The London Screenwriters’ Festival is run by screenwriters, producers and filmmakers just like you.
And we believe passionately that we are all in it together.
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Chris Jones – Creative Director
Guerilla filmmaker, educator and screenwriter Chris runs the festival
Bob Schultz – Festival Production
Senior staff at the festival, Bob helps organise everything and mentor Talent Campers.
Lucia Landino – Delegate Support
Lucia heads up the office and is the first person to turn to if you need help and support.
Lucy V Hay – director of education
Lucy is a screenwriter, script reader and novelist
Oliver Purches – stage manager
Oli is a writer, director and actor who oversees stage tech at the festival
Dan Burman – Actors Table Read Producer
Heading up the ATR, who is English / German bilingual who you last saw alongside Brad Pitt in 'Allied'
Maureen Hascoet de Cuestas – Producer
Putting together an extra special series of sessions at the festival.
Lisa Shelley – Festival Producer
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.
Tracey Flynn – Cover Designer
Former screenwriter turned artist, Tracey creates continuous-line architecture prints and expressionist mixed-media paintings.
Leilani Holmes – Official LSF Blogger and Tweeter
Leilani an actor/writer/director live tweets and blogs from the festival seminars and events. Hashtag: #LondonSWF
Piers Beckley – website manager
Piers is our web wizard
Michael van Koetsveld – Assets Producer
Screenwriter, filmmaker, and editor.
Simon Cox – Camera Team Co-ordinator
LSF crew veteran, Simon will be directing the filming crew with Seb.
Giovanni Todeschini – Head of Video
Video Editor & Cameraman, loves learning all about the writing craft.
Louisa Hayford – Bookstore Manager
MA Screenwriting/Playwriting graduate. Loves to read, laugh and provide commentary for 90's Jean-Claude Van Damme films.
Ciara-Louise Glover – Festival Support
BU scriptwriting student with a keen interest in organising events.
Ellie McCandless – Festival Support
Cat lover, pizza enthusiast, film and television appreciator. Living vicariously through stories, so why not create them?
Elvina Quebral – Festival Support
An extraterrestrial dreamer who adapted human qualities, moved to earth and plans world domination.
Giuditta Rem Natale – Festival Support
Unicorn whisperer, Empress of Drag Queens, Semi-pro astronaut. Now Assistant Director, aspiring Script Supervisor
Irina Mugford – Festival Support
I am a media graduate, passionate about reading and writing alike.
Jesse Atta-Hayford – Festival Support
A young man trying to incite change.
Justyna Nowicka – Festival Support
I’m an ambitious daydreamer and a nature lover with a strong work ethic and positive attitude. Hungry for new experiences.
Katarina Mihalkovicova – Festival Support
Writing about books, films, film festivals, myself, my fictional self and many other fictional and non-fictional selves
Laurah Furner – Festival Support
Dedicated to developing accessibility for artists in the UK, and has worked with a diverse range of cultural institutions
Lilli Lehmann – Festival Support
I am a creative and reliable cosmopolitan story-teller. My various journeys around the globe inspire me.
Marie James – Festival Support
Story loving writer, producer and collaborator
Megan Bryant – Festival Support
Aspiring scriptwriter currently studying Scriptwriting for Film and Television at uni. One day I hope to write comedy for TV!
Neevon Khayati-Daryan – Festival Support
Aspiring Scriptwriter and freelance Script Reader.
Owen Arnold – Festival Support
I'm a Pearl Jam/Kubrick/Beckett loving metal-head with a passion (and hopefully talent!) for screenwriting.
Patrick Peter Rosmæl Kleven – Festival Support
Aspiring writer and Norwegian
Rachel Tookey – Festival Support
Rachel Tookey is a writer and director for theatre and film. Her work has been shown in London, Edinburgh, and New York.
Sean Curtis – Festival Support
Maths and Physics student who writes and makes films in his spare time. Co-president of University of Warwick's film society.
Sophie Dawkins – Festival Support
An enthusiastic individual who has a passion for writing lyrics, scripts and poetry, among other aspects