenings, dinners and discussions. The London Film Society, launched in 2011, is our membership programme aimed at raising vital funds for LFS. Inspired by Britain’s first Film Society founded in 1925, whose members included H.G.Wells, George Bernard Shaw, Maynard Keynes and Anthony Asquith, the Society is enrolling influential patrons to play a crucial role in supporting the

Speakeasy, an invitation only screening, dinner and discussion event, continued into its third year, with the aim of renewing and inspiring critical, ambitious film thought, discussion and practice. Films screened included BAD TIMING presented by Penny Woolcock, THE INNOCENTS with LFS Honorary Associate Rita Tushingham and SUTURE with Jonathan Romney.

LFS director, Ben Gibson, said: “The London Film Society is the first step in a longer-term strategy to secure the future of the school. It’s a chance for us to reach out and form relationships with key individuals and organisations that can help us maintain our position as a world-class training provider. Society members are making a direct stand for LFS’ role within the industry.”

Q&A@LFS, our termly screenings and conversations with leading and emerging filmmakers continued to expand in 2012, helping feed contemporary debate and new work into full time teaching and bringing audiences into the school space and culture every week. Partnerships with New British Cinema Quarterly,

Current Society members are: David Aukin BBFC Don Boyd Dan Chambers Will Clarke Tony and Janey Elliott Stephen Garrett Goodman Derrick LLP Keith Greenhalgh Christopher Hird Patricia Jackson Olivier Kaempfer Paul Kafka Lee & Thompson Mike Leigh Waseem Mahmood OBE Odile and Marc Mourre Franc Roddam Lisa Marie Russo Michael Sackler Anthony Smith Membership is available on an individual or corporate basis. For more information, please email development@lfs.org.uk.

London Film Festival, Korean Film Festival, Russian Film Festival and ENO fed into this series and guests included directors Danny Boyle, William Friedkin, Yorgos Lanthimos, Mike Figgis, Im Kwon Taek, Asif Kapadia, Vitaly Mansky, Grant Gee, Dave McKean; actors Anamaria Marinca, Stellan Skarsgard, Anna Madeley and Christine Bottomley; producer Paul Webster. Alumni returning to the school included Oliver Hermanus (BEAUTY), Kieron Hawkes (PIGGY), Duccio Chiarini (HIT THE ROAD GRANNY), Barry Navidi (producer WILDE SALOME), Enrico Tessarin (producer THE KNOT) and Ivan Strasburg (cinematographer TREME).

Danny Boyle spoke to a packed house for Q&A@LFS

HONORARY ASSOCIATES

SUMMER SCHOOL even hotter in 2013 (page 4)

LOW BUDGET FILM FORUM en route to Romania (page 5)

DISTRIBUTION STRATEGIES at the Berlinale (page 5)

LFS WORKSHOPS Fast Forward your career (page 4)

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ISSUE THREE LFS ANNUAL REVIEW - DECEMBER 2012

Ken Loach and Rebecca O’Brien became LFS Honorary Associates at the 2012 Annual Show

LFS has a long tradition of honouring figures who have made significant contributions to the film industry, going back to 1956 when its previous incarnation The London School of Film Technique was founded. Such luminaries as

Akira Kurasawa, Alfred Hitchcock, François Truffaut, John Huston, Joseph Losey and Luchino Visconti were Honorary Associates of the school. We are delighted to award Honorary Associateships to director Ken Loach and producer Rebecca O’Brien at our 2012 Annual Show. They have worked together on fifteen feature films including Land and Freedom, Sweet Sixteen, My Name is Joe, Looking for Eric and The Angel’s Share. Both have also mentored LFS MA Filmmaking students. Recent recipients include directors William Friedkin, Stephen Frears, Lynne Ramsay, Richard Lester, Pawel

THE NEXT WAVE Pawlikowski, Mike Figgis, Abbas Kiarostami, Jack Gold and Amma Asante, producers Jeremy Thomas and Tessa Ross, actors Gillian Anderson, Jim Broadbent, Samantha Morton and Rita Tushingham, film critic Philip French, as well as retired LFS faculty members Cedric James, Rodney Newton, Roy Pointer, Colin Tucker and Chrissy Bright.

William Friedkin became an Honorary Associate of The London Film School, at a special anniversary screening of The Exorcist, in association with Time Out.

A BIG THANK YOU TO ALL OUR SPONSORS AND PARTNERS

Welcome to SOMERSAULT. This yearbook exists to introduce the talent we’re excited to have found (and perhaps shaped) in 2012, and to remind both school and film industry what we’re about: training, challenging and supporting new filmmakers, screenwriters and curators to a point where they can sensibly plan the next 100 things they want to learn, become visible and get proper work.

Inevitably, graduation film screenings and DVD compilations bring to light only a slither of the school’s work. None of the frequently exceptional work made for the five film exercises on the MA Filmmaking (around 110 films a year, many already playing in festivals around the world) makes it to the programme. You can find these on the showreels of our 2012 LFS Associates (as we call our graduates). Screenwriting MA Associates have their own showcase of 5 minute professionally performed extracts a day after the filmmakers

(December 12 at 24 Shelton Street), where there will also be a keynote from the screenwriter and showrunner Frank Spotnitz. Curating MA Associates presented a multiplicity of ‘final project’ events around London over the summer, and their brochures and blogs remain to remind us of these special one-offs. 2012 has been a year of big successes for LFS, with numerous festival attendances and prizes, feature films commissioned, delivered and screened around the world. For this we thank the school’s extraor- On location with Rebecca Marshall’s graduation film GLITTER AND STORM dinary permanent staff, visiting lecturers and men- from 2013 we will offer an bringing together energies tors, who apply such energy MA Independent Film and ideas from many disciwith the plines, and we thank and and imagination to foster- Business ing innovation, insisting on University of Exeter. This is welcome our new partners excellence and construct- a sign of our focus on devel- at Exeter. ing unique solutions to oping production, distribution and independent film This has also been an Vaughan, documentary editor and each unique problem. writer, who attended the very first business skills. The degree important year for the Diploma course in 1956 and A major announcement for represents a wholly new school’s future. The publiMarioulo Diaz Abaya, the awardthis December is that after approach to the profession- cation of the Smith Report winning Philippine director. They planning, al skill-sets of the business, died in May, June and October considerable

A Message from Mike Leigh, our Chairman

2D Design Avid Barbican British Council Buzzacott Cirro Lite Columbia School of the Arts Danish Film School DeJonghe Labs dffb ENO ESCAC Essex Insurance Brokers Film London Fisher Goodman Derrick LLP Hampshire Street Studios Harbottle and Lewis Image Systems Institut Francais Kodak

La femis Lee & Thompson London Metropolitan University MOME Panalux Panavision PEC Pinewood Studios Group Pinsent Masons RADA Ronford Scuola Holden SFZE TCSoho The Leathersellers’ Company The National Gallery UNATC University of Exeter Visual Impact Wickens

Another great year for LFS; well done to you all - students, staff and governors! It doesn't get any easier, but we’re winning! Around the globe, from the Berlin or Guadalajara Talent Campuses and Rotterdam’s Cinemart to Cannes or Toronto or Busan, LFS Associates are making groundbreaking cinema and television,

and meeting up to renew friendships and collaborations forged in London. Just a few highlights: First features from Tongpong Chaterangkul (I Carried you Home) and Jules Bishop (Borrowed Time) wowed London and Edinburgh, while Ann Hui took three Hong Kong Oscars for A Simple Life. Duncan Jones is at work on a new feature after 2011’s Source Code. Recent Associates from 2010 and ’11 are taking up places in the Cannes Residence scheme and making work for Film London’s Microwave and Creative England’s ifeatures. Henry Darke became the school’s fourth Screen International ‘Star of Tomorrow’. And these are just a few of the directors. There are many hundreds of other stories, and stories of cinematographers, editors, producers, sound designers doing extraordinary work around the world. In 2012 the LFS community lost some important members, amongst them Fernando Lopes, leading director of the Portuguese New Cinema, Dai

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In 2013 the school will be calling out to its Associates to help fund scholarships, support the capital campaign for the new school at the Barbican, to mentor new graduates and to come to the school, show work and inspire careers. It’s a rich creative environment for the new MA filmmakers and screenwriters coming in – and it’s also a global community of artists, craftspeople and collaborators with a global sense of what film can do. Help us fulfill the ambition to make the community and its work ever stronger. Thanks to our many friends and industry partners. They make these careers happen, inspire great events and support vital teaching. Aristotelis Maragkos’s graduation film BEATITUDES THE LONDON FILM SCHOOL 24 SHELTON STREET LONDON WC2H 9UB U.K. TELEPHONE: +44 (0)20 7836 9642 EMAIL: info@lfs.org.uk

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Graduate Features Piggy – James Friend Satellite Boy – Geoffrey Simpson The Double – Erik Wilson The Sessions – Geoffrey Simpson Treme (TV Series) – Ivan Strasburg Up There – Ole Bratt Birkeland Vatertage – Opa über Nacht – Ueli Steiger

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Get Your Story Straight! The Filmmaker’s Introduction to Storytelling Fri 18 Jan - £200 - Tutor: Kate Leys Music Licensing in Film & TV Mon 21 Jan - £150 - Tutor: Ian Neil

Telling Your Story: The Filmmaker’s Guide to Pitching Fri 25 Jan - £250 - Tutor: Kate Leys In January 2012 LFS and University of Exeter signed a five-year partnership agreement and launched a joint Doctoral Programme. An MA Independent Film Business will launch in 2013 (see article below). Pictured left to right: Professor Nick Kaye (Dean of the College of Humanities University of Exeter), Alan Bernstein (LFS Head of Studies), Mike Leigh, David Allen (Registrar and Chief Executive University of Exeter), Ben Gibson.

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LFS graduates have been involved in an impressive list of recent features, including... Directors A Simple Life – Ann Hui Borrowed Time – Jules Bishop Burning Heads – George Siougas Cold Water of the Sea – Paz Fabrega

D – Humanos – Miguel Pereira Elfie Hopkins – Ryan Andrews Floating City – Ho Yim King of Devils Island – Marius Holst Hit The Road Granny – Duccio Chiarini I Carried You Home - Tongpong Chantarangkul La vida precoz y breve de Sabina Rivas – Luis Mandoki Land Gold Women – Avantika Hari

London, Paris, New York – Anu Menon Love Child (La Hija Natural) – Leticia Tonos Mandela’s Children – Kemal Akhtar (CoDirector) Piggy – Kieron Hawkes Random 11 – Tony Ukpo Ruadhan The Bard – Jamie Chambers Seamonsters – Julian Kerridge Beauty (Skoonheid) – Oliver Hermanus Source Code – Duncan Jones

The Hive – Brad Anderson The Story of Lovers Rock – Menelik Shabazz Turn me on Goddammit – Jannicke Systad Jacobsen Twilight of the Gods – Julian Doyle Unfair: The Answer – Shimako Sato Woman and Children – Daniel Mitelpunkt Won’t Last a Day Without You – Raz De La Torre

Hyde Park on Hudson – Nic Gaster Now You See Me – Robert Leighton Open My Eyes – Kant Pan People Like Us – Robert Leighton Cinematographers All Things to All Men – Howard Atherton Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters – Mark Goldblatt Another Happy Day – Ivan Strasburg The Invisible Woman – Nic Gaster Borrowed Time – David Rom Grand Street – Philipp Blaubach Writers Jadoo – Roger Pratt Betsy & Leonard – Luke Foster Gods Behaving Badly – Tak Fujimoto City State – Hrafnkell Stefansson House (TV Series) – Gale Tattersall Ruadhan The Bard – Robyn Pete Outcasts (TV Series) – Ivan Strasburg Swandown – Iain Sinclair Now is Good – Erik Wilson Turbulence – Stravros Pamballi

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on the film industry and the BFI’s Strategic Plan indicate that for the first time in a generation there’s a shared will amongst industry leaders to help the UK film conservatoires maintain their world class status through investment in buildings, technology and wider access to expensive training. We have published an 8year plan setting out our ambitions over that time: to become a Higher Education Institution, to widen access and to

expand our workshops and public activities. A major part of achieving this will be the newly converted building we plan to occupy from 2015. The school and its supporters must redouble our efforts in the next two years to turn an atmosphere of support into permanent gains. Challenges remain, not least the UK Government’s policy on international graduate education, and this daily meeting of wellworked schemes for the future with the knotty problems of the present is

peculiar to neither film nor education in 2012. However LFS is proud to be a determined, agile and resilient institution, whose successes continue to be built on following its own path for its own well considered, long term reasons. We congratulate the 2012 Associates, their families and supporters. May the road rise up to meet them. Ben Gibson LFS Director

Muriel D’Ansembourg’s 2011 graduation film GOOD NIGHT has travelled the festival circuit in 2012, winning the Jury Award at Palm Springs and Best Student Film at the Califormia Independent Film Festival.

A Y E A R I N F E S T I VA L S In 2012 LFS films played at over 100 festivals and won 25 prizes. Highlights... Arash Ashtiani’s graduation film Only Sound Remains is nominated for a BAFTA for Best Short Film. Muriel D’Ansembourg’s graduation film Good Night wins the Jury Award at Palm Springs and Best Student Film at the California Independent Film Festival and is also selected for the Sante Fe CFC Worldwide and Leuven Festivals. Jereon Bogaert’s graduation film Early Birds selected for eight international festivals including Palm Springs, San Sebastian, San Francisco and the BFI London Film Festival. 2011 graduate Aygul Bakanova selected for the Cannes Residency. Aygul’s graduation film The Song of the Rain plays in ClemontFerrand and Angers and is shortlisted for a One World Media Award. Clara Kraft Isono’s 2011 graduation film Achele is shortlisted for a One World Media Award. Karel van Bellingen’s graduation short/commercial, True Power, wins awards at five festivals including Hollyshots, BeFilm Underground, Prestige and Burbank International Film Festival. Giannina LaSalvia’s graduation film Hot & Bothered wins prizes at Best International Short Film at Planet in Focus, as well as awards in Munich and the BBC/Open University Creative Climate film competition. Kostas Gerampinis’ graduation film Iceberg picks up awards at the Greek Short Film Festival, Athens International Film Festival and International Short Film Festival of Cyprus as well as being invited to screen at Thessaloniki.

Benjamin Bee’s 4th term film Step Right Up is selected for seventeen festivals, winning Best Film in the Masterclass section of YoungCuts Film festival, Best University film at Screen Stockport Film festival and nominated for over ten awards worldwide. Hadi Ghandour’s 2011 graduation film Love After Sunrise plays at over a dozen international film festivals, winning Best Short Film at United Film Festival, New York, Best Student Film at Norwich Film Festival and Best Actress, Best Supporting Actor and Best Sound Design at the Los Angeles New Wave International Film Festival. Kenny Parker���s 5th term film Scissors sees him nominated for a BAFTA for the Scotland New Talent Award in writing. Ali Jaberansari’s 2011 graduation film Aman wins the Prix Cinecourts prize at Angers Film Festival. Rebecca Marshall’s 2012 graduation film Glitter and Storm wins Best Composer at Underwire Film Festival and is being released on DVD with Andrew Kotting’s Swandown. Documentary England’s Lourdes, directed by James Edge and and shot by Christina Ruloff wins Best Cinematography at Romania Toamna la Voronet. Adina Istrata’s Outland selected for Brief Encounters and Forum Des Images. Aristotelis Maragkos’s 2012 graduation film Beatitudes is selected for Drama International Film Fest, Athens International Film Festival, Munich International Festival of Film Schools and Leeds International Film Festival. Record number of films selected for the 2013 London Short Film Festival – Good Night, Step Right Up, Outland, Glitter and Storm and Ben Aston’s Dinner and a Movie

For more info on any of our workshops and short courses, email workshops@lfs.org.uk.

JANUARY 2013 Editing Commercials: A Practical 4-Day Workshop Tue 8 - Fri 11 Jan - £660 - Tutor: Angelina Shortt

Producers/Executive Producers 90 minutter – Marius Holst All That Matters is Past – Marius Holst Borrowed Time – Olivier Kaempfer God Help the Girl – Chris Curling Killing Season – Boaz Davidson Luck (TV Series) – Michael Mann Mad Max: Fury Road – Iain Smith Mandela’s Children – Kemal Akhtar (CoProducer) Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters – Steve Dubin (VFX) Ruadhan The Bard – James Barrett Saint Petersburg – Fyodor Druzin, Joanna Bence Straight A’s – Boaz Davidson Texas Killing Fields – Michael Mann The Expendables 2 – Boaz Davidson The Film-Maker’s Son – Iain Smith The Knot – Enrico Tessarin The Power – Mark Forstater Wilde Salome – Barry Navidi

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to young and talented people and spending our time trying to y the time next year’s make a better future for film.” Graduation Show rolls around, the first intake of students into The course, which has been the London Film School’s jointly developed over the past newest – and possibly most year by top Exeter academics innovative - course will be and members of the LFS staff approaching the mid-point of will enable a new generation of their journey into the world of producers to come to grips with independent film production. the realities of independent Jointly offered with the University of Exeter, the MA Independent Film Business is a unique combination of the practical and the academic, seeking to give students both a historical understanding of how the non-studio film business has developed and operates in the US, Europe and around the world, combined with practical production work and top-level mentoring from established professionals chaired by veteran producer Scott Meek. “It’ll be just like producing: I’ll be chairing a group of highly opinionated people,” quips Meek, who has just returned from an eight-year stint in Australia. “But the difference is, we’ll be completely committed

production at the dawn of the digital era. “The MAIFB will bring together specialist researchers and teachers in film from the College of Humanities and the Business School at Exeter with our partners from the LFS, who have an in-depth knowledge of the film industry and the particular challenges in relation to production and distribution presented by today's fast-changing, multiplatform, digital landscape,” says Will Higbee, Senior Lecturer in French and Film Studies at Exeter. “The range of skills and knowledge from Exeter and LFS will combine to produce an innovative and unique environment for teaching and training the independent producer of tomorrow.”

Students will be trained in the business skills necessary for today’s film marketplace; study the history and present state of film distribution and film markets (with a research trip to a major film festival built into the programme); come to grips with the entertainment value chain; and discuss models of innovation with leading professionals in a series of weekly seminars. “These days,” says Ben Gibson, director of the London Film School, “it’s no longer relevant to train in production alone. You need to be – or at any rate to understand being – a distributor and a sales agent as well. Otherwise, you’re not an independent producer: you’re a dependent one.” For the first time, adds Gibson, students will not need to choose between university and film school if they want to be a producer. “The course is truly radical in the sense that we’re not just inventing a course: we’re inventing the students as well.”

FEBRUARY 2013 NEW! Chris Terrill: One Man and His Camera Sat 9 Feb - £120 - Tutor: Chris Terrill

Sound & Music Techniques for Narrative Filmmaking Sat 16 & Sun 17 Feb - £250 - Tutor: Gustavo Costantini A to Z of Documentary Producing Thu 21 - Sun 24 Feb - £480 - Tutor: Tracey Gardiner

NEW! Mackendrick on Film-Making: Visual Storytelling, Dramatic Construction, Improvisation Techniques & Film Grammar Thu 28 Feb - Mon 4 Mar - £550 - Tutors: Paul Cronin & Adam Meggido MARCH 2013 NEW! Creating Drama From Real Life Sat 9 Mar - £200 - Tutor: Donna Sharpe

Visual Storytelling: An Introduction for Directors, Writers & Producers Fri 15 - Sun 17 Mar - £320 - Tutor: Josh Appignanesi Writers’ Gym I: Practical Tools for Creative Screenwriting Mon 18 Mar - Mon 10 Jun - £630 - Tutor: Ellis Freeman NEW! The Freelance Filmmaker’s Survival Manual Sat 23 Mar - £150 - Tutor: Mark Solomon

APRIL 2013 NEW! Six Production Design Essentials: Intensive 2-week Programme Mon 1 - Sun 14 Apr - £1,650 - Tutor: David McHenry The Editor as Storyteller: Principles and Practice of Narrative Film Editing Wed 10 - Fri 19 Apr - £1,850 - Tutor: Barrie Vince

Time Out/LFS Live Our partnership with Time Out was launched in 2012 and four London Film School Live public events took place - ‘On Screen Acting’ with Mike Leigh and Lesley Manville, 'London on Film' with writers Will Self and Iain Sinclair (an LFS Associate), and the filmmaker Julien Temple, ‘Why We make Documentaries’ with Nick Broomfield and Carol Morley, and an intimate evening with legendary director William Friedkin. SWANDOWN written by LFS Associate Iain Sinclair was one the films discussed at the Time Out/LFS event ‘London on Film’

NEW! From Script to Screen: The Director/Writer Collaboration Sat 26 & Sun 27 Jan - £250 - Tutor: Tim Fywell

NEW! Prepping the Feature: A Practical 5-Day Workshop for Script Supervisors Thu 18 - Mon 22 Apr - £950 - Tutor: Beth Multer

MAY 2013 Developing the Visual Imagination: Storyboarding for Directors Sat 4 - Wed 8 May - £575 - Tutor: Dylan Stone Directing Actors: Getting the Right Performance Sat 11 - Sun 15 May - £700 - Tutor: Udayan Prasad

AUGUST 2013 LFS Directing Summer School Sun 4 - Sat 24 Aug - £3,750 - Tutor: Udayan Prasad


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Graduate Features Piggy – James Friend Satellite Boy – Geoffrey Simpson The Double – Erik Wilson The Sessions – Geoffrey Simpson Treme (TV Series) – Ivan Strasburg Up There – Ole Bratt Birkeland Vatertage – Opa über Nacht – Ueli Steiger

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Get Your Story Straight! The Filmmaker’s Introduction to Storytelling Fri 18 Jan - £200 - Tutor: Kate Leys Music Licensing in Film & TV Mon 21 Jan - £150 - Tutor: Ian Neil

Telling Your Story: The Filmmaker’s Guide to Pitching Fri 25 Jan - £250 - Tutor: Kate Leys In January 2012 LFS and University of Exeter signed a five-year partnership agreement and launched a joint Doctoral Programme. An MA Independent Film Business will launch in 2013 (see article below). Pictured left to right: Professor Nick Kaye (Dean of the College of Humanities University of Exeter), Alan Bernstein (LFS Head of Studies), Mike Leigh, David Allen (Registrar and Chief Executive University of Exeter), Ben Gibson.

Editors

LFS graduates have been involved in an impressive list of recent features, including... Directors A Simple Life – Ann Hui Borrowed Time – Jules Bishop Burning Heads – George Siougas Cold Water of the Sea – Paz Fabrega

D – Humanos – Miguel Pereira Elfie Hopkins – Ryan Andrews Floating City – Ho Yim King of Devils Island – Marius Holst Hit The Road Granny – Duccio Chiarini I Carried You Home - Tongpong Chantarangkul La vida precoz y breve de Sabina Rivas – Luis Mandoki Land Gold Women – Avantika Hari

London, Paris, New York – Anu Menon Love Child (La Hija Natural) – Leticia Tonos Mandela’s Children – Kemal Akhtar (CoDirector) Piggy – Kieron Hawkes Random 11 – Tony Ukpo Ruadhan The Bard – Jamie Chambers Seamonsters – Julian Kerridge Beauty (Skoonheid) – Oliver Hermanus Source Code – Duncan Jones

The Hive – Brad Anderson The Story of Lovers Rock – Menelik Shabazz Turn me on Goddammit – Jannicke Systad Jacobsen Twilight of the Gods – Julian Doyle Unfair: The Answer – Shimako Sato Woman and Children – Daniel Mitelpunkt Won’t Last a Day Without You – Raz De La Torre

Hyde Park on Hudson – Nic Gaster Now You See Me – Robert Leighton Open My Eyes – Kant Pan People Like Us – Robert Leighton Cinematographers All Things to All Men – Howard Atherton Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters – Mark Goldblatt Another Happy Day – Ivan Strasburg The Invisible Woman – Nic Gaster Borrowed Time – David Rom Grand Street – Philipp Blaubach Writers Jadoo – Roger Pratt Betsy & Leonard – Luke Foster Gods Behaving Badly – Tak Fujimoto City State – Hrafnkell Stefansson House (TV Series) – Gale Tattersall Ruadhan The Bard – Robyn Pete Outcasts (TV Series) – Ivan Strasburg Swandown – Iain Sinclair Now is Good – Erik Wilson Turbulence – Stravros Pamballi

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on the film industry and the BFI’s Strategic Plan indicate that for the first time in a generation there’s a shared will amongst industry leaders to help the UK film conservatoires maintain their world class status through investment in buildings, technology and wider access to expensive training. We have published an 8year plan setting out our ambitions over that time: to become a Higher Education Institution, to widen access and to

expand our workshops and public activities. A major part of achieving this will be the newly converted building we plan to occupy from 2015. The school and its supporters must redouble our efforts in the next two years to turn an atmosphere of support into permanent gains. Challenges remain, not least the UK Government’s policy on international graduate education, and this daily meeting of wellworked schemes for the future with the knotty problems of the present is

peculiar to neither film nor education in 2012. However LFS is proud to be a determined, agile and resilient institution, whose successes continue to be built on following its own path for its own well considered, long term reasons. We congratulate the 2012 Associates, their families and supporters. May the road rise up to meet them. Ben Gibson LFS Director

Muriel D’Ansembourg’s 2011 graduation film GOOD NIGHT has travelled the festival circuit in 2012, winning the Jury Award at Palm Springs and Best Student Film at the Califormia Independent Film Festival.

A Y E A R I N F E S T I VA L S In 2012 LFS films played at over 100 festivals and won 25 prizes. Highlights... Arash Ashtiani’s graduation film Only Sound Remains is nominated for a BAFTA for Best Short Film. Muriel D’Ansembourg’s graduation film Good Night wins the Jury Award at Palm Springs and Best Student Film at the California Independent Film Festival and is also selected for the Sante Fe CFC Worldwide and Leuven Festivals. Jereon Bogaert’s graduation film Early Birds selected for eight international festivals including Palm Springs, San Sebastian, San Francisco and the BFI London Film Festival. 2011 graduate Aygul Bakanova selected for the Cannes Residency. Aygul’s graduation film The Song of the Rain plays in ClemontFerrand and Angers and is shortlisted for a One World Media Award. Clara Kraft Isono’s 2011 graduation film Achele is shortlisted for a One World Media Award. Karel van Bellingen’s graduation short/commercial, True Power, wins awards at five festivals including Hollyshots, BeFilm Underground, Prestige and Burbank International Film Festival. Giannina LaSalvia’s graduation film Hot & Bothered wins prizes at Best International Short Film at Planet in Focus, as well as awards in Munich and the BBC/Open University Creative Climate film competition. Kostas Gerampinis’ graduation film Iceberg picks up awards at the Greek Short Film Festival, Athens International Film Festival and International Short Film Festival of Cyprus as well as being invited to screen at Thessaloniki.

Benjamin Bee’s 4th term film Step Right Up is selected for seventeen festivals, winning Best Film in the Masterclass section of YoungCuts Film festival, Best University film at Screen Stockport Film festival and nominated for over ten awards worldwide. Hadi Ghandour’s 2011 graduation film Love After Sunrise plays at over a dozen international film festivals, winning Best Short Film at United Film Festival, New York, Best Student Film at Norwich Film Festival and Best Actress, Best Supporting Actor and Best Sound Design at the Los Angeles New Wave International Film Festival. Kenny Parker’s 5th term film Scissors sees him nominated for a BAFTA for the Scotland New Talent Award in writing. Ali Jaberansari’s 2011 graduation film Aman wins the Prix Cinecourts prize at Angers Film Festival. Rebecca Marshall’s 2012 graduation film Glitter and Storm wins Best Composer at Underwire Film Festival and is being released on DVD with Andrew Kotting’s Swandown. Documentary England’s Lourdes, directed by James Edge and and shot by Christina Ruloff wins Best Cinematography at Romania Toamna la Voronet. Adina Istrata’s Outland selected for Brief Encounters and Forum Des Images. Aristotelis Maragkos’s 2012 graduation film Beatitudes is selected for Drama International Film Fest, Athens International Film Festival, Munich International Festival of Film Schools and Leeds International Film Festival. Record number of films selected for the 2013 London Short Film Festival – Good Night, Step Right Up, Outland, Glitter and Storm and Ben Aston’s Dinner and a Movie

For more info on any of our workshops and short courses, email workshops@lfs.org.uk.

JANUARY 2013 Editing Commercials: A Practical 4-Day Workshop Tue 8 - Fri 11 Jan - £660 - Tutor: Angelina Shortt

Producers/Executive Producers 90 minutter – Marius Holst All That Matters is Past – Marius Holst Borrowed Time – Olivier Kaempfer God Help the Girl – Chris Curling Killing Season – Boaz Davidson Luck (TV Series) – Michael Mann Mad Max: Fury Road – Iain Smith Mandela’s Children – Kemal Akhtar (CoProducer) Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters – Steve Dubin (VFX) Ruadhan The Bard – James Barrett Saint Petersburg – Fyodor Druzin, Joanna Bence Straight A’s – Boaz Davidson Texas Killing Fields – Michael Mann The Expendables 2 – Boaz Davidson The Film-Maker’s Son – Iain Smith The Knot – Enrico Tessarin The Power – Mark Forstater Wilde Salome – Barry Navidi

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to young and talented people and spending our time trying to y the time next year’s make a better future for film.” Graduation Show rolls around, the first intake of students into The course, which has been the London Film School’s jointly developed over the past newest – and possibly most year by top Exeter academics innovative - course will be and members of the LFS staff approaching the mid-point of will enable a new generation of their journey into the world of producers to come to grips with independent film production. the realities of independent Jointly offered with the University of Exeter, the MA Independent Film Business is a unique combination of the practical and the academic, seeking to give students both a historical understanding of how the non-studio film business has developed and operates in the US, Europe and around the world, combined with practical production work and top-level mentoring from established professionals chaired by veteran producer Scott Meek. “It’ll be just like producing: I’ll be chairing a group of highly opinionated people,” quips Meek, who has just returned from an eight-year stint in Australia. “But the difference is, we’ll be completely committed

production at the dawn of the digital era. “The MAIFB will bring together specialist researchers and teachers in film from the College of Humanities and the Business School at Exeter with our partners from the LFS, who have an in-depth knowledge of the film industry and the particular challenges in relation to production and distribution presented by today's fast-changing, multiplatform, digital landscape,” says Will Higbee, Senior Lecturer in French and Film Studies at Exeter. “The range of skills and knowledge from Exeter and LFS will combine to produce an innovative and unique environment for teaching and training the independent producer of tomorrow.”

Students will be trained in the business skills necessary for today’s film marketplace; study the history and present state of film distribution and film markets (with a research trip to a major film festival built into the programme); come to grips with the entertainment value chain; and discuss models of innovation with leading professionals in a series of weekly seminars. “These days,” says Ben Gibson, director of the London Film School, “it’s no longer relevant to train in production alone. You need to be – or at any rate to understand being – a distributor and a sales agent as well. Otherwise, you’re not an independent producer: you’re a dependent one.” For the first time, adds Gibson, students will not need to choose between university and film school if they want to be a producer. “The course is truly radical in the sense that we’re not just inventing a course: we’re inventing the students as well.”

FEBRUARY 2013 NEW! Chris Terrill: One Man and His Camera Sat 9 Feb - £120 - Tutor: Chris Terrill

Sound & Music Techniques for Narrative Filmmaking Sat 16 & Sun 17 Feb - £250 - Tutor: Gustavo Costantini A to Z of Documentary Producing Thu 21 - Sun 24 Feb - £480 - Tutor: Tracey Gardiner

NEW! Mackendrick on Film-Making: Visual Storytelling, Dramatic Construction, Improvisation Techniques & Film Grammar Thu 28 Feb - Mon 4 Mar - £550 - Tutors: Paul Cronin & Adam Meggido MARCH 2013 NEW! Creating Drama From Real Life Sat 9 Mar - £200 - Tutor: Donna Sharpe

Visual Storytelling: An Introduction for Directors, Writers & Producers Fri 15 - Sun 17 Mar - £320 - Tutor: Josh Appignanesi Writers’ Gym I: Practical Tools for Creative Screenwriting Mon 18 Mar - Mon 10 Jun - £630 - Tutor: Ellis Freeman NEW! The Freelance Filmmaker’s Survival Manual Sat 23 Mar - £150 - Tutor: Mark Solomon

APRIL 2013 NEW! Six Production Design Essentials: Intensive 2-week Programme Mon 1 - Sun 14 Apr - £1,650 - Tutor: David McHenry The Editor as Storyteller: Principles and Practice of Narrative Film Editing Wed 10 - Fri 19 Apr - £1,850 - Tutor: Barrie Vince

Time Out/LFS Live Our partnership with Time Out was launched in 2012 and four London Film School Live public events took place - ‘On Screen Acting’ with Mike Leigh and Lesley Manville, 'London on Film' with writers Will Self and Iain Sinclair (an LFS Associate), and the filmmaker Julien Temple, ‘Why We make Documentaries’ with Nick Broomfield and Carol Morley, and an intimate evening with legendary director William Friedkin. SWANDOWN written by LFS Associate Iain Sinclair was one the films discussed at the Time Out/LFS event ‘London on Film’

NEW! From Script to Screen: The Director/Writer Collaboration Sat 26 & Sun 27 Jan - £250 - Tutor: Tim Fywell

NEW! Prepping the Feature: A Practical 5-Day Workshop for Script Supervisors Thu 18 - Mon 22 Apr - £950 - Tutor: Beth Multer

MAY 2013 Developing the Visual Imagination: Storyboarding for Directors Sat 4 - Wed 8 May - £575 - Tutor: Dylan Stone Directing Actors: Getting the Right Performance Sat 11 - Sun 15 May - £700 - Tutor: Udayan Prasad

AUGUST 2013 LFS Directing Summer School Sun 4 - Sat 24 Aug - £3,750 - Tutor: Udayan Prasad


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The detail, energy, enthusiasm and generosity of the tutors was impressive and humbling. Even after the official end of the course, Udayan was still teaching us more.”

The basis for the programme was THE HANDKERCHIEF, an exercise originally devised by FAMU (the Czech National Film School). Using an apparently straightforward event as its starting point – a girl drops a handkerchief and a boy picks it up – the aim was to expose, through a systematic and rigorous process of scrutiny, the complexities inherent in this, and indeed any scenario. The participants attended practical acting workshops and specialist masterclasses, before writing and shooting their own short films with professional actors, DoPs and editors.

FS is one of the most active film schools in the EU for funded inter-collaborative training and in 2012/13 is involved in six panEuropean film school collaborations funded by the EU MEDIA programme. The projects launched and run by the school are The Low Budget Film Forum and Making Waves: Film Distribution & Marketing. The school is also partner in A Clear View, Adapting for Cinema (A4C) and the European Film School Network, run by La fémis with LFS and VSMU Brastislava. Launching in 2013 is Serial Eyes, a ten month training in TV series (run by the dffb with LFS).

Mukesh Bhatia has been travelling back and forth between India and London since 2009 to attend workshops at LFS. When the summer school was announced, he had to apply. "The three week summer school with Udayan Prasad is absolutely the best thing an aspiring director can do,” he reflects. “Udayan inspires you, gives you the tools, the philosophy, the path... and his teaching is sheer fun too!” The summer school was aimed at anyone who is serious about a career in film, in particular those about to apply to a major film school. At the end of the course, each participant receives a DVD of their scenes which may be used for showreel purposes, or as part of an application portfolio.

MAKING WAVES II

“Although I have yet everything to learn about directing my own films, I now have a clear idea of the kind of questions that need to be asked every step of the way.” Benjamin, Switzerland

Strategies in Film Distribution & Marketing 11-15 February 2013 at dffb, Berlin Coordinator: LFS Partners : La fémis, dffb, ESCAC Barcelona, UNATC and New York’s Columbia University of the Arts Film Department.

“This programme was gold to me. Jam-packed with brilliant masterclasses, on-shoot advice and real life examples one could imagine applying to all departments of filmmaking.” Sébastien, France

Udayan will present the next summer school in August 2013. Register your interest at workshops@lfs.org.uk. Carolyn Atherton LFS Workshops Manager

Following a successful launch this year, Making Waves returns to Berlin in 2013. This hands-on workshop is for graduating students to gain understanding in emerging strategies in independent film distribution, and is especially aimed at those planning careers in production, distribution and sales.

“The three weeks I spent in London, working and learning from Udayan, were incredible. He constantly challenged and questioned me in every way.” Ryan, United States “My highlight was learning how to direct actors in ways that produce truthful performances and provide the actors with confidence that you understand and appreciate their craft.” Lloyd, UK

“It was an incredible learning experience that engaged every part of me,” says Mondo Ghulam, one of three UK filmmakers who took part. “Mentally, physically and creatively, every day was a new challenge and a new experience.

“To be a great director you have to be a great communicator. Udayan’s summer school helps you find your way to communicate.” Christopher, UK

Fast Forward Producing: Helping Generals Find Their Armies

The question ‘But what does a producer actually do?’ isn’t just an industry in-joke. There are so many different kinds of producer, doing so many different things, it’s difficult not to be slightly bewildered. And so many of them: Lisa Cholodenko’s The Kids Are All Right (budget $4m) has 21 credited producers.

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So when LFS set about designing a new training programme for producers, it was difficult to know where to start. That job fell to Archie Tait. ‘A film producer needs to be a film critic, a film historian, a talent scout, an X Factor judge, a lawyer, an accountant, a factory foreman, a marketer, a publisher, and an excellent judge of what a worldwide audience is going to want to see in two or three years’ time,’ explains Archie. ‘You also need to be a psychotherapist and counsellor, and a career adviser. You should be highly articulate and entrepreneurial, and also a thoughtful analyst and strategist. In military terms, you’re a general. But most of the time, you don’t have an army – it’s just you.’ With input from a wide array of industry consultants, and financial support from Creative Skillset, the programme became Fast Forward Producing: The

Whole Story. Twelve new producers would learn about the process of producing a feature film, from the initial idea to collecting the revenues, in nine intensive workshops over seven months. In the event, the quality of applicants was so high, the number was increased to thirteen: eight women and five men. They workshopped sessions on Script Development, Packaging, Schedule and Budget, Financing, Managing the Production, PostProduction and Delivery, Distribution and Marketing, and also innovative sessions on Creative Identity, SelfPresentation and Career Management with career-coach Shiona Llewellyn.

Keith Northrop; financial and production specialists Luke Randolph and John Graydon, and financiers Ian Hutchinson (Silver Reel) and Chris Collins (BFI); international sales gurus Carey Fitzgerald, Samantha Horley and Cyril Megret; production company honchos Tristan Gologher (i-Features), Christine Langan (BBC Films), Sue BruceSmith (Film4), and Nick Taussig (Gunslinger); post-production producer Meg Clark, music supervisors Ian Neil and Maggie Rodford, and VFX-producer Meg Guidon; marketing and producing guru Mia Bays and many more specialists in every facet of production, distribution and exhibition.

Tutors and mentors included producers Sean O’Connor, Kate Ogborn, Marc Samuelson, Steve Clark-Hall, Rebecca O’Brien, Allon Reich, Paul Sarony, Brian Donovan, Charles Steel; Sarah Radclyffe, Paul Trijbits, David P. Kelly, Emma Hayter, Pippa Harris, Sam Taylor and Richard Holmes; media solicitor and producer

New producer and LFS MA Filmmaking graduate Danny de Warren says, ‘The Fast Forward Producing classroom works uniquely because it has no teachers - all of the contributors are leading industry figures sharing their present experience. Also because it has no students each participant builds on their

own individual career foundations in the film industry.’ Being a producer is never anyone’s first job in the industry, and all thirteen Fast Forward producers were already working in the industry - in script development, post-production and line producing; producing commercials, industrials and TV. There was a part of the process of producing that each knew well, and there were other elements that were almost completely unknown. ‘Producers have got their own identities, just as much as directors do,’ says Tait. James Boyle explains further, ‘Producing for me was never a first choice. Like trying mismatched jigsaw pieces until you find the one that fits, this job and career took a while to come. Fast Forward has helped me move from shorts and commercials into managing four feature projects simultaneously. The programme has given me the knowledge, confidence and gusto to grab this career with all I can.’ David Sarlos

adds: ‘The programme gives more than a comprehensive knowledge and insight into the industry - it provides a solid ground to the growing awareness of your own strategies.’ Fast Forward is more than a course in producing: it is a bridge to the industry. Sean Quinn sums up: ‘The calibre of tutors and contributors is very high. LFS has good connections within the industry, and goes to great lengths to help producers get access to successful and helpful people working in many aspects of the profession.’ In Summer 2013 Fast Forward Producing will be re-structured as an intensive 3 / 4 week summer school, curated by producer Sophie Balhetchet, founder of the Channel 4 Group, the Association of Independent Producers and Women in Film & TV. To register your interest email fastforward@lfs.org.uk.

Photos by Katie Garner

The day after the London 2012 Olympics ended, The London Film School's first ever Directing Summer School began. For the next three weeks, twelve filmmakers from eight different countries were put through their paces by director Udayan Prasad and a team of industry experts, including Nina Kellgren BSC and editor Barrie Vince.

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The one-week workshops will be held parallel to the Berlinale. Thirty participants from the six training institutions will be immersed in all areas of the festival. Working collaboratively in multinational teams, they will develop creative campaigns for five real case study films selected from the Berlinale, edit trailers, design posters and plan roll-out packages. They will be joined by working industry professionals from across the independent distribution sector, who will offer project support and in-depth case studies and highlight the challenges in the field, with the current shifting models of day on date releasing, VOD and new ideas around theatrical releasing of independent films across Europe.

