Meet the team

Staff and team on stage at festival closure @ London Screenwriters' Festival 2013The London Screenwriters’ Festival is run by screenwriters, producers and filmmakers just like you.

And we believe passionately that we are all in it together.

Want to join us? See if we are hiring… HERE

Festival Staff

Chris Jones

Chris Jones – Creative Director

Guerilla filmmaker, educator and screenwriter Chris runs the festival

More information

Judy Goldberg

Judy Goldberg – Festival Manager

Screenwriter Judy makes the festival happen

More information

Lucia Landino

Lucia Landino – Festival Producer

Lucia heads up the office and is the first person to turn to if you need help and support.

Vanessa Bailey

Vanessa Bailey – Senior Festival Co-ordinator

Fabulous actress turned outstanding festival co-ordinator

More information

Lucy V Hay

Lucy V Hay – director of education

Lucy is a screenwriter, script reader and novelist

More information

Catherine Arton

Catherine Arton – Actors Table Read Producer

Casting Director Catherine Arton will be heading up the Actors Table Read

Phoebe Gibson

Phoebe Gibson – volunteer co-ordinator

Phoebe is a professional writer and lecturer who oversees festival staff logistics

Oliver Purches

Oliver Purches – stage manager

Oli is a writer, director and actor who oversees stage tech at the festival

Zoe Guilford

Zoe Guilford – Actors Table Read Production

Zoe is a film producer and actress with a passion for all parts of the industry, especially screenwriting.

More information

Bob Schultz

Bob Schultz – Pitchfest Organiser

Organiser of the Great American Pitchfest and here to run the UK side now

More information

Lisa Shelley

Lisa Shelley – Festival Co-ordination

Lisa often sits in the corner getting up to mischief when she isn't working miracles for us

More information

Leslie Lee

Leslie Lee – Session Producer

Leslie is a TV producer, screenwriter and organises the Festival sessions.

Garlen Lo

Garlen Lo – Talent Campus Producer

Garlen drives the Talent Campus forward whilst juggling Festival activities.


Craig Connolly

Craig Connolly – Photographer

Craig Connolly has several years’ experience in both film and photography, specialising in Behind-the-Scenes and Special Events.

More information

Viv Picard

Viv Picard – Official Photographer

Showing the world just how awesome the LSF really is

More information

Leilani Holmes

Leilani Holmes – Official LSF Blogger and Tweeter

More information

Marcos Avlonitis

Marcos Avlonitis – Official Photographer

Marcos is our go to guy when it comes to getting killer shots of all our events in action.

More information

Gail Hackston

Gail Hackston – marketing and PR support

Gail is a screenwriter and digital marketer

More information


Piers Beckley

Piers Beckley – website manager

Piers is our web wizard

More information

Filming Crew

Simon Cox

Simon Cox – Camera Team Co-ordinator

LSF crew veteran, Simon will be directing the filming crew with Seb.

More information

Sebastian Solberg

Sebastian Solberg – Camera Team Co-ordinator

You will see Seb running around the festival with at least seven cameras at any one moment!

More information

Sound Team

William Louis Rosati Jr

William Louis Rosati Jr – Head of Sound

Sound designer and music producer with an obsession for all things audio

More information

Support Team

Amy Kingsley-Hughes

Amy Kingsley-Hughes – Festival Support

I'm an actor, writer and blogger. Always looking for new ideas to work out, things to learn and experiences to collect.

More information

Hadley Campbell

Hadley Campbell – Festival Support

Born in LS, I moved to London three years ago. I have a Foundation degree in Acting and am in the final year of my BA.

More information

Irene Marco

Irene Marco – Festival Support

I am mexican born, currently doing a Masters in Directing at Met Film School; I'm loving London and the festival.

More information

Louisa Hayford

Louisa Hayford – Festival Support

MA Screenwriting/Playwriting graduate. Loves to read, laugh and provide commentary for 90's Jean-Claude Van Damme films.

More information

Luke Kondor

Luke Kondor – Festival Support

I write stories and make films and stuff. Underdog style.

More information

Ornela Peka

Ornela Peka – Festival Support

Ornela is a student at Regent's University London studying Film and TV Production.

More information

Sam Lewis

Sam Lewis – Festival Support

Self proclaimed Writer, Designer and Illustrator. Sincere, Friendly, Creative Optimist... to be continued....

More information

Scott Castle

Scott Castle – Festival Support

Once film maker, graduate writer and family man. I love comedy and aspire to writing comedy in many forms.

More information


Shukrananda 'Shuk' Natasha Gant – Festival Support

Vocal coach, Actor, writer, musician, filmmaker, and Love Monk - at your service! Free hugs upon request.

More information

Sophie Meszaros

Sophie Meszaros – Festival Support

I am a London based film student. I am a confident yet smiley and friendly person, I am always happy to meet new people.

More information

Thomas M Pritchard

Thomas M Pritchard – Festival Support

Hey Whoever you are! Im Tom, a Writer, Film Maker and Musician based in London but originally from Wales.

More information

Deanna Turnbull

Deanna Turnbull – Festival Support

Sci-Fi/Fantasy film geek, but with a keen interest in all genres. Currently developing a career as a film producer.

More information

James Staunton

James Staunton – Festival Support

Young writer seeking representation. Have currently written a feature comedy as well as a TV drama as part of a Second Light Men

More information

Jak Wakefield

Jak Wakefield – Festival Support

Basement dweller masquerading as a film boy. Production design, art direction and writing.

More information

Scott "Scottie" Baker

Scott "Scottie" Baker – Festival Support

Currently writing a short to film next year which I'm really excited about. My aim's to make sure everyone at LSF knows about it

More information

Zsofia Szemeredy

Zsofia Szemeredy – Festival Support

I am second year film & history student at Queen Mary University of London. I am interested in scriptwriting.

More information

Sidney Malik

Sidney Malik – Festival Support

Screenwriter, Actor, Historian, Sidney comes from the world of Sports Entertainment and Film.

More information