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Chris Jones – Creative Director
Guerilla filmmaker, educator and screenwriter Chris runs the festival
Judy Goldberg – Festival Manager
Screenwriter and Producer Judy makes the festival happen
Lucia Landino – Delegate Support
Lucia heads up the office and is the first person to turn to if you need help and support.
Vanessa Bailey – Festival Support
Fabulous actress turned outstanding festival co-ordinator
Lucy V Hay – director of education
Lucy is a screenwriter, script reader and novelist
Catherine Arton – Actors Table Read Producer
Casting Director Catherine Arton will be heading up the Actors Table Read
Shukrananda 'Shuk' Natasha Gant – Actors Table Read Production
Vocal coach, Actor, writer, musician, filmmaker, and Love Monk - at your service! Free hugs upon request.
Guy Mannerings – Speaker Liason
Guy looks after our fabulous speakers!
Phoebe Gibson – volunteer co-ordinator
Phoebe is a professional writer and lecturer who oversees festival staff logistics
Oliver Purches – stage manager
Oli is a writer, director and actor who oversees stage tech at the festival
Maureen Hascoet de Cuestas – Producer
Putting together an extra special series of sessions at the festival.
Bob Schultz – Pitchfest Organiser
Organiser of the Great American Pitchfest and here to run the UK side now
Lisa Shelley – Festival Co-ordination
Lisa often sits in the corner getting up to mischief when she isn't working miracles for us
Zsofia Szemeredy – Festival Co-ordinator
Zsofi loves films, tv, festivals, sci-fi, period dramas and Star Wars above everything else.
David Jacobson – Festival Co-ordinator
Writer, Director, Producer, Historian. Huge Jackson fan. Peter not Michael.
Craig Connolly – Photographer
Craig has years of experience in both film and photography, specialising in Behind-the-Scenes and Special Events.
Leilani Holmes – Official LSF Blogger and Tweeter
Leilani an actor/writer/director live tweets and blogs from the festival seminars and events. Hashtag: #LondonSWF
Marcos Avlonitis – Official Photographer
Marcos is our go to guy when it comes to getting killer shots of all our events in action.
Gail Hackston – marketing and PR support
Gail is a screenwriter and digital marketer
Piers Beckley – website manager
Piers is our web wizard
Anna Carrington – Camera Team
Anna loves DOPing Drama, her favourite film is Fight Club (so hoping to be at the script to screen event).
Thomas Triebel – Camera Team
Known as Thomas Hawk in the business, he got his nickname from his sharp eyesight.
Simon Cox – Camera Team Co-ordinator
LSF crew veteran, Simon will be directing the filming crew with Seb.
Andrew Knight – Camera / Sound
"Freelance film crew and aspiring writer from Melbourne Australia
Joe Howkins-White – Sound Team
Musician and sound lover.
Louisa Hayford – Bookstore Manager
MA Screenwriting/Playwriting graduate. Loves to read, laugh and provide commentary for 90's Jean-Claude Van Damme films.
Ana Pio – Festival Support
I'm a Portuguese film director. Graduated in Cinema at UBI (Portugal) and UL (UK). I have a degree in music.
Andrew McGee – Festival Support
Recent Film and Literature graduate from Warwick University, director/writer/editor and lover of all things sci-fi.
Ciara-Louise Glover – Festival Support
BU scriptwriting student with a keen interest in organising events.
Danica Giles – Festival Support
Behavioural science researcher passionate about behaviour change in real people and the psychology of fictional characters.
Darius Mina-Georgiou – Festival Support
I'll have a beard at the festival
Ella Spottiswood – Festival Support
An aspiring director, recently graduated from Bristol University, taking a year out to gain experience and teach yoga before LFS
Elvis León – Festival Support
My name is Elvis (my gift and curse). I'm from Denver, Colorado where the mountains isn't the only thing that's high.
Eugenia Lomakina – Festival Support
St Petersburg born, England raised, Warwick Uni alum, screenwriter and artist. Big fan of animation, action and comedy!
Giuseppe Mineo – Festival Support
Originally from Italy, I studied Scriptwriting at Bournemouth University and I'm interested in anything that tells a story
Irina Mugford – Festival Support
I am a media graduate, passionate about reading and writing alike.
Jenny Heaton – Festival Support
Scriptwriting student at Bournemouth University by day, Indie cinema crew member by night/very late evenings
Josiah Ward – Festival Support
Scriptwriting student with a passion for Film and TV shows (what are the chances, right??).
Katie Baldock – Festival Support
Writer and night owl. Spends way too much money on cinema tickets
Katy Hofmann – Festival Support
Aspiring TV drama scriptwriter, looking forward to a great festival.
Laurence Storey – Festival Support
Laurence is a writer, actor, extra, tea- and coffee-maker and an aspiring Batman villain
Liam Montgomery – Festival Support
Vancouver born and raised, moved to London earlier this year to enjoy the city and UK's thriving film industry.
Michelle Hickey – Festival Support
I scribble therefore I am. (I talk a lot too but there's always a good story to be had! Unless I'm listening to yours).
Oliver Colley – Festival Support
From Birmingham, studying in Bournemouth. Huge passion for all things Film and TV, but nothing more than Scriptwriting.
Paola Figus – Festival Support
Have you ever met a successful pessimist?
Scott Matthew Watson – Festival Support
Writer, storyteller, hedonist, experience junkie, eccentric dreamer, creative creature. Studying screenwriting/playwriting.
Shannon Reeve – Festival Support
Scriptwriter, script editor and film producer
Thomas Chucas – Festival Support
BU Scriptwriting student. Loves comedy, cinema and writing
Vanessa Dos Santos – Festival Support
I'm Mozambican and currently doing my Masters in Gender Studies at UCL. I did my BA in film and hope to create films of activism
Maureen Maritz – Speaker Care
Maureen keeps our speakers fed, watered and looked after as they prep for their sessions.
Hadley Campbell – Festival Support
Born in LA, been living in London for the last 5 years studying film and working.
Scott Castle – Festival Support
Once film maker, graduate writer and family man. I love comedy and aspire to writing comedy in many forms.