The success of the programme lies with the quality of the trainers, people who are currently in charge of marketing and distributing in Europe today, being face to face with them, hearing how they do what they do and analyzing with them the current transitional situation in distribution and exhibition. Working with students from the other film schools brought a very strong international character to the week. The unique setting within the Berlinale made it an unforgettable experience. Marian Briozzo, participant 2012 www.makingwavesworkshop.eu

www.makingwavesworkshop.eu

ADAPTING FOR CINEMA

LOW BUDGET FILM FORUM VI

Coordinator Scuola Holden in Turin Partners: LFS and MOME Budapest

4-9 June 2013 at Cluj, Romania. Coordinator: LFS Partners: La fémis, Paris, The National Film School of Denmark, Budapest Academy of Drama and Film, dffb, Berlin and UNATC, Bucharest.

A4C launched in November at the Torino Film Festival, bringing 12 participants together from all over Europe to work in multinational teams of three on four contemporary novels: A Blue Collar by Danny King, the Finno-Ugrian Vampire by Noémi Szécsi, How I lost the War by Filippo Bologna and On the Floor by Aifric Cambell. The second leg takes place in Budapest and culminates in a pitching session at LFS in April 2013.

LBFF aims to provide participants with the tools and best practice to develop and deliver successful, strategic approaches to marketable low budget filmmaking in Europe. Leading directors and producers join European film students & graduates for case studies and workshops on low budget films in parallel with the Transylvanian International Film Festival.

www.adaptingforcinema.com

SATURDAY, graduation film of David Anderson, who participated in Low Budget Film Forum V

Recent events around the world mean the creative community needs to build value. Every new Euro gets you more of a film but it loses you some autonomy and a spur to creativity. Learning to work with the right numbers helps young filmmakers build a career where the deal follows the film rather than the other way around.

incredibly generous with their knowledge and experience of the low budget world. None of their advice was generic, or jargon lifted directly from a textbook – it all came from their first-hand experience. Like Saturday, the story of The Black Hole can’t be written at a desk as it demands thorough research to capture the authenticity of the world. In a one-on-one session with Ibolya Fekete, the Hungarian Director trainer – we discussed the best way to approach this method, as she shared her own experiences and techniques in making realist cinema. There is a long way to go with The Black Hole and this week in Paris has given us the inspiration and LFS Director, Ben Gibson. momentum to move forward with the film. There’s still a lot David Anderson, LFS graduate more research to do so I’m reflects on his experience at the bracing myself for a long winter Low Budget Film Forum Paris standing for 90 minutes in the 2012: pouring rain on Throughout the MA at LFS Saturday afternoons... there’s always the question niggling in the back of your www.lowbudgetfilmforum.eu mind of when - and how! - you’ll get your first feature film made. As soon as the graduation film has been handed in those questions come right to the forefront of your thinking. LBFF helps to answer a lot of those questions. My producer and I went to Paris with a treatment for The Black Hole – a feature film set in the same storyworld of non-league football as my graduation film, Saturday. This treatment was at the very early stages of development, put together at any stolen moments we could grab in between our day jobs. It was so beneficial to spend an entire week concentrating on the project, exploring the structure in such immense detail. As the title of the workshop suggests, we did spend some time discussing the finances and budget of the film, but the emphasis always remained on the story and the film that we wanted to make. All the tutors and guests were

PEACE CAMP Rebecca Marshall

A CLEAR VIEW Spring and Autumn 2012 Coordinator: dffb Partners: LFS, FAMU, Prague, Lodz, and Budapest Film Academy Elsa Bauverd LFS MA Filmmaking student reflects on her experience at A Clear View;

The Clear View programme was a unique opportunity for us to familiarise ourselves with a new language and a new way of thinking about digital postproduction. On our initial visit to dffb, we were offered a very intensive programme of lectures and presentations by working professionals and were systematically encouraged not to think about the colourist only as a technician, but as a crucial creative partner who needs to be involved as early as possible in pre-production.

The variety of the material shot by each crew was inspiring: Films shot on 16 or 35mm, projects shot with the Red or the Alexa or even 3D and iPhone. All students had integrated what they had learned during the workshop, mixing footage, comparing film and digital and establishing what they wanted to achieve with colour grading. The grade took place at Arri or at the dffb and all the professionals showed a great respect for the idiosyncrasies of each vision. Watching all the graded projects allowed us to sensitize the eye to notice the subtlest variation and detail. More importantly it engaged us in a thoughtful

exploration of how medium relates to story or “content”. At a time when many people doubt the capacity of film to survive the progressive transition to digital, it was reassuring to see so many young filmmakers eager to take the old celluloid route. We strongly felt, after examining each project that digital and film could and ought to coexist, film being more relevant in some cases and digital in others. A programme like ‘Clear View’ is precisely what we needed as filmmakers to help us make the right decision for each of our future projects.

After we had shot our own films, we returned to Berlin and presented our projects to students from the partner film schools; a 5th term project DINNER AND A MOVIE (director Ben Aston, DoP Michael Dorgan, panel of professionals; and to the Editor Elsa Bauverd) benefitted from the filmmakers participation in the collaborators from dffb and Arri. Clear View programme.

EURODOCS The continuing collaboration between LFS and the EU Commission in the UK was themed around the Cultural Olympiad. Projects included Rebecca Marshall’s film of ‘Peacecamp’ at the Cuckmere Haven site (pictured) and Alessandro Alpini’s funky take on the Euromix Garden concerts. In 2013 the collaboration continues with documentary films on the theme of ‘Citizenship’. Several films from the 2011 projects focusing on EU Orchestras are screening at this year’s Graduation Show


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International Projects

The detail, energy, enthusiasm and generosity of the tutors was impressive and humbling. Even after the official end of the course, Udayan was still teaching us more.”

The basis for the programme was THE HANDKERCHIEF, an exercise originally devised by FAMU (the Czech National Film School). Using an apparently straightforward event as its starting point – a girl drops a handkerchief and a boy picks it up – the aim was to expose, through a systematic and rigorous process of scrutiny, the complexities inherent in this, and indeed any scenario. The participants attended practical acting workshops and specialist masterclasses, before writing and shooting their own short films with professional actors, DoPs and editors.

FS is one of the most active film schools in the EU for funded inter-collaborative training and in 2012/13 is involved in six panEuropean film school collaborations funded by the EU MEDIA programme. The projects launched and run by the school are The Low Budget Film Forum and Making Waves: Film Distribution & Marketing. The school is also partner in A Clear View, Adapting for Cinema (A4C) and the European Film School Network, run by La fémis with LFS and VSMU Brastislava. Launching in 2013 is Serial Eyes, a ten month training in TV series (run by the dffb with LFS).

Mukesh Bhatia has been travelling back and forth between India and London since 2009 to attend workshops at LFS. When the summer school was announced, he had to apply. "The three week summer school with Udayan Prasad is absolutely the best thing an aspiring director can do,” he reflects. “Udayan inspires you, gives you the tools, the philosophy, the path... and his teaching is sheer fun too!” The summer school was aimed at anyone who is serious about a career in film, in particular those about to apply to a major film school. At the end of the course, each participant receives a DVD of their scenes which may be used for showreel purposes, or as part of an application portfolio.

MAKING WAVES II

“Although I have yet everything to learn about directing my own films, I now have a clear idea of the kind of questions that need to be asked every step of the way.” Benjamin, Switzerland

Strategies in Film Distribution & Marketing 11-15 February 2013 at dffb, Berlin Coordinator: LFS Partners : La fémis, dffb, ESCAC Barcelona, UNATC and New York’s Columbia University of the Arts Film Department.

“This programme was gold to me. Jam-packed with brilliant masterclasses, on-shoot advice and real life examples one could imagine applying to all departments of filmmaking.” Sébastien, France

Udayan will present the next summer school in August 2013. Register your interest at workshops@lfs.org.uk. Carolyn Atherton LFS Workshops Manager

Following a successful launch this year, Making Waves returns to Berlin in 2013. This hands-on workshop is for graduating students to gain understanding in emerging strategies in independent film distribution, and is especially aimed at those planning careers in production, distribution and sales.

“The three weeks I spent in London, working and learning from Udayan, were incredible. He constantly challenged and questioned me in every way.” Ryan, United States “My highlight was learning how to direct actors in ways that produce truthful performances and provide the actors with confidence that you understand and appreciate their craft.” Lloyd, UK

“It was an incredible learning experience that engaged every part of me,” says Mondo Ghulam, one of three UK filmmakers who took part. “Mentally, physically and creatively, every day was a new challenge and a new experience.

“To be a great director you have to be a great communicator. Udayan’s summer school helps you find your way to communicate.” Christopher, UK

Fast Forward Producing: Helping Generals Find Their Armies

The question ‘But what does a producer actually do?’ isn’t just an industry in-joke. There are so many different kinds of producer, doing so many different things, it’s difficult not to be slightly bewildered. And so many of them: Lisa Cholodenko’s The Kids Are All Right (budget $4m) has 21 credited producers.

L

So when LFS set about designing a new training programme for producers, it was difficult to know where to start. That job fell to Archie Tait. ‘A film producer needs to be a film critic, a film historian, a talent scout, an X Factor judge, a lawyer, an accountant, a factory foreman, a marketer, a publisher, and an excellent judge of what a worldwide audience is going to want to see in two or three years’ time,’ explains Archie. ‘You also need to be a psychotherapist and counsellor, and a career adviser. You should be highly articulate and entrepreneurial, and also a thoughtful analyst and strategist. In military terms, you’re a general. But most of the time, you don’t have an army – it’s just you.’ With input from a wide array of industry consultants, and financial support from Creative Skillset, the programme became Fast Forward Producing: The

Whole Story. Twelve new producers would learn about the process of producing a feature film, from the initial idea to collecting the revenues, in nine intensive workshops over seven months. In the event, the quality of applicants was so high, the number was increased to thirteen: eight women and five men. They workshopped sessions on Script Development, Packaging, Schedule and Budget, Financing, Managing the Production, PostProduction and Delivery, Distribution and Marketing, and also innovative sessions on Creative Identity, SelfPresentation and Career Management with career-coach Shiona Llewellyn.

Keith Northrop; financial and production specialists Luke Randolph and John Graydon, and financiers Ian Hutchinson (Silver Reel) and Chris Collins (BFI); international sales gurus Carey Fitzgerald, Samantha Horley and Cyril Megret; production company honchos Tristan Gologher (i-Features), Christine Langan (BBC Films), Sue BruceSmith (Film4), and Nick Taussig (Gunslinger); post-production producer Meg Clark, music supervisors Ian Neil and Maggie Rodford, and VFX-producer Meg Guidon; marketing and producing guru Mia Bays and many more specialists in every facet of production, distribution and exhibition.

Tutors and mentors included producers Sean O’Connor, Kate Ogborn, Marc Samuelson, Steve Clark-Hall, Rebecca O’Brien, Allon Reich, Paul Sarony, Brian Donovan, Charles Steel; Sarah Radclyffe, Paul Trijbits, David P. Kelly, Emma Hayter, Pippa Harris, Sam Taylor and Richard Holmes; media solicitor and producer

New producer and LFS MA Filmmaking graduate Danny de Warren says, ‘The Fast Forward Producing classroom works uniquely because it has no teachers - all of the contributors are leading industry figures sharing their present experience. Also because it has no students each participant builds on their

own individual career foundations in the film industry.’ Being a producer is never anyone’s first job in the industry, and all thirteen Fast Forward producers were already working in the industry - in script development, post-production and line producing; producing commercials, industrials and TV. There was a part of the process of producing that each knew well, and there were other elements that were almost completely unknown. ‘Producers have got their own identities, just as much as directors do,’ says Tait. James Boyle explains further, ‘Producing for me was never a first choice. Like trying mismatched jigsaw pieces until you find the one that fits, this job and career took a while to come. Fast Forward has helped me move from shorts and commercials into managing four feature projects simultaneously. The programme has given me the knowledge, confidence and gusto to grab this career with all I can.’ David Sarlos

adds: ‘The programme gives more than a comprehensive knowledge and insight into the industry - it provides a solid ground to the growing awareness of your own strategies.’ Fast Forward is more than a course in producing: it is a bridge to the industry. Sean Quinn sums up: ‘The calibre of tutors and contributors is very high. LFS has good connections within the industry, and goes to great lengths to help producers get access to successful and helpful people working in many aspects of the profession.’ In Summer 2013 Fast Forward Producing will be re-structured as an intensive 3 / 4 week summer school, curated by producer Sophie Balhetchet, founder of the Channel 4 Group, the Association of Independent Producers and Women in Film & TV. To register your interest email fastforward@lfs.org.uk.

Photos by Katie Garner

The day after the London 2012 Olympics ended, The London Film School's first ever Directing Summer School began. For the next three weeks, twelve filmmakers from eight different countries were put through their paces by director Udayan Prasad and a team of industry experts, including Nina Kellgren BSC and editor Barrie Vince.

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The one-week workshops will be held parallel to the Berlinale. Thirty participants from the six training institutions will be immersed in all areas of the festival. Working collaboratively in multinational teams, they will develop creative campaigns for five real case study films selected from the Berlinale, edit trailers, design posters and plan roll-out packages. They will be joined by working industry professionals from across the independent distribution sector, who will offer project support and in-depth case studies and highlight the challenges in the field, with the current shifting models of day on date releasing, VOD and new ideas around theatrical releasing of independent films across Europe.

The success of the programme lies with the quality of the trainers, people who are currently in charge of marketing and distributing in Europe today, being face to face with them, hearing how they do what they do and analyzing with them the current transitional situation in distribution and exhibition. Working with students from the other film schools brought a very strong international character to the week. The unique setting within the Berlinale made it an unforgettable experience. Marian Briozzo, participant 2012 www.makingwavesworkshop.eu

www.makingwavesworkshop.eu

ADAPTING FOR CINEMA

LOW BUDGET FILM FORUM VI

Coordinator Scuola Holden in Turin Partners: LFS and MOME Budapest

4-9 June 2013 at Cluj, Romania. Coordinator: LFS Partners: La fémis, Paris, The National Film School of Denmark, Budapest Academy of Drama and Film, dffb, Berlin and UNATC, Bucharest.

A4C launched in November at the Torino Film Festival, bringing 12 participants together from all over Europe to work in multinational teams of three on four contemporary novels: A Blue Collar by Danny King, the Finno-Ugrian Vampire by Noémi Szécsi, How I lost the War by Filippo Bologna and On the Floor by Aifric Cambell. The second leg takes place in Budapest and culminates in a pitching session at LFS in April 2013.

LBFF aims to provide participants with the tools and best practice to develop and deliver successful, strategic approaches to marketable low budget filmmaking in Europe. Leading directors and producers join European film students & graduates for case studies and workshops on low budget films in parallel with the Transylvanian International Film Festival.

www.adaptingforcinema.com

SATURDAY, graduation film of David Anderson, who participated in Low Budget Film Forum V

Recent events around the world mean the creative community needs to build value. Every new Euro gets you more of a film but it loses you some autonomy and a spur to creativity. Learning to work with the right numbers helps young filmmakers build a career where the deal follows the film rather than the other way around.

incredibly generous with their knowledge and experience of the low budget world. None of their advice was generic, or jargon lifted directly from a textbook – it all came from their first-hand experience. Like Saturday, the story of The Black Hole can’t be written at a desk as it demands thorough research to capture the authenticity of the world. In a one-on-one session with Ibolya Fekete, the Hungarian Director trainer – we discussed the best way to approach this method, as she shared her own experiences and techniques in making realist cinema. There is a long way to go with The Black Hole and this week in Paris has given us the inspiration and LFS Director, Ben Gibson. momentum to move forward with the film. There’s still a lot David Anderson, LFS graduate more research to do so I’m reflects on his experience at the bracing myself for a long winter Low Budget Film Forum Paris standing for 90 minutes in the 2012: pouring rain on Throughout the MA at LFS Saturday afternoons... there’s always the question niggling in the back of your www.lowbudgetfilmforum.eu mind of when - and how! - you’ll get your first feature film made. As soon as the graduation film has been handed in those questions come right to the forefront of your thinking. LBFF helps to answer a lot of those questions. My producer and I went to Paris with a treatment for The Black Hole – a feature film set in the same storyworld of non-league football as my graduation film, Saturday. This treatment was at the very early stages of development, put together at any stolen moments we could grab in between our day jobs. It was so beneficial to spend an entire week concentrating on the project, exploring the structure in such immense detail. As the title of the workshop suggests, we did spend some time discussing the finances and budget of the film, but the emphasis always remained on the story and the film that we wanted to make. All the tutors and guests were

PEACE CAMP Rebecca Marshall

A CLEAR VIEW Spring and Autumn 2012 Coordinator: dffb Partners: LFS, FAMU, Prague, Lodz, and Budapest Film Academy Elsa Bauverd LFS MA Filmmaking student reflects on her experience at A Clear View;

The Clear View programme was a unique opportunity for us to familiarise ourselves with a new language and a new way of thinking about digital postproduction. On our initial visit to dffb, we were offered a very intensive programme of lectures and presentations by working professionals and were systematically encouraged not to think about the colourist only as a technician, but as a crucial creative partner who needs to be involved as early as possible in pre-production.

The variety of the material shot by each crew was inspiring: Films shot on 16 or 35mm, projects shot with the Red or the Alexa or even 3D and iPhone. All students had integrated what they had learned during the workshop, mixing footage, comparing film and digital and establishing what they wanted to achieve with colour grading. The grade took place at Arri or at the dffb and all the professionals showed a great respect for the idiosyncrasies of each vision. Watching all the graded projects allowed us to sensitize the eye to notice the subtlest variation and detail. More importantly it engaged us in a thoughtful

exploration of how medium relates to story or “content”. At a time when many people doubt the capacity of film to survive the progressive transition to digital, it was reassuring to see so many young filmmakers eager to take the old celluloid route. We strongly felt, after examining each project that digital and film could and ought to coexist, film being more relevant in some cases and digital in others. A programme like ‘Clear View’ is precisely what we needed as filmmakers to help us make the right decision for each of our future projects.

After we had shot our own films, we returned to Berlin and presented our projects to students from the partner film schools; a 5th term project DINNER AND A MOVIE (director Ben Aston, DoP Michael Dorgan, panel of professionals; and to the Editor Elsa Bauverd) benefitted from the filmmakers participation in the collaborators from dffb and Arri. Clear View programme.

EURODOCS The continuing collaboration between LFS and the EU Commission in the UK was themed around the Cultural Olympiad. Projects included Rebecca Marshall’s film of ‘Peacecamp’ at the Cuckmere Haven site (pictured) and Alessandro Alpini’s funky take on the Euromix Garden concerts. In 2013 the collaboration continues with documentary films on the theme of ‘Citizenship’. Several films from the 2011 projects focusing on EU Orchestras are screening at this year’s Graduation Show


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Chamber Orchestra of Europe

Iceberg

Mihails Zaicevs DIRECTOR/PRODUCER Josemaria Solanes CINEMATOGRAPHER Vaagn Avakyan SCREENWRITER

19-year-old Stefanos is a passionate conspiracy theorist who applies his global perspective to his older brother’s recent drugs-related death. In an attempt to release his suffering he seeks revenge on the man he blames for his loss and enters a world that defies him. Still, he perseveres to fight his way to redemption.

(19m, RED ONE MX)

Coda (13m, Super16mm)

Alexandru Gherman

A film student fails to make his graduation film and dreams of meeting a girl. He tells the girl about his recent failure. The girl in turn tells him of her frustration, waiting for the return of a friend.

Yasser Ahmed WRITER/DIRECTOR/CO-

PRODUCER Rohit Gill PRODUCER Nikalaos Kouros DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY Nick Refuerzo EDITOR

Shek Kwan Wu

PRODUCER/DIRECTOR/EDITOR

Baroque around the Clock

Chords & Discords

(14m, DSLR)

As is always the case, each of the world’s continents are represented on screen. From the markets of Kuala Lumpur to the rain forests of Brazil, from the streets of Cairo to the Baltic shore, from mainland China and Taiwan to Boise, Idaho, LFS filmmakers take a fresh look at their own stories and countries after two years away from home.

Robin Swailes DIRECTOR

Beatitudes

While some filmmakers renew existing relationships or look for new collaborators in their native territories, others bring their peers back with them, crossing borders that were closed to outsiders until very recently. Two Koreans, a DoP and camera operator, journeyed with their Chinese director to a traditional village . Other LFS filmmakers overcame perceived barriers of language and culture. A Jordanian chose to set a love story on the mean streets of ‘Turkish’ North London. An English director of Pakistani origin ventured to remote Turkey with his German producer, Romanian DoP and Greek camera operator.

(15m, DSLR)

As K prepares for retirement – packing up his clinic at the hospital, remembering the patients he’s saved and lost – Athens is preoccupied with its own future and the violent riots on the streets. The endless march of Athenian youth collides with the march of the dead through the vignettes of K’s life that illustrate his perception of a reality, where the dead and the living co-exist. WRITER/DIRECTOR/EDITOR Rebecca E. Marshall PRODUCTION DESIGNER

(19m, RED ONE MX)

It is Evren's 18th birthday, the day he will inherit the family fortune. Throughout the day both his grandmother and the family lawyer impose their sense of direction on his life. However, Evren’s only goal is the end of year talent show.

Blue Tie (19m, RED ONE MX)

Howard has everything a man could want: well-paid job; lovely house; young, attractive wife. Then one day, a stranger knocks on his door and draws Howard into a very unexpected adventure that will take him to a number – 217 – a number with a shocking truth about his life… and… his wife... Giacomo Boeri WRITER/DIRECTOR Chantal Bertalanffy PRODUCER Elly Nakajima

DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY Nikolaos Kouros CAMERA OPERATOR Alessandro Alpini PRODUCTION DESIGNER SOUND RECORDISTS

Youth Orchestra’s backstage workings and onstage rehearsals asks a salient question – ‘Is there still a Europe worth playing for?’ Tay Blyth-Kabota

DIRECTOR/PRODUCER/DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY Alastair Uhlig, Nikalaos Kouros CAMERA OPERATORS Alastair Uhlig SOUND RECORDIST Giacomo Boeri SOUND DESIGNER

A group of friends ignore the flood warnings and images of destruction and death on the television, choosing instead to play ‘kings for the day’ in an abandoned village. For a while they are free and safe but soon discover they are not alone.

of the large imposing woman beating her diminutive husband. When Abi’s mother dispatches her with a message for the upstairs flat, Abi sees a very different picture.

Eli Kasavi WRITER/DIRECTOR/EDITOR

Danny

Daina Oniunas-Pusic WRITER/DIRECTOR Gabriel Stavenhagen PRODUCER Karel Van Bellingen EDITOR Jeroen Bogaert SOUND RECORDIST

(46m, DSLR)

Danny is a 16-year-old Londoner who happens to have Down's syndrome. This observational documentary bears witness to a guy who has the heart of a lion and does everything with grace and inspiring determination.

Jan Kwiecinski WRITER/DIRECTOR

Enquanto Eles Nao Chegam

Glitter and Storm

Alastair Uhlig DIRECTOR/CAMERA

(WHILE WAITING)

(15m, DSLR)

OPERATOR/EDITOR

(19m, Red One)

Water, sunlight, breathing and skin – this is a submersion into the joy of sea swimming by night and by day. A series of moving portraits and interviews held exclusively in the sea off the coast of Hastings, South East England.

Vitor spends his days cycling round the Brazilian countryside delivering drinks from his father’s bar to help pay for his mother’s medication. On one errand he meets Pedrinho, whose kidnapping is the major news item in the remote region. Vitor takes Pedrinho home, and his father promises to call the rich city boy’s parents. The longer Pedrinho waits, the more Vitor questions his father’s motives.

A young barber and his lover adapt their dreams of a ‘happily ever after’ to the reality of life in the world of London’s Turkish Mafia. When the barbershop fails to deliver the required protection money, the mobsters murder the head barber and colonise the shop. The lovers’ passion proves a powerful adversary to the mobsters’ greed.

Rebecca E. Marshall DIRECTOR/PRODUCER Alasdair Beckett-King CAMERA OPERATOR Aristotelis Maragkos SOUND RECORDIST Daniel Passes EDITOR

Gabriel Simi Araujo WRITER/DIRECTOR Ivana Verle SCREENWRITER

Mohammad Shyrdeh DIRECTOR Charlotte Scott-Gray PRODUCER Yoonseuk Back

(15m, Red One MX)

Handle with Care (12m, Alexa)

Oliver, a recently qualified doctor, has asked his girlfriend to move in with him, and his mother has offered to help reorganise the flat. On the day of the move, Oliver is caught between the two women in his life. Overcome by embarrassment and anxiety, Oliver only succeeds in making matters worse until he is forced to choose. Uri Stramer WRITER/DIRECTOR Fateme Ahmadi SCREENWRITER Alexandru Gherman PRODUCER Soonil Lee DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY Christopher Thomas CAMERA OPERATOR Robyn Pete SCRIPT EDITOR Danny De Warren, Omar Zavala, Brian O'Toole

SOUND RECORDISTS

Home (30m, HDV)

A night and a day in the life of young estate agent Felix Lee raises a series of questions the 20something cannot answer on his own. What is the value of family? How do people maintain traditional values in modern society? What happens when loyalty to the previous generation conflicts with responsibility for the next? Cheng-Ta Yang WRITER/DIRECTOR Ming Ying Lin EDITOR

HomeGirl (14m, RED ONE MX)

Ronnie and Rita live with their depressed mum and a vague recollection of a once better family life. Music and memories help them survive until Ronnie decides she has had enough and is moving out. Rita tries everything to make her sister stay but fails. Now she has to grow up without giving up, realising life isn’t black and white. Florah Uddin WRITER/DIRECTOR Mihails Zaievs CINEMATOGRAPHER

Hot & Bothered (3m, RED One)

Tom loves Jane, but in this not so distant future, it’s quite simply too boiling hot for him to express his affection. Thankfully the right product has come along to solve their bedroom woes, but is another energy-consuming device really the answer? Hot & Bothered is one of ten films selected by Open University in collaboration with BBC, as part of the Creative Climate Film Competition. Giannina La Salvia WRITER/DIRECTOR Eui Jong Hong DIRECTOR OF

PHOTOGRAPHY Elly Nakajima CAMERA OPERATOR Alessandro Alpini PRODUCTION DESIGNER Mirella Pazzaglia EDITOR Chantal Bertalanffy SOUND RECORDIST

The tender yet difficult relationship between Emily, a 20something in corporate banking, and Mark, a charismatic singer in an up-andcoming rock band, was created entirely from improvisation by actors based on their own life experiences. Mark is played by Dave Hunter, previously lead singer in UK rock band, Reemer. Dave wrote three songs specifically for this film.

Thomas is trying to break up with his girlfriend, stumbling at every opportunity. Freya mistakes his bumbling for an attempted proposal. As they walk home through the streets of West London, each grapples with a secret. Eventually their secrets collide at the worst possible moment, with the worst possible consequences.

Nicoleta (19m, RED ONE MX)

1951: In the mountains of Greece, still full of the hatred of civil war, a boy takes on his role as head of the family. With his baby sister strapped to his back, he treks the inhospitable landscape and braves the dangers of unforgiving people in the hopes of escaping poverty. Sonia-Liza Kenterman DIRECTOR/CO-

WRITER Tracy Sunderland SCREENWRITER Alasdair Beckett-King SVFX

Sameer Patel CO-WRITER/DIRECTOR Danny De Warren CO-WRITER/PRODUCER

E.J. Shaffert DIRECTOR Johann Bernhard Wittich DIRECTOR OF

PHOTOGRAPHY Giorgio Bosiso CAMERA OPERATOR Sam Mildner PRODUCTION DESIGNER Naina Rohit Panemanglor EDITOR

La Cara (THE FACE) (20m, RED ONE MX)

One morning the comfortably bourgeois Jorge Juan answers his phone to an unknown caller who explains that his face is so hideous that it prevents him from engaging with the world in person. Jorge Juan’s immediate fascination soon leads to infatuation, and he promises to find a way in which the voice’s face will no longer be an obstacle to true friendship. Diego Reyes-Cancino

DIRECTOR/PRODUCER Selim Gungor SCREENWRITER

Let Me Go (17m, Alexa)

This is a story about two women on the way to their ‘wonderland’ in a world where there is no ‘wonderland’. When they realise this, should they keep going or turn back?

My Friend Erhan (12m, Alexa)

A young girl from a remote Turkish orphanage scours the countryside for a runaway goat that was supposed to be her responsibility. She returns empty-handed but finds redemption by confronting her fears and guilt. Khurrum M. Sultan DIRECTOR Selim Gungor SCREENWRITER Chantal Bertalanffy PRODUCER Alexandru Grigoras DIRECTOR OF

Outland (19m, RED ONE MX)

A reclusive lighthouse keeper refuses to give over his responsibility to the newly installed machine and spends one last night on duty. He wakes the next morning to discover that he’s the only person left standing on this remote island. Adina Istrate WRITER/DIRECTOR Eui Jeong Hong DIRECTOR OF

PHOTOGRAPHY Alexandru Grigoras CAMERA OPERATOR Giannina La Salvia PRODUCTION DESIGNER

PHOTOGRAPHY Iason Arvanitakis CAMERA OPERATOR

Yuzhu Fei WRITER/DIRECTOR Jonas Rejman DIRECTOR OF

PHOTOGRAPHY Richard Larkin SOUND RECORDIST

CINEMATOGRAPHER

Coast (23m, Super16mm)

Anton is a 36-year-old in crisis. He leaves the city where he’s spent most of his life and goes to the beach house his father's left him in the hopes of escaping his problems. This new environment compounds his problems until he

Early Birds (21m, Alexa)

Mila, a rebellious 12-year-old, has a secret crush on Sam, her 40-yearold neighbour and football coach. When Mila finds out that he's moving to Italy, she concocts a plan to go with him. Jeroen Bogaert WRITER/DIRECTOR/SOUND

DESIGNER Karel van Bellingen EDITOR

Elephants (22m, Alexa)

Coda

Fawns (35m, Alexa)

(28m, Alexa)

Adina Istrate, Nicola Sersale Aristotelis Maragkos

(EVREN'IN SONU)

Dead Barber

Coming of Age

Young musicians of the European Union Baroque Orchestra rehearse intensively at a French chateau and describe their life on tour and their passion for music through interviews and their own ‘video diaires’. Led by the inspirational Enrico Onofri, this unique orchestra reveals that bringing baroque music to life is about interpretation, improvisation and intuition.

Coming of Age

(20m, Canon7D)

Europe is in turmoil. Yet the European Union Youth Orchestra plays on amidst the social turbulence and economic upheaval. This portrait of the EU

Long Walk Home

(19m, Alexa) Jonathan Tomlin WRITER/DIRECTOR Annette Remler CINEMATOGRAPHER George Robinson SOUND DESIGNER

16-year-old Abi has a limited ability to distinguish fantasy from reality. Every night as she tries to sleep, she hears Rita and Rita’s husband fighting above her. In the alchemy of imagination, insomnia and projection she fabricates a picture

Elephants

(23m, Super16mm)

It Happens So Fast

National Day Holiday

The routine, hidden abuse that is ten-year-old Billy’s life at home comes to the surface when his teacher accuses the boy of being the school bully. His mother blames his father for Billy’s bad habits, Billy blames his mother, and his father yet again walks away from any responsibility.

WRITER/DIRECTOR/ADDITIONAL CAMERA OPERATOR Soonil Lee CINEMATOGRAPHER Amanda Nell Eu ADDITIONAL CAMERA OPERATOR Connla Lyons EDITOR Alessandro Alpini SOUND RECORDIST Nicola Sersale SOUND DESIGNER

Konstantinos Gerampinis WRITER/DIRECTOR

Exit this Way

National Day Holiday

(16m, DSLR)

(20m, Red One MX)

This documentary traces Coucla's physical journey across Europe. She tries to escape the emotional journey she really needs to be taking in the aftermath of the Arab Spring when her family fled Egypt for Spain due to their involvement with former President Hosni Mubarak.

A teenager from the city visits the traditional rural farmhouse, where she spent the first five years of her life with her grandmother. Over the long National Holiday Weekend, she struggles with the routines and rituals that were once her own. Then she finds a letter she wrote to her grandmother when she was five and went to live with her parents in the city.

Nelly Saad

DIRECTOR/PRODUCER/SCREENWRITER Jason Beffa EDITOR/SOUND DESIGNER

Hot & Bothered

(11m, DSLR)

A Violinist, travelling alone through Eastern Europe, comes to the end of her financial resources in a Budapest train station. She plays for ticket money, but no one stops. Then a curious Little Girl, with no money to offer, makes a modest contribution that has an immeasurable impact on the young musician.

Fawns

‘In May 2011 selected students from the London Film School had the opportunity to spend three days with the Chamber Orchestra of Europe. During the filming we met some of the founders of "the finest chamber orchestra in the world" (BBC) and a "model for harmonious European relations for 30 years" (Classical Music Magazine). We heard their stories and watched them prepare and perform their 30th anniversary concert in London, 2011.’

Early Birds

Billy

An Experimental Film

There are also two commercial collaborations amongst this year’s graduation films. Gia La Salvia worked with the BBC-Open University Creative Climate Short Film Competition, which encouraged student filmmakers to add their voices to the current debate. Jan Kwiecinski won his place alongside Harmony Korine and Alexsei Fedorchenko in the first feature film to come out of Grolsch Film Works. The film was produced in collaboration with VICE Films and overseen by executive director, Eddy Moretti.

At LFS it’s not only the filmmakers who travel. Several of the films featured today have already had their premieres at key international festivals (see sidebar page 2). LFS faculty, staff and governors look forward to hearing news of all the films as they find their audiences around the world.

meets someone who makes him look at life and nature from a different perspective.

(27m, HDV)

An Experimental Film

Three of this year’s graduation films are set within the world of classical music, specifically the pan-European orchestras with funding from Brussels. The projects started with the idea of creating promotional trailers. The LFS students involved took the projects further and developed their own, in-depth portraits of the people and their music.

MA Filmmaking

GRADUATION FILMS

n keeping with London’s role on the world stage in 2012, the capital features heavily in this year’s graduation films. In most it’s a city you’ll recognise– from the corporate headquarters of the Square Mile to the clubs of Shoreditch and Dalston, the bright lights to the gritty shadows. In some, however, the filmmakers have created an alternative London, dystopian and unsettling.

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Iceberg

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Nicoleta

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Pasak (21m, Alexa)

Yanwenjun Liu

Fung feels trapped. By day, she works a fish stall in the Kuala Lumpur market with her mother-inlaw who berates her failure to perform as a good daughter-in-law. By night, she endures her husband’s repeated insults. Fearful of bringing a child into a world where she has no self-esteem, she hides her pregnancy from them. One day in the market, as she serves a single mother, Fung is inspired to take a risk for herself and her child in the hopes of a better life.

WRITER/DIRECTOR/PRODUCER/EDITOR Yoonseuk Back DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY Soonil Lee CAMERA OPERATOR

Amanda Nell Eu WRITER/DIRECTOR Rae Lyn Lee DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY Joe Spray EDITOR


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Chamber Orchestra of Europe

Iceberg

Mihails Zaicevs DIRECTOR/PRODUCER Josemaria Solanes CINEMATOGRAPHER Vaagn Avakyan SCREENWRITER

19-year-old Stefanos is a passionate conspiracy theorist who applies his global perspective to his older brother’s recent drugs-related death. In an attempt to release his suffering he seeks revenge on the man he blames for his loss and enters a world that defies him. Still, he perseveres to fight his way to redemption.

(19m, RED ONE MX)

Coda (13m, Super16mm)

Alexandru Gherman

A film student fails to make his graduation film and dreams of meeting a girl. He tells the girl about his recent failure. The girl in turn tells him of her frustration, waiting for the return of a friend.

Yasser Ahmed WRITER/DIRECTOR/CO-

PRODUCER Rohit Gill PRODUCER Nikalaos Kouros DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY Nick Refuerzo EDITOR

Shek Kwan Wu

PRODUCER/DIRECTOR/EDITOR

Baroque around the Clock

Chords & Discords

(14m, DSLR)

As is always the case, each of the world’s continents are represented on screen. From the markets of Kuala Lumpur to the rain forests of Brazil, from the streets of Cairo to the Baltic shore, from mainland China and Taiwan to Boise, Idaho, LFS filmmakers take a fresh look at their own stories and countries after two years away from home.

Robin Swailes DIRECTOR

Beatitudes

While some filmmakers renew existing relationships or look for new collaborators in their native territories, others bring their peers back with them, crossing borders that were closed to outsiders until very recently. Two Koreans, a DoP and camera operator, journeyed with their Chinese director to a traditional village . Other LFS filmmakers overcame perceived barriers of language and culture. A Jordanian chose to set a love story on the mean streets of ‘Turkish’ North London. An English director of Pakistani origin ventured to remote Turkey with his German producer, Romanian DoP and Greek camera operator.

(15m, DSLR)

As K prepares for retirement – packing up his clinic at the hospital, remembering the patients he’s saved and lost – Athens is preoccupied with its own future and the violent riots on the streets. The endless march of Athenian youth collides with the march of the dead through the vignettes of K’s life that illustrate his perception of a reality, where the dead and the living co-exist. WRITER/DIRECTOR/EDITOR Rebecca E. Marshall PRODUCTION DESIGNER

(19m, RED ONE MX)

It is Evren's 18th birthday, the day he will inherit the family fortune. Throughout the day both his grandmother and the family lawyer impose their sense of direction on his life. However, Evren’s only goal is the end of year talent show.

Blue Tie (19m, RED ONE MX)

Howard has everything a man could want: well-paid job; lovely house; young, attractive wife. Then one day, a stranger knocks on his door and draws Howard into a very unexpected adventure that will take him to a number – 217 – a number with a shocking truth about his life… and… his wife... Giacomo Boeri WRITER/DIRECTOR Chantal Bertalanffy PRODUCER Elly Nakajima

DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY Nikolaos Kouros CAMERA OPERATOR Alessandro Alpini PRODUCTION DESIGNER SOUND RECORDISTS

Youth Orchestra’s backstage workings and onstage rehearsals asks a salient question – ‘Is there still a Europe worth playing for?’ Tay Blyth-Kabota

DIRECTOR/PRODUCER/DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY Alastair Uhlig, Nikalaos Kouros CAMERA OPERATORS Alastair Uhlig SOUND RECORDIST Giacomo Boeri SOUND DESIGNER

A group of friends ignore the flood warnings and images of destruction and death on the television, choosing instead to play ‘kings for the day’ in an abandoned village. For a while they are free and safe but soon discover they are not alone.

of the large imposing woman beating her diminutive husband. When Abi’s mother dispatches her with a message for the upstairs flat, Abi sees a very different picture.

Eli Kasavi WRITER/DIRECTOR/EDITOR

Danny

Daina Oniunas-Pusic WRITER/DIRECTOR Gabriel Stavenhagen PRODUCER Karel Van Bellingen EDITOR Jeroen Bogaert SOUND RECORDIST

(46m, DSLR)

Danny is a 16-year-old Londoner who happens to have Down's syndrome. This observational documentary bears witness to a guy who has the heart of a lion and does everything with grace and inspiring determination.

Jan Kwiecinski WRITER/DIRECTOR

Enquanto Eles Nao Chegam

Glitter and Storm

Alastair Uhlig DIRECTOR/CAMERA

(WHILE WAITING)

(15m, DSLR)

OPERATOR/EDITOR

(19m, Red One)

Water, sunlight, breathing and skin – this is a submersion into the joy of sea swimming by night and by day. A series of moving portraits and interviews held exclusively in the sea off the coast of Hastings, South East England.

Vitor spends his days cycling round the Brazilian countryside delivering drinks from his father’s bar to help pay for his mother’s medication. On one errand he meets Pedrinho, whose kidnapping is the major news item in the remote region. Vitor takes Pedrinho home, and his father promises to call the rich city boy’s parents. The longer Pedrinho waits, the more Vitor questions his father’s motives.

A young barber and his lover adapt their dreams of a ‘happily ever after’ to the reality of life in the world of London’s Turkish Mafia. When the barbershop fails to deliver the required protection money, the mobsters murder the head barber and colonise the shop. The lovers’ passion proves a powerful adversary to the mobsters’ greed.

