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.

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Festival Staff

Chris Jones

Chris Jones – Creative Director

Guerilla filmmaker, educator and screenwriter Chris runs the festival

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Judy Goldberg

Judy Goldberg – Festival Manager

Screenwriter Judy makes the festival happen

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Emma Heath

Emma Heath – Producer

Screenwriter, ex-lawyer, adrenaline junkie.

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Lucia Landino

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

Vanessa Bailey – Festival Support

Fabulous actress turned outstanding festival co-ordinator

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Lucy V Hay

Lucy V Hay – director of education

Lucy is a screenwriter, script reader and novelist

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Catherine Arton

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.

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Guy Mannerings

Guy Mannerings – Speaker Liason

Guy looks after our fabulous speakers!

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

Bob Schultz

Bob Schultz – Pitchfest Organiser

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

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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

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Zsofia Szemeredy

Zsofia Szemeredy – Festival Co-ordinator

Zsofi loves films, tv, festivals, sci-fi, period dramas and Star Wars above everything else.

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Craig Connolly

Craig Connolly – Photographer

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

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Leilani Holmes

Leilani Holmes – Official LSF Blogger and Tweeter

Leilani an actor/writer/director live tweets and blogs from the festival seminars and events. Hashtag: #LondonSWF

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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.

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Gail Hackston

Gail Hackston – marketing and PR support

Gail is a screenwriter and digital marketer

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Piers Beckley

Piers Beckley – website manager

Piers is our web wizard

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Filming Crew

Anna Carrington

Anna Carrington – Camera Team

Anna loves DOPing Drama, her favourite film is Fight Club (so hoping to be at the script to screen event).

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Simon Cox

Simon Cox – Camera Team Co-ordinator

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

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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!

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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

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Louisa Hayford

Louisa Hayford – Bookstore Manager

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

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Support Team

Helena Bonastre

Helena Bonastre – Support

Born in Barcelona, I moved to London to do my MA in Directing Film at Met Film School. I love film, writing and illustration and

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Luke Kondor

Luke Kondor – Festival Support

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

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Ornela Peka

Ornela Peka – Festival Support

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

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Sam Lewis

Sam Lewis – Festival Support

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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Jak Wakefield

Jak Wakefield – Festival Support

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

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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

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Sidney Malik

Sidney Malik – Festival Support

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

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