LondonSWF Mini Film Festival... Watch, meet and celebrate

Room: Tuke Hall
Time: Sunday 10:30am


with Kat Wood, Vanessa Bailey, Tom Kerevan, Jess O'Brien, and Phil Peel
moderated by Jonathan Newman

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Meet the LondonSWF screenwriters who have taken action in their career and acted as producers or actors or directors on their own scripts. At the heart of everything we do at the festival is the philosophy of taking control of ones destiny and causing success to happen proactively.

In this session we will meet the screenwriters, discuss their journey, their successes and failures, and their strategies… all in such a way as to help you follow in their footsteps. We will also watch their short films too, helping to make the whole journey more real and tangible for us all.

We will discuss:

  • Why it’s better to act now than wait for permission or recognition for others
  • How to get your script and film funded
  • How to attract cast and crew
  • Pitfalls and problems and avoiding them
  • Getting it to festivals and in front of agents
  • Costs, schedules, resources, facts and figures
  • The hidden benefits no-one ever tells you about making your film

Get produced by learning how these screenwriters did it, and perhaps more importantly, experience the sheer joy of watching your words become a reality onscreen without waiting forever for someone else to make it happen for you.

Appearing in this session

Jess O

Jess O'Brien – Screenwriter, Actor & Director

Credits include: Girl A, Dolls

Jess was named Into Film’s ‘One to Watch’ 2016 and won the Lord Lieutenant of Leicestershire’s Young Artist and Young Person of the Year 2016.
Jess O
Kat Wood

Kat Wood – Screenwriter & Director

Credits include: Home, Arthur & Merlin

Kat’s directorial debut, the short film 'Home' starring Maggie Gyllenhaal, makes her the first ever UK winner of the Jameson First Shot Competition.
Kat Wood
Phil Peel

Phil Peel – Screenwriter, Director & Producer

Credits include: Love, Last Request

Phil has produced, directed or shot over 50 shorts and his films have screened at festivals worldwide.
Phil Peel
Tom Kerevan

Tom Kerevan – Screenwriter - Producer/Founder of Cannibal Films

Credits include: Tear Me Apart

Tom's feature debut 'Tear Me Apart' premiered at the Austin Film Festival and he is currently working on his second feature ‘Gun’.
Tom Kerevan
Vanessa Bailey

Vanessa Bailey – Actress

Credits include: Eastenders, Southcliffe, Seeing Him

Vanessa is a professional actress who wrote, produced and starred in her debut short film 'Seeing Him'.
Vanessa Bailey
Jonathan Newman

Jonathan Newman – Writer & Director

Credits include: Swinging With The Finkels, Foster, Mariah Mundi and the Midas Box

Jonathan most recently directed the $25m movie Mariah Mundi and the Midas Box.
Jonathan Newman

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Actors Table Read: LIVE

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How do actors and a director approach your screenplay? What happens when your words are reinterpreted through other artists? Join us for a sensational live onstage performance and deconstruction of one LSF delegate’s script.

PitchFest Bootcamp with Bob

PitchFest Bootcamp with Bob

Great American Pitchfest Guru Bob Schultz will start every day with a short 30 minute PitchFest bootcamp to get you ready for your pitch!