Rebecca E. Marshall DIRECTOR/PRODUCER Alasdair Beckett-King CAMERA OPERATOR Aristotelis Maragkos SOUND RECORDIST Daniel Passes EDITOR

Gabriel Simi Araujo WRITER/DIRECTOR Ivana Verle SCREENWRITER

Mohammad Shyrdeh DIRECTOR Charlotte Scott-Gray PRODUCER Yoonseuk Back

(15m, Red One MX)

Handle with Care (12m, Alexa)

Oliver, a recently qualified doctor, has asked his girlfriend to move in with him, and his mother has offered to help reorganise the flat. On the day of the move, Oliver is caught between the two women in his life. Overcome by embarrassment and anxiety, Oliver only succeeds in making matters worse until he is forced to choose. Uri Stramer WRITER/DIRECTOR Fateme Ahmadi EDITOR Alexandru Gherman PRODUCER Soonil Lee DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY Christopher Thomas CAMERA OPERATOR Robyn Pete CO-WRITER Danny De Warren, Omar Zavala, Brian O'Toole

SOUND RECORDISTS

Home (30m, HDV)

A night and a day in the life of young estate agent Felix Lee raises a series of questions the 20something cannot answer on his own. What is the value of family? How do people maintain traditional values in modern society? What happens when loyalty to the previous generation conflicts with responsibility for the next? Cheng-Ta Yang WRITER/DIRECTOR Ming Ying Lin EDITOR

HomeGirl (14m, RED ONE MX)

Ronnie and Rita live with their depressed mum and a vague recollection of a once better family life. Music and memories help them survive until Ronnie decides she has had enough and is moving out. Rita tries everything to make her sister stay but fails. Now she has to grow up without giving up, realising life isn’t black and white. Florah Uddin WRITER/DIRECTOR Mihails Zaievs CINEMATOGRAPHER

Hot & Bothered (3m, RED One)

Tom loves Jane, but in this not so distant future, it’s quite simply too boiling hot for him to express his affection. Thankfully the right product has come along to solve their bedroom woes, but is another energy-consuming device really the answer? Hot & Bothered is one of ten films selected by Open University in collaboration with BBC, as part of the Creative Climate Film Competition. Giannina La Salvia WRITER/DIRECTOR Eui Jong Hong DIRECTOR OF

PHOTOGRAPHY Elly Nakajima CAMERA OPERATOR Alessandro Alpini PRODUCTION DESIGNER Mirella Pazzaglia EDITOR Chantal Bertalanffy SOUND RECORDIST

The tender yet difficult relationship between Emily, a 20something in corporate banking, and Mark, a charismatic singer in an up-andcoming rock band, was created entirely from improvisation by actors based on their own life experiences. Mark is played by Dave Hunter, previously lead singer in UK rock band, Reemer. Dave wrote three songs specifically for this film.

Thomas is trying to break up with his girlfriend, stumbling at every opportunity. Freya mistakes his bumbling for an attempted proposal. As they walk home through the streets of West London, each grapples with a secret. Eventually their secrets collide at the worst possible moment, with the worst possible consequences.

Nicoleta (19m, RED ONE MX)

1951: In the mountains of Greece, still full of the hatred of civil war, a boy takes on his role as head of the family. With his baby sister strapped to his back, he treks the inhospitable landscape and braves the dangers of unforgiving people in the hopes of escaping poverty. Sonia-Liza Kenterman DIRECTOR/CO-

WRITER Tracy Sunderland SCREENWRITER Alasdair Beckett-King SVFX

Sameer Patel CO-WRITER/DIRECTOR Danny De Warren CO-WRITER/PRODUCER

E.J. Shaffert DIRECTOR Johann Bernhard Wittich DIRECTOR OF

PHOTOGRAPHY Giorgio Bosiso CAMERA OPERATOR Sam Mildner PRODUCTION DESIGNER Naina Rohit Panemanglor EDITOR

La Cara (THE FACE) (20m, RED ONE MX)

One morning the comfortably bourgeois Jorge Juan answers his phone to an unknown caller who explains that his face is so hideous that it prevents him from engaging with the world in person. Jorge Juan’s immediate fascination soon leads to infatuation, and he promises to find a way in which the voice’s face will no longer be an obstacle to true friendship. Diego Reyes-Cancino

DIRECTOR/PRODUCER Selim Gungor SCREENWRITER

Let Me Go (17m, Alexa)

This is a story about two women on the way to their ‘wonderland’ in a world where there is no ‘wonderland’. When they realise this, should they keep going or turn back?

My Friend Erhan (12m, Alexa)

A young girl from a remote Turkish orphanage scours the countryside for a runaway goat that was supposed to be her responsibility. She returns empty-handed but finds redemption by confronting her fears and guilt. Khurrum M. Sultan DIRECTOR Selim Gungor SCREENWRITER Chantal Bertalanffy PRODUCER Alexandru Grigoras DIRECTOR OF

Outland (19m, RED ONE MX)

A reclusive lighthouse keeper refuses to give over his responsibility to the newly installed machine and spends one last night on duty. He wakes the next morning to discover that he’s the only person left standing on this remote island. Adina Istrate WRITER/DIRECTOR Eui Jeong Hong DIRECTOR OF

PHOTOGRAPHY Alexandru Grigoras CAMERA OPERATOR Giannina La Salvia PRODUCTION DESIGNER

PHOTOGRAPHY Iason Arvanitakis CAMERA OPERATOR

Yuzhu Fei WRITER/DIRECTOR Jonas Rejman DIRECTOR OF

PHOTOGRAPHY Richard Larkin SOUND RECORDIST

CINEMATOGRAPHER

Coast (23m, Super16mm)

Anton is a 36-year-old in crisis. He leaves the city where he’s spent most of his life and goes to the beach house his father's left him in the hopes of escaping his problems. This new environment compounds his problems until he

Early Birds (21m, Alexa)

Mila, a rebellious 12-year-old, has a secret crush on Sam, her 40-yearold neighbour and football coach. When Mila finds out that he's moving to Italy, she concocts a plan to go with him. Jeroen Bogaert WRITER/DIRECTOR/SOUND

DESIGNER Karel van Bellingen EDITOR

Elephants (22m, Alexa)

Coda

Fawns (35m, Alexa)

(28m, Alexa)

Adina Istrate, Nicola Sersale Aristotelis Maragkos

(EVREN'IN SONU)

Dead Barber

Coming of Age

Young musicians of the European Union Baroque Orchestra rehearse intensively at a French chateau and describe their life on tour and their passion for music through interviews and their own ‘video diaires’. Led by the inspirational Enrico Onofri, this unique orchestra reveals that bringing baroque music to life is about interpretation, improvisation and intuition.

Coming of Age

(20m, Canon7D)

Europe is in turmoil. Yet the European Union Youth Orchestra plays on amidst the social turbulence and economic upheaval. This portrait of the EU

Long Walk Home

(19m, Alexa) Jonathan Tomlin WRITER/DIRECTOR Annette Remler CINEMATOGRAPHER George Robinson SOUND DESIGNER

16-year-old Abi has a limited ability to distinguish fantasy from reality. Every night as she tries to sleep, she hears Rita and Rita’s husband fighting above her. In the alchemy of imagination, insomnia and projection she fabricates a picture

Elephants

(23m, Super16mm)

It Happens So Fast

National Day Holiday

The routine, hidden abuse that is ten-year-old Billy’s life at home comes to the surface when his teacher accuses the boy of being the school bully. His mother blames his father for Billy’s bad habits, Billy blames his mother, and his father yet again walks away from any responsibility.

WRITER/DIRECTOR/ADDITIONAL CAMERA OPERATOR Soonil Lee CINEMATOGRAPHER Amanda Nell Eu ADDITIONAL CAMERA OPERATOR Connla Lyons EDITOR Alessandro Alpini SOUND RECORDIST Nicola Sersale SOUND DESIGNER

Konstantinos Gerampinis WRITER/DIRECTOR

Exit this Way

National Day Holiday

(16m, DSLR)

(20m, Red One MX)

This documentary traces Coucla's physical journey across Europe. She tries to escape the emotional journey she really needs to be taking in the aftermath of the Arab Spring when her family fled Egypt for Spain due to their involvement with former President Hosni Mubarak.

A teenager from the city visits the traditional rural farmhouse, where she spent the first five years of her life with her grandmother. Over the long National Holiday Weekend, she struggles with the routines and rituals that were once her own. Then she finds a letter she wrote to her grandmother when she was five and went to live with her parents in the city.

Nelly Saad

DIRECTOR/PRODUCER/SCREENWRITER Jason Beffa EDITOR/SOUND DESIGNER

Hot & Bothered

(11m, DSLR)

A Violinist, travelling alone through Eastern Europe, comes to the end of her financial resources in a Budapest train station. She plays for ticket money, but no one stops. Then a curious Little Girl, with no money to offer, makes a modest contribution that has an immeasurable impact on the young musician.

Fawns

‘In May 2011 selected students from the London Film School had the opportunity to spend three days with the Chamber Orchestra of Europe. During the filming we met some of the founders of "the finest chamber orchestra in the world" (BBC) and a "model for harmonious European relations for 30 years" (Classical Music Magazine). We heard their stories and watched them prepare and perform their 30th anniversary concert in London, 2011.’

Early Birds

Billy

An Experimental Film

There are also two commercial collaborations amongst this year’s graduation films. Gia La Salvia worked with the BBC-Open University Creative Climate Short Film Competition, which encouraged student filmmakers to add their voices to the current debate. Jan Kwiecinski won his place alongside Harmony Korine and Alexsei Fedorchenko in the first feature film to come out of Grolsch Film Works. The film was produced in collaboration with VICE Films and overseen by executive director, Eddy Moretti.

At LFS it’s not only the filmmakers who travel. Several of the films featured today have already had their premieres at key international festivals (see sidebar page 2). LFS faculty, staff and governors look forward to hearing news of all the films as they find their audiences around the world.

meets someone who makes him look at life and nature from a different perspective.

(27m, HDV)

An Experimental Film

Three of this year’s graduation films are set within the world of classical music, specifically the pan-European orchestras with funding from Brussels. The projects started with the idea of creating promotional trailers. The LFS students involved took the projects further and developed their own, in-depth portraits of the people and their music.

MA Filmmaking

GRADUATION FILMS

n keeping with London’s role on the world stage in 2012, the capital features heavily in this year’s graduation films. In most it’s a city you’ll recognise– from the corporate headquarters of the Square Mile to the clubs of Shoreditch and Dalston, the bright lights to the gritty shadows. In some, however, the filmmakers have created an alternative London, dystopian and unsettling.

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Fung feels trapped. By day, she works a fish stall in the Kuala Lumpur market with her mother-inlaw who berates her failure to perform as a good daughter-in-law. By night, she endures her husband’s repeated insults. Fearful of bringing a child into a world where she has no self-esteem, she hides her pregnancy from them. One day in the market, as she serves a single mother, Fung is inspired to take a risk for herself and her child in the hopes of a better life.

WRITER/DIRECTOR/PRODUCER/EDITOR Yoonseuk Back DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY Soonil Lee CAMERA OPERATOR

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Sunday Best

Alasdair Beckett-King

(20m, HD)

(24m, Alexa)

(IL VESTITO DELLA FESTA)

Alasdair is a British filmmaker whose work combines animation and live action film. Drawing upon folk tale, Gothic literature and science fiction, his films are about unusual encounters and other worlds. In January 2012 he began performing stand-up comedy. As a consequence he is now both a Royal Television Society award winning filmmaker and a small plastic trophy winning comedian. He has written comedy sketches for BBC radio and currently works as an editor and animator for video games, theatre and film. His next film will feature at least one joke.

16-year-old Paul runs away from his home in the North of England in search of something better in London. His encounters with the city are tumultuous and confusing, and at the end of his first night away from home he begins to reevaluate his life and re-consider his priorities.

Sam Ward is an ex-professional footballer currently plying his trade in non-league football. When he’s told he’s being phased-out in favour of the next generation, he hangs up his boots and concentrates on life away from the pitch. But will he be able to resist the pull to the game he loves?

Auguste Rahmberg WRITER/DIRECTOR Sonia Rodriguez Serrano DIRECTOR OF

David Anderson WRITER/DIRECTOR Benjamin Thomas DIRECTOR OF

PHOTOGRAPHY Giorgio Bosisio CAMERA OPERATOR Sam Mildner PRODUCTION DESIGNER Vaagn Avakyan SOUND RECORDIST

PHOTOGRAPHY

Francesco wears his best jacket, the one reserved for mass and special occasions, to the demonstration in the hopes of impressing a girl who works at the factory. The protest becomes a riot, a policeman gets killed, workers are wounded. As Francesco runs from the factory, he sees the blood on his jacket and throws it in the river to avoid being implicated. Alessandro Alpini DIRECTOR/PRODUCER Alberto Boldini DIRECTOR OF

PHOTOGRAPHY Jessica Lurel CAMERA OPERATOR Giacomo Boeri EDITOR/SOUND DESIGNER

The Eternal Not

(22m, Alexa)

Alessandro Alpini The Colour of the Word

death. The wife has a gift for extraordinary patience that makes her a powerful adversary in their individual quests for eternal bliss.

Sunday Morning

Pieces

Schwestern

(16m, Red One MX)

(13m, Sony F3)

Jessica Lurel WRITER/DIRECTOR Christopher Thomas DIRECTOR OF

PHOTOGRAPHY Alberto Boldini SOUND RECORDIST Jose Alberto Cerrillo Soto EDITOR

Nancy, a mixed race teen, receives an unwanted gift from a boy in her class and tries to return it without anyone knowing. Her little halfsister, Sophia, pesters her into revealing the gift and explaining why it is such an insult. Their journey through Berlin’s glittering Christmas lights and fairs draws the sisters closer and forces Nancy to evaluate herself in the context of a world that is also complicated and confusing. Chantal Bertalanffy WRITER/DIRECTOR George Oliver DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAHY Benjamin Mitchell CAMERA OPERATOR Carl Harrison EDITOR

Pinata (11m, Red One MX)

Rodrigo is certain Juliette’s the one; Juliette is not as confident about their future together. Each has a child from a previous marriage – Katie, Rodrigo's 6-year-old daughter, and Matthieu, Juliette's son, nearly the same age as Rodrigo. As Juliette plays hostess for Katie's birthday party, the three adults struggle with their feelings about this new relationship while keeping up appearances for Katie and her guests. Omar Zavala DIRECTOR Rachael Swindale WRITER Johann Bernhard Wittich DIRECTOR OF

PHOTOGRAPHY Christopher Thomas CAMERA OPERATOR Karel van Bellingen EDITOR

Refugee City (26m, DSLR)

Adrift after her husband’s death in the Iraq War, Helene spends her days collecting donations for refugees in Idaho. One day she meets Duke, an Iraqi refugee, who dreams of becoming a cowboy. The two strike up a fragile friendship that forces each of them to confront the haunted past.

Shadow Walker (20m, Super16mm)

(20m, Red One MX)

PRODUCER

The Library of Burned Books (9m, Red One MX)

The Fire Wardens march and the children stand in line for their chance to toss the banned books into the ritual flames. A young girl refuses to join in and runs from the furnace. The headmaster tries to protect her and tells her an impossible story about a chimney sweep and the ‘Library of Burned Books’. She listens. But a Fire Warden is listening, too.

Konstantinos Gerampinis

CINEMATOGRAPHER Alessandro Alpini SOUND RECORDIST Nicola Sersale EDITOR

One Sunday morning, 9-year-old Kiva is getting up to all sorts around

Alasdair Beckett-King DIRECTOR Liam Creighton PRODUCER Asier Armental CINEMATOGRAPHER Rebecca E. Marshall PRODUCTION

DESIGNER Nick Refuerzo EDITOR

The Turn (20m, Alexa)

A soldier, who was presumed dead, returns home after three years of self-imposed exile for desertion, to discover that his wife is married to another man.

her palatial home. After a scary experience in the swimming pool, she has an encounter with a visiting window cleaner. But can he be trusted? And where are her parents?

Simran Sidhu DIRECTOR/EDITOR Benjamin Thomas DIRECTOR OF

PHOTOGRAPHY Dinindu Jagoda SOUND RECORDIST Aditi Tara Verma EDITOR

Brian O’Toole DIRECTOR/EDITOR

Shells and Strings

The Women of My House

The Eternal Not (19m, Sony F3)

A young married couple have been awaiting the arrival of their first child for two years. The husband’s anxieties turn to paranoia and he seeks the services of an agency that recommends he fake his own

Stanley Kovack is a 50something stand-up comedian with a career of easy successes and failed promises. Trapped in the ruins of his personal and professional life, Stanley finds an opportunity for fame and possible fortune when he meets Morris, a young stand-up who’s based himself on the original, youthful Stanley. When Morris shows Stanley his notebook, the temptation to regain what was once his at the expense of his successful admirer is too great to overcome. Christian Krohn WRITER/DIRECTOR Annette Remler DIRECTOR OF

Inside a house in Qatar, six sisters grapple with questions facing women across the Middle East and in Muslim communities around the world. Their internal debates and tentative answers are revealed through a series of intimate conversations between the second eldest sister – the film’s director – and her immediate family. Fatma Almoghunni DIRECTOR/CAMERA

OPERATOR Twan Da Silva PRODUCER/EDITOR

Three Way Street (19m, ALEXA)

Julia has just turned down a marriage proposal in Manhattan from a man just like her mother’s ex-husband to accept a London job offer from Jean-George, who still thinks of himself as her ‘father’. Jean-George pretends to be oblivious to the subtext of the dinner conversation with his former wife’s daughter, whilst Julia is convinced that Jean-George’s new partner is indeed jealous of the time they will be spending together. Josemaria Solanes DIRECTOR/CO

Yasser Ahmed Born in Kashmir, Pakistan, but raised in London since the age of two, Yasser started making experimental videos, stop-motion animations and short films from the age of 15. He later qualified with a CCNA and worked as an IT engineer for a number of years before deciding to pursue his real passion for filmmaking. In 2007 Yasser graduated from Buckingham Chilterns University College with a BA in Drama and Video Production and entered the MA Filmmaking programme at LFS. Yasser prefers to make films based on social realism, pushing boundaries in an effort to put the experiences of real Britons on screen.

Karel van Bellingen

WRITER/DIRECTOR/EDITOR/SVFX Chantal Bertalanffy CO-PRODUCER Benjamin Thomas DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY Ben Caird CAMERA OPERATOR Jeroen Bogaert SOUND RECORDIST

(16m, Canon 7D)

Emila, a piano teacher at a Sarajevo school before the Bosnian War, struggles to protect her son, Alen, from the snipers that killed her closest friend, a talented cellist. While Alen rebels against being kept prisoner in the flat while his friends play and his grandfather grills meat in the courtyard below, he also yearns for a way to release them both from her fear.

Blue Tie, PRODUCTION DESIGNER, 20m, 2011 Hot’n Bothered, PRODUCTION DESIGNER, 3m, BBC/Open University/LFS, 2011

Cuffed, CAMERA OPERATOR/PRODUCTION DESIGNER, 10m, LFS, 2011 Tough Anton, PRODUCTION DESIGNER/SOUND RECORDIST, 10m, B&W, 2010

The Grape and the Snow, DIRECTOR, 12 mins, 2010

alessandro.alpini@lfs-students.org.uk

Billy, DIRECTOR, HD, 11m, LFS The Game, EDITOR, 35mm B&W, 19m, LFS

Path to Peace, CAMERA OPERATOR, Digital HDV, 18m, LFS Imprisoned, DIRECTOR, 16mm Colour, 3m, LFS

Like Herod, CAMERA OPERATOR, 16mm Colour, 3m, LFS Ext, DIRECTOR, 16mm B&W, 3m, LFS

yasserahmeduk@gmail.com

Fatma Almoghunni Fatma Almoghunni was born in 1981 to Palestinian parents in Doha, Qatar. She graduated as a Graphic Designer at the Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts in 2003. Following this she embarked on a successful career in graphic design working on a vast array of different assignments most notably on the logo for the Doha bid for the Olympics 2016. Fatma’s interest in story telling deepened and expanded when she joined the London Film School where she earned her Master’s degree in filmmaking. Here she wrote, acted in and directed a documentary on the significance of being a refugee. She also wrote and directed her graduation feature length documentary which is called The Women of my House.

David Anderson London born David Anderson started making films whilst studying a BA in Film & Television at the University of Westminster, graduating with First Class Honours in 2006. After a spell as a freelancer in the film industry David was awarded a Skillset bursary to attend the London Film School. He is graduating as a writer/director with the short film Saturday. During his MA David was very fortunate to be mentored by Ken Loach and spent time on The Angel’s Share, working as 2nd Unit Director on the film’s ‘making of’ – Distilling the Angel’s Share. David’s work is firmly bound to what is happening in the world, focusing on problems caused by social inequality & asking questions of the establishment.

Stephanie Trainer DIRECTOR Nemanja Antanaskovic SCREENWRITER

True Power

contact@abeckettking.com www.abeckettking.com

Tay Blyth-Kabota

Yoonseuk Back Yoonseuk Back studied cinematography at The Korea National University of Arts in South Korea. After graduation he worked in the Korean film industry as camera and lighting crew for 4 years before making the decision to gain more international experience at the London Film School. He has been working on some independent feature and documentary films in the UK as a gaffer. He has also had the chance to shoot commercial films in London during that period. Nowadays he stays in Korea to shoot feature films where he is currently shooting a 3D film which is being produced by the Korea Film Council. Go, Stop, CINEMATOGRAPHY, HD, Color, 115mins, Yeon Pictures, 2012

Kang-ho-yeol-jeon (HERO), CINEMATOGRAPHY, 3D, HD, Color, 16mins, Korea Film Council, 2012

What Women Live By, CINEMATOGRAPHY, HD, Color, 60mins, MBC, 2012

Dae Kyung Apartment TV commercial, CINEMATOGRAPHY, TV Commercial, HD, Color, 20secs, RB Production, 2012

Tay Blyth-Kubota is a London based filmmaker specialising in cinematography. He has shot in many countries around the world. Previous to the London Film School, he graduated from the University of Cambridge and worked at the Red Cross. Lamb, WRITER/DIRECTOR (IN

Jason Beffa

PRODUCTION), Fiction, Colour, 2013

Chords & Discords, DIRECTOR/CINEMATOGRAPHER,

Originally from Seattle, Jason has worked his way through the three year program at the London Film School and onto his first studio feature as an assistant with Working Title Films here in the UK upon graduating in April 2012. Gaining experience in each of the major facets of filmmaking along the way, he’s built the foundations of a skill set that will hopefully lead to a career bridging the film industries on both sides of the Atlantic.

Documentary, Colour, Canon 7D, 20mins, LFS, 2012

Rococco Chocolates, DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY, Promo, Colour, Canon 5D, Classique, 2012

NHS: Harm Reduction Centre, DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY, Promo, Colour, Canon 7D, 2012

Closed Circuit (WT), ASSISTANT EDITOR, 105m, Working Title Films, 2013 Exit This Way, EDITOR/SOUND DESIGNER, Canon 7D, 16m, LFS, 2011 Haal, SOUND DESIGNER, RED, 24m, LFS, 2011 Cuffed, PRODUCER, 35mm, 14m, LFS, 2011 Lemon Meringue, EDITOR/SOUND DESIGNER, 35mm, 13m, LFS, 2010 Into the Garden of Glass & Steel, PRODUCER/EDITOR/SOUND DESIGNER, HD, 14m, LFS, 2010 The Landlord, DIRECTOR/PRODUCER/EDITOR, 16mm, 3m, LFS, 2009 Alice in the Headlights, PRODUCER, 16mm, 3m, LFS, 2009 Jana Non Regina, DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY, 16mm, 3m, LFS, 2009 Downfall of Mighty Man, DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY, 16mm, 3m, LFS, 2009

jbeffa@gmail.com

Ten Nights of Poetry in 1997, CINEMATOGRAPHER, Documentary, HD, 30mins, BBC (Persian), 2012

Natural Cycle, CINEMATOGRAPHER, Special Mention and Filmmaker Award, Movi&co, Milan Commercial, Colour, Canon 7D, Graniti Fiandre, 2011

Come Back To Me, DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY, Music Video, Colour, Canon 7D, 5mins, Curb Denizen, 2011

Louly & 1000 Tears, HD DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY,

Dead Barber, CINEMATOGRA-

Documentary, Colour, HD, LFS, 2011

PHY, Fiction, HD, Color, 20mins, LFS,

Travelling with Salmon, CAM-

2012

ERA OPERATOR, Fiction, Canon 7D, Colour, 20mins, LFS, 2011, 2012 Cornwall Film Festival

Odd One Out, DIRECTOR, HD

National Day Holiday, DIREC-

DSLR, 2012

TOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY, Fiction, HD,

Distilling the Angel’s Share,

Color, 25mins, LFS, 2012

2ND UNIT DIRECTOR, HD/HD DSLR,

WASABI Promotion, CINE-

2012, Sixteen Films

MATOGRAPHY, Promotion, HD, Color,

Saturday, WRITER/DIRECTOR, Arri

3mins, WASABI Co Ltd, 2011

Alexa, 2012, LFS

The Lost Night,

24mins, LFS, 2011 2012 Phoenix Film Festival, 2012 Scinema Film Festival, Australia

DIRECTOR/WRITER, 35mm, Color,

Everest, CAMERA OPERATOR,

16mins, LFS, 2011

Commercial, Super 16mm, Colour, 1min, Kodak, 2010

The Engagement Ring,

Outsight, DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY, Fiction, Canon 7D, B&W,

WRITER/DIRECTOR, HD DSLR, 2012 Women Drivers, DIRECTOR, Red

Sport of the King, CAMERA

Epic, 2012, Warrington Films

OPERATOR, Fiction, 35mm, B&W,

C’est La Vie. Do you know what I mean?, WRITER/DIREC-

12mins, LFS, 2011

Dirty Conscience, DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY, Commercial,

If I Should Die in London,

TOR, HD DSLR, 2011 Home Movies, DIRECTOR, HD,

Super 16mm, Colour, 1 min, 2010

DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY,

2011, MY Production Company £20.30, DIRECTOR, HD DSLR, 2011

The Twisted Thread, DIRECTOR

16mm, Color, 15mins, LFS, 2010

WRITER/DIRECTOR, 35mm, 2010, LFS Meat & Two Veg, DIRECTOR,

OF PHOTOGRAPHY, Fiction, 16mm, Color, 3min, LFS, 2010 Zinc, CAMERA OPERATOR, Fiction, 16mm, Color, 3min, LFS, 2010

RED, 2010, Speed Films

Brave New World,

The Crossmaker,

A Long Way From Home,

fatmam81@yahoo.com

Screen Yorkshire, 2007

Graniti Fiandre, 2011

(1m, Alexa)

PHOTOGRAPHY

Dreadful Bazaar, WRITER/DIRECTOR, 35mm B&W, 9m, LFS, 2010 Bee Fever, CAMERA OPERATOR, Documentary, 16mm,15m, 2009, LFS Netty Carlisle & Iron Hands, WRITER/DIRECTOR/ANIMATOR, HDV, 12m,

2012

True Power A London teenager discovers the shocking power he can wield by using his voice to control the military units of Ubisoft's ‘Tom Clancy’s Endwar’. The sensation of being a real commander on a real battlefield gets momentarily, hyperreal in this video game commercial.

Cave of the Blind, CINEMATOGRAPHER/EDITOR, 35mm Colour, 15m, 2011, LFS

Natural Cycle, PRODUCTION DESIGNER/ANIMATOR, Commercial, 1m,

PRODUCER Mihails Zaicevs CAMERA OPERATOR

2012

Euromix Garden, DIRECTOR, 4m, 2012 Sunday Best (Il vestito della festa), DIRECTOR/PRODUCER, 28m, LFS,

The Women of my House, WRITER/DIRECTOR, LFS, 2012 The Castle, PRODUCTION DESIGNER, LFS, 2009 King’s Cross Tube Station & My Mother’s Home-made Qatayeff, WRITER/DIRECTOR, LFS, 2009 Caged, DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY, LFS, 2009 Ameena, WRITER/DIRECTOR, LFS, 2009 Triumph of the Wheels, EDITOR, LFS, 2008

Tracy Sunderland

WRITER/DIRECTOR/PRODUCTION DESIGNER Jonas Rejman POST-PRODUCTION SUPERVISOR

Alberto Boldini WRITER/DIRECTOR/CO-

The Library of Burned Books

When Eva is left with her estranged mother’s ashes and a flat full of unfinished business, she pragmatically begins disposing of what is left. Along the way Eva understands why it’s not so easy to get rid of the past, yet her determination inspires her friend, Mona, to clear a path through her dead husband’s detritus.

Sunday Morning

Vatican Radio owns a huge transmitter on the edge of a quiet village in the Roman countryside, which researchers claim has caused leukaemia and tumours among local residents, especially young children. Twelve years ago, a group of residents have founded ‘Bambini senza Onde’ (literally ‘Children without Waves’) and have been engaged in two court cases against Radio Vaticana. This documentary tells the story of their continuing struggle through interviews with villagers and experts, plus archive footage (including home movies of those affected).

Joe Spray DIRECTOR Christopher Thomas CINEMATOGRAPHER Nicola Sersale EDITOR

Crow, ANIMATOR/COMPOSITOR, Digital Animation, Handspring Theatre, 2012 Glitter and Storm, CAMERA OPERATOR, Documentary, Canon 7D, 15m, LFS,

Alessandro Alpini was born in Milan, Italy in 1986. After he graduated in 2008 from the Bicocca State University of Milan having completed a three year course in Intercultural Communication Sciences, he collaborated with various magazines specializing in the cinema field, and attended a one year course in Film Directing held by Vittorio Rifranti at the Cineway School in Milan. From 2009 to 2012 he attended the MA course in Filmmaking at the London Film School, where he worked in different roles on many short films.

(44m, HDCAM) (54m, EX1/EX3)

The Library of Burned Books, WRITER/DIRECTOR/ANIMATOR, Red, 9m, LFS, 2012

DIRECTOR/WRITER, Fiction, 16mm,

WRITER/DIRECTOR, 16mm, 2009, LFS Little Prince, WRITER/DIRECTOR,

TALK, CINEMATOGRAPHY, Fiction,

HD, 2009

16mm, B&W, 3min, LFS, 2010

david.anderson84@gmail. com

yoonseuk.back@gmail.com www.youtube.com/00punc hdrunk

Color, 4mins, LFS, 2010

Chantal Bertalanffy Film and travel have always defined Chantal’s life and her desire to know how the world reflects her interest in social politics. Thus, after finishing her MA at The London Film School, she relocated back to her home country Germany in order to work on ideas about a changing Europe, an idea she also pursued in her graduation film Schwestern, which was shot in Berlin in December 2011. Schwestern was screened at the LA Femme International Film Festival in Los Angeles as well as The Bluestocking Film Series in Portland. Chantal previously studied Film and Media Studies at Victoria University of Wellington in New Zealand.

Lannie, DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY, Fiction, 35mm, Colour, 13mins, LFS, 2010

Big Ben, CAMERA OPERATOR, Fiction, 35mm, Colour, 13mins, LFS, 2010, 2011 Film Festival Paris Du Film Merveilleux, 2011 Cologne Film Festival, 2011 Crankcookies Film Festival, Best Film, Audience Award, 2011 MyMovie Competition, Milan

Let It All Blow Over, DIRECTOR, Commercial, Colour, Super 16mm, 1min, Kodak, 2009

Lady Luck & Father Thames, The Rose, PRODUCER, HD, 2012, LFS My Friend Erhan, CO-PRODUCER, HD, 2012, LFS Schwestern, WRITER/DIRECTOR, HD, 2012, LFS Blue Tie, PRODUCER, HD, 2011, LFS True Power, ASSOCIATE PRODUCER, HD, 2011, LFS Short Story, CO-PRODUCER, HD, 2011, LFS Nobody, PRODUCER, 35mm, 2011, LFS Lemon Meringue, PRODUCER/PRODUCTION DESIGN, 35mm, 2011, LFS Free Run, PRODUCER/EDITOR, 16mm, 2010, LFS Anniversary, WRITER/DIRECTOR, 16mm, 2010, LFS Ugly, DIRECTOR, 16mm, 2010, LFS

OF PHOTOGRAPHY, Fiction, 16mm, Colour, 4mins, LFS, 2009 Blessed, DIRECTOR, Fiction, 16mm, Colour, 5 mins, LFS, 2009

cbertalanffy@gmail.com www.kurzfilmschwestern.com

taybk@gmail.com www.taybk.com

DIRECTOR, Documentary, 16mm, 12mins, LFS, 2009

Antenna, CAMERA OPERATOR, Fiction, 16mm, Colour, 4mins, LFS, 2009 ISFF Detmond Film Festival

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Alasdair Beckett-King

(20m, HD)

(24m, Alexa)

(IL VESTITO DELLA FESTA)

Alasdair is a British filmmaker whose work combines animation and live action film. Drawing upon folk tale, Gothic literature and science fiction, his films are about unusual encounters and other worlds. In January 2012 he began performing stand-up comedy. As a consequence he is now both a Royal Television Society award winning filmmaker and a small plastic trophy winning comedian. He has written comedy sketches for BBC radio and currently works as an editor and animator for video games, theatre and film. His next film will feature at least one joke.

16-year-old Paul runs away from his home in the North of England in search of something better in London. His encounters with the city are tumultuous and confusing, and at the end of his first night away from home he begins to reevaluate his life and re-consider his priorities.

Sam Ward is an ex-professional footballer currently plying his trade in non-league football. When he’s told he’s being phased-out in favour of the next generation, he hangs up his boots and concentrates on life away from the pitch. But will he be able to resist the pull to the game he loves?

Auguste Rahmberg WRITER/DIRECTOR Sonia Rodriguez Serrano DIRECTOR OF

David Anderson WRITER/DIRECTOR Benjamin Thomas DIRECTOR OF

PHOTOGRAPHY Giorgio Bosisio CAMERA OPERATOR Sam Mildner PRODUCTION DESIGNER Vaagn Avakyan SOUND RECORDIST

PHOTOGRAPHY

Francesco wears his best jacket, the one reserved for mass and special occasions, to the demonstration in the hopes of impressing a girl who works at the factory. The protest becomes a riot, a policeman gets killed, workers are wounded. As Francesco runs from the factory, he sees the blood on his jacket and throws it in the river to avoid being implicated. Alessandro Alpini DIRECTOR/PRODUCER Alberto Boldini DIRECTOR OF

PHOTOGRAPHY Jessica Lurel CAMERA OPERATOR Giacomo Boeri EDITOR/SOUND DESIGNER

The Eternal Not

(22m, Alexa)

Alessandro Alpini The Colour of the Word

death. The wife has a gift for extraordinary patience that makes her a powerful adversary in their individual quests for eternal bliss.

Sunday Morning

Pieces

Schwestern

(16m, Red One MX)

(13m, Sony F3)

Jessica Lurel WRITER/DIRECTOR Christopher Thomas DIRECTOR OF

PHOTOGRAPHY Alberto Boldini SOUND RECORDIST Jose Alberto Cerrillo Soto EDITOR

Nancy, a mixed race teen, receives an unwanted gift from a boy in her class and tries to return it without anyone knowing. Her little halfsister, Sophia, pesters her into revealing the gift and explaining why it is such an insult. Their journey through Berlin’s glittering Christmas lights and fairs draws the sisters closer and forces Nancy to evaluate herself in the context of a world that is also complicated and confusing. Chantal Bertalanffy WRITER/DIRECTOR George Oliver DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAHY Benjamin Mitchell CAMERA OPERATOR Carl Harrison EDITOR

Pinata (11m, Red One MX)

Rodrigo is certain Juliette’s the one; Juliette is not as confident about their future together. Each has a child from a previous marriage – Katie, Rodrigo's 6-year-old daughter, and Matthieu, Juliette's son, nearly the same age as Rodrigo. As Juliette plays hostess for Katie's birthday party, the three adults struggle with their feelings about this new relationship while keeping up appearances for Katie and her guests. Omar Zavala DIRECTOR Rachael Swindale WRITER Johann Bernhard Wittich DIRECTOR OF

PHOTOGRAPHY Christopher Thomas CAMERA OPERATOR Karel van Bellingen EDITOR

Refugee City (26m, DSLR)

Adrift after her husband’s death in the Iraq War, Helene spends her days collecting donations for refugees in Idaho. One day she meets Duke, an Iraqi refugee, who dreams of becoming a cowboy. The two strike up a fragile friendship that forces each of them to confront the haunted past.

Shadow Walker (20m, Super16mm)

(20m, Red One MX)

PRODUCER

The Library of Burned Books (9m, Red One MX)

The Fire Wardens march and the children stand in line for their chance to toss the banned books into the ritual flames. A young girl refuses to join in and runs from the furnace. The headmaster tries to protect her and tells her an impossible story about a chimney sweep and the ‘Library of Burned Books’. She listens. But a Fire Warden is listening, too.

Konstantinos Gerampinis

CINEMATOGRAPHER Alessandro Alpini SOUND RECORDIST Nicola Sersale EDITOR

One Sunday morning, 9-year-old Kiva is getting up to all sorts around

Alasdair Beckett-King DIRECTOR Liam Creighton PRODUCER Asier Armental CINEMATOGRAPHER Rebecca E. Marshall PRODUCTION

DESIGNER Nick Refuerzo EDITOR

The Turn (20m, Alexa)

A soldier, who was presumed dead, returns home after three years of self-imposed exile for desertion, to discover that his wife is married to another man.

her palatial home. After a scary experience in the swimming pool, she has an encounter with a visiting window cleaner. But can he be trusted? And where are her parents?

Simran Sidhu DIRECTOR/EDITOR Benjamin Thomas DIRECTOR OF

PHOTOGRAPHY Dinindu Jagoda SOUND RECORDIST Aditi Tara Verma EDITOR

Brian O’Toole DIRECTOR/EDITOR

Shells and Strings

The Women of My House

The Eternal Not (19m, Sony F3)

A young married couple have been awaiting the arrival of their first child for two years. The husband’s anxieties turn to paranoia and he seeks the services of an agency that recommends he fake his own

Stanley Kovack is a 50something stand-up comedian with a career of easy successes and failed promises. Trapped in the ruins of his personal and professional life, Stanley finds an opportunity for fame and possible fortune when he meets Morris, a young stand-up who’s based himself on the original, youthful Stanley. When Morris shows Stanley his notebook, the temptation to regain what was once his at the expense of his successful admirer is too great to overcome. Christian Krohn WRITER/DIRECTOR Annette Remler DIRECTOR OF

Inside a house in Qatar, six sisters grapple with questions facing women across the Middle East and in Muslim communities around the world. Their internal debates and tentative answers are revealed through a series of intimate conversations between the second eldest sister – the film’s director – and her immediate family. Fatma Almoghunni DIRECTOR/CAMERA

OPERATOR Twan Da Silva PRODUCER/EDITOR

Three Way Street (19m, ALEXA)

Julia has just turned down a marriage proposal in Manhattan from a man just like her mother’s ex-husband to accept a London job offer from Jean-George, who still thinks of himself as her ‘father’. Jean-George pretends to be oblivious to the subtext of the dinner conversation with his former wife’s daughter, whilst Julia is convinced that Jean-George’s new partner is indeed jealous of the time they will be spending together. Josemaria Solanes DIRECTOR/CO

Yasser Ahmed Born in Kashmir, Pakistan, but raised in London since the age of two, Yasser started making experimental videos, stop-motion animations and short films from the age of 15. He later qualified with a CCNA and worked as an IT engineer for a number of years before deciding to pursue his real passion for filmmaking. In 2007 Yasser graduated from Buckingham Chilterns University College with a BA in Drama and Video Production and entered the MA Filmmaking programme at LFS. Yasser prefers to make films based on social realism, pushing boundaries in an effort to put the experiences of real Britons on screen.

Karel van Bellingen

WRITER/DIRECTOR/EDITOR/SVFX Chantal Bertalanffy CO-PRODUCER Benjamin Thomas DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY Ben Caird CAMERA OPERATOR Jeroen Bogaert SOUND RECORDIST

(16m, Canon 7D)

Emila, a piano teacher at a Sarajevo school before the Bosnian War, struggles to protect her son, Alen, from the snipers that killed her closest friend, a talented cellist. While Alen rebels against being kept prisoner in the flat while his friends play and his grandfather grills meat in the courtyard below, he also yearns for a way to release them both from her fear.

Blue Tie, PRODUCTION DESIGNER, 20m, 2011 Hot’n Bothered, PRODUCTION DESIGNER, 3m, BBC/Open University/LFS, 2011

Cuffed, CAMERA OPERATOR/PRODUCTION DESIGNER, 10m, LFS, 2011 Tough Anton, PRODUCTION DESIGNER/SOUND RECORDIST, 10m, B&W, 2010

The Grape and the Snow, DIRECTOR, 12 mins, 2010

alessandro.alpini@lfs-students.org.uk

Billy, DIRECTOR, HD, 11m, LFS The Game, EDITOR, 35mm B&W, 19m, LFS

Path to Peace, CAMERA OPERATOR, Digital HDV, 18m, LFS Imprisoned, DIRECTOR, 16mm Colour, 3m, LFS

Like Herod, CAMERA OPERATOR, 16mm Colour, 3m, LFS Ext, DIRECTOR, 16mm B&W, 3m, LFS

yasserahmeduk@gmail.com

Fatma Almoghunni Fatma Almoghunni was born in 1981 to Palestinian parents in Doha, Qatar. She graduated as a Graphic Designer at the Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts in 2003. Following this she embarked on a successful career in graphic design working on a vast array of different assignments most notably on the logo for the Doha bid for the Olympics 2016. Fatma’s interest in story telling deepened and expanded when she joined the London Film School where she earned her Master’s degree in filmmaking. Here she wrote, acted in and directed a documentary on the significance of being a refugee. She also wrote and directed her graduation feature length documentary which is called The Women of my House.

David Anderson London born David Anderson started making films whilst studying a BA in Film & Television at the University of Westminster, graduating with First Class Honours in 2006. After a spell as a freelancer in the film industry David was awarded a Skillset bursary to attend the London Film School. He is graduating as a writer/director with the short film Saturday. During his MA David was very fortunate to be mentored by Ken Loach and spent time on The Angel’s Share, working as 2nd Unit Director on the film’s ‘making of’ – Distilling the Angel’s Share. David’s work is firmly bound to what is happening in the world, focusing on problems caused by social inequality & asking questions of the establishment.

Stephanie Trainer DIRECTOR Nemanja Antanaskovic SCREENWRITER

True Power

contact@abeckettking.com www.abeckettking.com

Tay Blyth-Kabota

Yoonseuk Back Yoonseuk Back studied cinematography at The Korea National University of Arts in South Korea. After graduation he worked in the Korean film industry as camera and lighting crew for 4 years before making the decision to gain more international experience at the London Film School. He has been working on some independent feature and documentary films in the UK as a gaffer. He has also had the chance to shoot commercial films in London during that period. Nowadays he stays in Korea to shoot feature films where he is currently shooting a 3D film which is being produced by the Korea Film Council. Go, Stop, CINEMATOGRAPHY, HD, Color, 115mins, Yeon Pictures, 2012

Kang-ho-yeol-jeon (HERO), CINEMATOGRAPHY, 3D, HD, Color, 16mins, Korea Film Council, 2012

What Women Live By, CINEMATOGRAPHY, HD, Color, 60mins, MBC, 2012

Dae Kyung Apartment TV commercial, CINEMATOGRAPHY, TV Commercial, HD, Color, 20secs, RB Production, 2012

Tay Blyth-Kubota is a London based filmmaker specialising in cinematography. He has shot in many countries around the world. Previous to the London Film School, he graduated from the University of Cambridge and worked at the Red Cross. Lamb, WRITER/DIRECTOR (IN

Jason Beffa

PRODUCTION), Fiction, Colour, 2013

Chords & Discords, DIRECTOR/CINEMATOGRAPHER,

Originally from Seattle, Jason has worked his way through the three year program at the London Film School and onto his first studio feature as an assistant with Working Title Films here in the UK upon graduating in April 2012. Gaining experience in each of the major facets of filmmaking along the way, he’s built the foundations of a skill set that will hopefully lead to a career bridging the film industries on both sides of the Atlantic.

Documentary, Colour, Canon 7D, 20mins, LFS, 2012

Rococco Chocolates, DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY, Promo, Colour, Canon 5D, Classique, 2012

NHS: Harm Reduction Centre, DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY, Promo, Colour, Canon 7D, 2012

Closed Circuit (WT), ASSISTANT EDITOR, 105m, Working Title Films, 2013 Exit This Way, EDITOR/SOUND DESIGNER, Canon 7D, 16m, LFS, 2011 Haal, SOUND DESIGNER, RED, 24m, LFS, 2011 Cuffed, PRODUCER, 35mm, 14m, LFS, 2011 Lemon Meringue, EDITOR/SOUND DESIGNER, 35mm, 13m, LFS, 2010 Into the Garden of Glass & Steel, PRODUCER/EDITOR/SOUND DESIGNER, HD, 14m, LFS, 2010 The Landlord, DIRECTOR/PRODUCER/EDITOR, 16mm, 3m, LFS, 2009 Alice in the Headlights, PRODUCER, 16mm, 3m, LFS, 2009 Jana Non Regina, DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY, 16mm, 3m, LFS, 2009 Downfall of Mighty Man, DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY, 16mm, 3m, LFS, 2009

jbeffa@gmail.com

Ten Nights of Poetry in 1997, CINEMATOGRAPHER, Documentary, HD, 30mins, BBC (Persian), 2012

Natural Cycle, CINEMATOGRAPHER, Special Mention and Filmmaker Award, Movi&co, Milan Commercial, Colour, Canon 7D, Graniti Fiandre, 2011

Come Back To Me, DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY, Music Video, Colour, Canon 7D, 5mins, Curb Denizen, 2011

Louly & 1000 Tears, HD DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY,

Dead Barber, CINEMATOGRA-

Documentary, Colour, HD, LFS, 2011

PHY, Fiction, HD, Color, 20mins, LFS,

Travelling with Salmon, CAM-

2012

ERA OPERATOR, Fiction, Canon 7D, Colour, 20mins, LFS, 2011, 2012 Cornwall Film Festival

Odd One Out, DIRECTOR, HD

National Day Holiday, DIREC-

DSLR, 2012

TOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY, Fiction, HD,

Distilling the Angel’s Share,

Color, 25mins, LFS, 2012

2ND UNIT DIRECTOR, HD/HD DSLR,

WASABI Promotion, CINE-

2012, Sixteen Films

MATOGRAPHY, Promotion, HD, Color,

Saturday, WRITER/DIRECTOR, Arri

3mins, WASABI Co Ltd, 2011

Alexa, 2012, LFS

The Lost Night,

24mins, LFS, 2011 2012 Phoenix Film Festival, 2012 Scinema Film Festival, Australia

DIRECTOR/WRITER, 35mm, Color,

Everest, CAMERA OPERATOR,

16mins, LFS, 2011

Commercial, Super 16mm, Colour, 1min, Kodak, 2010

The Engagement Ring,

Outsight, DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY, Fiction, Canon 7D, B&W,

WRITER/DIRECTOR, HD DSLR, 2012 Women Drivers, DIRECTOR, Red

Sport of the King, CAMERA

Epic, 2012, Warrington Films

OPERATOR, Fiction, 35mm, B&W,

C’est La Vie. Do you know what I mean?, WRITER/DIREC-

12mins, LFS, 2011

Dirty Conscience, DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY, Commercial,

If I Should Die in London,

TOR, HD DSLR, 2011 Home Movies, DIRECTOR, HD,

Super 16mm, Colour, 1 min, 2010

DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY,

2011, MY Production Company £20.30, DIRECTOR, HD DSLR, 2011

The Twisted Thread, DIRECTOR

16mm, Color, 15mins, LFS, 2010

WRITER/DIRECTOR, 35mm, 2010, LFS Meat & Two Veg, DIRECTOR,

OF PHOTOGRAPHY, Fiction, 16mm, Color, 3min, LFS, 2010 Zinc, CAMERA OPERATOR, Fiction, 16mm, Color, 3min, LFS, 2010

RED, 2010, Speed Films

Brave New World,

The Crossmaker,

A Long Way From Home,

fatmam81@yahoo.com

Screen Yorkshire, 2007

Graniti Fiandre, 2011

(1m, Alexa)

PHOTOGRAPHY

Dreadful Bazaar, WRITER/DIRECTOR, 35mm B&W, 9m, LFS, 2010 Bee Fever, CAMERA OPERATOR, Documentary, 16mm,15m, 2009, LFS Netty Carlisle & Iron Hands, WRITER/DIRECTOR/ANIMATOR, HDV, 12m,

2012

True Power A London teenager discovers the shocking power he can wield by using his voice to control the military units of Ubisoft's ‘Tom Clancy’s Endwar’. The sensation of being a real commander on a real battlefield gets momentarily, hyperreal in this video game commercial.

Cave of the Blind, CINEMATOGRAPHER/EDITOR, 35mm Colour, 15m, 2011, LFS

Natural Cycle, PRODUCTION DESIGNER/ANIMATOR, Commercial, 1m,

PRODUCER Mihails Zaicevs CAMERA OPERATOR

2012

Euromix Garden, DIRECTOR, 4m, 2012 Sunday Best (Il vestito della festa), DIRECTOR/PRODUCER, 28m, LFS,

The Women of my House, WRITER/DIRECTOR, LFS, 2012 The Castle, PRODUCTION DESIGNER, LFS, 2009 King’s Cross Tube Station & My Mother’s Home-made Qatayeff, WRITER/DIRECTOR, LFS, 2009 Caged, DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY, LFS, 2009 Ameena, WRITER/DIRECTOR, LFS, 2009 Triumph of the Wheels, EDITOR, LFS, 2008

Tracy Sunderland

WRITER/DIRECTOR/PRODUCTION DESIGNER Jonas Rejman POST-PRODUCTION SUPERVISOR

Alberto Boldini WRITER/DIRECTOR/CO-

The Library of Burned Books

When Eva is left with her estranged mother’s ashes and a flat full of unfinished business, she pragmatically begins disposing of what is left. Along the way Eva understands why it’s not so easy to get rid of the past, yet her determination inspires her friend, Mona, to clear a path through her dead husband’s detritus.

Sunday Morning

Vatican Radio owns a huge transmitter on the edge of a quiet village in the Roman countryside, which researchers claim has caused leukaemia and tumours among local residents, especially young children. Twelve years ago, a group of residents have founded ‘Bambini senza Onde’ (literally ‘Children without Waves’) and have been engaged in two court cases against Radio Vaticana. This documentary tells the story of their continuing struggle through interviews with villagers and experts, plus archive footage (including home movies of those affected).

Joe Spray DIRECTOR Christopher Thomas CINEMATOGRAPHER Nicola Sersale EDITOR

Crow, ANIMATOR/COMPOSITOR, Digital Animation, Handspring Theatre, 2012 Glitter and Storm, CAMERA OPERATOR, Documentary, Canon 7D, 15m, LFS,

Alessandro Alpini was born in Milan, Italy in 1986. After he graduated in 2008 from the Bicocca State University of Milan having completed a three year course in Intercultural Communication Sciences, he collaborated with various magazines specializing in the cinema field, and attended a one year course in Film Directing held by Vittorio Rifranti at the Cineway School in Milan. From 2009 to 2012 he attended the MA course in Filmmaking at the London Film School, where he worked in different roles on many short films.

(44m, HDCAM) (54m, EX1/EX3)

The Library of Burned Books, WRITER/DIRECTOR/ANIMATOR, Red, 9m, LFS, 2012

DIRECTOR/WRITER, Fiction, 16mm,

WRITER/DIRECTOR, 16mm, 2009, LFS Little Prince, WRITER/DIRECTOR,

TALK, CINEMATOGRAPHY, Fiction,

HD, 2009

16mm, B&W, 3min, LFS, 2010

david.anderson84@gmail. com

yoonseuk.back@gmail.com www.youtube.com/00punc hdrunk

Color, 4mins, LFS, 2010

Chantal Bertalanffy Film and travel have always defined Chantal’s life and her desire to know how the world reflects her interest in social politics. Thus, after finishing her MA at The London Film School, she relocated back to her home country Germany in order to work on ideas about a changing Europe, an idea she also pursued in her graduation film Schwestern, which was shot in Berlin in December 2011. Schwestern was screened at the LA Femme International Film Festival in Los Angeles as well as The Bluestocking Film Series in Portland. Chantal previously studied Film and Media Studies at Victoria University of Wellington in New Zealand.

Lannie, DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY, Fiction, 35mm, Colour, 13mins, LFS, 2010

Big Ben, CAMERA OPERATOR, Fiction, 35mm, Colour, 13mins, LFS, 2010, 2011 Film Festival Paris Du Film Merveilleux, 2011 Cologne Film Festival, 2011 Crankcookies Film Festival, Best Film, Audience Award, 2011 MyMovie Competition, Milan

Let It All Blow Over, DIRECTOR, Commercial, Colour, Super 16mm, 1min, Kodak, 2009

Lady Luck & Father Thames, The Rose, PRODUCER, HD, 2012, LFS My Friend Erhan, CO-PRODUCER, HD, 2012, LFS Schwestern, WRITER/DIRECTOR, HD, 2012, LFS Blue Tie, PRODUCER, HD, 2011, LFS True Power, ASSOCIATE PRODUCER, HD, 2011, LFS Short Story, CO-PRODUCER, HD, 2011, LFS Nobody, PRODUCER, 35mm, 2011, LFS Lemon Meringue, PRODUCER/PRODUCTION DESIGN, 35mm, 2011, LFS Free Run, PRODUCER/EDITOR, 16mm, 2010, LFS Anniversary, WRITER/DIRECTOR, 16mm, 2010, LFS Ugly, DIRECTOR, 16mm, 2010, LFS

OF PHOTOGRAPHY, Fiction, 16mm, Colour, 4mins, LFS, 2009 Blessed, DIRECTOR, Fiction, 16mm, Colour, 5 mins, LFS, 2009

cbertalanffy@gmail.com www.kurzfilmschwestern.com

taybk@gmail.com www.taybk.com

DIRECTOR, Documentary, 16mm, 12mins, LFS, 2009

Antenna, CAMERA OPERATOR, Fiction, 16mm, Colour, 4mins, LFS, 2009 ISFF Detmond Film Festival

Bite to Remember, DIRECTOR


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MA Filmmaking Danny De Warren

Born and raised in Ghent, Belgium, Jeroen Bogaert completed a 4-year MA course in film directing in 2007 at the RITS, a Belgian film & TV school in Brussels. His graduation film Cocoon won 4 international awards. After this formal training and a year of working as a PA and 1st Assistant Director, he decided to hone his technical and creative skills with an additional MA at the London Film School, where he contributed on 24 short films and served the Student Union as Vice President. He graduated with distinction directing his own short Early Birds which screened at various festivals such as Palm Springs, San Sebastian and The London Film Festival in 2012. Jeroen is now working towards his first feature.

Danny read Theology at Cambridge during which time he also worked in many technical production roles in the events industry and became interested in screenwriting and film production as an avenue for pursuing these dual interests. In 2009 Danny joined the London Film School MA Filmmaking programme in order to gain hands-on experience of film production. He produced approximately ten short films culminating in a comedy graduation film, which he also cowrote. Over the past three years Danny has also developed his experience as a script reader and development assistant at a number of major London film companies. At present he continues to write, freelance as a producer's assistant on feature films, and develop his own slate of projects as a creative producer.

Early Birds, WRITER/DIRECTOR,

Giacomo Boeri Giacomo Boeri completed his Bachelor degree in Media Advertising and Communication at San Raffaele University in Milan before attending the New York Film Academy. He worked for six months at Saatchi & Saatchi in Milan in the production department and then in New York in the copywriter department as an assistant. In 2009 he moved to London to complete his Masters at the London Film School. In the same year he shot Antenna in collaboration with the National Gallery, and then Big Ben which has been selected for several film festivals, and won the MyMovies Competition in Milan. In 2011 he shot Natural Cycle, a commercial for Graniti Fiandre which has won prizes at the Movie&Co Competition. Giacomo is currently working as a commercials director in both Milan and London.

Alexa, 20m, LFS, 2012 Official Selection London Short Film Festival, 2013 Official Selection San Sebastian Film Festival, 2012 Official Selection San Francisco Festival of Short Films, 2012 Official Selection Palm Springs Film Festival, 2012 Official Selection Atlanta Short Festival, 2012 Official Selection Cambridge Film Festival, 2012 Official Selection BFI London Film Festival, 2012 Official Selection Rencontres Henry Langlois Festival International des Ecoles de Cinéma, 2012

Elephants, SOUND RECORDIST, Alexa, 15m, LFS, 2012

Sonnet Cottage, SOUND RECORDIST, Sony F3, 90m, LFS, 2011 Love After Sunrise, SOUND RECORDIST-EDITOR, RED, 13m, LFS, 2011 Best Sound Design at the LA New Wave International Film Festival, Los Angeles, 2011

Drift, SOUND RECORDIST-EDITOR, Super16mm, 18m, LFS, 2011

Invisible Strings, CINEMATOGRAPHER, Super16mm, 26m, LFS, 2011 The Crossmaker, THE CROSSMAKER, 35mm, 12m, LFS, 2010 Coconut Skin, COWRITER/DIRECTOR, 35mm, 15m,

Alberto Boldini started writing scripts for short films while he was studying Literature and Philosophy in Italy. After joining LFS, he developed his technical skills by working as a cinematographer and editor whilst also discovering an unexpected interest in documentaries. This led to his choice to direct and produce a documentary feature concerning the Vatican Radio and how its antennas have been causing tumours and Leukaemia amongst the people living nearby. Alberto is currently completing this feature and looking for distribution. The Colour of the Word, DIRECTOR/PRODUCER, HDCAM, feature documentary, LFS, 2012

WRITER/DIRECTOR, Alexa, 60s,

PHOTOGRAPHY, 16mm, 4m, LFS,

Legambiente, 2012

2009

Panorama Open (commercial), DIRECTOR, RED, 4m,

Cocoon, WRITER/DIRECTOR,

Natural Cycle, WRITER AND DIRECTOR, 7D, 60s, Blink Production, Graniti Fiandre, 2011 3rd prize at the Movie&Co Competition, Milan, Special Mention Filmmaster, Movie&Co Competition, Milan Blue Tie, WRITER/DIRECTOR, Red, 19m, LFS, 2011

Come Back To Me, Denizen Hen, 2011

WRITER/DIRECTOR, super 16mm, 45s, The Industry Trust, 2011

Everest, WRITER/DIRECTOR, super 16mm, 45s, KODAK, 2011

We Design, WRITER/DIRECTOR, 7D, 40s, LFS, 2010

Big Ben, WRITER/DIRECTOR, 35mm, 13m, LFS, 2010 Nominated for the Cologne Film Festival, Crankcookies Film Festival Passau, Film Festival Paris du film Merveilleux and won the MyMovies Competition in Milan.

Antenna, WRITER/DIRECTOR, 16mm, 5m, LFS, 2010 Nominated at the ISFF Detmold Film Festival

giacomo.boeri@gmail.com

Bhopal: A Prayer for Rain, ADDITIONAL ASSISTANT EDITOR, 35mm, feature, 2012 Sahara Motion Pictures & Rising Star Entertainment

Seesaw, EDITOR, HD, 15mins, 2012, Bee Stung Productions Tell Me, EDITOR, RED, 15mins, 2012, LFS & 4AM Films Uproot, WRITER/DIRECTOR, RED & HD, 14mins, 2012, LFS Where the Wind Hides, EDITOR/SOUND DESIGNER, 35mm, 15mins, 2011, LFS

Black Spots, DIRECTOR, 35mm, 8mins, LFS Kings in the Ring, EDITOR/SOUND DESIGNER, 16mm, 8mins, 2010, LFS Shadows, WRITER/DIRECTOR/EDITOR, 16mm, 3mins, 2010, LFS Int. Kitchen, EDITOR, 16mm, 3mins, 2010, LFS The Light at the End, WRITER/DIRECTOR, DV, 8mins, 2009

debjita@gmail.com

Yuzhu Fei Born in North-East of China, Fei Yuzhu was initially trained in Fine Art. After completing his Fine Art degree and pursuing a fine art career in the following years, he decided to switch from painting to motion picture and joined the London Film School. After graduating, Yuzhu continues to make short films and commercials. He is currently working as a director on the TV Series, Ciao Britain.

Selected for London Student Film Festival

Chamber Orchestra of Europe: A Small Miracle, WRITER/DIRECTOR/PRODUCER/EDI TOR, LFS/European Film Commission, 2012

Euromix Gardens, PRODUCER, European Commission in the UK, 2012

Handle with Care, PRODUCER, LFS, 2012

Cuffed, EDITOR, LFS, 2011 Everest, PRODUCER, Kodak Film

Yann Green Born in Paris, I developed an affinity for film, visual effects and compositing whilst in high school. I continued developing my post production craft through a Film Studies BA and London Film School MA, pickng up various programs and techniques along the way, finally evolving these skills into 3D work. I now work as an editor and create visual effects at a company based off Brick Lane, London called Irresistible Films. I look forward to working on a variety of projects in the future that might challenge my creativity and allow me to experiment with 3D visuals.

Eli Kasavi

Romanian. Born. Raised. Educated. Apprehensive of talking about herself in third person. Young and impressionable, Adina was convinced for a while that working both on films and commercials would be a smart career move. After a brief and unsettling encounter with the world of advertising, she finally came to her senses and devoted all her time to writing and directing films. Significant steps along the way include studying at the European Film College in Denmark, working as a scriptwriter for two sitcoms and studying at the London Film School.

Eli Kasavi was born in Istanbul, Turkey in November 1986. He studied Film and TV at the Istanbul Bilgi University in Turkey. During his BA studies, he worked as assistant director and also assistant art director for TV commercials. His first short fiction film DÖNEK, which was also his BA thesis, was nominated for the 46th Antalya Golden Orange Award. He continued his education at the London Film School where two of his projects were selected for screening at the National Gallery’s website. Coming of Age is his MA thesis project.

2-4-5, WRITER/DIRECTOR, HD, Filmart, 2012

Outland, WRITER/DIRECTOR, RED, LFS, 2012 Official Selection Encounters Film Festival Official Selection Anonimul Independent Film Festival Incurable, DIRECTOR, HD, Zagreb Jewish Film Festival International Talent Workshop, 2011 Winner of the Best Short Award

Evren’in Sonu (Coming of Age), WRITER/DIRECTOR/EDITOR, Red One MX, 18m, LFS, 2012 46th Golden Orange Film Festival, Finalist

Press your Lips Together, CINEMATOGRAPHER/COMPOSER, 35mm, 14m, LFS, 2011

Static, WRITER/DIRECTOR, 16mm, 4m, LFS, 2010

Brave New World, CINEMATOGRAPHER, 16mm, 4m, LFS, 2010

Donek (Volatile), WRITER/DIRECTOR/PRODUCER,

In All Fairness, WRITER/DIRECTOR, Super16mm, Kodak/LFS, 2011 Half Moon, WRITER/DIRECTOR,

Red One, 8m, 2009 46th Golden Orange Film Festival, Finalist

elikasavi@gmail.com

I am currently residing in Athens, Greece where I am still making skate videos and finally preparing to direct my own film. I have had a recent fascination with motion picture film processing but what I really need to do is start writing more. The Egypt trip and stealing film with some of our tutors were definitely high points in my LFS life.

DUCER/EDITOR, 2010

Dead Barber, EDITOR, HD Alexa

Spaces, EDITOR/PRODUCER, LFS,

LFS, 2012

The Storm, WRITER/DIRECTOR,

Series, 2012, Opustique, 2012

2010

MUSE - ANIMALS, VISUAL EFFECTS,

Life Films, 2009

The Firemaker, DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY, 3D Commercial,

www.dewarren.co.uk danny@dewarren.co.uk

Digital, 2011, D.C. Film, 2011 Let Me Go, DIRECTOR, Digital, Short Film, 2011, LFS

The Last Call, DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY, LFS, 2010 The Unreliable Witness, CAMERA OPERATOR, LFS, 2010

Concert Video, 2012, Muse, 2012 The Fear, EDITOR, RED Live Action/Animation (short), 2012, Irresistible Films, 2012

We Know What We Know,

Slices of Life at Romanian Monasteries, WRITER/DIREC-

Wasabi Video Promo, EDITOR/VISUAL EFFECTS, 2011, Wasabi

DV, EFC, 2007 Winner, Audience award TIFF Transilvania International Film Festival 2007 Official Selection Os International Film Festival 2007

DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY,

TOR/PRODUCER/EDITOR,

Co. Ltd, 2011

35mm, Short Film, LFS, 2010

OF PHOTOGRAPHY, Digital, Short

LFS/European Film Commission, 2010 Yellow Requiem, EDITOR, LFS, 2010

ypgreen@gmail.com www.irresistiblefilms.com

Film, LFS, 2010

I and I, WRITER/DIRECTOR/PRO-

PHY/CAMERA OPERATOR, HD, 19min, 2011, Herostratus Films

Free Run, DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY, 16mm, Documentary, LFS,

DUCER/EDITOR, LFS, 2010

Half Moon, TITLES DESIGNER,

International Authors’ Film Festival Quest Europe (Poland 2009) 1 Squared, EDITOR, LFS, 2009 Susan, PRODUCER, LFS, 2009

35mm, 2010, 15min, LFS

WRITER/DIRECTOR, 16mm, 3m, LFS The Scandalous Four, SOUND RECORDIST, Sony HD, 120m, Art of

Il vestito buono, DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY, ALEXA, 18m, LFS, 2012

Santiago’s Dream, DIRECTOR

Punching Above Your Weight, CAMERA OPERATOR, 35 mm, 12 m, LFS, 2011

Tough Anton, EDITOR, 35 mm, 10 m, 2010, LFS

Spaces, DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY, 35 mm, 10m, LFS, 2010 Alfaiate, DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY, 16 mm, 3m, LFS, 2010 Election, DIRECTOR, 16 mm, 3m, LFS, 2010

Letters from a Son, DIRECTOR,

Soonil E. Krish & Lee, GAFFER & LIGHT

2010

PROVIDER, Canon EOS C300, Jaffa

Belated, DIRECTOR, 16mm, Short

Competition, 2011

Contact, WRITER/DIRECTOR/PRO-

Entertainment, 2012

Film, LFS, 2009

The Enigma of Frank Ryan,

Unreliable Witness, DIRECTOR

GAFFER, Alexa, Glass Machine

OF PHOTOGRAPHY, 16mm, Short

Dac? nu ar trebui – If it shouldn’t,

Productions, 2011

Film, LFS, 2009

WRITER/DIRECTOR/PRODUCER,

Cloud Nine, GAFFER, S16mm, Whambam Production, 2011

DVCAM, 35m, LFS, 2009

alboldini@gmail.com

Nell Eu Nell graduated from Central Saint Martins with a BA in Graphic Design. She started moving away from print and typography to experiment with animation and direct idents during college projects, winning herself a prize for an MTV2 ident that was selected by the network. She ventured into directing music videos for London-based bands such as Fanfarlo and Screaming Tea Party. Inspired to learn more about the film industry, Nell enrolled to study filmmaking at the London Film School. Having recently completed her graduation film in her home country Malaysia, she is currently in pre-production for her next short film in the UK. Nell is interested in telling stories from a woman’s point of view and her films often revolve around female protagonists of all ages.

Twan Da Silva Twan da Silva was born in Amsterdam and grew up there during the heyday of flower power. So it shouldn’t seem strange that while studying Psychology during the Nineties, he got caught up in the House music movement and started organising raves. When the scene turned too commercial, he decided to, literally, move on and travel the world. After spending an extensive period in Rio de Janeiro and Berlin investigating the local music scene, he returned to Holland and embarked on a successful career in Television as a non-linear editor. In 2009 he felt that it was time to give his career yet another turn and embarked on study at the London Film School to develop his skills as a Producer/Director. Life is like art, only those who are willing to continually challenge themselves will be able to find a deeper meaning. The Women of my House, PRODUCER/EDITOR, HD, 55m, LFS, 2012 Short Story, PRODUCER, Super16mm, 16m, LFS, 2011 Trespassing, DIRECTOR, 35mm Colour, 10m, LFS, 2010 Kings Cross & My Mother’s Quatyff, PRODUCER/EDITOR, 16mm, 10m, LFS, 2009

Spiked, DIRECTOR/PRODUCER, 16mm, 3m, LFS, 2009 Trauma, DIRECTOR/PRODUCER, 16mm, 3m, 2009

edit@tdsediting.tv twandasilva@gmail.com www.tdsediting.tv

Nicholas Kouros

Ciao Britain, DIRECTOR, TV

The Price of Gold,

16mm, 19m, LFS, 2007 Best Student Film at the Foursite Film Festival, Ogden UT, 2008 Best of Fest & Honourable Mention Drama Category at the Very Short Movies Festival, Los Angeles, 2008 2nd Prize at the The Inigo Film Festival, Sydney, 2008 Grand Jury Prize at the Red Rock Film Festival, 2008

bogaert.jeroen@gmail.com www.imdb.me/jeroenbogaert

Christian Krohn

35mm, LFS, 2010 Winner, Audience Awards Santa Cruz Film Festival, 2011 Sci-Fi London Film Festival, 2011

WRITER/DIRECTOR, 7D, Curb

Dirty Conscience,

City Bakery: the leftovers, ASSISTANT EDITOR, HD, feature documentary, 2012

In 2004 after graduating from the Faculty of Informatics, I started a PhD in Medical Informatics (obtained in 2009) and a M.Sc. in Computer Science (obtained in 2005). In parallel I tried to learn as much as I could about how films are made. A few of my films were realized and entered into a number of festivals, receiving some prizes. In 2012 I obtained my MA in Filmmaking at the London Film School. I worked on a number of short and feature films, as a director, editor, producer or assistant. I was also assistant director for a number of very well known theatre plays and operas. In 2013 I’ll make my theatrical debut as director.

Adina Istrate

Pasak, WRITER/DIRECTOR, HD, 20m, LFS, 2012 Time to Tell, DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY, 35mm, 10m, LFS, 2011 Spit, CO-WRITER/DIRECTOR, 35mm B&W, 10m, LFS, 2010 Smithfield, CINEMATOGRAPHER, DV, 15m, LFS, 2010 Venerability, WRITER/DIRECTOR, 16mm, 3m, LFS, 2010 Interiors, DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY, 16mm, 3m, LFS, 2010 The Trace, CINEMATOGRAPHER, 16mm, 3m, LFS, 2009 The Man with the Striped Socks, DIRECTOR/CINEMATOGRAPHER, 16mm, 1m, Central St. Martins, 2007

The Dinner, WRITER/DIRECTOR/CINEMATOGRAPHY, DV, 1m, MTV, 2007

nelleu@gmail.com

Konstantinos Gerampinis Born and raised in Athens, Greece. While studying communication and mass media at the University of Athens, I realised cinema was my calling. After graduating, I moved to London in order to attend the London Film School’s MA course in Filmmaking. My graduation film Iceberg won the Tonia Marketaki Award for Best Film with a Social Context in the 35th Greek Short Film Festival in Drama and the Award for Best Screenplay (Short Film Competition) in the 18th Athens International Film Festival. I am currently writing a feature script with Pavlos Methenitis and researching for a feature documentary about the Greek video gaming community.

LFS, 2012

Signs of Life, PRODUCTION DESIGNER, 2011 Lannie, PRODUCTION DESIGNER, LFS, 2010

Big Ben, PRODUCTION DESIGNER, LFS, 2010

A Small Town Duet, PRODUCTION DESIGNER, LFS, 2009

christianak@hotmail.co.uk

Simptosis, DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY/CAMERA OPERATOR, HD, 4min, 2012, RV

Billy, DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY/CAMERA OPERATOR, HD, 10min, 2011, LFS

The Feast, CAMERA OPERATOR, Blue Tie, CAMERA OPERATOR, HD, 18min, 2011, LFS

Coconut Skin, DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY, 35mm, 15min, 2010, LFS

The Cross maker, CAMERA OPERATOR, 35mm, 12min, 2010, LFS Dangerous Habits, DIRECTOR/EDITOR, 3:30min, 2009,LFS Sickness, DIRECTOR/CAMERA OPERATOR /EDITOR, MiniDV, 32min,

mail@alexandrugherman.com www.alexandrugherman.com

2008, Syeahskate Best Video Art Award at the London Greek film festival 2008

nicholaskouros@gmail.com nicholaskouros.com syeahskate.com

Carl Harrison I have always told stories through pictures, though I initially started with pencil and paper, being a proficient creator of characters and worlds. During my time at the University of the Arts London I developed my drawing and storytelling skills and discovered filmmaking. I soon found myself with an internship at Ridley Scott’s RSA films and experienced my taste of the film industry along with directing my first professional assignment - a behind the scenes documentary for a Black Dog produced music video. I’m currently working on my next film The CCTV Man & the Angel with a group of visual FX artists from Framestore and a performer from War Horse.

Iceberg, CO-WRITER/DIRECTOR, HD, 19min, 2012

Schwestern, EDITOR, digital , fic-

The Colour of the Word, CINE-

tion short, LFS, 2011

MATOGRAPHER, HD, Feature

The Crack, EDITOR, 35mm, fiction

Jan Kwiecinski

Sonia-Liza Kenterman Sonia Liza Kenterman is a Greek–German film director and writer, trained at the London Film School, from which she graduated with distinction. She studied Sociology, Theatre and worked as a production designer and assistant director in Greece, before deciding to focus solely on directing. Her background and education influences the themes and visual style of her work. She is interested in emotionally charged stories about ordinary people forced to make choices due to extraordinary external circumstances. She currently lives and works in London and is developing a feature length script.

16mm colour, fiction short, LFS, 2009

Nicoleta, CO-WRITER/DIRECTOR/CO-PRODUCER, RED, 19m, LFS, 2012 Smithfield, DIRECTOR, HD, 17m, LFS, 2010 Interiors, WRITER/DIRECTOR, 16mm, 4m, LFS, 2010 12 , WRITER/DIRECTOR, 16mm, 4m, LFS, 2009 This is Certain, DIRECTOR, HD, 5m, LFS, 2009 The Session, WRITER/DIRECTOR, 5m, LFS, 2009 Reflected, WRITER/DIRECTOR, HD, 17m, 2008 Olives with your Tea, PRODUCTION DESIGNER, Canon 7D, 15m, LFS, 2011 Nobody, PRODUCTION DESIGNER, 35mm Colour, 15m, LFS, 2011 Spit, PRODUCTION DESIGNER, 16mm B&W, 10m, LFS, 2010

www.dreamlikeclockwork.com ch_harrison@homail.co.uk

contact@sonializakenterman.com www.sonializakenterman.com

Documentary, 2012

short, LFS, 2010

Nobody, DIRECTOR OF PHOTOG-

A Healer’s Journey, DIRECTOR,

RAPHY, 35mm, 10min, 2011 Close Haul, WRITER/DIRECTOR,16mm, 4min, 2010 Sound Check, WRITER/DIRECTOR, HDV, 9min, 2009

digital, LFS, 2009

www.kostasgerampinis.com kostasgerampinis@gmail.com

The Turn, WRITER/DIRECTOR,

20.30, DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRA-

2008

fei@feiyuzhu.com feiyuzhu@me.com www.feiyuzhu.com

After studying Graphic Design and Fine Art in Paris, Christian moved to London to join Central Saint Martins and study Scenography. He worked as a production and costume designer for plays and commercials before joining the London Film School in 2007. Throughout his MA Filmmaking he worked mostly as a production designer. The Turn is his first work as a writer/director. It has been selected for the Cine Gear Expo in Los Angeles and the New York City Independent Film Festival. Christian is currently working on the script of his second short film in Oslo, Norway.

HD, 21min, 2011, LFS

contact@adinaistrate.com www.adinaistrate.com

LFS, 2009

Goliath, WRITER/DIRECTOR OF

3m 45s, 2012

Alexandru Gherman

After making a couple of short films and working as an assistant director on feature films in Mumbai, Debjita studied at LFS where she specialised in editing. She now works as a freelance editor and assistant editor on short and feature films.

DUCER, RED MX, 24m, LFS, 2012 Best Friends Forever, PRODUCER, 35mm, 12m, LFS, 2010

MiniDV, 2m, Independent, 2009

Officina dei giochi leggeri (Music Video), DIRECTOR, RED,

Debjita Dhar

Long Walk Home, WRITER/PRO-

Yuppie, WRITER/DIRECTOR,

Intrusi (commercial),

Panorama, 2012

Somersault 11

MA Filmmaking

Jeroen Bogaert

Alberto Boldini

December 2012

Making of "Me and Armani" (singer Emiliana Torrini), DIRECTOR, digital, Black Dog, 2009 Child of the Past, DIRECTOR,

Born in 1985, Jan graduated from the filmmaking departments of the London Film School and the Wajda's Master School of Directing. His work experience includes directing short movies, documentaries, commercials and music videos. His first short film titled Incident won many awards across the world. Recently, Jan won the competition organized by Grolsch Film Works & VICE Films and, as a result, he was able to co-direct (with Alexey Fedorchenko & Harmony Korine) his first feature-length movie The Fourth Dimension. The movie had its international premiere in the Narrative Competition at the 2012 San Francisco Film Festival. Fourth Dimension (Fawns), WRITER/DIRECTOR, 2012 Cigarette Break, DIRECTOR, LFS, 2010 The Incident, DIRECTOR, LFS, 2008

www.jankwiecinski.com jan.kwiecinski@gmail.com


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MA Filmmaking Danny De Warren

Born and raised in Ghent, Belgium, Jeroen Bogaert completed a 4-year MA course in film directing in 2007 at the RITS, a Belgian film & TV school in Brussels. His graduation film Cocoon won 4 international awards. After this formal training and a year of working as a PA and 1st Assistant Director, he decided to hone his technical and creative skills with an additional MA at the London Film School, where he contributed on 24 short films and served the Student Union as Vice President. He graduated with distinction directing his own short Early Birds which screened at various festivals such as Palm Springs, San Sebastian and The London Film Festival in 2012. Jeroen is now working towards his first feature.

Danny read Theology at Cambridge during which time he also worked in many technical production roles in the events industry and became interested in screenwriting and film production as an avenue for pursuing these dual interests. In 2009 Danny joined the London Film School MA Filmmaking programme in order to gain hands-on experience of film production. He produced approximately ten short films culminating in a comedy graduation film, which he also cowrote. Over the past three years Danny has also developed his experience as a script reader and development assistant at a number of major London film companies. At present he continues to write, freelance as a producer's assistant on feature films, and develop his own slate of projects as a creative producer.

Early Birds, WRITER/DIRECTOR,

Giacomo Boeri Giacomo Boeri completed his Bachelor degree in Media Advertising and Communication at San Raffaele University in Milan before attending the New York Film Academy. He worked for six months at Saatchi & Saatchi in Milan in the production department and then in New York in the copywriter department as an assistant. In 2009 he moved to London to complete his Masters at the London Film School. In the same year he shot Antenna in collaboration with the National Gallery, and then Big Ben which has been selected for several film festivals, and won the MyMovies Competition in Milan. In 2011 he shot Natural Cycle, a commercial for Graniti Fiandre which has won prizes at the Movie&Co Competition. Giacomo is currently working as a commercials director in both Milan and London.

Alexa, 20m, LFS, 2012 Official Selection London Short Film Festival, 2013 Official Selection San Sebastian Film Festival, 2012 Official Selection San Francisco Festival of Short Films, 2012 Official Selection Palm Springs Film Festival, 2012 Official Selection Atlanta Short Festival, 2012 Official Selection Cambridge Film Festival, 2012 Official Selection BFI London Film Festival, 2012 Official Selection Rencontres Henry Langlois Festival International des Ecoles de Cinéma, 2012

Elephants, SOUND RECORDIST, Alexa, 15m, LFS, 2012

Sonnet Cottage, SOUND RECORDIST, Sony F3, 90m, LFS, 2011 Love After Sunrise, SOUND RECORDIST-EDITOR, RED, 13m, LFS, 2011 Best Sound Design at the LA New Wave International Film Festival, Los Angeles, 2011

Drift, SOUND RECORDIST-EDITOR, Super16mm, 18m, LFS, 2011

Invisible Strings, CINEMATOGRAPHER, Super16mm, 26m, LFS, 2011 The Crossmaker, THE CROSSMAKER, 35mm, 12m, LFS, 2010 Coconut Skin, COWRITER/DIRECTOR, 35mm, 15m,

Alberto Boldini started writing scripts for short films while he was studying Literature and Philosophy in Italy. After joining LFS, he developed his technical skills by working as a cinematographer and editor whilst also discovering an unexpected interest in documentaries. This led to his choice to direct and produce a documentary feature concerning the Vatican Radio and how its antennas have been causing tumours and Leukaemia amongst the people living nearby. Alberto is currently completing this feature and looking for distribution. The Colour of the Word, DIRECTOR/PRODUCER, HDCAM, feature documentary, LFS, 2012

WRITER/DIRECTOR, Alexa, 60s,

PHOTOGRAPHY, 16mm, 4m, LFS,

Legambiente, 2012

2009

Panorama Open (commercial), DIRECTOR, RED, 4m,

Cocoon, WRITER/DIRECTOR,

Natural Cycle, WRITER AND DIRECTOR, 7D, 60s, Blink Production, Graniti Fiandre, 2011 3rd prize at the Movie&Co Competition, Milan, Special Mention Filmmaster, Movie&Co Competition, Milan Blue Tie, WRITER/DIRECTOR, Red, 19m, LFS, 2011

Come Back To Me, Denizen Hen, 2011

WRITER/DIRECTOR, super 16mm, 45s, The Industry Trust, 2011

Everest, WRITER/DIRECTOR, super 16mm, 45s, KODAK, 2011

We Design, WRITER/DIRECTOR, 7D, 40s, LFS, 2010

Big Ben, WRITER/DIRECTOR, 35mm, 13m, LFS, 2010 Nominated for the Cologne Film Festival, Crankcookies Film Festival Passau, Film Festival Paris du film Merveilleux and won the MyMovies Competition in Milan.

Antenna, WRITER/DIRECTOR, 16mm, 5m, LFS, 2010 Nominated at the ISFF Detmold Film Festival

giacomo.boeri@gmail.com

Bhopal: A Prayer for Rain, ADDITIONAL ASSISTANT EDITOR, 35mm, feature, 2012 Sahara Motion Pictures & Rising Star Entertainment

Seesaw, EDITOR, HD, 15mins, 2012, Bee Stung Productions Tell Me, EDITOR, RED, 15mins, 2012, LFS & 4AM Films Uproot, WRITER/DIRECTOR, RED & HD, 14mins, 2012, LFS Where the Wind Hides, EDITOR/SOUND DESIGNER, 35mm, 15mins, 2011, LFS

Black Spots, DIRECTOR, 35mm, 8mins, LFS Kings in the Ring, EDITOR/SOUND DESIGNER, 16mm, 8mins, 2010, LFS Shadows, WRITER/DIRECTOR/EDITOR, 16mm, 3mins, 2010, LFS Int. Kitchen, EDITOR, 16mm, 3mins, 2010, LFS The Light at the End, WRITER/DIRECTOR, DV, 8mins, 2009

debjita@gmail.com

Yuzhu Fei Born in North-East of China, Fei Yuzhu was initially trained in Fine Art. After completing his Fine Art degree and pursuing a fine art career in the following years, he decided to switch from painting to motion picture and joined the London Film School. After graduating, Yuzhu continues to make short films and commercials. He is currently working as a director on the TV Series, Ciao Britain.

Selected for London Student Film Festival

Chamber Orchestra of Europe: A Small Miracle, WRITER/DIRECTOR/PRODUCER/EDI TOR, LFS/European Film Commission, 2012

Euromix Gardens, PRODUCER, European Commission in the UK, 2012

Handle with Care, PRODUCER, LFS, 2012

Cuffed, EDITOR, LFS, 2011 Everest, PRODUCER, Kodak Film

Yann Green Born in Paris, I developed an affinity for film, visual effects and compositing whilst in high school. I continued developing my post production craft through a Film Studies BA and London Film School MA, pickng up various programs and techniques along the way, finally evolving these skills into 3D work. I now work as an editor and create visual effects at a company based off Brick Lane, London called Irresistible Films. I look forward to working on a variety of projects in the future that might challenge my creativity and allow me to experiment with 3D visuals.

Eli Kasavi

Romanian. Born. Raised. Educated. Apprehensive of talking about herself in third person. Young and impressionable, Adina was convinced for a while that working both on films and commercials would be a smart career move. After a brief and unsettling encounter with the world of advertising, she finally came to her senses and devoted all her time to writing and directing films. Significant steps along the way include studying at the European Film College in Denmark, working as a scriptwriter for two sitcoms and studying at the London Film School.

Eli Kasavi was born in Istanbul, Turkey in November 1986. He studied Film and TV at the Istanbul Bilgi University in Turkey. During his BA studies, he worked as assistant director and also assistant art director for TV commercials. His first short fiction film DÖNEK, which was also his BA thesis, was nominated for the 46th Antalya Golden Orange Award. He continued his education at the London Film School where two of his projects were selected for screening at the National Gallery’s website. Coming of Age is his MA thesis project.

2-4-5, WRITER/DIRECTOR, HD, Filmart, 2012

Outland, WRITER/DIRECTOR, RED, LFS, 2012 Official Selection Encounters Film Festival Official Selection Anonimul Independent Film Festival Incurable, DIRECTOR, HD, Zagreb Jewish Film Festival International Talent Workshop, 2011 Winner of the Best Short Award

Evren’in Sonu (Coming of Age), WRITER/DIRECTOR/EDITOR, Red One MX, 18m, LFS, 2012 46th Golden Orange Film Festival, Finalist

Press your Lips Together, CINEMATOGRAPHER/COMPOSER, 35mm, 14m, LFS, 2011

Static, WRITER/DIRECTOR, 16mm, 4m, LFS, 2010

Brave New World, CINEMATOGRAPHER, 16mm, 4m, LFS, 2010

Donek (Volatile), WRITER/DIRECTOR/PRODUCER,

In All Fairness, WRITER/DIRECTOR, Super16mm, Kodak/LFS, 2011 Half Moon, WRITER/DIRECTOR,

Red One, 8m, 2009 46th Golden Orange Film Festival, Finalist

elikasavi@gmail.com

I am currently residing in Athens, Greece where I am still making skate videos and finally preparing to direct my own film. I have had a recent fascination with motion picture film processing but what I really need to do is start writing more. The Egypt trip and stealing film with some of our tutors were definitely high points in my LFS life.

DUCER/EDITOR, 2010

Dead Barber, EDITOR, HD Alexa

Spaces, EDITOR/PRODUCER, LFS,

LFS, 2012

The Storm, WRITER/DIRECTOR,

Series, 2012, Opustique, 2012

2010

MUSE - ANIMALS, VISUAL EFFECTS,

Life Films, 2009

The Firemaker, DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY, 3D Commercial,

www.dewarren.co.uk danny@dewarren.co.uk

Digital, 2011, D.C. Film, 2011 Let Me Go, DIRECTOR, Digital, Short Film, 2011, LFS

The Last Call, DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY, LFS, 2010 The Unreliable Witness, CAMERA OPERATOR, LFS, 2010

Concert Video, 2012, Muse, 2012 The Fear, EDITOR, RED Live Action/Animation (short), 2012, Irresistible Films, 2012

We Know What We Know,

Slices of Life at Romanian Monasteries, WRITER/DIREC-

Wasabi Video Promo, EDITOR/VISUAL EFFECTS, 2011, Wasabi

DV, EFC, 2007 Winner, Audience award TIFF Transilvania International Film Festival 2007 Official Selection Os International Film Festival 2007

DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY,

TOR/PRODUCER/EDITOR,

Co. Ltd, 2011

35mm, Short Film, LFS, 2010

OF PHOTOGRAPHY, Digital, Short

LFS/European Film Commission, 2010 Yellow Requiem, EDITOR, LFS, 2010

ypgreen@gmail.com www.irresistiblefilms.com

Film, LFS, 2010

I and I, WRITER/DIRECTOR/PRO-

PHY/CAMERA OPERATOR, HD, 19min, 2011, Herostratus Films

Free Run, DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY, 16mm, Documentary, LFS,

DUCER/EDITOR, LFS, 2010

Half Moon, TITLES DESIGNER,

International Authors’ Film Festival Quest Europe (Poland 2009) 1 Squared, EDITOR, LFS, 2009 Susan, PRODUCER, LFS, 2009

35mm, 2010, 15min, LFS

WRITER/DIRECTOR, 16mm, 3m, LFS The Scandalous Four, SOUND RECORDIST, Sony HD, 120m, Art of

Il vestito buono, DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY, ALEXA, 18m, LFS, 2012

Santiago’s Dream, DIRECTOR

Punching Above Your Weight, CAMERA OPERATOR, 35 mm, 12 m, LFS, 2011

Tough Anton, EDITOR, 35 mm, 10 m, 2010, LFS

Spaces, DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY, 35 mm, 10m, LFS, 2010 Alfaiate, DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY, 16 mm, 3m, LFS, 2010 Election, DIRECTOR, 16 mm, 3m, LFS, 2010

Letters from a Son, DIRECTOR,

Soonil E. Krish & Lee, GAFFER & LIGHT

2010

PROVIDER, Canon EOS C300, Jaffa

Belated, DIRECTOR, 16mm, Short

Competition, 2011

Contact, WRITER/DIRECTOR/PRO-

Entertainment, 2012

Film, LFS, 2009

The Enigma of Frank Ryan,

Unreliable Witness, DIRECTOR

GAFFER, Alexa, Glass Machine

OF PHOTOGRAPHY, 16mm, Short

Dac? nu ar trebui – If it shouldn’t,

Productions, 2011

Film, LFS, 2009

WRITER/DIRECTOR/PRODUCER,

Cloud Nine, GAFFER, S16mm, Whambam Production, 2011

DVCAM, 35m, LFS, 2009

alboldini@gmail.com

Nell Eu Nell graduated from Central Saint Martins with a BA in Graphic Design. She started moving away from print and typography to experiment with animation and direct idents during college projects, winning herself a prize for an MTV2 ident that was selected by the network. She ventured into directing music videos for London-based bands such as Fanfarlo and Screaming Tea Party. Inspired to learn more about the film industry, Nell enrolled to study filmmaking at the London Film School. Having recently completed her graduation film in her home country Malaysia, she is currently in pre-production for her next short film in the UK. Nell is interested in telling stories from a woman’s point of view and her films often revolve around female protagonists of all ages.

Twan Da Silva Twan da Silva was born in Amsterdam and grew up there during the heyday of flower power. So it shouldn’t seem strange that while studying Psychology during the Nineties, he got caught up in the House music movement and started organising raves. When the scene turned too commercial, he decided to, literally, move on and travel the world. After spending an extensive period in Rio de Janeiro and Berlin investigating the local music scene, he returned to Holland and embarked on a successful career in Television as a non-linear editor. In 2009 he felt that it was time to give his career yet another turn and embarked on study at the London Film School to develop his skills as a Producer/Director. Life is like art, only those who are willing to continually challenge themselves will be able to find a deeper meaning. The Women of my House, PRODUCER/EDITOR, HD, 55m, LFS, 2012 Short Story, PRODUCER, Super16mm, 16m, LFS, 2011 Trespassing, DIRECTOR, 35mm Colour, 10m, LFS, 2010 Kings Cross & My Mother’s Quatyff, PRODUCER/EDITOR, 16mm, 10m, LFS, 2009

Spiked, DIRECTOR/PRODUCER, 16mm, 3m, LFS, 2009 Trauma, DIRECTOR/PRODUCER, 16mm, 3m, 2009

edit@tdsediting.tv twandasilva@gmail.com www.tdsediting.tv

Nicholas Kouros

Ciao Britain, DIRECTOR, TV

The Price of Gold,

16mm, 19m, LFS, 2007 Best Student Film at the Foursite Film Festival, Ogden UT, 2008 Best of Fest & Honourable Mention Drama Category at the Very Short Movies Festival, Los Angeles, 2008 2nd Prize at the The Inigo Film Festival, Sydney, 2008 Grand Jury Prize at the Red Rock Film Festival, 2008

bogaert.jeroen@gmail.com www.imdb.me/jeroenbogaert

Christian Krohn

35mm, LFS, 2010 Winner, Audience Awards Santa Cruz Film Festival, 2011 Sci-Fi London Film Festival, 2011

WRITER/DIRECTOR, 7D, Curb

Dirty Conscience,

City Bakery: the leftovers, ASSISTANT EDITOR, HD, feature documentary, 2012

In 2004 after graduating from the Faculty of Informatics, I started a PhD in Medical Informatics (obtained in 2009) and a M.Sc. in Computer Science (obtained in 2005). In parallel I tried to learn as much as I could about how films are made. A few of my films were realized and entered into a number of festivals, receiving some prizes. In 2012 I obtained my MA in Filmmaking at the London Film School. I worked on a number of short and feature films, as a director, editor, producer or assistant. I was also assistant director for a number of very well known theatre plays and operas. In 2013 I’ll make my theatrical debut as director.

Adina Istrate

Pasak, WRITER/DIRECTOR, HD, 20m, LFS, 2012 Time to Tell, DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY, 35mm, 10m, LFS, 2011 Spit, CO-WRITER/DIRECTOR, 35mm B&W, 10m, LFS, 2010 Smithfield, CINEMATOGRAPHER, DV, 15m, LFS, 2010 Venerability, WRITER/DIRECTOR, 16mm, 3m, LFS, 2010 Interiors, DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY, 16mm, 3m, LFS, 2010 The Trace, CINEMATOGRAPHER, 16mm, 3m, LFS, 2009 The Man with the Striped Socks, DIRECTOR/CINEMATOGRAPHER, 16mm, 1m, Central St. Martins, 2007

The Dinner, WRITER/DIRECTOR/CINEMATOGRAPHY, DV, 1m, MTV, 2007

nelleu@gmail.com

Konstantinos Gerampinis Born and raised in Athens, Greece. While studying communication and mass media at the University of Athens, I realised cinema was my calling. After graduating, I moved to London in order to attend the London Film School’s MA course in Filmmaking. My graduation film Iceberg won the Tonia Marketaki Award for Best Film with a Social Context in the 35th Greek Short Film Festival in Drama and the Award for Best Screenplay (Short Film Competition) in the 18th Athens International Film Festival. I am currently writing a feature script with Pavlos Methenitis and researching for a feature documentary about the Greek video gaming community.

LFS, 2012

Signs of Life, PRODUCTION DESIGNER, 2011 Lannie, PRODUCTION DESIGNER, LFS, 2010

Big Ben, PRODUCTION DESIGNER, LFS, 2010

A Small Town Duet, PRODUCTION DESIGNER, LFS, 2009

christianak@hotmail.co.uk

Simptosis, DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY/CAMERA OPERATOR, HD, 4min, 2012, RV

Billy, DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY/CAMERA OPERATOR, HD, 10min, 2011, LFS

The Feast, CAMERA OPERATOR, Blue Tie, CAMERA OPERATOR, HD, 18min, 2011, LFS

Coconut Skin, DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY, 35mm, 15min, 2010, LFS

The Cross maker, CAMERA OPERATOR, 35mm, 12min, 2010, LFS Dangerous Habits, DIRECTOR/EDITOR, 3:30min, 2009,LFS Sickness, DIRECTOR/CAMERA OPERATOR /EDITOR, MiniDV, 32min,

mail@alexandrugherman.com www.alexandrugherman.com

2008, Syeahskate Best Video Art Award at the London Greek film festival 2008

nicholaskouros@gmail.com nicholaskouros.com syeahskate.com

Carl Harrison I have always told stories through pictures, though I initially started with pencil and paper, being a proficient creator of characters and worlds. During my time at the University of the Arts London I developed my drawing and storytelling skills and discovered filmmaking. I soon found myself with an internship at Ridley Scott’s RSA films and experienced my taste of the film industry along with directing my first professional assignment - a behind the scenes documentary for a Black Dog produced music video. I’m currently working on my next film The CCTV Man & the Angel with a group of visual FX artists from Framestore and a performer from War Horse.

Iceberg, CO-WRITER/DIRECTOR, HD, 19min, 2012

Schwestern, EDITOR, digital , fic-

The Colour of the Word, CINE-

tion short, LFS, 2011

MATOGRAPHER, HD, Feature

The Crack, EDITOR, 35mm, fiction

Jan Kwiecinski

Sonia-Liza Kenterman Sonia Liza Kenterman is a Greek–German film director and writer, trained at the London Film School, from which she graduated with distinction. She studied Sociology, Theatre and worked as a production designer and assistant director in Greece, before deciding to focus solely on directing. Her background and education influences the themes and visual style of her work. She is interested in emotionally charged stories about ordinary people forced to make choices due to extraordinary external circumstances. She currently lives and works in London and is developing a feature length script.

16mm colour, fiction short, LFS, 2009

Nicoleta, CO-WRITER/DIRECTOR/CO-PRODUCER, RED, 19m, LFS, 2012 Smithfield, DIRECTOR, HD, 17m, LFS, 2010 Interiors, WRITER/DIRECTOR, 16mm, 4m, LFS, 2010 12 , WRITER/DIRECTOR, 16mm, 4m, LFS, 2009 This is Certain, DIRECTOR, HD, 5m, LFS, 2009 The Session, WRITER/DIRECTOR, 5m, LFS, 2009 Reflected, WRITER/DIRECTOR, HD, 17m, 2008 Olives with your Tea, PRODUCTION DESIGNER, Canon 7D, 15m, LFS, 2011 Nobody, PRODUCTION DESIGNER, 35mm Colour, 15m, LFS, 2011 Spit, PRODUCTION DESIGNER, 16mm B&W, 10m, LFS, 2010

www.dreamlikeclockwork.com ch_harrison@homail.co.uk

contact@sonializakenterman.com www.sonializakenterman.com

Documentary, 2012

short, LFS, 2010

Nobody, DIRECTOR OF PHOTOG-

A Healer’s Journey, DIRECTOR,

RAPHY, 35mm, 10min, 2011 Close Haul, WRITER/DIRECTOR,16mm, 4min, 2010 Sound Check, WRITER/DIRECTOR, HDV, 9min, 2009

digital, LFS, 2009

www.kostasgerampinis.com kostasgerampinis@gmail.com

The Turn, WRITER/DIRECTOR,

20.30, DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRA-

2008

fei@feiyuzhu.com feiyuzhu@me.com www.feiyuzhu.com

After studying Graphic Design and Fine Art in Paris, Christian moved to London to join Central Saint Martins and study Scenography. He worked as a production and costume designer for plays and commercials before joining the London Film School in 2007. Throughout his MA Filmmaking he worked mostly as a production designer. The Turn is his first work as a writer/director. It has been selected for the Cine Gear Expo in Los Angeles and the New York City Independent Film Festival. Christian is currently working on the script of his second short film in Oslo, Norway.

HD, 21min, 2011, LFS

contact@adinaistrate.com www.adinaistrate.com

LFS, 2009

Goliath, WRITER/DIRECTOR OF

3m 45s, 2012

Alexandru Gherman

After making a couple of short films and working as an assistant director on feature films in Mumbai, Debjita studied at LFS where she specialised in editing. She now works as a freelance editor and assistant editor on short and feature films.

DUCER, RED MX, 24m, LFS, 2012 Best Friends Forever, PRODUCER, 35mm, 12m, LFS, 2010

MiniDV, 2m, Independent, 2009

Officina dei giochi leggeri (Music Video), DIRECTOR, RED,

Debjita Dhar

Long Walk Home, WRITER/PRO-

Yuppie, WRITER/DIRECTOR,

Intrusi (commercial),

Panorama, 2012

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Jeroen Bogaert

Alberto Boldini

December 2012

Making of "Me and Armani" (singer Emiliana Torrini), DIRECTOR, digital, Black Dog, 2009 Child of the Past, DIRECTOR,

Born in 1985, Jan graduated from the filmmaking departments of the London Film School and the Wajda's Master School of Directing. His work experience includes directing short movies, documentaries, commercials and music videos. His first short film titled Incident won many awards across the world. Recently, Jan won the competition organized by Grolsch Film Works & VICE Films and, as a result, he was able to co-direct (with Alexey Fedorchenko & Harmony Korine) his first feature-length movie The Fourth Dimension. The movie had its international premiere in the Narrative Competition at the 2012 San Francisco Film Festival. Fourth Dimension (Fawns), WRITER/DIRECTOR, 2012 Cigarette Break, DIRECTOR, LFS, 2010 The Incident, DIRECTOR, LFS, 2008

www.jankwiecinski.com jan.kwiecinski@gmail.com


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Jessica Lurel

Brian O’Toole

E. J. Shaffert

Jessica Lurel was born and raised in Paris, France. After obtaining her master's degree in law, she decided to enrol at the New York University - SCPS programme, in filmmaking. There she wrote, directed and edited a couple of shorts. This experience encouraged her to join the London Film School to enhance her skills. During her MA in filmmaking she had the opportunity to work on various films developing her skills as a cinematographer and as a writer/director.

Brian was born in Limerick, Ireland. Prior to enrolling at the LFS he studied at The Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art and Design. He worked as a director and editor with various production companies in Dublin on documentaries, shorts and commercial campaigns. His previous shorts have screened at festivals in Europe and Ireland. He has also had work broadcast nationwide on RTE 2. Sunday Morning was his LFS graduation film which he wrote, directed and edited. He currently has a number of new projects in development.

E. J. Shaffert is a film and theatre director, originally from New York City, now living in London. As an acting instructor for both the Creative Acting Company and TVI Studios in NYC, he evolved original methods for creating new material for stage and screen through improvisation with actors. His graduation film was developed using this approach, over a period of three months in the rehearsal room.

Pieces, WRITER/DIRECTOR, RED, 16m, LFS

Nelly Saad Ibrahim

The Right Coat, CAMERA Ten, WRITER/DIRECTOR, DLIADT,

OPERATOR, Alexa, 20m, LFS

Giannina La Salvia Giannina La Salvia earned her BA in Film Production from the University of California in 2005. She began two script development internships in Los Angeles while working as a producer’s assistant on commercials and feature films before coming to LFS. Her graduation film Hot & Bothered was selected after a pitch to an industry panel at the BBC. It was awarded funding and was premiered at the BBC Television Centre before going onto win an Award of Excellence at the Best Shorts Competition. She is currently working for Blink Pictures where she has two feature film scripts in development as writer/director.

Punching Above Your Weight,

Cork Film Festival

DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY,

Chronic, WRITER/DIRECTOR,

35mm colour, 10m, LFS

Tough Anton, CAMERA

DLIADT, Cork Film Festival, Britspotting, RTE 2

OPERATOR, 35MM B&W, 10m, LFS

Memoria,

Free Runners, CAMERA

WRITER/DIRECTOR/EDITOR, Akajava

OPERATOR, 16mm colour, 15m, LFS Out of Tune, WRITER/DIRECTOR,

Films, Galway Film Festival, Cork Film Festival

16 mm, 3m, LFS

LFS

Rebecca E. Marshall

Glitter and Storm, DIRECTOR, HD, 15m, 2012 The Chamber Orchestra, CO-WRITER, HD, 11m, 2011 Pirates’ Day, DIRECTOR, DV, 5m, European Union Commission, 2011 The Escape of Piccolina, WRITER/DIRECTOR, 16mm, 4m, 2010 Cave of the Blind, WRITER/DIRECTOR, 35mm, 14m, 2010 Bee Fever, DIRECTOR, 16mm, 14m, 2010 Moonbug, CO-EDITOR, DV, 90m, 2009 The Downfall of Mighty Man, WRITER/DIRECTOR, 16mm B&W, 2009 Strangeness of Seeing, CO-DIRECTOR, DV, 70m, 2009 Dream with Me!, DIRECTOR/PRODUCTION DESIGNER, DV, 45m, 2009

www.rebeccaemarshall.com rebecca.e.marshall@gmail.com

Daina Oniunas-Pusic Yanwenjun Liu

2011

Spit, CAMERA OPERATOR, 35mm B&W, 12m, LFS, 2010

Yellow Requiem (Documentary), CAMERA OPERATOR, 16mm Colour, LFS, 2010

Venerability, CAMERA OPERATOR,

jonas@rejman.com www.jonasrejman.com

Rebecca E. Marshall is a filmmaker who likes exploring natural visual effects. She uses an experimental style that informs her short films and documentaries in 35mm, 16mm and DV. Her work can make you aware of yourself as machinery: soft, fragile and yet very much alive. Her work has screened in London at the NFT, The Royal Opera House and festivals such as Locarno, Berlin Short F/F and Creteil International Women’s F/F. She graduated with distinction as director and her final documentary project Glitter and Storm is released in the UK 2012 with the feature Swandown by Andrew Kotting.

gmlasalvia@gmail.com www.gianninalasalvia.com

WRITER/DIRECTOR/PRODUCER/EDI TOR, Digital, 20m, LFS, 2012 Time to Tell, EDITOR/SOUND RECORDIST, 35mm Colour, 15m, LFS,

The Firemaker, digital, 3'', 3D short film, 2011 Freerunning, 16mm, 10'', sport documentary, 2010 Carved, 4K digital, 4'', extreme sport short film, 2009 Monitio, 35mm, 11'', short film about terrorism, 2006 Omnibus, digital, 15'', mystery thriller short film, 2004

lureljessica@gmail.com

BBC/LFS, 2012 Winner of the Creative Climate Short Film Competition (2011); Award of Excellence - Best Shorts Competition (2012); Official Selection - Scinema Film Festival Travelling Programme (2012); Official Selection - Planet in Focus Environmental Film Festival, Toronto (2012) Outland, PRODUCTION DESIGN, Fiction, HD (RED), Colour, 19min, Flyboy Production/LFS, 2012 Encounters Short Film Festival (2012); Anonimul Int'l Independent Film Festival (2012) Natural Cycle, PRODUCER, Fiction (Animation), HD, Colour, 1min, Blink Pictures, 2011 Winner: Movi&Co Competitions Special Mention in Filmmaking (2011); Movi&Co Competition's Third Prize (2011) Half Moon, PRODUCER/PRODUCTION DESIGNER, Fiction, 35mm, Colour, 13min, LFS, 2010 Winner: Audience Award - Santa Cruz Int'l Film Festival (2010), Official Selection London's Sci-Fi Film Festival (2010) A Kiss From A Dying Horse, CAMERA OPERATOR, Fiction, 35mm, B&W, 17min, LFS, 2010 Fade Away, WRITER/DIRECTOR, Fiction, 16mm, Colour, 3min, LFS. 2009 Northern Skies, WRITER/DIRECTOR, Fiction, 16mm, B&W, 3min, LFS, 2009

National Day Holiday,

Jonas was born in Prague and raised in Germany before he moved to Paris and from there to the United States. He worked in various positions in the film industry, shaping his craft, before coming to London for his MA. A specialist in digital technology, his work uses high-speed cinematography, aerial photography and stereoscopic 3D to tell high-paced stories. Jonas is currently developing the feature film Copterkids while working on advertising films and music videos.

botoole@gmail.com twitter.com/Brotool www.imdb.com/name/nm 1828865/

A Vision, DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY, 16 mm colour, 3m,

Hot & Bothered, WRITER/DIRECTOR, Fiction, HD (RED), Colour, 4min,

Yanwenjun Liu was a journalist in China with a deep interest in people and their lives. She has since extended her interests towards exploring human stories and feelings through fiction as a filmmaker. Her films reflect this passion with their unique style of realism that communicates her characters’ emotions and journeys with vivid sensitivity.

Jonas Rejman

Aristotelis Maragkos

Daina Oniunas-Pusiç was born in Zagreb, Croatia in 1985 where she acquired a BA in film directing. During her studies she had the chance to direct about a dozen short films and a documentary. In 2009 she won at the Revue of Croatian Filmmaking with her film Kinkachoo which she wrote and directed. She has also directed a theatre dance performance and worked as an assistant director on an experimental feature film as well as dozens of commercials. In January 2010 she enrolled in the filmmaking masters course at the London Film School. She lives in London.

Sameer Patel Sameer Patel is a London based filmmaker. Whilst at University his films were selected for the London Student Film Festival and won competitions organised by BAFTA, Festival Republic and has collaborated with the English National Opera to film a 'Miniopera'. 'I like to tell stories about this city as I have lived here all my life and I feel it is not fully represented in film and TV'. Before attending film school Sameer was a features script writer, having sold one of his features to Roundhouse films and worked in film finance.

Berlin F/F ’12, London Independent Documentary F/F ‘12 The Landlord, PRODUCER, 16mm, Short, 2010

Where The Wind Hides,

The Escape of Piccolina, CAMERA OPERATOR, 16mm, Short, 2009 Florence, CINEMATOGRAPHER, 16mm, Short, 2009 The Assassin, DIRECTOR/PRODUCER/EDITOR, 16mm, Short, 2009 Alice and the Headlights, EDITOR, 16mm, Short, 2009 Mighty Man, PRODUCER, 16mm, Short, 2009

Dead Barber, DIRECTOR

On Line, DIRECTOR/EDITOR, 7D, 5m, English National Opera, 2012

DIRECTOR/PRODUCER/EDITOR, EX3, 12m, BAFTA/Festival Republic, 2011 BAFTA Competition Winner Premiered Latitude Festival 2012

Best Friends Forever, DIRECTOR/WRITER, 35mm B&W, 10m, LFS, 2010 Official Selection London Student Film Festival 2012

Two Minute Fortune, DIRECTOR/WRITER/EDITOR, 16mm, 2m, LFS, 2010

Ice Cream in the Park, DIRECTOR, 16mm B&W, 3m, LFS, 2009

sameerpatel@me.com vimeo.com/user8108797/ videos

At the Table (Za stolom), WRITER/DIRECTOR, Short Film 6m30s, HD,

Film School in the UK, and has worked professionally on shoots in Sweden, France, the UK, Italy, Canada and the USA. He worked for two years at the world-renowned The Royal Dramatic Theatre, in Stockholm, Sweden. Auguste has written, directed and produced a total of six short films, and now works for the Swedish film studio Svensk Filmindustri (SF).

Academy of Dramatic Art, 2007 Winner of best male performance at F.R.K.A. 2007

Paul, WRITER/DIRECTOR, HD, 16m,

Institute, 2012

Press Your Lips Together, WRITER/DIRECTOR, 11m40s, 35mm B/W, London Film School, 2011 Selected as Best Film in Generation at the LFS 2011 - official screening Skin Deep, WRITER/DIRECTOR, 4m20s, 16mm, London Film School, 2010 Companions, DIRECTOR, 6m01s, 16mm B/W, London Film School, 2010 Kinkachoo, WRITER/DIRECTOR, 15m40s, HD, Academy of Dramatic Art, 2009 Winner at the 41st Review of Film and Video Art 2009 The Cut (Rez), Short Film 8m52s, HD, Academy of Dramatic Art, 2008 Official selection 40th Review of Film and Video Art 2008

LFS, 2012

dainaopusic@gmail.com

Diego Felipe Reyes Cancino Following a Philosophy degree in Bogotá, Colombia (his hometown) Diego decided to pursue his love for storytelling. A director/producer, he has an interest in developing projects which highlight those aspects of our existence that tend to be overlooked, whether existential, social or political. He believes that cinema (either fiction or not) is an art form that should look into expanding our perceptions of life. He has written and directed short films in which the themes of identity, memory and longing are juxtaposed against uncommon backgrounds. His graduation film The Face is an adaptation of the short-story by the Cuban writer Virgilio Piñera. With the intention of exploring new genres and media he is currently established in London. The Face, PRODUCER/

No Snow, This Year,

DIRECTOR/CO-WRITER, RED M-X 4K,

WRITER/DIRECTOR, 35mm, 13m,

Colour, 20min, LFS, 2012

LFS, 2011

Replant, WRITER/DIRECTOR,

Scissors, PRODUCER, 35mm, 12m,

35mm, Colour, 10min, LFS, 2011

LFS, 2011

Tough Anton,

All I Ever Was, PRODUCER, HD,

CINEMATOGRAPHER, 35mm, B&W, 11min, LFS, 2010

15m, LFS, 2012

Patterns of Birds,

Under My Vow…,

2010, LFS

The Chamber Orchestra,

WRITER/DIRECTOR, 35mm, 13m,

WRITER/DIRECTOR, 16mm, Colour,

The Way Home,

DIRECTOR, 13m, EU COMMISSION,

WRITER/DIRECTOR, 16mm Colour,

2011

5m, 2010, LFS

If You Have No Place to Cry,

Late Coming of Age, EDITOR,

WRITER/DIRECTOR, 12m, LFS, 2010

16mm, 8m, B&W, LFS, 2009

Into the Garden of Glass and Steel, DIRECTOR, 14m, LFS, 2010

F. Auguste Rahmberg F. Auguste Rahmberg was born in Stockholm, Sweden; and has studied filmmaking in France and at The London

Nicola Sersale was born on the 22nd January 1987 in Rome. After his degree Nicola studied Film Production at The Arts Institute, Bournemouth. There he mainly focused on film directing, producing shorts that were selected at international film festivals. He then moved to London and joined the MA Filmmaking course at the London Film School. The LFS gave him the opportunity to develop his storytelling abilities and to work as a film editor, editing both documentaries and fictional projects.

MX, 23m, LFS, 2012

She Want Soul,

14m, LFS, 2010

junvie.liu@hotmail.com

Overload, DIRECTOR/EDITOR,

WRITER/DIRECTOR/EDITOR, Red

Beatitudes, WRITER/DIRECTOR,

aristotelis.m@gmail.com aristotelismaragkos.com

WRITER/DIRECTOR

Punching Above your Weight, PRODUCER Carnival, WRITER/DIRECTOR Boys to Men, DIRECTOR

shaffertfilmoffice@gmail.com

Drama F/F ’11, La Boca del Lobo F/F ’11, Dam Short F/F ‘12

Henry Potter, PRODUCTION MANAGER, 35mm, Short, 2010 Big Ben, PRODUCTION MANAGER, 35mm, Short, 2010 Bee Fever, PRODUCER, 16 mm, Documentary, 2010

Nicola Sersale

Long Walk Home,

Empty Lust, DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY, 16mm Colour, 5m,

Digital, 20m, LFS, 2008

The Amman Baccalaureate School - Amman, The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan - 2003 The University of Jordan Amman, The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan - Spring 2009 The London Film School London, The United Kingdom – 2012

Exit This Way, DIRECTOR/PRODUCER, Digital Documentary, 2012 Cave of the Blind, PRODUCER, 35mm, Short, 2011 The Crack, CAMERA OPERATOR, 35mm, Short, 2011 Dreadful Bazar, CINEMATOGRAPHER, 35mm, Short, 2011 If You Have No Place to Cry, PRODUCER, 35mm, Short, 2011

www.nellysaad.com saadnelly@gmail.com

16mm Colour, 5m, LFS, 2010

Yoyo, WRITER/DIRECTOR/ACTOR,

Nelly Saad Ibrahim was born on August 18 1985 in Cairo, Egypt. Nelly obtained her Bachelor’s degree from the American University in Cairo in Mass Communication and Broadcasting in 2007. In 2009, and after two years of working as a television producer in Cairo, she decided to move her career to film by joining the London Film School. Now Nelly lives in Dubai, UAE and is a co-founder of Picture Perfect Productions a film, television, and radio production company.

It Happens so Fast,

Selected for the website of The National Gallery, London

PRODUCER

mohammad.shrydeh@lfsstudents.org.uk shrydeh@hotmail.com

Kerala F/F, Kerala India, June 2012 Creteil Intern Women’s F/F, France 2011

Elephants, WRITER/DIRECTOR, 23m, HD, London Film School/Croatian Film Born in 1985 in Athens, after graduating from the department of Architecture in N.T.U.A., Aristotelis decided to continue his studies at the London Film School, completing his MA in Filmmaking. He won the Best Newcomer Award at the Drama Film Festival 2011. He works as a director and production designer of short films and documentaries. Aristotelis is currently finishing his feature script The Ark about a dying priest in a seaside town in Greece who organizes a group of homeless people to build an Ark.

Mohammad Shrydeh

The Egg Removal Merchant of Memories Fanatical David’s Tour

nicola.sersale@lfs-students. org.uk www.nicolasersalefilms.com

Shadow Walker, DIRECTOR/WRITER/EDITOR, Colour,

Punching Above Your Weight, EDITOR/SOUND RECORDIST/SOUND DESIGNER/SCRIPT EDITOR, Colour, 35mm, 10m, 2011

Sonia Rodriguez-Serrano Sonia Rodriguez-Serrano was born in Elche, Spain in 1985 and grew up in the wings of the theatres where her mother worked as a ballet instructor. This is very possibly where her love for visual art began. After having graduated from a Fine Arts degree at the Polytechnic University of Valencia in 2009, she enrolled at the LFS in January 2010 where her love for filmmaking, in particular visual storytelling and the role of the Cinematographer, have flourished. She believes the relationship between the camera and actors is central to the art of visual storytelling. Her focus as director of photography and cinematographer consolidates that belief, honing the drama via the potential atmospheres, light, camera angles and movement she is able to produce. She hopes to work within the camera department in the UK and abroad and create meaningful works within a variety of genres, tackling a wide spectrum of complicated issues through the wonderful medium of filmmaking.

EICAR, 2009

3:30min, LFS, 2010

Nadine, CO-WRITER/DIRECTOR,

S16mm, 12m, EICAR, 2008 Cassie, PRODUCER, HD, 12m, EICAR, 2008

16mm, B&W, silent, 3:30min, LFS, 2009

Lonely Girl, WRITER/DIRECTOR,

Hold Steady, CAMERA OPERATOR, Fiction, RED MX, Colour, LFS, 2012

S16mm, 8m, EICAR, 2007

HDV, Colour, 20min, Independent, 2009

augusterahmberg@me.com

reyesdf@hotmail.com

soniarodriguezserrano@gmail.com www.soniarodriguezserrano.com/

PRODUCER/DIRECTOR/WRITER,

Simran Sidhu received his Bachelor of Law degree from London Metropolitan University in 2009 where he specialized in Intellectual Property and Entertainment Law. He then went on to receive his Master of Fine Arts in Filmmaking from The London Film School in 2012. Fuelled by a keen interest in film and literature, Simran spent his time writing poems, prose and screenplays. He also wrote and drew his own comic books marking his first forays into the realm of visual storytelling. Simran enjoys telling stories in a variety of tones and styles, and has a particular facility for highconcept, character-driven genre fare.

S16mm, 20m, 2012

L'Ocean, WRITER/DIRECTOR,

In the Fleeting Hour,

Simran Sidhu

A Perfect Day for Cake, DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY, Fiction, 35mm, Colour, 15min, LFS, 2011

Paul, DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY, Fiction, Sony F3, Colour, 17min, LFS, 2012 The Night of Brian, CINEMATOGRAPHER, Fiction, RED MX, Colour, LFS, 2012

We Know What We Know, PRODUCTION DESIGNER/BOOM OPERATOR/SCRIPT EDITOR, B&W, 35mm, 10m, 2010

The Grape and the Snow, PRODUCER, Colour, Video, 10m, 2010

Untouchable, DIRECTOR/WRITER/PRODUCER/PR ODUCTION DESIGNER/EDITOR,

Gabriel Simi Araujo

Colour, S16mm, 4m, 2010

Empty Lust: Study from the Greed of Emotion, CAMERA OPERATOR, Colour, S16mm, 3m, 2010 2012 Revelation, ASSISTANT DIRECTOR, Colour, S16mm, 3m, 2010 The Way Home, DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY, Colour, S16mm, 3m, 2010

Interiors, ASSISTANT CAMERAMAN, Colour, S16mm, 3m,

Gabriel’s keen interest in telling stories came from working as a journalist in Brazil for newspapers such as Jornal do Commercio and Jornal dos Sports. After a couple of years writing articles he decided to move to London to study filmmaking and has recently completed his graduation film in his home country. Gabriel runs a production company in Rio de Janeiro and has already produced videos for well-known Brazilian musicians, including Gilberto Gil. He has also worked as a camera operator for a documentary, directed by Andrucha Waddington. Gabriel is currently developing a feature length script.

2010

The Trace, PRODUCTION ASSISTANT, B&W, S16mm, 3m, 2009 Autumn Leaves, EDITOR/ASS. CAMERAMAN/SCRIPT EDITOR, B&W, S16mm, 3m, 2009

sidhusimran@hotmail.com www.simransidhu.com

Gil (working title), CAMERA OPERATOR, HD, 2013 Enquanto Eles Não Chegam (While Waiting), WRITER/DIRECTOR, HD, 17m, LFS, 2012

Nobody, CAMERA OPERATOR, 35mm, 11m, LFS, 2011 Waking at Dawn, EDITOR, HD, 18m, LFS, 2011 Spaces, WRITER/DIRECTOR, 35mm B&W, 9m, LFS, 2010 The Grape and the Snow, EDITOR, DV, 12m, LFS, 2010 Alfaiate, WRITER/DIRECTOR, 16mm, 3m, LFS, 2010

gabrielsimi@hotmail.com gabrielsimi@tocacomunicacao.com.br


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Jessica Lurel

Brian O’Toole

E. J. Shaffert

Jessica Lurel was born and raised in Paris, France. After obtaining her master's degree in law, she decided to enrol at the New York University - SCPS programme, in filmmaking. There she wrote, directed and edited a couple of shorts. This experience encouraged her to join the London Film School to enhance her skills. During her MA in filmmaking she had the opportunity to work on various films developing her skills as a cinematographer and as a writer/director.

Brian was born in Limerick, Ireland. Prior to enrolling at the LFS he studied at The Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art and Design. He worked as a director and editor with various production companies in Dublin on documentaries, shorts and commercial campaigns. His previous shorts have screened at festivals in Europe and Ireland. He has also had work broadcast nationwide on RTE 2. Sunday Morning was his LFS graduation film which he wrote, directed and edited. He currently has a number of new projects in development.

E. J. Shaffert is a film and theatre director, originally from New York City, now living in London. As an acting instructor for both the Creative Acting Company and TVI Studios in NYC, he evolved original methods for creating new material for stage and screen through improvisation with actors. His graduation film was developed using this approach, over a period of three months in the rehearsal room.

Pieces, WRITER/DIRECTOR, RED, 16m, LFS

Nelly Saad Ibrahim

The Right Coat, CAMERA Ten, WRITER/DIRECTOR, DLIADT,

OPERATOR, Alexa, 20m, LFS

Giannina La Salvia Giannina La Salvia earned her BA in Film Production from the University of California in 2005. She began two script development internships in Los Angeles while working as a producer’s assistant on commercials and feature films before coming to LFS. Her graduation film Hot & Bothered was selected after a pitch to an industry panel at the BBC. It was awarded funding and was premiered at the BBC Television Centre before going onto win an Award of Excellence at the Best Shorts Competition. She is currently working for Blink Pictures where she has two feature film scripts in development as writer/director.

Punching Above Your Weight,

Cork Film Festival

DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY,

Chronic, WRITER/DIRECTOR,

35mm colour, 10m, LFS

Tough Anton, CAMERA

DLIADT, Cork Film Festival, Britspotting, RTE 2

OPERATOR, 35MM B&W, 10m, LFS

Memoria,

Free Runners, CAMERA

WRITER/DIRECTOR/EDITOR, Akajava

OPERATOR, 16mm colour, 15m, LFS Out of Tune, WRITER/DIRECTOR,

Films, Galway Film Festival, Cork Film Festival

16 mm, 3m, LFS

LFS

Rebecca E. Marshall

Glitter and Storm, DIRECTOR, HD, 15m, 2012 The Chamber Orchestra, CO-WRITER, HD, 11m, 2011 Pirates’ Day, DIRECTOR, DV, 5m, European Union Commission, 2011 The Escape of Piccolina, WRITER/DIRECTOR, 16mm, 4m, 2010 Cave of the Blind, WRITER/DIRECTOR, 35mm, 14m, 2010 Bee Fever, DIRECTOR, 16mm, 14m, 2010 Moonbug, CO-EDITOR, DV, 90m, 2009 The Downfall of Mighty Man, WRITER/DIRECTOR, 16mm B&W, 2009 Strangeness of Seeing, CO-DIRECTOR, DV, 70m, 2009 Dream with Me!, DIRECTOR/PRODUCTION DESIGNER, DV, 45m, 2009

www.rebeccaemarshall.com rebecca.e.marshall@gmail.com

Daina Oniunas-Pusic Yanwenjun Liu

2011

Spit, CAMERA OPERATOR, 35mm B&W, 12m, LFS, 2010

Yellow Requiem (Documentary), CAMERA OPERATOR, 16mm Colour, LFS, 2010

Venerability, CAMERA OPERATOR,

jonas@rejman.com www.jonasrejman.com

Rebecca E. Marshall is a filmmaker who likes exploring natural visual effects. She uses an experimental style that informs her short films and documentaries in 35mm, 16mm and DV. Her work can make you aware of yourself as machinery: soft, fragile and yet very much alive. Her work has screened in London at the NFT, The Royal Opera House and festivals such as Locarno, Berlin Short F/F and Creteil International Women’s F/F. She graduated with distinction as director and her final documentary project Glitter and Storm is released in the UK 2012 with the feature Swandown by Andrew Kotting.

gmlasalvia@gmail.com www.gianninalasalvia.com

WRITER/DIRECTOR/PRODUCER/EDI TOR, Digital, 20m, LFS, 2012 Time to Tell, EDITOR/SOUND RECORDIST, 35mm Colour, 15m, LFS,

The Firemaker, digital, 3'', 3D short film, 2011 Freerunning, 16mm, 10'', sport documentary, 2010 Carved, 4K digital, 4'', extreme sport short film, 2009 Monitio, 35mm, 11'', short film about terrorism, 2006 Omnibus, digital, 15'', mystery thriller short film, 2004

lureljessica@gmail.com

BBC/LFS, 2012 Winner of the Creative Climate Short Film Competition (2011); Award of Excellence - Best Shorts Competition (2012); Official Selection - Scinema Film Festival Travelling Programme (2012); Official Selection - Planet in Focus Environmental Film Festival, Toronto (2012) Outland, PRODUCTION DESIGN, Fiction, HD (RED), Colour, 19min, Flyboy Production/LFS, 2012 Encounters Short Film Festival (2012); Anonimul Int'l Independent Film Festival (2012) Natural Cycle, PRODUCER, Fiction (Animation), HD, Colour, 1min, Blink Pictures, 2011 Winner: Movi&Co Competitions Special Mention in Filmmaking (2011); Movi&Co Competition's Third Prize (2011) Half Moon, PRODUCER/PRODUCTION DESIGNER, Fiction, 35mm, Colour, 13min, LFS, 2010 Winner: Audience Award - Santa Cruz Int'l Film Festival (2010), Official Selection London's Sci-Fi Film Festival (2010) A Kiss From A Dying Horse, CAMERA OPERATOR, Fiction, 35mm, B&W, 17min, LFS, 2010 Fade Away, WRITER/DIRECTOR, Fiction, 16mm, Colour, 3min, LFS. 2009 Northern Skies, WRITER/DIRECTOR, Fiction, 16mm, B&W, 3min, LFS, 2009

National Day Holiday,

Jonas was born in Prague and raised in Germany before he moved to Paris and from there to the United States. He worked in various positions in the film industry, shaping his craft, before coming to London for his MA. A specialist in digital technology, his work uses high-speed cinematography, aerial photography and stereoscopic 3D to tell high-paced stories. Jonas is currently developing the feature film Copterkids while working on advertising films and music videos.

botoole@gmail.com twitter.com/Brotool www.imdb.com/name/nm 1828865/

A Vision, DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY, 16 mm colour, 3m,

Hot & Bothered, WRITER/DIRECTOR, Fiction, HD (RED), Colour, 4min,

Yanwenjun Liu was a journalist in China with a deep interest in people and their lives. She has since extended her interests towards exploring human stories and feelings through fiction as a filmmaker. Her films reflect this passion with their unique style of realism that communicates her characters’ emotions and journeys with vivid sensitivity.

Jonas Rejman

Aristotelis Maragkos

Daina Oniunas-Pusiç was born in Zagreb, Croatia in 1985 where she acquired a BA in film directing. During her studies she had the chance to direct about a dozen short films and a documentary. In 2009 she won at the Revue of Croatian Filmmaking with her film Kinkachoo which she wrote and directed. She has also directed a theatre dance performance and worked as an assistant director on an experimental feature film as well as dozens of commercials. In January 2010 she enrolled in the filmmaking masters course at the London Film School. She lives in London.

Sameer Patel Sameer Patel is a London based filmmaker. Whilst at University his films were selected for the London Student Film Festival and won competitions organised by BAFTA, Festival Republic and has collaborated with the English National Opera to film a 'Miniopera'. 'I like to tell stories about this city as I have lived here all my life and I feel it is not fully represented in film and TV'. Before attending film school Sameer was a features script writer, having sold one of his features to Roundhouse films and worked in film finance.

Berlin F/F ’12, London Independent Documentary F/F ‘12 The Landlord, PRODUCER, 16mm, Short, 2010

Where The Wind Hides,

The Escape of Piccolina, CAMERA OPERATOR, 16mm, Short, 2009 Florence, CINEMATOGRAPHER, 16mm, Short, 2009 The Assassin, DIRECTOR/PRODUCER/EDITOR, 16mm, Short, 2009 Alice and the Headlights, EDITOR, 16mm, Short, 2009 Mighty Man, PRODUCER, 16mm, Short, 2009

Dead Barber, DIRECTOR

On Line, DIRECTOR/EDITOR, 7D, 5m, English National Opera, 2012

DIRECTOR/PRODUCER/EDITOR, EX3, 12m, BAFTA/Festival Republic, 2011 BAFTA Competition Winner Premiered Latitude Festival 2012

Best Friends Forever, DIRECTOR/WRITER, 35mm B&W, 10m, LFS, 2010 Official Selection London Student Film Festival 2012

Two Minute Fortune, DIRECTOR/WRITER/EDITOR, 16mm, 2m, LFS, 2010

Ice Cream in the Park, DIRECTOR, 16mm B&W, 3m, LFS, 2009

sameerpatel@me.com vimeo.com/user8108797/ videos

At the Table (Za stolom), WRITER/DIRECTOR, Short Film 6m30s, HD,

Film School in the UK, and has worked professionally on shoots in Sweden, France, the UK, Italy, Canada and the USA. He worked for two years at the world-renowned The Royal Dramatic Theatre, in Stockholm, Sweden. Auguste has written, directed and produced a total of six short films, and now works for the Swedish film studio Svensk Filmindustri (SF).

Academy of Dramatic Art, 2007 Winner of best male performance at F.R.K.A. 2007

Paul, WRITER/DIRECTOR, HD, 16m,

Institute, 2012

Press Your Lips Together, WRITER/DIRECTOR, 11m40s, 35mm B/W, London Film School, 2011 Selected as Best Film in Generation at the LFS 2011 - official screening Skin Deep, WRITER/DIRECTOR, 4m20s, 16mm, London Film School, 2010 Companions, DIRECTOR, 6m01s, 16mm B/W, London Film School, 2010 Kinkachoo, WRITER/DIRECTOR, 15m40s, HD, Academy of Dramatic Art, 2009 Winner at the 41st Review of Film and Video Art 2009 The Cut (Rez), Short Film 8m52s, HD, Academy of Dramatic Art, 2008 Official selection 40th Review of Film and Video Art 2008

LFS, 2012

dainaopusic@gmail.com

Diego Felipe Reyes Cancino Following a Philosophy degree in Bogotá, Colombia (his hometown) Diego decided to pursue his love for storytelling. A director/producer, he has an interest in developing projects which highlight those aspects of our existence that tend to be overlooked, whether existential, social or political. He believes that cinema (either fiction or not) is an art form that should look into expanding our perceptions of life. He has written and directed short films in which the themes of identity, memory and longing are juxtaposed against uncommon backgrounds. His graduation film The Face is an adaptation of the short-story by the Cuban writer Virgilio Piñera. With the intention of exploring new genres and media he is currently established in London. The Face, PRODUCER/

No Snow, This Year,

DIRECTOR/CO-WRITER, RED M-X 4K,

WRITER/DIRECTOR, 35mm, 13m,

Colour, 20min, LFS, 2012

LFS, 2011

Replant, WRITER/DIRECTOR,

Scissors, PRODUCER, 35mm, 12m,

35mm, Colour, 10min, LFS, 2011

LFS, 2011

Tough Anton,

All I Ever Was, PRODUCER, HD,

CINEMATOGRAPHER, 35mm, B&W, 11min, LFS, 2010

15m, LFS, 2012

Patterns of Birds,

Under My Vow…,

2010, LFS

The Chamber Orchestra,

WRITER/DIRECTOR, 35mm, 13m,

WRITER/DIRECTOR, 16mm, Colour,

The Way Home,

DIRECTOR, 13m, EU COMMISSION,

WRITER/DIRECTOR, 16mm Colour,

2011

5m, 2010, LFS

If You Have No Place to Cry,

Late Coming of Age, EDITOR,

WRITER/DIRECTOR, 12m, LFS, 2010

16mm, 8m, B&W, LFS, 2009

Into the Garden of Glass and Steel, DIRECTOR, 14m, LFS, 2010

F. Auguste Rahmberg F. Auguste Rahmberg was born in Stockholm, Sweden; and has studied filmmaking in France and at The London

Nicola Sersale was born on the 22nd January 1987 in Rome. After his degree Nicola studied Film Production at The Arts Institute, Bournemouth. There he mainly focused on film directing, producing shorts that were selected at international film festivals. He then moved to London and joined the MA Filmmaking course at the London Film School. The LFS gave him the opportunity to develop his storytelling abilities and to work as a film editor, editing both documentaries and fictional projects.

MX, 23m, LFS, 2012

She Want Soul,

14m, LFS, 2010

junvie.liu@hotmail.com

Overload, DIRECTOR/EDITOR,

WRITER/DIRECTOR/EDITOR, Red

Beatitudes, WRITER/DIRECTOR,

aristotelis.m@gmail.com aristotelismaragkos.com

WRITER/DIRECTOR

Punching Above your Weight, PRODUCER Carnival, WRITER/DIRECTOR Boys to Men, DIRECTOR

shaffertfilmoffice@gmail.com

Drama F/F ’11, La Boca del Lobo F/F ’11, Dam Short F/F ‘12

Henry Potter, PRODUCTION MANAGER, 35mm, Short, 2010 Big Ben, PRODUCTION MANAGER, 35mm, Short, 2010 Bee Fever, PRODUCER, 16 mm, Documentary, 2010

Nicola Sersale

Long Walk Home,

Empty Lust, DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY, 16mm Colour, 5m,

Digital, 20m, LFS, 2008

The Amman Baccalaureate School - Amman, The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan - 2003 The University of Jordan Amman, The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan - Spring 2009 The London Film School London, The United Kingdom – 2012

Exit This Way, DIRECTOR/PRODUCER, Digital Documentary, 2012 Cave of the Blind, PRODUCER, 35mm, Short, 2011 The Crack, CAMERA OPERATOR, 35mm, Short, 2011 Dreadful Bazar, CINEMATOGRAPHER, 35mm, Short, 2011 If You Have No Place to Cry, PRODUCER, 35mm, Short, 2011

www.nellysaad.com saadnelly@gmail.com

16mm Colour, 5m, LFS, 2010

Yoyo, WRITER/DIRECTOR/ACTOR,

Nelly Saad Ibrahim was born on August 18 1985 in Cairo, Egypt. Nelly obtained her Bachelor’s degree from the American University in Cairo in Mass Communication and Broadcasting in 2007. In 2009, and after two years of working as a television producer in Cairo, she decided to move her career to film by joining the London Film School. Now Nelly lives in Dubai, UAE and is a co-founder of Picture Perfect Productions a film, television, and radio production company.

It Happens so Fast,

Selected for the website of The National Gallery, London

PRODUCER

mohammad.shrydeh@lfsstudents.org.uk shrydeh@hotmail.com

Kerala F/F, Kerala India, June 2012 Creteil Intern Women’s F/F, France 2011

Elephants, WRITER/DIRECTOR, 23m, HD, London Film School/Croatian Film Born in 1985 in Athens, after graduating from the department of Architecture in N.T.U.A., Aristotelis decided to continue his studies at the London Film School, completing his MA in Filmmaking. He won the Best Newcomer Award at the Drama Film Festival 2011. He works as a director and production designer of short films and documentaries. Aristotelis is currently finishing his feature script The Ark about a dying priest in a seaside town in Greece who organizes a group of homeless people to build an Ark.

Mohammad Shrydeh

The Egg Removal Merchant of Memories Fanatical David’s Tour

nicola.sersale@lfs-students. org.uk www.nicolasersalefilms.com

Shadow Walker, DIRECTOR/WRITER/EDITOR, Colour,

Punching Above Your Weight, EDITOR/SOUND RECORDIST/SOUND DESIGNER/SCRIPT EDITOR, Colour, 35mm, 10m, 2011

Sonia Rodriguez-Serrano Sonia Rodriguez-Serrano was born in Elche, Spain in 1985 and grew up in the wings of the theatres where her mother worked as a ballet instructor. This is very possibly where her love for visual art began. After having graduated from a Fine Arts degree at the Polytechnic University of Valencia in 2009, she enrolled at the LFS in January 2010 where her love for filmmaking, in particular visual storytelling and the role of the Cinematographer, have flourished. She believes the relationship between the camera and actors is central to the art of visual storytelling. Her focus as director of photography and cinematographer consolidates that belief, honing the drama via the potential atmospheres, light, camera angles and movement she is able to produce. She hopes to work within the camera department in the UK and abroad and create meaningful works within a variety of genres, tackling a wide spectrum of complicated issues through the wonderful medium of filmmaking.

EICAR, 2009

3:30min, LFS, 2010

Nadine, CO-WRITER/DIRECTOR,

S16mm, 12m, EICAR, 2008 Cassie, PRODUCER, HD, 12m, EICAR, 2008

16mm, B&W, silent, 3:30min, LFS, 2009

Lonely Girl, WRITER/DIRECTOR,

Hold Steady, CAMERA OPERATOR, Fiction, RED MX, Colour, LFS, 2012

S16mm, 8m, EICAR, 2007

HDV, Colour, 20min, Independent, 2009

augusterahmberg@me.com

reyesdf@hotmail.com

soniarodriguezserrano@gmail.com www.soniarodriguezserrano.com/

PRODUCER/DIRECTOR/WRITER,

Simran Sidhu received his Bachelor of Law degree from London Metropolitan University in 2009 where he specialized in Intellectual Property and Entertainment Law. He then went on to receive his Master of Fine Arts in Filmmaking from The London Film School in 2012. Fuelled by a keen interest in film and literature, Simran spent his time writing poems, prose and screenplays. He also wrote and drew his own comic books marking his first forays into the realm of visual storytelling. Simran enjoys telling stories in a variety of tones and styles, and has a particular facility for highconcept, character-driven genre fare.

S16mm, 20m, 2012

L'Ocean, WRITER/DIRECTOR,

In the Fleeting Hour,

Simran Sidhu

A Perfect Day for Cake, DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY, Fiction, 35mm, Colour, 15min, LFS, 2011

Paul, DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY, Fiction, Sony F3, Colour, 17min, LFS, 2012 The Night of Brian, CINEMATOGRAPHER, Fiction, RED MX, Colour, LFS, 2012

We Know What We Know, PRODUCTION DESIGNER/BOOM OPERATOR/SCRIPT EDITOR, B&W, 35mm, 10m, 2010

The Grape and the Snow, PRODUCER, Colour, Video, 10m, 2010

Untouchable, DIRECTOR/WRITER/PRODUCER/PR ODUCTION DESIGNER/EDITOR,

Gabriel Simi Araujo

Colour, S16mm, 4m, 2010

Empty Lust: Study from the Greed of Emotion, CAMERA OPERATOR, Colour, S16mm, 3m, 2010 2012 Revelation, ASSISTANT DIRECTOR, Colour, S16mm, 3m, 2010 The Way Home, DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY, Colour, S16mm, 3m, 2010

Interiors, ASSISTANT CAMERAMAN, Colour, S16mm, 3m,

Gabriel’s keen interest in telling stories came from working as a journalist in Brazil for newspapers such as Jornal do Commercio and Jornal dos Sports. After a couple of years writing articles he decided to move to London to study filmmaking and has recently completed his graduation film in his home country. Gabriel runs a production company in Rio de Janeiro and has already produced videos for well-known Brazilian musicians, including Gilberto Gil. He has also worked as a camera operator for a documentary, directed by Andrucha Waddington. Gabriel is currently developing a feature length script.

2010

The Trace, PRODUCTION ASSISTANT, B&W, S16mm, 3m, 2009 Autumn Leaves, EDITOR/ASS. CAMERAMAN/SCRIPT EDITOR, B&W, S16mm, 3m, 2009

sidhusimran@hotmail.com www.simransidhu.com

Gil (working title), CAMERA OPERATOR, HD, 2013 Enquanto Eles Não Chegam (While Waiting), WRITER/DIRECTOR, HD, 17m, LFS, 2012

Nobody, CAMERA OPERATOR, 35mm, 11m, LFS, 2011 Waking at Dawn, EDITOR, HD, 18m, LFS, 2011 Spaces, WRITER/DIRECTOR, 35mm B&W, 9m, LFS, 2010 The Grape and the Snow, EDITOR, DV, 12m, LFS, 2010 Alfaiate, WRITER/DIRECTOR, 16mm, 3m, LFS, 2010

gabrielsimi@hotmail.com gabrielsimi@tocacomunicacao.com.br


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Josemaria Solanes is a director and photographer. With a background in still photography, he moved into filmmaking through a couple of personal initiatives such as the short film Action and was soon working for the advertising industry, directing his first TV commercial for TMB (Metropolitan Transports of Barcelona) with the agency Bassat Ogilvy. Next, he moved to London to study the MA in Filmmaking at the London Film School, where he has had the chance to meet Mario Testino who has awakened his passion for fashion photography. Recently Josemaria returned to Barcelona to join the advertising production company SOLANES FILMS to pursue his dream of shooting, shooting and shooting.

Being British born with a South Asian heritage has allowed me to take the best values from each culture which I have tried to reflect in my work. I recently completed a series of documentaries featuring victims of terrorism. Most notably Hear our Voices which was shown at the Global Counter-Terrorism Forum in New York to dignitaries and diplomats. American Secretary of State Hilary Clinton called the film “...a very moving documentary...” in her opening address. I have never turned down any opportunity to tell a story, whether it be documentary or fiction. After finishing my MA Filmmaking degree I have been able to put the knowledge to use, developing several documentary and fiction projects on subjects as diverse as illegal migration and child abuse.

Three-Way Street, WRITER/DIRECTOR, LFS Graduation short film, HD ARRI Alexa, 20m, 2012

Coast, DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRA-

A native of Mexico, Gabriel Stavenhagen grew up in Mexico City and the US, went to school in Paris and is now based in London after obtaining an MA at the London Film School. He has spent the last six years working on different aspects of developing and producing documentaries and short films. Specialising as a producer, and with various projects in development, he has the ambition to make films on both sides of the Atlantic.

Arkadasim Erhan, DIRECTOR, 12min, HD, LFS, 2012

PHY, LFS short film, 16mm, 19m52s, 2011 Time to Tell, PRODUCER, LFS

Elephants, PRODUCER, HD, Colour, 21min, London Film School/Croatian

Samiulla’s Story, DIRECTOR,

short film, 35mm, 16m24s, 2011

Audiovisual Centre, 2012

10min, HD, Open Society Foundation, Global Survivors Network, 2012

WRITER/DIRECTOR, LFS short film,

Argon Magazine, PRODUCER, HD, Colour, 4min, MeandBe Pictures, 2012 A Perfect Day for Cake, PRODUCER, 35mm, Colour, 13min, London Film

35mm, 10m26s, 2011

School 2011

We Know What We Know,

Cigarette Brake, DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY, LFS documentary, HD, 12m09s, 2010 CCTV, WRITER/DIRECTOR, LFS short film, 16mm, 3m2s, 2010

Susan, DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY, LFS short film, 16mm, 3m06s, 2009 Action, WRITER/DIRECTOR, Cocoa Films short film, HD, 9m41s, 2006

Nour el Nil, PRODUCER, HD, Colour, 7min, Borealis Films, 2011 I am :), PRODUCER, 16mm, Colour, 11min, London Film School, 2011 Dean, WRITER/DIRECTOR, 16mm, Colour, 3min, London Film School, 2010 Max, PRODUCER, 16mm, Colour, 3min, London Film School, 2010 Recto Recto Gancho, PRODUCER, S16mm, Colour, 11min, Celuloide Films, 2010

Los Ultimos, PRODUCER, S16mm, Colour, 14min, Celuloide Films, 2009

gabostaven@gmail.com

Aston Martin Cygnet in London, DIRECTOR, 3min, HD, Aston Martin, 2012

Hear Our Voices, DIRECTOR, 25min, HD, British Foreign Office, Global Survivors Network Five, DIRECTOR, 25min, HD, British Foreign Office, Global Survivors Network, 2011 Malin, PRODUCER, 4min, 16mm, LFS, 2011

If I Should Die In London, PRODUCER,15min, 16mm, LFS, 2011 No Snow This Year, PRODUCER,

josemaria@solanesfilms.com www.solanesfilms.com

Alastair Uhlig Karel van Bellingen Alastair loves making documentaries and personal stories that inspire and connect with an audience. Outside school Alastair co-founded the Classique collective, making micro documentaries and music promos. Their clients have included Rococo Chocolates, Street Kitchen, Chickenshed and the legendary synth band Futurecop! Before studying at the LFS, Alastair completed a BA in History at the University of Leeds. Danny, DIRECTOR, 46m, LFS/Classique

The Door, DIRECTOR, 4min, 16mm,

Joe Spray Joe’s background in Cultural Geographies (BSc University of Sheffield and Master’s at the University of Bristol) has given his filmmaking an anthropological edge. His first films were made with his teen friends on the streets of British cities focusing on the practices, friendships and cultures of street skating and combining extreme sports documentary with fiction. Later, he formed part of an art collective in Bristol’s Stokes Croft, creating video-installations for exhibitions in social centres around the Southwest. At the LFS Joe focused on writing and directing fiction, completing Time To Tell, a film exploring the moral implications of documentary filmmaking, and his graduation film The Eternal Not, a dark comedy written by established stage and screen writer Lucinda Coxon. Since graduating Joe has directed commercial and online content for clients such as Emirates and Mercedes. Under the mentoring of award winning director Duane Hopkins of Third Films, Joe has developed Calving, a short set within the harsh environment of an isolated rural dairy farm, currently in pre-production. Cigarette Break, PRODUCER, HD, 2011,LFS

Celebrity Stalker, WRITER/ PRODUCER, Comedy/Independent Film, 3min, Canon 5D, 2012

Handle With Care, WRITER/DIRECTOR, Comedy Drama/LFS Graduation Film, 10min, Alexa, 2012

k.m.sultan87@gmail.com

Christina Perri Live at Shepherds Bush O2, DIRECTOR, 3m, Classique Chickenshed, DIRECTOR, Classique

Classique Collab Futurecop! vs. R.R.A, DIRECTOR, 3m, Classique

Futurecop! vs. Flashworx, DIRECTOR, 4m,

Classique Andy Gray and Richard Key's Fluid Football, DIRECTOR, 2m Lani , DIRECTOR, 11m, LFS The Birdman of Tamworth,

Refugee City, WRITER/DIRECTOR, Digital, LFS Nicoleta, CO-WRITER, Digital, LFS Nobody, WRITER/DIRECTOR, 35mm, LFS

Spaces, CO-WRITER/PRODUCTION DESIGNER, 35mm B&W, LFS

Nadine, CO-WRITER/PRODUCER, 16mm B&W, LFS

Antique, WRITER/DIRECTOR 16mm, LFS

A House with Two Doors, SCREENWRITER, Sundance Institute

tracysunderland@gmail.com

Insha’allah, DIRECTOR, 60min,

Having studied aeronautical engineering and worked as a derivatives trader for several years, the logical next step for me was to go to film school where I explored my passion for filmmaking, writing and directing three short films. Since graduating I have been working on several of my own projects as well as gaining experience in the industry.

Classique

Tracy Sunderland returned to the United States after finishing her graduation film and is now teaching at Boise State University in Idaho. She is also collaborating on a fellow LFS graduate’s first feature and developing her own film project with refugee students in Idaho.

LFS, 2010 HD, Dirty Duck Productions, 2009 Las Vegas International Film Festival: Winner Golden Ace Award Cine: Winner, Golden Eagle Award Accolade International Film Festival: Winner, Award of Merit International Filmmaker Festival: Winner, Best Foreign Language Film Macon International Film Festival: Winner, MIFF Award Lincoln School of Media: Winner, Dean’s Corus Link Award 57th Columbus International Film Festival: Honourable Mention Official Selection: Asheville Film Festival Official Selection: Levante International Film Festival Footsteps in Arabia, DIRECTOR, 30min, HD, Jordan Television, Royal Jordanian Film Commission, Jordanian Tourist Board

Rococo Chocolates 'Out Story', DIRECTOR, 2m, Classique Street Kitchen, DIRECTOR, 2m,

Tracy Sunderland

15min, 35mm, LFS, 2011

Uri Stramer

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Josemaria Solanes

GabrielStavenhagen

December 2012

Christopher Thomas

Robin Swailes Robin Swailes joined the LFS in 2009 with a background in business and marketing and a passion for cinematography. His graduation film is a documentary following the European Union Baroque Orchestra, matching the energy of a youth orchestra with a quirky visual style. Robin now runs a production company specialising in web video and promotional films with a cinematic flair. The Film and Video Company recently completed their first advertisement for national television, and their clients include Oxford University and the National Trust. He is currently developing a treatment for an independent feature, to be shot in 2013.

Punching Above Your Weight, WRITER/DIRECTOR/SONGWRITER,

Blue Havana, DIRECTOR,

Musical Comedy/LFS, 15min, 35mm, 2011

Alexa/Canon 5D, The Film and Video Company, 2012

Lemon Meringue, CAMERA

Eccentricity, DIRECTOR/CINE-

OPERATOR, Drama/LFS, 15min,

MATOGRAPHY, Canon 5D, The Film

Jonathan Tomlin Thank you to all my family, friends, teachers and collaborators who have encouraged me, believed in me, taught me to see opportunity in every obstacle and to find inspiration from every experience. I feel fortunate to be where I am, but I do not wish to linger upon where I have been. The challenge to continue making films beyond Film School is an extraordinary opportunity to expand my life and cultivate my craft. I am inspired to make films that engage with humanity, which in turn inspires me to make films. Coda, WRITER/DIRECTOR, S16mm, 13 min, 2012, LFS The Last Packet, WRITER/DIRECTOR, DV, 29 sec, MORENO, 2010 Our Day Will Come, WRITER/DIRECTOR, 35mm, 15min, LFS, 2010 Path to Peace, DIRECTOR, DV, 18min, LFS, 2009 Train to Damascus, WRITER/DIRECTOR, 16mm, 3min, LFS, 2009 Headphones, WRITER/DIRECTOR, 16mmB/W, 3min, LFS, 2008 Double Yellow II, DIRECTOR, DV, 90min, Eye Fly Films, 2006 Double Yellow, DIRECTOR, DV, 30min, Eye Fly Films, 2003

jonathantomlin@mac.com

True Power (Commercial), DIRECTOR, Alexa, LFS/Independent, 2012 Winner – Best Commercial – Hollyshorts Film Festival, US, 2012 Winner – Best Commercial – Burbank International Film Festival, US, 2012 Winner – Award of Merit – Best Shorts Competition, US, 2012 Winner – Ad Spot Gold Award – Prestige Film Award, US, 2012 Winner – Best Spec Commercial – BeFilm Underground Film Festival, US, 2012 Official Selection – California International Short Festival, US, 2012 Official Selection – Silicon Valley Film Festival, US, 2012 Elephants, EDITOR, Alexa, LFS/Ind, 2012 Fire, EDITOR, 16mm, Film London/BFI, 2012 Diablo Boulevard ‘Saint of Killers‘(Music Video), DBA, P.I.A.S., 2012 Call of Juarez: Gunslinger (Commercial), DIRECTOR, Alexa, Maverick Media, 2012 Gabriel Bruce ‘Perfect Weather’ (Music Video), EDITOR, 35mm, Mercury Records, 2012 Steel Battalion: Heavy Armor (Commercial), DIRECTOR, Alexa, Maverick Media, 2012 Early Birds, EDITOR, Alexa, LFS/Ind., 2012 Frog/Robot, EDITOR, Red, Tim Phillips Ltd, 2011 Drift, EDITOR, 16mm, LFS, 2011 Coconut Skin, EDITOR, 35mm, LFS, 2010 The Crossmaker, EDITOR, 35mm, LFS 2010 The Bird Man of Tamworth (Documentary), Digital, 2009 Disposable, DIRECTOR, 16mm, LFS, 2009 Goliath, DIRECTOR, 16mm, LFS, 2009

karelvanbellingen@gmail.com www.karelvanbellingen.com

Cheng-Ta Yang Cheng-Ta Yang was born and raised in Taipei City. He graduated from the London Film School with an MA Filmmaking degree. He was trained at professional levels and gained a full range of filmmaking skills which equipped him to make several shorts and documentaries at the LFS. Influenced by unique Taiwanese customs and traditional Chinese culture, his film works frequently reflect reality and social phenomenon in a positive way. The Thirty-First Signed, 2ND CAMERA ASSISTANT (Feature), Taiwan, 2012 The Spirit Under the Hood, 1ST CAMERA ASSISTANT, (Short), Taiwan, 2012 Home, WRITER/ PRODUCER/ DIRECTOR, Taiwan, 2011 Bear It, PRODUCTION ASSISTANT (Feature), Taiwan, 2010 Lanni, EDITOR, (AVID Media Composer), Steenbeck 35mm The Kiss from a Dying Horse Storyboard, PRODUCER Cross Maker, PRODUCTION ASSISTANT A Healer’s Journey, DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY, Documentary, DV Sony PD117/Sync, 2009

DIRECTOR, Documentary, 11m, LFS

Soul Food, WRITER/ DIRECTOR/ EDITOR (AVID Media Composer), 16mm

Winner of Best British Short Leeds International Film Festival Runner Up Annie Dodds Award Imperial War Museum Film Festival Official Selection London International Documentary Festival Official Selection Raindance Film Festival

Colour, post-synchronised sound, 2009

The Ferguson Brothers,

lfs168tw@gmail.com

BOX, DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY, 16mm Colour, 2009 That Dinner, CAMERA OPERATOR, 16mm Aaton XTR, 2009 Child of the Past, ASSISTANT DIRECTOR, 16mm Colour, 2009 The Fergusson’s Brothers, CAMERA ASSISTANT, 16mm Colour, 2009 My Girl, CAMERA OPERATOR/EDITOR, 16mm Aaton XTR, Steenbeck 16mm, 2009

DIRECTOR, 3m, LFS

6 Levels of Emptiness, DIRECTOR, 3m, LFS

Born and raised in Kingston, Jamaica, Christopher L. Thomas began his career as a young photographer before falling in love with filmmaking. He has been working in film and video production in the Caribbean and Europe for over 8 years. With a BA in Media Communication (Television) from the University of the West Indies, he worked in the Jamaican industry on numerous music videos, commercials and narratives. Christopher moved to London and earned an MA in Filmmaking (Cinematography) from the LFS.

christhomasdop.com

Karel van Bellingen is a director and editor, born and bred in Belgium but now based in London. Since graduating from the London Film School he has edited many short films, music videos and commercial content. Next to that, his award-winning graduation film True Power, which he wrote and directed, got him work as a commercials director for major clients in the gaming business. He continues to work in these roles while developing a new narrative project to direct.

alastair.uhlig@gmail.com www.alastairuhlig.com

Omar Zavala

Stephanie Trainer After studying Politics and Science at university, Stephanie decided to take a few years off to travel and find out what she really wanted. Realizing that the one thing that stayed with her wherever she went was her love for film and story-telling, she took off on a journey across the pond to attend the London Film School. She has since then directed three short films and participated in various other productions, fulfilling roles in the different departments of filmmaking. Drawing inspiration from her journeys, she has put all her creative energy into Shells and Strings which is not only her graduation project, but a story that she feels needs to be told. Stephanie is a young, new filmmaker with an exciting, strong voice and a passion for what she is doing that comes through in all her work.

Florah Uddin Florah Uddin was born in London in 1985. She studied English Literature at university and graduated in 2006 before then working as a runner, production assistant and assistant stylist in film and music videos. In 2007 she was awarded funding for her first short film and then moved to Rio de Janeiro. She returned a year later and worked at Vertigo Films before applying to Film School. Florah is currently working as a music video director and is developing her first feature film. HomeGirl, WRITER/DIRECTOR, Red MX, 13m, LFS Punching Above your Weight, PRODUCTION DESIGNER, 35mm, 15m, LFS

Lemon Meringue, WRITER/DIRECTOR, 35mm, 8m, LFS The Cat’eels, WRITER/DIRECTOR/EDITOR, 16mm, 3m, LFS

florah.uddin@gmail.com

Shek Kwan Wu My name is Shek Kwan Wu, I am from Hong Kong. I obtained a BA Film Production degree at the Bournemouth Arts Institute then my MA Filmmaking degree at the London Film School. I like watching films and making films, I am now busy working on my first feature film which will be shot in Hong Kong. My future plan is to be an international filmmaker making films in Hong Kong, London and the USA. An Experimental Film, WRITER/DIRECTOR/PRODUCER/EDITOR, LFS, 2012

Replant, CAMERA OPERATOR, 35mm Colour, LFS, 2011 Best Friends Forever, DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY, 35mm B&W, LFS, 2011

shek.wu@lfs-students.org.uk

Mihails Zaicevs Mihail's experience and wide understanding of different aspects of filmmaking helps him to find the right approach in every project whether it is commercial, a music video or film. He says: "I am a passionate filmmaker who always tries to get the best out of every situation. I also love photography and everything related to it. I try to travel as much as possible and meet interesting people from all around the world." Coast, DIRECTOR/PRODCER, Super16mm, 23m, LFS/LeBear, 2011

Adjustment, CAMERA OPERATOR, Digital, 20m, LFS, 2011

Interior, CINEMATOGRAPHER, Digital, 30m, LFS, 2011

Screened at London Documentary Film Festival

35mm, 2010

and Video Company, 2011

Shells and Strings, DIRECTOR,

Replant, CINEMATOGRAPHER,

Time to Tell, WRITER/DIRECTOR, 35mm, 2011, LFS The Eternal Not, DIRECTOR, HD, 2012, LFS

Smithfield, PRODUCER,

Save Nuffield Place, DIREC-

7D, LFS, 2012

35mm Colour, 14m, LFS, 2011

Documentary/LFS, 15min, Digital, 2010

TOR/CINEMATOGRAPHER, Canon

The Crack, DIRECTOR, 35mm,

Damart, CINEMATOGRAPHER,

The Sun Always Shines,

5D, The Film and Video Company, 2011

LFS, 2011

Promo Video, Digital, 4m, 2011

WRITER/DIRECTOR/EDITOR,

Baroque Around the Clock,

If You Have No Place to Cry,

We Know What We Know,

Comedy/LFS, 4min, 16mm, 2010

DIRECTOR/CINEMATOGRAPHER,

PRODUCTION DESIGNER, 16mm,

CAMERA OPERATOR, 35mm B&W,

First Trial, PRODUCER/EDITOR,

Canon 5D, LFS / European Commission, 2011

B&W, LFS, 2010

10m, 2010

Bee Fever, SOUND

Yellow Requiem, CINEMATOG-

Joe_dyson_spray@hotmail.com www.joespray.com

Drama/LFS, 16mm, Silent/B&W, 4min, 2009

If You Have No Place To Cry,

RECORDIST/EDITOR, 16mm, LFS,

RAPHER, 16mm, 17m, LFS, 2010

Quadratic Millionaire,

CINEMATOGRAPHER, 35mm, LFS,

2010

Waltz with Walter, CINEMATOG-

DIRECTOR/EDITOR,

2010

Innocence Lost, DIRECTOR,

Educational/MissionAStar, 15min, Digital, 2009

Florence, WRITER/DIRECTOR,

16mm, LFS, 2010

RAPHER, 16mm, 4m, LFS, 2010 CCTV, CAMERA OPERATOR, 16mm,

16mm, LFS, 2009

Check Mate, DIRECTOR, 16mm,

4m, LFS, 2010

B&W, LFS, 2009

First Trial, CINEMATOGRAPHER,

Ryan Babel Circle Theorem, DIRECTOR/EDITOR, Educational/ MissionAStar, 5mins, Digital, 2009

stramuri@hotmail.com

studio@thefilmandvideocompany.co.uk www.thefilmandvideocompany.co.uk

16mm, 4m, LFS, 2010

stephi3@comcast.net mihail.zaicev@hotmail.com www.mihailzaicev.com

Omar Zavala has a BS in Business Administration (Lima, Peru). After 6 years working in business consulting, he decided to turn his life 180 degrees and came to London to study filmmaking at The London Film School. During the past 3 years, he has directed and produced several short films, fiction and non-fiction. Also, he has taken a course in Portrait Photography at the Victoria and Albert Museum, who have featured his work in their promotional material and website. Currently, Omar balances his job as Manager to the London office at MediaXchange, a media consultancy company with global clients in the TV, Film and New Media industries, and his personal projects, which include his first drama feature and a drama series. Piñata, WRITER/DIRECTOR, 12m, LFS, 2012

Lunch with Jill, WRITER/DIRECTOR, 3m, 2011

The Aftermath, WRITER/DIRECTOR, 4m, 2010

Queen of Soho, WRITER/DIRECTOR, 9m, 2010

ozavala9@gmail.com www.ozetafilms.com


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MA Filmmaking Khurrum M. Sultan

Josemaria Solanes is a director and photographer. With a background in still photography, he moved into filmmaking through a couple of personal initiatives such as the short film Action and was soon working for the advertising industry, directing his first TV commercial for TMB (Metropolitan Transports of Barcelona) with the agency Bassat Ogilvy. Next, he moved to London to study the MA in Filmmaking at the London Film School, where he has had the chance to meet Mario Testino who has awakened his passion for fashion photography. Recently Josemaria returned to Barcelona to join the advertising production company SOLANES FILMS to pursue his dream of shooting, shooting and shooting.

Being British born with a South Asian heritage has allowed me to take the best values from each culture which I have tried to reflect in my work. I recently completed a series of documentaries featuring victims of terrorism. Most notably Hear our Voices which was shown at the Global Counter-Terrorism Forum in New York to dignitaries and diplomats. American Secretary of State Hilary Clinton called the film “...a very moving documentary...” in her opening address. I have never turned down any opportunity to tell a story, whether it be documentary or fiction. After finishing my MA Filmmaking degree I have been able to put the knowledge to use, developing several documentary and fiction projects on subjects as diverse as illegal migration and child abuse.

Three-Way Street, WRITER/DIRECTOR, LFS Graduation short film, HD ARRI Alexa, 20m, 2012

Coast, DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRA-

A native of Mexico, Gabriel Stavenhagen grew up in Mexico City and the US, went to school in Paris and is now based in London after obtaining an MA at the London Film School. He has spent the last six years working on different aspects of developing and producing documentaries and short films. Specialising as a producer, and with various projects in development, he has the ambition to make films on both sides of the Atlantic.

Arkadasim Erhan, DIRECTOR, 12min, HD, LFS, 2012

PHY, LFS short film, 16mm, 19m52s, 2011 Time to Tell, PRODUCER, LFS

Elephants, PRODUCER, HD, Colour, 21min, London Film School/Croatian

Samiulla’s Story, DIRECTOR,

short film, 35mm, 16m24s, 2011

Audiovisual Centre, 2012

10min, HD, Open Society Foundation, Global Survivors Network, 2012

WRITER/DIRECTOR, LFS short film,

Argon Magazine, PRODUCER, HD, Colour, 4min, MeandBe Pictures, 2012 A Perfect Day for Cake, PRODUCER, 35mm, Colour, 13min, London Film

35mm, 10m26s, 2011

School 2011

We Know What We Know,

Cigarette Brake, DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY, LFS documentary, HD, 12m09s, 2010 CCTV, WRITER/DIRECTOR, LFS short film, 16mm, 3m2s, 2010

Susan, DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY, LFS short film, 16mm, 3m06s, 2009 Action, WRITER/DIRECTOR, Cocoa Films short film, HD, 9m41s, 2006

Nour el Nil, PRODUCER, HD, Colour, 7min, Borealis Films, 2011 I am :), PRODUCER, 16mm, Colour, 11min, London Film School, 2011 Dean, WRITER/DIRECTOR, 16mm, Colour, 3min, London Film School, 2010 Max, PRODUCER, 16mm, Colour, 3min, London Film School, 2010 Recto Recto Gancho, PRODUCER, S16mm, Colour, 11min, Celuloide Films, 2010

Los Ultimos, PRODUCER, S16mm, Colour, 14min, Celuloide Films, 2009

gabostaven@gmail.com

Aston Martin Cygnet in London, DIRECTOR, 3min, HD, Aston Martin, 2012

Hear Our Voices, DIRECTOR, 25min, HD, British Foreign Office, Global Survivors Network Five, DIRECTOR, 25min, HD, British Foreign Office, Global Survivors Network, 2011 Malin, PRODUCER, 4min, 16mm, LFS, 2011

If I Should Die In London, PRODUCER,15min, 16mm, LFS, 2011 No Snow This Year, PRODUCER,

josemaria@solanesfilms.com www.solanesfilms.com

Alastair Uhlig Karel van Bellingen Alastair loves making documentaries and personal stories that inspire and connect with an audience. Outside school Alastair co-founded the Classique collective, making micro documentaries and music promos. Their clients have included Rococo Chocolates, Street Kitchen, Chickenshed and the legendary synth band Futurecop! Before studying at the LFS, Alastair completed a BA in History at the University of Leeds. Danny, DIRECTOR, 46m, LFS/Classique

The Door, DIRECTOR, 4min, 16mm,

Joe Spray Joe’s background in Cultural Geographies (BSc University of Sheffield and Master’s at the University of Bristol) has given his filmmaking an anthropological edge. His first films were made with his teen friends on the streets of British cities focusing on the practices, friendships and cultures of street skating and combining extreme sports documentary with fiction. Later, he formed part of an art collective in Bristol’s Stokes Croft, creating video-installations for exhibitions in social centres around the Southwest. At the LFS Joe focused on writing and directing fiction, completing Time To Tell, a film exploring the moral implications of documentary filmmaking, and his graduation film The Eternal Not, a dark comedy written by established stage and screen writer Lucinda Coxon. Since graduating Joe has directed commercial and online content for clients such as Emirates and Mercedes. Under the mentoring of award winning director Duane Hopkins of Third Films, Joe has developed Calving, a short set within the harsh environment of an isolated rural dairy farm, currently in pre-production. Cigarette Break, PRODUCER, HD, 2011,LFS

Celebrity Stalker, WRITER/ PRODUCER, Comedy/Independent Film, 3min, Canon 5D, 2012

Handle With Care, WRITER/DIRECTOR, Comedy Drama/LFS Graduation Film, 10min, Alexa, 2012

k.m.sultan87@gmail.com

Christina Perri Live at Shepherds Bush O2, DIRECTOR, 3m, Classique Chickenshed, DIRECTOR, Classique

Classique Collab Futurecop! vs. R.R.A, DIRECTOR, 3m, Classique

Futurecop! vs. Flashworx, DIRECTOR, 4m,

Classique Andy Gray and Richard Key's Fluid Football, DIRECTOR, 2m Lani , DIRECTOR, 11m, LFS The Birdman of Tamworth,

Refugee City, WRITER/DIRECTOR, Digital, LFS Nicoleta, CO-WRITER, Digital, LFS Nobody, WRITER/DIRECTOR, 35mm, LFS

Spaces, CO-WRITER/PRODUCTION DESIGNER, 35mm B&W, LFS

Nadine, CO-WRITER/PRODUCER, 16mm B&W, LFS

Antique, WRITER/DIRECTOR 16mm, LFS

A House with Two Doors, SCREENWRITER, Sundance Institute

tracysunderland@gmail.com

Insha’allah, DIRECTOR, 60min,

Having studied aeronautical engineering and worked as a derivatives trader for several years, the logical next step for me was to go to film school where I explored my passion for filmmaking, writing and directing three short films. Since graduating I have been working on several of my own projects as well as gaining experience in the industry.

Classique

Tracy Sunderland returned to the United States after finishing her graduation film and is now teaching at Boise State University in Idaho. She is also collaborating on a fellow LFS graduate’s first feature and developing her own film project with refugee students in Idaho.

LFS, 2010 HD, Dirty Duck Productions, 2009 Las Vegas International Film Festival: Winner Golden Ace Award Cine: Winner, Golden Eagle Award Accolade International Film Festival: Winner, Award of Merit International Filmmaker Festival: Winner, Best Foreign Language Film Macon International Film Festival: Winner, MIFF Award Lincoln School of Media: Winner, Dean’s Corus Link Award 57th Columbus International Film Festival: Honourable Mention Official Selection: Asheville Film Festival Official Selection: Levante International Film Festival Footsteps in Arabia, DIRECTOR, 30min, HD, Jordan Television, Royal Jordanian Film Commission, Jordanian Tourist Board

Rococo Chocolates 'Out Story', DIRECTOR, 2m, Classique Street Kitchen, DIRECTOR, 2m,

Tracy Sunderland

15min, 35mm, LFS, 2011

Uri Stramer

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Josemaria Solanes

GabrielStavenhagen

December 2012

Christopher Thomas

Robin Swailes Robin Swailes joined the LFS in 2009 with a background in business and marketing and a passion for cinematography. His graduation film is a documentary following the European Union Baroque Orchestra, matching the energy of a youth orchestra with a quirky visual style. Robin now runs a production company specialising in web video and promotional films with a cinematic flair. The Film and Video Company recently completed their first advertisement for national television, and their clients include Oxford University and the National Trust. He is currently developing a treatment for an independent feature, to be shot in 2013.

Punching Above Your Weight, WRITER/DIRECTOR/SONGWRITER,

Blue Havana, DIRECTOR,

Musical Comedy/LFS, 15min, 35mm, 2011

Alexa/Canon 5D, The Film and Video Company, 2012

Lemon Meringue, CAMERA

Eccentricity, DIRECTOR/CINE-

OPERATOR, Drama/LFS, 15min,

MATOGRAPHY, Canon 5D, The Film

Jonathan Tomlin Thank you to all my family, friends, teachers and collaborators who have encouraged me, believed in me, taught me to see opportunity in every obstacle and to find inspiration from every experience. I feel fortunate to be where I am, but I do not wish to linger upon where I have been. The challenge to continue making films beyond Film School is an extraordinary opportunity to expand my life and cultivate my craft. I am inspired to make films that engage with humanity, which in turn inspires me to make films. Coda, WRITER/DIRECTOR, S16mm, 13 min, 2012, LFS The Last Packet, WRITER/DIRECTOR, DV, 29 sec, MORENO, 2010 Our Day Will Come, WRITER/DIRECTOR, 35mm, 15min, LFS, 2010 Path to Peace, DIRECTOR, DV, 18min, LFS, 2009 Train to Damascus, WRITER/DIRECTOR, 16mm, 3min, LFS, 2009 Headphones, WRITER/DIRECTOR, 16mmB/W, 3min, LFS, 2008 Double Yellow II, DIRECTOR, DV, 90min, Eye Fly Films, 2006 Double Yellow, DIRECTOR, DV, 30min, Eye Fly Films, 2003

jonathantomlin@mac.com

True Power (Commercial), DIRECTOR, Alexa, LFS/Independent, 2012 Winner – Best Commercial – Hollyshorts Film Festival, US, 2012 Winner – Best Commercial – Burbank International Film Festival, US, 2012 Winner – Award of Merit – Best Shorts Competition, US, 2012 Winner – Ad Spot Gold Award – Prestige Film Award, US, 2012 Winner – Best Spec Commercial – BeFilm Underground Film Festival, US, 2012 Official Selection – California International Short Festival, US, 2012 Official Selection – Silicon Valley Film Festival, US, 2012 Elephants, EDITOR, Alexa, LFS/Ind, 2012 Fire, EDITOR, 16mm, Film London/BFI, 2012 Diablo Boulevard ‘Saint of Killers‘(Music Video), DBA, P.I.A.S., 2012 Call of Juarez: Gunslinger (Commercial), DIRECTOR, Alexa, Maverick Media, 2012 Gabriel Bruce ‘Perfect Weather’ (Music Video), EDITOR, 35mm, Mercury Records, 2012 Steel Battalion: Heavy Armor (Commercial), DIRECTOR, Alexa, Maverick Media, 2012 Early Birds, EDITOR, Alexa, LFS/Ind., 2012 Frog/Robot, EDITOR, Red, Tim Phillips Ltd, 2011 Drift, EDITOR, 16mm, LFS, 2011 Coconut Skin, EDITOR, 35mm, LFS, 2010 The Crossmaker, EDITOR, 35mm, LFS 2010 The Bird Man of Tamworth (Documentary), Digital, 2009 Disposable, DIRECTOR, 16mm, LFS, 2009 Goliath, DIRECTOR, 16mm, LFS, 2009

karelvanbellingen@gmail.com www.karelvanbellingen.com

Cheng-Ta Yang Cheng-Ta Yang was born and raised in Taipei City. He graduated from the London Film School with an MA Filmmaking degree. He was trained at professional levels and gained a full range of filmmaking skills which equipped him to make several shorts and documentaries at the LFS. Influenced by unique Taiwanese customs and traditional Chinese culture, his film works frequently reflect reality and social phenomenon in a positive way. The Thirty-First Signed, 2ND CAMERA ASSISTANT (Feature), Taiwan, 2012 The Spirit Under the Hood, 1ST CAMERA ASSISTANT, (Short), Taiwan, 2012 Home, WRITER/ PRODUCER/ DIRECTOR, Taiwan, 2011 Bear It, PRODUCTION ASSISTANT (Feature), Taiwan, 2010 Lanni, EDITOR, (AVID Media Composer), Steenbeck 35mm The Kiss from a Dying Horse Storyboard, PRODUCER Cross Maker, PRODUCTION ASSISTANT A Healer’s Journey, DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY, Documentary, DV Sony PD117/Sync, 2009

DIRECTOR, Documentary, 11m, LFS

Soul Food, WRITER/ DIRECTOR/ EDITOR (AVID Media Composer), 16mm

Winner of Best British Short Leeds International Film Festival Runner Up Annie Dodds Award Imperial War Museum Film Festival Official Selection London International Documentary Festival Official Selection Raindance Film Festival

Colour, post-synchronised sound, 2009

The Ferguson Brothers,

lfs168tw@gmail.com

BOX, DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY, 16mm Colour, 2009 That Dinner, CAMERA OPERATOR, 16mm Aaton XTR, 2009 Child of the Past, ASSISTANT DIRECTOR, 16mm Colour, 2009 The Fergusson’s Brothers, CAMERA ASSISTANT, 16mm Colour, 2009 My Girl, CAMERA OPERATOR/EDITOR, 16mm Aaton XTR, Steenbeck 16mm, 2009

DIRECTOR, 3m, LFS

6 Levels of Emptiness, DIRECTOR, 3m, LFS

Born and raised in Kingston, Jamaica, Christopher L. Thomas began his career as a young photographer before falling in love with filmmaking. He has been working in film and video production in the Caribbean and Europe for over 8 years. With a BA in Media Communication (Television) from the University of the West Indies, he worked in the Jamaican industry on numerous music videos, commercials and narratives. Christopher moved to London and earned an MA in Filmmaking (Cinematography) from the LFS.

christhomasdop.com

Karel van Bellingen is a director and editor, born and bred in Belgium but now based in London. Since graduating from the London Film School he has edited many short films, music videos and commercial content. Next to that, his award-winning graduation film True Power, which he wrote and directed, got him work as a commercials director for major clients in the gaming business. He continues to work in these roles while developing a new narrative project to direct.

alastair.uhlig@gmail.com www.alastairuhlig.com

Omar Zavala

Stephanie Trainer After studying Politics and Science at university, Stephanie decided to take a few years off to travel and find out what she really wanted. Realizing that the one thing that stayed with her wherever she went was her love for film and story-telling, she took off on a journey across the pond to attend the London Film School. She has since then directed three short films and participated in various other productions, fulfilling roles in the different departments of filmmaking. Drawing inspiration from her journeys, she has put all her creative energy into Shells and Strings which is not only her graduation project, but a story that she feels needs to be told. Stephanie is a young, new filmmaker with an exciting, strong voice and a passion for what she is doing that comes through in all her work.

Florah Uddin Florah Uddin was born in London in 1985. She studied English Literature at university and graduated in 2006 before then working as a runner, production assistant and assistant stylist in film and music videos. In 2007 she was awarded funding for her first short film and then moved to Rio de Janeiro. She returned a year later and worked at Vertigo Films before applying to Film School. Florah is currently working as a music video director and is developing her first feature film. HomeGirl, WRITER/DIRECTOR, Red MX, 13m, LFS Punching Above your Weight, PRODUCTION DESIGNER, 35mm, 15m, LFS

Lemon Meringue, WRITER/DIRECTOR, 35mm, 8m, LFS The Cat’eels, WRITER/DIRECTOR/EDITOR, 16mm, 3m, LFS

florah.uddin@gmail.com

Shek Kwan Wu My name is Shek Kwan Wu, I am from Hong Kong. I obtained a BA Film Production degree at the Bournemouth Arts Institute then my MA Filmmaking degree at the London Film School. I like watching films and making films, I am now busy working on my first feature film which will be shot in Hong Kong. My future plan is to be an international filmmaker making films in Hong Kong, London and the USA. An Experimental Film, WRITER/DIRECTOR/PRODUCER/EDITOR, LFS, 2012

Replant, CAMERA OPERATOR, 35mm Colour, LFS, 2011 Best Friends Forever, DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY, 35mm B&W, LFS, 2011

shek.wu@lfs-students.org.uk

Mihails Zaicevs Mihail's experience and wide understanding of different aspects of filmmaking helps him to find the right approach in every project whether it is commercial, a music video or film. He says: "I am a passionate filmmaker who always tries to get the best out of every situation. I also love photography and everything related to it. I try to travel as much as possible and meet interesting people from all around the world." Coast, DIRECTOR/PRODCER, Super16mm, 23m, LFS/LeBear, 2011

Adjustment, CAMERA OPERATOR, Digital, 20m, LFS, 2011

Interior, CINEMATOGRAPHER, Digital, 30m, LFS, 2011

Screened at London Documentary Film Festival

35mm, 2010

and Video Company, 2011

Shells and Strings, DIRECTOR,

Replant, CINEMATOGRAPHER,

Time to Tell, WRITER/DIRECTOR, 35mm, 2011, LFS The Eternal Not, DIRECTOR, HD, 2012, LFS

Smithfield, PRODUCER,

Save Nuffield Place, DIREC-

7D, LFS, 2012

35mm Colour, 14m, LFS, 2011

Documentary/LFS, 15min, Digital, 2010

TOR/CINEMATOGRAPHER, Canon

The Crack, DIRECTOR, 35mm,

Damart, CINEMATOGRAPHER,

The Sun Always Shines,

5D, The Film and Video Company, 2011

LFS, 2011

Promo Video, Digital, 4m, 2011

WRITER/DIRECTOR/EDITOR,

Baroque Around the Clock,

If You Have No Place to Cry,

We Know What We Know,

Comedy/LFS, 4min, 16mm, 2010

DIRECTOR/CINEMATOGRAPHER,

PRODUCTION DESIGNER, 16mm,

CAMERA OPERATOR, 35mm B&W,

First Trial, PRODUCER/EDITOR,

Canon 5D, LFS / European Commission, 2011

B&W, LFS, 2010

10m, 2010

Bee Fever, SOUND

Yellow Requiem, CINEMATOG-

Joe_dyson_spray@hotmail.com www.joespray.com

Drama/LFS, 16mm, Silent/B&W, 4min, 2009

If You Have No Place To Cry,

RECORDIST/EDITOR, 16mm, LFS,

RAPHER, 16mm, 17m, LFS, 2010

Quadratic Millionaire,

CINEMATOGRAPHER, 35mm, LFS,

2010

Waltz with Walter, CINEMATOG-

DIRECTOR/EDITOR,

2010

Innocence Lost, DIRECTOR,

Educational/MissionAStar, 15min, Digital, 2009

Florence, WRITER/DIRECTOR,

16mm, LFS, 2010

RAPHER, 16mm, 4m, LFS, 2010 CCTV, CAMERA OPERATOR, 16mm,

16mm, LFS, 2009

Check Mate, DIRECTOR, 16mm,

4m, LFS, 2010

B&W, LFS, 2009

First Trial, CINEMATOGRAPHER,

Ryan Babel Circle Theorem, DIRECTOR/EDITOR, Educational/ MissionAStar, 5mins, Digital, 2009

stramuri@hotmail.com

studio@thefilmandvideocompany.co.uk www.thefilmandvideocompany.co.uk

16mm, 4m, LFS, 2010

stephi3@comcast.net mihail.zaicev@hotmail.com www.mihailzaicev.com

Omar Zavala has a BS in Business Administration (Lima, Peru). After 6 years working in business consulting, he decided to turn his life 180 degrees and came to London to study filmmaking at The London Film School. During the past 3 years, he has directed and produced several short films, fiction and non-fiction. Also, he has taken a course in Portrait Photography at the Victoria and Albert Museum, who have featured his work in their promotional material and website. Currently, Omar balances his job as Manager to the London office at MediaXchange, a media consultancy company with global clients in the TV, Film and New Media industries, and his personal projects, which include his first drama feature and a drama series. Piñata, WRITER/DIRECTOR, 12m, LFS, 2012

Lunch with Jill, WRITER/DIRECTOR, 3m, 2011

The Aftermath, WRITER/DIRECTOR, 4m, 2010

Queen of Soho, WRITER/DIRECTOR, 9m, 2010

ozavala9@gmail.com www.ozetafilms.com


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MA Screenwriting Errant

Killcoaster

Christopher Andrews

Fred Forse

A rites of passage story set in the barren industrial landscape of northern England involving two young boys and their intense but ultimately tragic friendship.

A black comedy set in the near future where life has become intolerable and suicide rates are soaring. A naive theme park owner with good intentions invents the world’s first euthanasia rollercoaster but discovers that his success in providing an exciting end to other people’s lives comes at a terrible cost to his own.

How to Live Happily Ever After Karen Anstee A romantic comedy: An evil genius cat goes to murderous lengths in order to help his lonely owner find true love with a pet bereavement counsellor.

The Messenger Maja Biton An Israeli army Casualty Messenger becomes so consumed with his duty, as a way of dealing with his past, that he risks losing his family.

A Dream of Mexico Noah Castro Mexico: 1968. A dysfunctional family, torn by generations of scandal, reinvents itself by helping a student activist escape a political massacre.

Ten Mourners Kefi Chadwick When a wealthy, unloved business man suddenly dies, he makes a deal with the Devil that if his son can find ten mourners he will secure a first class seat in Hell. But the son soon discovers his father’s ruthless life has apparently left no one behind to mourn including himself, and the quest of son and ghostly father becomes a journey of reconciliation, redemption and finally of justifiable mourning.

The Orientalists Malika Jmel Lubna, a young French Moroccan woman, feels she must flee her family in Paris in order to take control of her life. She begins a precarious existence in London where she becomes involved with an English artist obsessed with her "exoticism" but ironically, through this relationship gradually transforms herself from artistic subject to Artist.

The Extraction Sami El-Hadi In a dystopian London of the near future a young surveillance expert falls in love with one of his targets and turns his unique abilities against his ruthless employers.

Cam Levin Egypt: The Arab Spring. A washed up American journalist re-evaluates his life when he meets an activist student and is drawn into a terrifying conspiracy involving wrongdoing and murder at the heart of the Egyptian and US regimes.

Together Again, WRITER/DIRECTOR, 16mm, 15m

It’s Warm in the Sun, WRITER/DIRECTOR, HD, 10m

A fantasy drama set in the gothic citadel of Chemal where clay has a magical power to take on human shape and shape human desire. A young priest expelled from the temple uses this power to fight the corrupt religious sect that controls the city – and to save his love – but at a terrible cost to himself.

Paper Boats, WRITER, Feature

Screenplay, 2012

Step Right Up, SCRIPT EDITOR,

Screenplay

Waiting, ASSOCIATE PRODUCER,

Christopher Andrews Christopher Andrews has emerged as a filmmaker with a background in the camera department where he has worked on some of the most acclaimed British television

dramas and commercials. After a serious illness, Chris decided to leave his camera career behind to concentrate on his passion for writing and directing. In 2009 he wrote

Screenplay

Abaddon, WRITER, Feature Screenplay

chrisandrews1974@hotmai l.com

Writer-Director Maja was born in Amsterdam and raised in Israel. She studied Biology at Tel-Aviv University but after spending three months in NY, taking part in a New York Film Academy course, she decided to pursue her love for filmmaking. Maja moved to London and completed her BA in Film & Video at the London College of Communication. After graduating she worked as a writer-director on shorts, music videos and documentaries. Her short Letters to God has been screened at the BFI, ICA and festivals. To take her work to the next level, she started writing features and later enrolled at the London Film School, graduating with an MA

Sofia Rimskaya Leningrad, Soviet Union: Early 1960s. Rita is a young mother blackmailed into spying on her bohemian neighbours and forced to make a tragic choice between her love and her ideals.

Robert Wallis Two long estranged middleaged friends meet up for a weekend in Blackpool but their apparently mild, middleclass exteriors conceal dark secrets that erupt into mayhem and murder by the sea, ironically reigniting their friendship.

karen.anstee@gmail.com

Maja Biton

The Room

Love, Guilt and Hired Guns

Noah Castro

Fiction, 35mm, Colour Short, LFS, 2012 Isabel, SCRIPT EDITOR, Fiction, 35mm, Colour Short, LFS, 2012 Maya, SCRIPT EDITOR, Fiction, 35mm, B&W Short, LFS, 2011

Alexandra, WRITER, Feature

1941 on the west coast of Ireland, the body of a German submariner is washed ashore and the lives of the children who rescue him are changed irrevocably.

A rites of passage story: Dennis, a shy Dutch boy whose mother suffers from schizophrenia, meets a dragon that helps him tackle his problems at school and at home.

After finishing a Film and Literature degree at the University of Warwick, Fred Forse worked as a broadcast monitor and stand-up comedian for four years, taking two well-reviewed comedy shows to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. In that time he also wrote a feature length screenplay about Hells Angels, directed a short film about children, wrote for The Erotic Review, and went undercover to investigate a far-right Hungarian political party (he is half Hungarian). In 2011 he applied to the LFS Screenwriting MA programme, and tends towards writing dark comedy and drama. He also enjoys film photography, darkrooms and alpacas, sometimes simultaneously,

How to Live Happily Ever After, WRITER, LFS MA Feature

Tessa Nicholson

Pepijn Van Weeren

Trained as a violinist at the Royal Academy of Music and in Boston USA, Karen has since worked with many of London’s premier orchestras, whilst also writing two novels inspired by her music industry experiences and a collection of erotic short stories, one of which was shortlisted for the Asham Award. However, after four months touring with Sting in 2010, she felt in need of a new challenge - the LFS screenwriting MA satisfied that call to adventure. She is currently writing a feature script for an LFS filmmaking graduate/producer and continuing to develop several feature projects of her own, including one based around her other passion – fencing, of the sword fighting variety.

Killcoaster, WRITER, LFS MA Feature Screenplay, 2012 Spoils, CO-WRITER, short film, LFS, 2012

Screenplay, 2012

The Submariner

Dennis and Dragon

Fred Forse

The Knife Drawer, WRITER, B&W Short, LFS, in development for spring 2013

WRITER/DIRECTOR, HD, 3m Errant, WRITER, LFS MA Feature

Scuttler, WRITER, Feature

Sam Morrissey

Karen Anstee

Rear Window,

Screenplay

Golem

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MA Screenwriting and directed a short film Together Again featuring Gerard Kearns (Looking for Eric). He is currently in production on another short It’s Warm in the Sun, which examines the effects of chronic illness while also writing a play for the Reduced Circumstances Theatre Company called The Killers. Of recent work, feature script Paper Boats has been optioned by Tantrum Films and was submitted to Film London’s Microwave scheme, where Chris was shortlisted as a writer/director. Scuttler has recently been optioned by an independent producer and Chris is also writing a feature film Alexandra for BAFTA winner director Gaelle Denis.

On the Wire

December 2012

in Screenwriting in 2012. Writing both in English and Hebrew, she is currently working on two new feature screenplays and is looking to get them produced. The Messanger, (Hebrew Unetane Tokef), LFS MA Feature Screenplay, 2012

Lost Art, PRODUCER/DIRECTOR/EDITOR, DV, 4 min, 2012

Dubreuille Vintage Collection, PRODUCER/DIRECTOR/EDITOR, DV, 15 min, 2010

Letters to God, WRITER/DIRECTOR/CO-PRODUCER, 10 min, Drama, 16mm Colour, LCC, 2006

Radio, DIRECTOR/PRODUCER/CAMERA/ EDITOR, DV, 3 min, Music Video, 2006

majabiton@gmail.com

T

he Masters in Screenwriting at the London Film School is an intensive one year programme with the focus on developing the writer’s voice in the context of a world class film school where we make over 170 films each year. Screenwriting students’ work alongside directors, actors, editors and producers developing their script editing as well as screenwriting skills and gaining a practical understanding of the course philosophy that screenwriting is filmmaking.

In the past year graduate achievements include the first feature from Luke Foster, the UK comedy Betsy and Leonard currently doing the festival circuit, Kaveh Mohebbi’s feature length horror shot in Canada, Hrafnkell Stevanson’s third feature Citystate starring Jonathan Pryce and Ines Braga’s two-part feature length drama, Alice (broadcast Nov 2010) commissioned by HBO Latin America and directed by Sérgio Machado (Lower City) and Karim Ainouz (Madame Satã).

As we know it takes time, tenacity and talent to develop a career as a screenwriter. This is the seventh year of the screenwriting programme at LFS and many graduates are now working professionally across the industry in development, production and on their own projects in companies as diverse as Matador, Scottfree, Lionsgate, Power to the Pixel and Focus Features.

Stavros Pamballis’s second produced feature, the micro budget Turbulence, now has a Worldwide sales deal with Andre Bennett's Cinema Esperança International, based in Toronto. His screenplay Monolith, cowritten with an MAF directing grad, has been optioned by MetFilm while his first feature as a writer/director, The First Cypriot Astronaut, received Media Support and is

currently looking production finance.

for

Recent graduate Ben Cleary was shortlisted for two scripts into the last 10 out of 196 for a Filmbase/RTE competition in Ireland while winning outright the prestigious BlueCat screenwriting competition. This is the second time an LFS screenwriting grad has won. And after winning an open competition through the BBC’s Writer’s Room, Karim Flint’s screenplay has been optioned by Marza Animation in Japan. Freddy White has just finished post on a short film written on the LFS programme and picked up by Rankin Film Productions. The company has also taken out an option on his first feature. In the Screenwriters’ Showcase we are highlighting the work of the 2012 graduating year with a selection of rehearsed readings from their feature projects, directed by Udayan Prasad and introduced by

Frank Spotnitz, with story worlds ranging from the utopian hope of a late 1960s Mexico to the dystopian future of London, from the west coast of Ireland in the 1940s to the back streets of Cairo during the Arab Spring. There’s a romantic comedy with a murderous talking cat, a fantasy drama, a political thriller and the world’s first euthanasia rollercoaster, romantic adventure, sci-fi, social and magical realism, all shaped around classic themes of love and betrayal, sexual and social politics, coming of age and self-discovery. We hope you will join with us in celebrating the hard work, intelligence and talent of the graduating class of 2012 while remembering that these projects are works in progress – as we all are. Brian Dunnigan Head of Screenwriting MA Course Leader London Film School

A Jewish Mexican/American born in Los Angeles, California, Noah has been a lifelong world traveller. He received a degree in Political Economy and International Development from the University of California, Berkeley, which he integrated with an International Relations degree programme in San Jose, Costa Rica. He also played for the national rugby team of

Kefi Chadwick

short film, LFS, 2012

Costa Rica and served as an athletics organizer for the sport (one of the many jobs Noah has held) whilst moving throughout various countries around the world: from the Americas, to Europe, and Asia. His experiences with small business, NGO's, and teaching led him to discover a talent for relating his passion for people and culture through story. He wants to tell film stories focusing on the intercultural divides that reflect contemporary social conflicts in ways that people everywhere can identify with. A Dream of Mexico, WRTER, LFS MA Feature Screenplay, 2012

Dear Mr. Wind, CO-WITER, feature in development

Kefi Chadwick is a multi award-winning writer. Her play Mathematics of the Heart won Best New Play at Brighton Festival 2011 and was awarded an Argus Angel for Outstanding Artistic contribution. It is published by Methuen. Her play, SexLife, was part of Peep in Edinburgh this year and will tour to Imaginadium in London, Latitude festival, Wales, Dublin and New Zealand in 2013. Her short film, Cregan, was screened internationally and won at Waterford Film Festival. Her most recent short film, GirlPower, produced by Attacop and Impact, will shoot in December 2012 and she is currently developing a TV series and a feature film for Impact Film and TV.

Pura Vida, WRITER, feature in

The Things I See, SCRIPT EDITOR, short film, LFS, 2012 Vassilly and Petra, WRITER/CODIRECTOR/CO-PRODUCER, short

Cam Levin

film, Hdv, 7 min, 2011

Credit Crunch, CO-WRITER/COBorn in Kenya to Danish parents, I have been in the UK for thirty years. Previously Creative Director for MTV Networks Worldwide, I have written for and directed among others, Justin Timberlake, Sacha Baron-Cohen and Tom Cruise. Now a screenwriter, I am currently commissioned to write Out Of Love – an English period drama with dark psychological undercurrents (Poi Poi Productions, Denmark) while developing Stag, an action thriller set in the US and Matter, a sci-fi thriller set at the very perimeter of space. Both as spec screenplays, these are designed to get me NOTICED and hired as a brilliant alternative and already professional ‘newbie’ for film writing assignments.

DIRECTOR, TV pilot, Hdv, 8min, 2009,

Adult Swim Icepack, WRITER/DIRECTOR, short film, DV, 20min, 2004

fredforse@hotmail.com

Malika Jmel I was a former Barrister at the Paris Bar and then a lawyer in Labour law before coming to London.

On the Wire, WRITER, LFS MA Feature Screenplay, 2012

cam@thinkmake.co.uk flavors.me/camlevin

development

Like a Bridge, SCRIPT EDITOR,

The Orientalist, WRITER, LFS MA

short, 2011, LFS

Feature Screenplay, 2012

Kyoto Rain, WRITER, short, 2012, LFS

To The Sea, CO-WRITER, short, 2012, 4AM Films

Dear Mr. Wind, CO-WRITER, short, 2012, LFS

A Lovely Life, CO-WRITER, short in development, LFS

na.castro1985@gmail.com

10 Mourners, WRITER, LFS MA Feature Screenplay, 2012

Girl Power, WRITER, Attacop and Impact Film and TV, 2012

SexLife, WRITER, Part of Peep, The Pleasance, Edinburgh Festival 2012, national and international touring 2013

Mathematics of the Heart,

Sami El-Hadi

WRITER, published by Methuen, 2012 Marlborough Theatre, Brighton 2011, Theatre 503, 2012 Punch Bag, WRITER, Proteus Theatre, 2010, Basingstoke and Southampton

Cabaret Night on a Sinking Ship, WRITER, Nightingale Theatre, Brighton, Sept/Oct 2009

Below Zero, WRITER, Proteus Theatre, London and South East, April/May 2008 Cregan, WRITER, Digital Shorts and Broadly Film and TV, 2007

The Wedding Present, WRITER, Proteus Theatre, South East Tour, June – September 2006 Clamshell Boy, WRITER, Intrepid Theatre London and the South East tour in Autumn 2005

I graduated from Sussex University in 2011 with a BA in Philosophy and Film Studies, Joint Honours. Studying film ignited my lifelong passion for the medium and toward the end of my time at university I began my first attempts at writing screenplays, writing and co-directing a short film shortly after my finals. Having graduated from the LFS I am currently interning for Raindance Film Festival while working on various writing projects including a radio play and a second short film which is currently in post-production.

I intend to pursue a career as a screenwriter and am seeking to further my understanding of production by working within the television industry, whilst developing my own projects for the screen. I read English with Creative Writing at the University of Birmingham (finished in 2011) where I practiced different forms of writing and realised that I wanted to write for the screen. I attended the London Film School the following year where my writing skills were greatly developed. I am currently developing projects for film and television. Golem, WRITER, LFS MA Feature Screenplay, 2012

The Extraction, WRITER,

kefib@hotmail.com

Sam Morrissey

Feature Screenplay, 2012

LFS MA

sam.moric@gmail.com


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MA Screenwriting Errant

Killcoaster

Christopher Andrews

Fred Forse

A rites of passage story set in the barren industrial landscape of northern England involving two young boys and their intense but ultimately tragic friendship.

A black comedy set in the near future where life has become intolerable and suicide rates are soaring. A naive theme park owner with good intentions invents the world’s first euthanasia rollercoaster but discovers that his success in providing an exciting end to other people’s lives comes at a terrible cost to his own.

How to Live Happily Ever After Karen Anstee A romantic comedy: An evil genius cat goes to murderous lengths in order to help his lonely owner find true love with a pet bereavement counsellor.

The Messenger Maja Biton An Israeli army Casualty Messenger becomes so consumed with his duty, as a way of dealing with his past, that he risks losing his family.

A Dream of Mexico Noah Castro Mexico: 1968. A dysfunctional family, torn by generations of scandal, reinvents itself by helping a student activist escape a political massacre.

Ten Mourners Kefi Chadwick When a wealthy, unloved business man suddenly dies, he makes a deal with the Devil that if his son can find ten mourners he will secure a first class seat in Hell. But the son soon discovers his father’s ruthless life has apparently left no one behind to mourn including himself, and the quest of son and ghostly father becomes a journey of reconciliation, redemption and finally of justifiable mourning.

The Orientalists Malika Jmel Lubna, a young French Moroccan woman, feels she must flee her family in Paris in order to take control of her life. She begins a precarious existence in London where she becomes involved with an English artist obsessed with her "exoticism" but ironically, through this relationship gradually transforms herself from artistic subject to Artist.

The Extraction Sami El-Hadi In a dystopian London of the near future a young surveillance expert falls in love with one of his targets and turns his unique abilities against his ruthless employers.

Cam Levin Egypt: The Arab Spring. A washed up American journalist re-evaluates his life when he meets an activist student and is drawn into a terrifying conspiracy involving wrongdoing and murder at the heart of the Egyptian and US regimes.

Together Again, WRITER/DIRECTOR, 16mm, 15m

It’s Warm in the Sun, WRITER/DIRECTOR, HD, 10m

A fantasy drama set in the gothic citadel of Chemal where clay has a magical power to take on human shape and shape human desire. A young priest expelled from the temple uses this power to fight the corrupt religious sect that controls the city – and to save his love – but at a terrible cost to himself.

Paper Boats, WRITER, Feature

Screenplay, 2012

Step Right Up, SCRIPT EDITOR,

Screenplay

Waiting, ASSOCIATE PRODUCER,

Christopher Andrews Christopher Andrews has emerged as a filmmaker with a background in the camera department where he has worked on some of the most acclaimed British television

dramas and commercials. After a serious illness, Chris decided to leave his camera career behind to concentrate on his passion for writing and directing. In 2009 he wrote

Screenplay

Abaddon, WRITER, Feature Screenplay

chrisandrews1974@hotmai l.com

Writer-Director Maja was born in Amsterdam and raised in Israel. She studied Biology at Tel-Aviv University but after spending three months in NY, taking part in a New York Film Academy course, she decided to pursue her love for filmmaking. Maja moved to London and completed her BA in Film & Video at the London College of Communication. After graduating she worked as a writer-director on shorts, music videos and documentaries. Her short Letters to God has been screened at the BFI, ICA and festivals. To take her work to the next level, she started writing features and later enrolled at the London Film School, graduating with an MA

Sofia Rimskaya Leningrad, Soviet Union: Early 1960s. Rita is a young mother blackmailed into spying on her bohemian neighbours and forced to make a tragic choice between her love and her ideals.

Robert Wallis Two long estranged middleaged friends meet up for a weekend in Blackpool but their apparently mild, middleclass exteriors conceal dark secrets that erupt into mayhem and murder by the sea, ironically reigniting their friendship.

karen.anstee@gmail.com

Maja Biton

The Room

Love, Guilt and Hired Guns

Noah Castro

Fiction, 35mm, Colour Short, LFS, 2012 Isabel, SCRIPT EDITOR, Fiction, 35mm, Colour Short, LFS, 2012 Maya, SCRIPT EDITOR, Fiction, 35mm, B&W Short, LFS, 2011

Alexandra, WRITER, Feature

1941 on the west coast of Ireland, the body of a German submariner is washed ashore and the lives of the children who rescue him are changed irrevocably.

A rites of passage story: Dennis, a shy Dutch boy whose mother suffers from schizophrenia, meets a dragon that helps him tackle his problems at school and at home.

After finishing a Film and Literature degree at the University of Warwick, Fred Forse worked as a broadcast monitor and stand-up comedian for four years, taking two well-reviewed comedy shows to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. In that time he also wrote a feature length screenplay about Hells Angels, directed a short film about children, wrote for The Erotic Review, and went undercover to investigate a far-right Hungarian political party (he is half Hungarian). In 2011 he applied to the LFS Screenwriting MA programme, and tends towards writing dark comedy and drama. He also enjoys film photography, darkrooms and alpacas, sometimes simultaneously,

How to Live Happily Ever After, WRITER, LFS MA Feature

Tessa Nicholson

Pepijn Van Weeren

Trained as a violinist at the Royal Academy of Music and in Boston USA, Karen has since worked with many of London’s premier orchestras, whilst also writing two novels inspired by her music industry experiences and a collection of erotic short stories, one of which was shortlisted for the Asham Award. However, after four months touring with Sting in 2010, she felt in need of a new challenge - the LFS screenwriting MA satisfied that call to adventure. She is currently writing a feature script for an LFS filmmaking graduate/producer and continuing to develop several feature projects of her own, including one based around her other passion – fencing, of the sword fighting variety.

Killcoaster, WRITER, LFS MA Feature Screenplay, 2012 Spoils, CO-WRITER, short film, LFS, 2012

Screenplay, 2012

The Submariner

Dennis and Dragon

Fred Forse

The Knife Drawer, WRITER, B&W Short, LFS, in development for spring 2013

WRITER/DIRECTOR, HD, 3m Errant, WRITER, LFS MA Feature

Scuttler, WRITER, Feature

Sam Morrissey

Karen Anstee

Rear Window,

Screenplay

Golem

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MA Screenwriting and directed a short film Together Again featuring Gerard Kearns (Looking for Eric). He is currently in production on another short It’s Warm in the Sun, which examines the effects of chronic illness while also writing a play for the Reduced Circumstances Theatre Company called The Killers. Of recent work, feature script Paper Boats has been optioned by Tantrum Films and was submitted to Film London’s Microwave scheme, where Chris was shortlisted as a writer/director. Scuttler has recently been optioned by an independent producer and Chris is also writing a feature film Alexandra for BAFTA winner director Gaelle Denis.

On the Wire

December 2012

in Screenwriting in 2012. Writing both in English and Hebrew, she is currently working on two new feature screenplays and is looking to get them produced. The Messanger, (Hebrew Unetane Tokef), LFS MA Feature Screenplay, 2012

Lost Art, PRODUCER/DIRECTOR/EDITOR, DV, 4 min, 2012

Dubreuille Vintage Collection, PRODUCER/DIRECTOR/EDITOR, DV, 15 min, 2010

Letters to God, WRITER/DIRECTOR/CO-PRODUCER, 10 min, Drama, 16mm Colour, LCC, 2006

Radio, DIRECTOR/PRODUCER/CAMERA/ EDITOR, DV, 3 min, Music Video, 2006

majabiton@gmail.com

T

he Masters in Screenwriting at the London Film School is an intensive one year programme with the focus on developing the writer’s voice in the context of a world class film school where we make over 170 films each year. Screenwriting students’ work alongside directors, actors, editors and producers developing their script editing as well as screenwriting skills and gaining a practical understanding of the course philosophy that screenwriting is filmmaking.

In the past year graduate achievements include the first feature from Luke Foster, the UK comedy Betsy and Leonard currently doing the festival circuit, Kaveh Mohebbi’s feature length horror shot in Canada, Hrafnkell Stevanson’s third feature Citystate starring Jonathan Pryce and Ines Braga’s two-part feature length drama, Alice (broadcast Nov 2010) commissioned by HBO Latin America and directed by Sérgio Machado (Lower City) and Karim Ainouz (Madame Satã).

As we know it takes time, tenacity and talent to develop a career as a screenwriter. This is the seventh year of the screenwriting programme at LFS and many graduates are now working professionally across the industry in development, production and on their own projects in companies as diverse as Matador, Scottfree, Lionsgate, Power to the Pixel and Focus Features.

Stavros Pamballis’s second produced feature, the micro budget Turbulence, now has a Worldwide sales deal with Andre Bennett's Cinema Esperança International, based in Toronto. His screenplay Monolith, cowritten with an MAF directing grad, has been optioned by MetFilm while his first feature as a writer/director, The First Cypriot Astronaut, received Media Support and is

currently looking production finance.

for

Recent graduate Ben Cleary was shortlisted for two scripts into the last 10 out of 196 for a Filmbase/RTE competition in Ireland while winning outright the prestigious BlueCat screenwriting competition. This is the second time an LFS screenwriting grad has won. And after winning an open competition through the BBC’s Writer’s Room, Karim Flint’s screenplay has been optioned by Marza Animation in Japan. Freddy White has just finished post on a short film written on the LFS programme and picked up by Rankin Film Productions. The company has also taken out an option on his first feature. In the Screenwriters’ Showcase we are highlighting the work of the 2012 graduating year with a selection of rehearsed readings from their feature projects, directed by Udayan Prasad and introduced by

Frank Spotnitz, with story worlds ranging from the utopian hope of a late 1960s Mexico to the dystopian future of London, from the west coast of Ireland in the 1940s to the back streets of Cairo during the Arab Spring. There’s a romantic comedy with a murderous talking cat, a fantasy drama, a political thriller and the world’s first euthanasia rollercoaster, romantic adventure, sci-fi, social and magical realism, all shaped around classic themes of love and betrayal, sexual and social politics, coming of age and self-discovery. We hope you will join with us in celebrating the hard work, intelligence and talent of the graduating class of 2012 while remembering that these projects are works in progress – as we all are. Brian Dunnigan Head of Screenwriting MA Course Leader London Film School

A Jewish Mexican/American born in Los Angeles, California, Noah has been a lifelong world traveller. He received a degree in Political Economy and International Development from the University of California, Berkeley, which he integrated with an International Relations degree programme in San Jose, Costa Rica. He also played for the national rugby team of

Kefi Chadwick

short film, LFS, 2012

Costa Rica and served as an athletics organizer for the sport (one of the many jobs Noah has held) whilst moving throughout various countries around the world: from the Americas, to Europe, and Asia. His experiences with small business, NGO's, and teaching led him to discover a talent for relating his passion for people and culture through story. He wants to tell film stories focusing on the intercultural divides that reflect contemporary social conflicts in ways that people everywhere can identify with. A Dream of Mexico, WRTER, LFS MA Feature Screenplay, 2012

Dear Mr. Wind, CO-WITER, feature in development

Kefi Chadwick is a multi award-winning writer. Her play Mathematics of the Heart won Best New Play at Brighton Festival 2011 and was awarded an Argus Angel for Outstanding Artistic contribution. It is published by Methuen. Her play, SexLife, was part of Peep in Edinburgh this year and will tour to Imaginadium in London, Latitude festival, Wales, Dublin and New Zealand in 2013. Her short film, Cregan, was screened internationally and won at Waterford Film Festival. Her most recent short film, GirlPower, produced by Attacop and Impact, will shoot in December 2012 and she is currently developing a TV series and a feature film for Impact Film and TV.

Pura Vida, WRITER, feature in

The Things I See, SCRIPT EDITOR, short film, LFS, 2012 Vassilly and Petra, WRITER/CODIRECTOR/CO-PRODUCER, short

Cam Levin

film, Hdv, 7 min, 2011

Credit Crunch, CO-WRITER/COBorn in Kenya to Danish parents, I have been in the UK for thirty years. Previously Creative Director for MTV Networks Worldwide, I have written for and directed among others, Justin Timberlake, Sacha Baron-Cohen and Tom Cruise. Now a screenwriter, I am currently commissioned to write Out Of Love – an English period drama with dark psychological undercurrents (Poi Poi Productions, Denmark) while developing Stag, an action thriller set in the US and Matter, a sci-fi thriller set at the very perimeter of space. Both as spec screenplays, these are designed to get me NOTICED and hired as a brilliant alternative and already professional ‘newbie’ for film writing assignments.

DIRECTOR, TV pilot, Hdv, 8min, 2009,

Adult Swim Icepack, WRITER/DIRECTOR, short film, DV, 20min, 2004

fredforse@hotmail.com

Malika Jmel I was a former Barrister at the Paris Bar and then a lawyer in Labour law before coming to London.

On the Wire, WRITER, LFS MA Feature Screenplay, 2012

cam@thinkmake.co.uk flavors.me/camlevin

development

Like a Bridge, SCRIPT EDITOR,

The Orientalist, WRITER, LFS MA

short, 2011, LFS

Feature Screenplay, 2012

Kyoto Rain, WRITER, short, 2012, LFS

To The Sea, CO-WRITER, short, 2012, 4AM Films

Dear Mr. Wind, CO-WRITER, short, 2012, LFS

A Lovely Life, CO-WRITER, short in development, LFS

na.castro1985@gmail.com

10 Mourners, WRITER, LFS MA Feature Screenplay, 2012

Girl Power, WRITER, Attacop and Impact Film and TV, 2012

SexLife, WRITER, Part of Peep, The Pleasance, Edinburgh Festival 2012, national and international touring 2013

Mathematics of the Heart,

Sami El-Hadi

WRITER, published by Methuen, 2012 Marlborough Theatre, Brighton 2011, Theatre 503, 2012 Punch Bag, WRITER, Proteus Theatre, 2010, Basingstoke and Southampton

Cabaret Night on a Sinking Ship, WRITER, Nightingale Theatre, Brighton, Sept/Oct 2009

Below Zero, WRITER, Proteus Theatre, London and South East, April/May 2008 Cregan, WRITER, Digital Shorts and Broadly Film and TV, 2007

The Wedding Present, WRITER, Proteus Theatre, South East Tour, June – September 2006 Clamshell Boy, WRITER, Intrepid Theatre London and the South East tour in Autumn 2005

I graduated from Sussex University in 2011 with a BA in Philosophy and Film Studies, Joint Honours. Studying film ignited my lifelong passion for the medium and toward the end of my time at university I began my first attempts at writing screenplays, writing and co-directing a short film shortly after my finals. Having graduated from the LFS I am currently interning for Raindance Film Festival while working on various writing projects including a radio play and a second short film which is currently in post-production.

I intend to pursue a career as a screenwriter and am seeking to further my understanding of production by working within the television industry, whilst developing my own projects for the screen. I read English with Creative Writing at the University of Birmingham (finished in 2011) where I practiced different forms of writing and realised that I wanted to write for the screen. I attended the London Film School the following year where my writing skills were greatly developed. I am currently developing projects for film and television. Golem, WRITER, LFS MA Feature Screenplay, 2012

The Extraction, WRITER,

kefib@hotmail.com

Sam Morrissey

Feature Screenplay, 2012

LFS MA

sam.moric@gmail.com


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MA Screenwriting Pepijn van Weeren I write for the screen to lengthen my youth. The impact that films had on me when I was a teenager has not been matched since. What a joy to write such a film for the future youth! There is a (sub)conscious reason my protagonist is a kid. The child’s imagination is unrivalled and should be celebrated. Film is the perfect medium. Dennis & Dragon, WRITER, MA Feature Screenplay, 2012

Shame, SCRIPT EDITOR, 2012 Poochie, SCRIPT EDITOR, 2012 Like a Bridge, SCRIPT EDITOR, 2012

pepijn@creativebeards.com

December 2012

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n its second year of operation, the MA Film Curating involved successful trips to the Rotterdam and Cannes Film Festivals (with two students having short films selected at the latter’s Short Films Corner) and a couple of very interesting ‘virtual’ projects held over one day in the Birkbeck Cinema. This year’s course also generated a particularly high standard of final projects, ranging from a Chinese Independent Film Festival and a personal reflection on the 1989 events in Tiananmen Square, to programmes of films illustrating everything from the relationship between films and jazz to the current state of Arab cinema – a truly eclectic range of expertly curated events.

Francis Chen Francis Li Chen was born in China, and grew up in the city of Shenzhen. She studied at Griffith Film School in Brisbane, and holds a Bachelor Degree in Film & Screen Media. As a filmmaker she mainly works in directing, scriptwriting and editing. Her short film was presented at 65th Cannes Film Festival Short Film Corner. While she loves cinema in the traditional sense, she is also keen on exploring film as a medium in contemporary culture. In making her experimentation, she incorporates curating as part of her artistic practice. MY TIANANMEN: the polyphonic history is her graduate project for MA Film Curating with the London Consortium. My Tiananmen, CURATOR/ARTIST, the Polyphonic History (2012, multimedia exhibition) My Tiananmen, AUTHOR, (2012, three-channel video installation)

Fireworks of 1989, WRITER/DIRECTOR/CO-PRODUCER (2011, short film)

One Man's Long March, WRITER/DIRECTOR/EDITOR (2009, documentary)

francis.li.chen@gmail.com mytiananmen.tumblr.com

Lene Juliussen Danya Hannah Before LFS I read French and Film at UCL. Skipping to February of this year I took part in Making Waves; a week-long workshop about independent film distribution. Since, I have pretty much split my time between the Curzon Soho and Soda Pictures, an independent film distribution company. I also spent a large chunk of the summer on top of a 10-storey car park in Peckham, the setting for my final project on the relationship between cinema and cars, culminating in a 1970s existential road movie. I have also production coordinated a few short films: Benjamin Bee’s Step Right Up, Andrew Lowry’s Hellfire and some corporate films for Deckchair Productions. Of course I’d be lying if I didn’t admit that the highlight of this year was Cannes, more specifically collaborating with German cameramen from ARTE to get into the prestigious Studio Canal party in a chateau on the hill.

d.hannah88@gmail.com

Tessa Nicholson

Yao Wen Hsu

Tessa recently graduated from the London Film School after completing a Masters in Screenwriting. Earlier this year she won the Watersprite Film Festival Script Award with short film SMITHY. She was a professional actor for ten years & so comes to writing with a sharp thirst for compelling character driven stories.

Yao-wen Hsu was born in Taipei. After receiving a degree in French at the National Central University, he started to work in both film and art fields. He worked for the film school at the Taipei National University of Arts and for many film festivals in Taiwan as a subtitles assistant. He went on to study MA Film Curating at The London Film School/London Consortium. He was the festival coordinator for Taiwan Cinefest 2012. He also works in production aspect - 51 Degrees was his first project. His final project Daydream Nation invited all the daydreamers to lie down on the ground and watch films together in the posture of sleepers. He's now based in Taipei preparing to launch his new projects.

The Submariner, WRITER, MA Feature Screenplay, 2012 A Mermaid's Tale, WRITER, RED, 12m, 2012 Smithy, WRITER, 2012 Watersprite Film Festival Script Award 2012 Remain, SCRIPT EDITOR, 35mm, 10m, LFS, 2012

Whale, SCRIPT EDITOR, 35mm, 8m, LFS, 2012 The Things I See, SCRIPT EDITOR, 35mm, 8m, LFS, 2011

misstessanicholson@gmail.com

Sofia Rimskaya Sofia was born and raised in Saint Petersburg. She received a BA in Arts and Sciences from Saint Petersburg State University in 2009. Before studying at LFS she lived in Paris and attended a MA programme in Film Studies. In addition to screenplays Sofia also writes fiction.

Ruth Alonso Robert Wallis I was born in Basingstoke in 1990 and grew up in various places around the globe: from Dubai to Den Haag. I have had a passion for both acting and writing for many years, to which extent I studied English and Creative Writing at Royal Holloway, University of London, receiving a 2:1. Having graduated from the LFS, I am now hoping to pursue a career in TV or film, whichever will have me. Work is available for all those who wish to read it. I specialise in science fiction and dark comedy. Love, Guilt, and Hired Guns, WRITER, MA Feature Screenplay, 2012 The Professor and La Fille Danse, WRITER, One Act Play, Encompass

Born in Spain and moved to London in 2003. Ruth has a BSc and MSc in Economics and is a Chartered Management Accountant who, after many years of experience in Corporate Finance, decided to throw everything out the window and follow her passion for film. She joined the LFS MA Film Curating programme in 2011. After curating her graduation project f2 = frame x food in which the intersection between cinema and food was explored, she is now focused on the educational side of cinema and how it can help others to transform their lives through film.

oscense@hotmail.com

Protection, 2012

The Room, WRITER, LFS MA Feature Screenplay, 2012 Do Re Mi, SCRIPT EDITOR, Short (in production) Thula, SCRIPT EDITOR, Fiction, 35mm, B&W, 10mins, LFS, 2012

The Arsonist, CO-WRITER, LFS, 2012 Career Comedian, SCRIPT EDITOR, LFS, 2012 Lo Siento, SCRIPT EDITOR, LFS, 2011

sofia.rimskaya@gmail.com

robertm.wallis@yahoo.co.uk

Lene Juliussen is a freelance film curator and project manager, currently programming films for the International Competition Programme at the non-profit Norwegian Short Film Festival in Grimstad, Norway. She has studied film at FAMU in Prague, holds a BA in Culture Management from Lillehammer University College, and has recently completed her MA in Film Curating at LFS. She has several years experience working for various film and arts festivals, including being producer for the Film from the South Festival which has hosted retrospectives and master classes by acclaimed directors such as Carlos Reygadas, Abbas Kiarostami, Jafar Panahi, Raoul Peck and Shirin Neshat. She has worked for the Norwegian art house distribution company Arthaus, as well as having experience in film production from 4 ? fiction. When not scouting for film at festivals, Lene divides her time between Oslo and London. Summers Past (dir. Ole Giæver), PRODUCTION AND POST-PRODUCTION COORDINATOR, 2008

juliussen.lene@gmail.com

moijereve@gmail.com http://cinemanifique.tumblr.com

Marian Briozzo

elizabeth.c.miller@aol.com

marianbriozzo@gmail.com

After graduating from Bristol University, the MA Film Curating course was a chance to bridge my arts background with an avid interest in cinema and moving image. As an experienced theatre producer I’ve enjoyed translating this

Li Ruoqie was born and raised in Henan, China. Li's life is a combination of two things: cinema and music. He holds a BA hons 1st degree in Music Composition from Wuhan Conservatory of Music, one of the best conservatoires in China. He also holds a Master’s degree in Film & TV Production from University of Bristol. He is graduating this year with his second Master’s degree in Film Curating from the London Film School. Li's music work Don't Cry Mum, a song composed for Wenchuan earthquake memorial, was widely broadcast in China in 2008. Li’s short film, a 13 min black comedy The Body, was nominated for a Royal Television Society Award in England in 2011. He independently curated the 2012 London Chinese Independent Film Festival, a 2 weeklong event in cooperation with The Screen @ RADA venue, which was a huge success. He is currently working on his first feature length film Lisa Franklin is My Friend which focuses on people who are living in a subculture context as well as the differences between Eastern and Western values. Good People (Short Film), CINE-

Step Right Up, PRODUCTION MANAGER/1ST ASSISTANT DIRECTOR, LFS Falling, PRODUCTION MANAGER, White Dolphin Films

Inside Out West, RESEARCHER, BBC

Hellfire, PRODUCER, Bash Films Remain, PRODUCTION MANAGER,

Ali Khalil: provocateur, mystic raconteur, enigmatic, contemporary British curator. Founder of Cinema’esque an immersive film experience at The Box in Soho, currently guest curator at The Lexi Cinema and has plans to take Cinema'esque worldwide. Khalil is part of a cultural evolution of artists with extremely unique and inspiring ideas. Film has treated Ali well – almost as soon as he started exploring film as a career he was featured in an award winning television drama and now his list of credits and demand for new work is growing exponentially. Cinema'esque presents Unveiled Visuality - The Lexi Cinema, CURATOR, 2012 Cinema'esque presents Nosferatu - The Box Soho,

croftykate@gmail.com

Hilary Smith

www.hilary-smith.com hilarymaysmith@gmail.com

Rhea Srivastava

Beatrice Read

Rhea graduated from the University of Delhi, with a degree in English Literature. She has been writing about cinema in leading newspapers and web journals for the last three years. She is an avid theatre and film buff, and has enjoyed living in London watching musicals, and spending her time between West End and BFI. At LFS, she completed her final dissertation on 'Film Distribution in the Hindi Film Industry: An Overview' and she is hoping to pursue a career in the same area. Presently living in New Delhi, she works as an editor for an entertainment magazine and aspires to have her own distribution company some day. rhea.srivastava@ymail.com

Since graduating Beatrice has been working for Soda Pictures as well as freelancing in TV documentaries as an archive producer. She is about to move to Los Angeles with her husband, where she hopes to find exciting opportunities in film programming and distribution.

beatrice.read@gmail.com

(Documentary), CINEMATOGRAPHER Deception Point (Short Film), CIN-

EMATOGRAPHER

Late for work (Short Film), CINEMATOGRAPHER

Life of Enid (Documentary), DIRECTOR

Lisa Franklin is My Friend (PreProduction), WRITER/DIRECTOR

London Chinese Independent Film Festival, DIRECTOR Short Novel 'Me in the 21st Centraly', WRITER Short Novel ' Surprise of Life',

WRITER Short Novel 'A Family, A Story',

WRITER Collection of Poems

'She,Brarocque', WRITER Song 'Don't Cry, Mum', COMPOSER Song 'The Song of Tujia

People', COMPOSER When the Grains are Ripe, composed for String Quartet, COM-

POSER

Eyes, composed for Soprano and

CURATOR, 2012

Piano, COMPOSER Night Dances, composed for piano and cello, COMPOSER

ali@cinemaesque.co.uk www.cinemaesque.co.uk

ruoqie.li89@gmail.com

Continuity, LFS

mollytsilverstein@gmail.com

Hilary Smith recently completed her BA in Drama and English at the University of Bristol. For her final project on the MA Film Curating course, she curated a collection of video art in a gallery installation that explored the expressive compatibilities between dance and film. She grew up in Toronto, Canada, and is currently completing an internship in theatrical marketing at Canada's leading art house distributors, Mongrel Media.

Li Ruoqie

MATOGRAPHER

Ali Khalil

Molly Silverstein graduated with a BA in American Studies from Yale University in 2011. Her undergraduate studies included extensive work in film studies, gender studies and history, culminating in a senior thesis that explored the representation of male prostitution in American film. She also worked on a large number of student films and wrote film criticism for the on-campus feminist publication. Her final project for the MA in Film Curation was Synesthetic Syncopation, a film program highlighting short films that visually interpret jazz music. In the future she would like to work in film festivals or in film distribution.

Tricycle Theatre, London, UK

The Body (Short film), PRODUCER The Story of Pottery role into the film industry, working with the producer of Mario Pfeifer’s The Los Angeles River Project, and notably producing the short film Hellfire (currently in postproduction and looking forward to a successful festival run). Work in production is balanced with an enthusiastic pursuit of artists’ film curation through positions at the Institute of Contemporary Arts, Tate, and with the LUX/ICA Biennial of Moving Images 2012. I recently curated an exhibition of dance films for the French Riviera Gallery entitled Cinesthetics: Adagio for Film.

Elizabeth Miller grew up in the state of Maryland and graduated with Honours from Washington University in St. Louis earning a B.A. in Film & Media Studies and Psychology. She interned at Warner Brothers, working in development for De Line Pictures and New Line Cinema. Her MA Film Curating graduation project consisted of a programme of French New Wave films that explored the effects of the districts of Paris on its inhabitants and their relationships. Elizabeth looks forward to continuing her work in the film industry, hopefully in development, distribution and/or exhibition.

AND PROGRAMME MARKETING,

To Be Equal (Documentary),

Katie Croft

Molly Silverstein

Seven in Paris: French New Wave Double-bill, CURATOR

DIRECTOR

Marian is a film curator specializing in content for video on demand platforms. She has just finished an MA in Film Curating at the London Film School and Birkbeck University, London. She has also participated as a programme associate in Film Africa 2012. Before embarking on film curating and the creation of her own company, Visible Cinema, Marian worked as a post-production supervisor for over a decade. In that period, she collaborated on more than 25 films with internationally renowned directors such as Alejandro González Iñárritu, Tran Ang Hung, Steven Soderbergh, Oliver Stone and Carlos Saura. Marian Briozzo was born in Buenos Aires, grew up in Madrid, and is currently based in London.

Elizabeth Miller

Giulia Saccogna With her interest in curating archive films, Giulia Saccogna has always aimed for that kind of programming. In 2010 she curated two major retrospectives at the Australian Cinémathèque in Brisbane, Australia. She also gained experience working for two years in production and distribution in London. Her final project for her MA in Film Curating at the LFS was focused on an unusual look at scientific films, from 1908 to 2011, based on the contrast between the Micro and the Macro; the inner small of microscopy and the vastness of outer space. Micro/Macro: The World Inside/Out, CURATOR, MA Final Project

g.saccogna@gmail.com info@micromacrofilm.org www.micromacrofilm.org

Vancci ‘Fan Chi’ Wahn Vancci has a degree in Film Studies from Taiwan and has recently finished her MA in Film Curating. Her graduation work was titled Silhouette Animation: Upgrade and Reinstall, which focused on the ever-changing trends within cinema history, from the context to the content, from the leather puppetry of the late 16th century to contemporary 3D animation films. She is now working as a marketing executive in distribution.

vancciwahn@gmail.com


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MA Screenwriting Pepijn van Weeren I write for the screen to lengthen my youth. The impact that films had on me when I was a teenager has not been matched since. What a joy to write such a film for the future youth! There is a (sub)conscious reason my protagonist is a kid. The child’s imagination is unrivalled and should be celebrated. Film is the perfect medium. Dennis & Dragon, WRITER, MA Feature Screenplay, 2012

Shame, SCRIPT EDITOR, 2012 Poochie, SCRIPT EDITOR, 2012 Like a Bridge, SCRIPT EDITOR, 2012

pepijn@creativebeards.com

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n its second year of operation, the MA Film Curating involved successful trips to the Rotterdam and Cannes Film Festivals (with two students having short films selected at the latter’s Short Films Corner) and a couple of very interesting ‘virtual’ projects held over one day in the Birkbeck Cinema. This year’s course also generated a particularly high standard of final projects, ranging from a Chinese Independent Film Festival and a personal reflection on the 1989 events in Tiananmen Square, to programmes of films illustrating everything from the relationship between films and jazz to the current state of Arab cinema – a truly eclectic range of expertly curated events.

Francis Chen Francis Li Chen was born in China, and grew up in the city of Shenzhen. She studied at Griffith Film School in Brisbane, and holds a Bachelor Degree in Film & Screen Media. As a filmmaker she mainly works in directing, scriptwriting and editing. Her short film was presented at 65th Cannes Film Festival Short Film Corner. While she loves cinema in the traditional sense, she is also keen on exploring film as a medium in contemporary culture. In making her experimentation, she incorporates curating as part of her artistic practice. MY TIANANMEN: the polyphonic history is her graduate project for MA Film Curating with the London Consortium. My Tiananmen, CURATOR/ARTIST, the Polyphonic History (2012, multimedia exhibition) My Tiananmen, AUTHOR, (2012, three-channel video installation)

Fireworks of 1989, WRITER/DIRECTOR/CO-PRODUCER (2011, short film)

One Man's Long March, WRITER/DIRECTOR/EDITOR (2009, documentary)

francis.li.chen@gmail.com mytiananmen.tumblr.com

Lene Juliussen Danya Hannah Before LFS I read French and Film at UCL. Skipping to February of this year I took part in Making Waves; a week-long workshop about independent film distribution. Since, I have pretty much split my time between the Curzon Soho and Soda Pictures, an independent film distribution company. I also spent a large chunk of the summer on top of a 10-storey car park in Peckham, the setting for my final project on the relationship between cinema and cars, culminating in a 1970s existential road movie. I have also production coordinated a few short films: Benjamin Bee’s Step Right Up, Andrew Lowry’s Hellfire and some corporate films for Deckchair Productions. Of course I’d be lying if I didn’t admit that the highlight of this year was Cannes, more specifically collaborating with German cameramen from ARTE to get into the prestigious Studio Canal party in a chateau on the hill.

d.hannah88@gmail.com

Tessa Nicholson

Yao Wen Hsu

Tessa recently graduated from the London Film School after completing a Masters in Screenwriting. Earlier this year she won the Watersprite Film Festival Script Award with short film SMITHY. She was a professional actor for ten years & so comes to writing with a sharp thirst for compelling character driven stories.

Yao-wen Hsu was born in Taipei. After receiving a degree in French at the National Central University, he started to work in both film and art fields. He worked for the film school at the Taipei National University of Arts and for many film festivals in Taiwan as a subtitles assistant. He went on to study MA Film Curating at The London Film School/London Consortium. He was the festival coordinator for Taiwan Cinefest 2012. He also works in production aspect - 51 Degrees was his first project. His final project Daydream Nation invited all the daydreamers to lie down on the ground and watch films together in the posture of sleepers. He's now based in Taipei preparing to launch his new projects.

The Submariner, WRITER, MA Feature Screenplay, 2012 A Mermaid's Tale, WRITER, RED, 12m, 2012 Smithy, WRITER, 2012 Watersprite Film Festival Script Award 2012 Remain, SCRIPT EDITOR, 35mm, 10m, LFS, 2012

Whale, SCRIPT EDITOR, 35mm, 8m, LFS, 2012 The Things I See, SCRIPT EDITOR, 35mm, 8m, LFS, 2011

misstessanicholson@gmail.com

Sofia Rimskaya Sofia was born and raised in Saint Petersburg. She received a BA in Arts and Sciences from Saint Petersburg State University in 2009. Before studying at LFS she lived in Paris and attended a MA programme in Film Studies. In addition to screenplays Sofia also writes fiction.

Ruth Alonso Robert Wallis I was born in Basingstoke in 1990 and grew up in various places around the globe: from Dubai to Den Haag. I have had a passion for both acting and writing for many years, to which extent I studied English and Creative Writing at Royal Holloway, University of London, receiving a 2:1. Having graduated from the LFS, I am now hoping to pursue a career in TV or film, whichever will have me. Work is available for all those who wish to read it. I specialise in science fiction and dark comedy. Love, Guilt, and Hired Guns, WRITER, MA Feature Screenplay, 2012 The Professor and La Fille Danse, WRITER, One Act Play, Encompass

Born in Spain and moved to London in 2003. Ruth has a BSc and MSc in Economics and is a Chartered Management Accountant who, after many years of experience in Corporate Finance, decided to throw everything out the window and follow her passion for film. She joined the LFS MA Film Curating programme in 2011. After curating her graduation project f2 = frame x food in which the intersection between cinema and food was explored, she is now focused on the educational side of cinema and how it can help others to transform their lives through film.

oscense@hotmail.com

Protection, 2012

The Room, WRITER, LFS MA Feature Screenplay, 2012 Do Re Mi, SCRIPT EDITOR, Short (in production) Thula, SCRIPT EDITOR, Fiction, 35mm, B&W, 10mins, LFS, 2012

The Arsonist, CO-WRITER, LFS, 2012 Career Comedian, SCRIPT EDITOR, LFS, 2012 Lo Siento, SCRIPT EDITOR, LFS, 2011

sofia.rimskaya@gmail.com

robertm.wallis@yahoo.co.uk

Lene Juliussen is a freelance film curator and project manager, currently programming films for the International Competition Programme at the non-profit Norwegian Short Film Festival in Grimstad, Norway. She has studied film at FAMU in Prague, holds a BA in Culture Management from Lillehammer University College, and has recently completed her MA in Film Curating at LFS. She has several years experience working for various film and arts festivals, including being producer for the Film from the South Festival which has hosted retrospectives and master classes by acclaimed directors such as Carlos Reygadas, Abbas Kiarostami, Jafar Panahi, Raoul Peck and Shirin Neshat. She has worked for the Norwegian art house distribution company Arthaus, as well as having experience in film production from 4 ? fiction. When not scouting for film at festivals, Lene divides her time between Oslo and London. Summers Past (dir. Ole Giæver), PRODUCTION AND POST-PRODUCTION COORDINATOR, 2008

juliussen.lene@gmail.com

moijereve@gmail.com http://cinemanifique.tumblr.com

Marian Briozzo

elizabeth.c.miller@aol.com

marianbriozzo@gmail.com

After graduating from Bristol University, the MA Film Curating course was a chance to bridge my arts background with an avid interest in cinema and moving image. As an experienced theatre producer I’ve enjoyed translating this

Li Ruoqie was born and raised in Henan, China. Li's life is a combination of two things: cinema and music. He holds a BA hons 1st degree in Music Composition from Wuhan Conservatory of Music, one of the best conservatoires in China. He also holds a Master’s degree in Film & TV Production from University of Bristol. He is graduating this year with his second Master’s degree in Film Curating from the London Film School. Li's music work Don't Cry Mum, a song composed for Wenchuan earthquake memorial, was widely broadcast in China in 2008. Li’s short film, a 13 min black comedy The Body, was nominated for a Royal Television Society Award in England in 2011. He independently curated the 2012 London Chinese Independent Film Festival, a 2 weeklong event in cooperation with The Screen @ RADA venue, which was a huge success. He is currently working on his first feature length film Lisa Franklin is My Friend which focuses on people who are living in a subculture context as well as the differences between Eastern and Western values. Good People (Short Film), CINE-

Step Right Up, PRODUCTION MANAGER/1ST ASSISTANT DIRECTOR, LFS Falling, PRODUCTION MANAGER, White Dolphin Films

Inside Out West, RESEARCHER, BBC

Hellfire, PRODUCER, Bash Films Remain, PRODUCTION MANAGER,

Ali Khalil: provocateur, mystic raconteur, enigmatic, contemporary British curator. Founder of Cinema’esque an immersive film experience at The Box in Soho, currently guest curator at The Lexi Cinema and has plans to take Cinema'esque worldwide. Khalil is part of a cultural evolution of artists with extremely unique and inspiring ideas. Film has treated Ali well – almost as soon as he started exploring film as a career he was featured in an award winning television drama and now his list of credits and demand for new work is growing exponentially. Cinema'esque presents Unveiled Visuality - The Lexi Cinema, CURATOR, 2012 Cinema'esque presents Nosferatu - The Box Soho,

croftykate@gmail.com

Hilary Smith

www.hilary-smith.com hilarymaysmith@gmail.com

Rhea Srivastava

Beatrice Read

Rhea graduated from the University of Delhi, with a degree in English Literature. She has been writing about cinema in leading newspapers and web journals for the last three years. She is an avid theatre and film buff, and has enjoyed living in London watching musicals, and spending her time between West End and BFI. At LFS, she completed her final dissertation on 'Film Distribution in the Hindi Film Industry: An Overview' and she is hoping to pursue a career in the same area. Presently living in New Delhi, she works as an editor for an entertainment magazine and aspires to have her own distribution company some day. rhea.srivastava@ymail.com

Since graduating Beatrice has been working for Soda Pictures as well as freelancing in TV documentaries as an archive producer. She is about to move to Los Angeles with her husband, where she hopes to find exciting opportunities in film programming and distribution.

beatrice.read@gmail.com

(Documentary), CINEMATOGRAPHER Deception Point (Short Film), CIN-

EMATOGRAPHER

Late for work (Short Film), CINEMATOGRAPHER

Life of Enid (Documentary), DIRECTOR

Lisa Franklin is My Friend (PreProduction), WRITER/DIRECTOR

London Chinese Independent Film Festival, DIRECTOR Short Novel 'Me in the 21st Centraly', WRITER Short Novel ' Surprise of Life',

WRITER Short Novel 'A Family, A Story',

WRITER Collection of Poems

'She,Brarocque', WRITER Song 'Don't Cry, Mum', COMPOSER Song 'The Song of Tujia

People', COMPOSER When the Grains are Ripe, composed for String Quartet, COM-

POSER

Eyes, composed for Soprano and

CURATOR, 2012

Piano, COMPOSER Night Dances, composed for piano and cello, COMPOSER

ali@cinemaesque.co.uk www.cinemaesque.co.uk

ruoqie.li89@gmail.com

Continuity, LFS

mollytsilverstein@gmail.com

Hilary Smith recently completed her BA in Drama and English at the University of Bristol. For her final project on the MA Film Curating course, she curated a collection of video art in a gallery installation that explored the expressive compatibilities between dance and film. She grew up in Toronto, Canada, and is currently completing an internship in theatrical marketing at Canada's leading art house distributors, Mongrel Media.

Li Ruoqie

MATOGRAPHER

Ali Khalil

Molly Silverstein graduated with a BA in American Studies from Yale University in 2011. Her undergraduate studies included extensive work in film studies, gender studies and history, culminating in a senior thesis that explored the representation of male prostitution in American film. She also worked on a large number of student films and wrote film criticism for the on-campus feminist publication. Her final project for the MA in Film Curation was Synesthetic Syncopation, a film program highlighting short films that visually interpret jazz music. In the future she would like to work in film festivals or in film distribution.

Tricycle Theatre, London, UK

The Body (Short film), PRODUCER The Story of Pottery role into the film industry, working with the producer of Mario Pfeifer’s The Los Angeles River Project, and notably producing the short film Hellfire (currently in postproduction and looking forward to a successful festival run). Work in production is balanced with an enthusiastic pursuit of artists’ film curation through positions at the Institute of Contemporary Arts, Tate, and with the LUX/ICA Biennial of Moving Images 2012. I recently curated an exhibition of dance films for the French Riviera Gallery entitled Cinesthetics: Adagio for Film.

Elizabeth Miller grew up in the state of Maryland and graduated with Honours from Washington University in St. Louis earning a B.A. in Film & Media Studies and Psychology. She interned at Warner Brothers, working in development for De Line Pictures and New Line Cinema. Her MA Film Curating graduation project consisted of a programme of French New Wave films that explored the effects of the districts of Paris on its inhabitants and their relationships. Elizabeth looks forward to continuing her work in the film industry, hopefully in development, distribution and/or exhibition.

AND PROGRAMME MARKETING,

To Be Equal (Documentary),

Katie Croft

Molly Silverstein

Seven in Paris: French New Wave Double-bill, CURATOR

DIRECTOR

Marian is a film curator specializing in content for video on demand platforms. She has just finished an MA in Film Curating at the London Film School and Birkbeck University, London. She has also participated as a programme associate in Film Africa 2012. Before embarking on film curating and the creation of her own company, Visible Cinema, Marian worked as a post-production supervisor for over a decade. In that period, she collaborated on more than 25 films with internationally renowned directors such as Alejandro González Iñárritu, Tran Ang Hung, Steven Soderbergh, Oliver Stone and Carlos Saura. Marian Briozzo was born in Buenos Aires, grew up in Madrid, and is currently based in London.

Elizabeth Miller

Giulia Saccogna With her interest in curating archive films, Giulia Saccogna has always aimed for that kind of programming. In 2010 she curated two major retrospectives at the Australian Cinémathèque in Brisbane, Australia. She also gained experience working for two years in production and distribution in London. Her final project for her MA in Film Curating at the LFS was focused on an unusual look at scientific films, from 1908 to 2011, based on the contrast between the Micro and the Macro; the inner small of microscopy and the vastness of outer space. Micro/Macro: The World Inside/Out, CURATOR, MA Final Project

g.saccogna@gmail.com info@micromacrofilm.org www.micromacrofilm.org

Vancci ‘Fan Chi’ Wahn Vancci has a degree in Film Studies from Taiwan and has recently finished her MA in Film Curating. Her graduation work was titled Silhouette Animation: Upgrade and Reinstall, which focused on the ever-changing trends within cinema history, from the context to the content, from the leather puppetry of the late 16th century to contemporary 3D animation films. She is now working as a marketing executive in distribution.

vancciwahn@gmail.com


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THE LONDON FILM SOCIETY work of the School and the next generation of cinematic talent. In return for a yearly donation to LFS, members enjoy unrivalled behindthe-scenes access to the inner workings of the School including invitations to exclusive workshops, screenings, dinners and discussions. The London Film Society, launched in 2011, is our membership programme aimed at raising vital funds for LFS. Inspired by Britain’s first Film Society founded in 1925, whose members included H.G.Wells, George Bernard Shaw, Maynard Keynes and Anthony Asquith, the Society is enrolling influential patrons to play a crucial role in supporting the

Speakeasy, an invitation only screening, dinner and discussion event, continued into its third year, with the aim of renewing and inspiring critical, ambitious film thought, discussion and practice. Films screened included BAD TIMING presented by Penny Woolcock, THE INNOCENTS with LFS Honorary Associate Rita Tushingham and SUTURE with Jonathan Romney.

LFS director, Ben Gibson, said: “The London Film Society is the first step in a longer-term strategy to secure the future of the school. It’s a chance for us to reach out and form relationships with key individuals and organisations that can help us maintain our position as a world-class training provider. Society members are making a direct stand for LFS’ role within the industry.”

Q&A@LFS, our termly screenings and conversations with leading and emerging filmmakers continued to expand in 2012, helping feed contemporary debate and new work into full time teaching and bringing audiences into the school space and culture every week. Partnerships with New British Cinema Quarterly,

Current Society members are: David Aukin BBFC Don Boyd Dan Chambers Will Clarke Tony and Janey Elliott Stephen Garrett Goodman Derrick LLP Keith Greenhalgh Christopher Hird Patricia Jackson Olivier Kaempfer Paul Kafka Lee & Thompson Mike Leigh Waseem Mahmood OBE Odile and Marc Mourre Franc Roddam Lisa Marie Russo Michael Sackler Anthony Smith Membership is available on an individual or corporate basis. For more information, please email development@lfs.org.uk.

London Film Festival, Korean Film Festival, Russian Film Festival and ENO fed into this series and guests included directors Danny Boyle, William Friedkin, Yorgos Lanthimos, Mike Figgis, Im Kwon Taek, Asif Kapadia, Vitaly Mansky, Grant Gee, Dave McKean; actors Anamaria Marinca, Stellan Skarsgard, Anna Madeley and Christine Bottomley; producer Paul Webster. Alumni returning to the school included Oliver Hermanus (BEAUTY), Kieron Hawkes (PIGGY), Duccio Chiarini (HIT THE ROAD GRANNY), Barry Navidi (producer WILDE SALOME), Enrico Tessarin (producer THE KNOT) and Ivan Strasburg (cinematographer TREME).

Danny Boyle spoke to a packed house for Q&A@LFS

HONORARY ASSOCIATES

SUMMER SCHOOL even hotter in 2013 (page 4)

LOW BUDGET FILM FORUM en route to Romania (page 5)

DISTRIBUTION STRATEGIES at the Berlinale (page 5)

LFS WORKSHOPS Fast Forward your career (page 4)

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ISSUE THREE LFS ANNUAL REVIEW - DECEMBER 2012

Ken Loach and Rebecca O’Brien became LFS Honorary Associates at the 2012 Annual Show

LFS has a long tradition of honouring figures who have made significant contributions to the film industry, going back to 1956 when its previous incarnation The London School of Film Technique was founded. Such luminaries as

Akira Kurasawa, Alfred Hitchcock, François Truffaut, John Huston, Joseph Losey and Luchino Visconti were Honorary Associates of the school. We are delighted to award Honorary Associateships to director Ken Loach and producer Rebecca O’Brien at our 2012 Annual Show. They have worked together on fifteen feature films including Land and Freedom, Sweet Sixteen, My Name is Joe, Looking for Eric and The Angel’s Share. Both have also mentored LFS MA Filmmaking students. Recent recipients include directors William Friedkin, Stephen Frears, Lynne Ramsay, Richard Lester, Pawel

THE NEXT WAVE Pawlikowski, Mike Figgis, Abbas Kiarostami, Jack Gold and Amma Asante, producers Jeremy Thomas and Tessa Ross, actors Gillian Anderson, Jim Broadbent, Samantha Morton and Rita Tushingham, film critic Philip French, as well as retired LFS faculty members Cedric James, Rodney Newton, Roy Pointer, Colin Tucker and Chrissy Bright.

William Friedkin became an Honorary Associate of The London Film School, at a special anniversary screening of The Exorcist, in association with Time Out.

A BIG THANK YOU TO ALL OUR SPONSORS AND PARTNERS

Welcome to SOMERSAULT. This yearbook exists to introduce the talent we’re excited to have found (and perhaps shaped) in 2012, and to remind both school and film industry what we’re about: training, challenging and supporting new filmmakers, screenwriters and curators to a point where they can sensibly plan the next 100 things they want to learn, become visible and get proper work.

Inevitably, graduation film screenings and DVD compilations bring to light only a slither of the school’s work. None of the frequently exceptional work made for the five film exercises on the MA Filmmaking (around 110 films a year, many already playing in festivals around the world) makes it to the programme. You can find these on the showreels of our 2012 LFS Associates (as we call our graduates). Screenwriting MA Associates have their own showcase of 5 minute professionally performed extracts a day after the filmmakers

(December 12 at 24 Shelton Street), where there will also be a keynote from the screenwriter and showrunner Frank Spotnitz. Curating MA Associates presented a multiplicity of ‘final project’ events around London over the summer, and their brochures and blogs remain to remind us of these special one-offs. 2012 has been a year of big successes for LFS, with numerous festival attendances and prizes, feature films commissioned, delivered and screened around the world. For this we thank the school’s extraor- On location with Rebecca Marshall’s graduation film GLITTER AND STORM dinary permanent staff, visiting lecturers and men- from 2013 we will offer an bringing together energies tors, who apply such energy MA Independent Film and ideas from many disciwith the plines, and we thank and and imagination to foster- Business ing innovation, insisting on University of Exeter. This is welcome our new partners excellence and construct- a sign of our focus on devel- at Exeter. ing unique solutions to oping production, distribution and independent film This has also been an Vaughan, documentary editor and each unique problem. writer, who attended the very first business skills. The degree important year for the Diploma course in 1956 and A major announcement for represents a wholly new school’s future. The publiMarioulo Diaz Abaya, the awardthis December is that after approach to the profession- cation of the Smith Report winning Philippine director. They planning, al skill-sets of the business, died in May, June and October considerable

A Message from Mike Leigh, our Chairman

2D Design Avid Barbican British Council Buzzacott Cirro Lite Columbia School of the Arts Danish Film School DeJonghe Labs dffb ENO ESCAC Essex Insurance Brokers Film London Fisher Goodman Derrick LLP Hampshire Street Studios Harbottle and Lewis Image Systems Institut Francais Kodak

La femis Lee & Thompson London Metropolitan University MOME Panalux Panavision PEC Pinewood Studios Group Pinsent Masons RADA Ronford Scuola Holden SFZE TCSoho The Leathersellers’ Company The National Gallery UNATC University of Exeter Visual Impact Wickens

Another great year for LFS; well done to you all - students, staff and governors! It doesn't get any easier, but we’re winning! Around the globe, from the Berlin or Guadalajara Talent Campuses and Rotterdam’s Cinemart to Cannes or Toronto or Busan, LFS Associates are making groundbreaking cinema and television,

and meeting up to renew friendships and collaborations forged in London. Just a few highlights: First features from Tongpong Chaterangkul (I Carried you Home) and Jules Bishop (Borrowed Time) wowed London and Edinburgh, while Ann Hui took three Hong Kong Oscars for A Simple Life. Duncan Jones is at work on a new feature after 2011’s Source Code. Recent Associates from 2010 and ’11 are taking up places in the Cannes Residence scheme and making work for Film London’s Microwave and Creative England’s ifeatures. Henry Darke became the school’s fourth Screen International ‘Star of Tomorrow’. And these are just a few of the directors. There are many hundreds of other stories, and stories of cinematographers, editors, producers, sound designers doing extraordinary work around the world. In 2012 the LFS community lost some important members, amongst them Fernando Lopes, leading director of the Portuguese New Cinema, Dai

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In 2013 the school will be calling out to its Associates to help fund scholarships, support the capital campaign for the new school at the Barbican, to mentor new graduates and to come to the school, show work and inspire careers. It’s a rich creative environment for the new MA filmmakers and screenwriters coming in – and it’s also a global community of artists, craftspeople and collaborators with a global sense of what film can do. Help us fulfill the ambition to make the community and its work ever stronger. Thanks to our many friends and industry partners. They make these careers happen, inspire great events and support vital teaching. Aristotelis Maragkos’s graduation film BEATITUDES THE LONDON FILM SCHOOL 24 SHELTON STREET LONDON WC2H 9UB U.K. TELEPHONE: +44 (0)20 7836 9642 EMAIL: info@lfs.org.uk

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