Jamie G - Writer/Director
Having worked at the film sound studio, Sound Disposition, where he has worked on several features and some shorts, he has had the opportunity to observe many films being made in both production, and in post. He is now going to use that knowledge gained to put one of his own screenplays into motion. A year and a half of work, is now about to be put into production. This will be his first feature project as director. Alongside writing, he also spends his spare time (whenever he can find it) as a mix DJ.
Twitter - @Jamie72G
Michael Barrett - Producer
As producer, Michael is responsible for insuring everything comes together. He is in charge of all the business and legal side of the production; incorporating budgets, contracts, hiring all equipment, props, costumes, crew, locations to name but a few. Michael has spent the last year working for the Disney Channels in the Broadcast Technology and Engineering department and when he's not working (a rare thing at the moment) he likes to increase his database of movie knowledge.
Twitter - @Michael_R_B_
Charlotte Hunt - Director of Photography
As DOP, Charlotte is responsible for achieving artistic and technical decisions related to the image, and will work closely with the director in creating the visual style of the film. With such a great script, Charlotte is looking forward to experimenting and pushing the visual style to create something exciting. This year one of Charlotte’s films, Evelyn, was screened at the London Short Film Festival, and in her spare time she is working on her feature length film which is due to be finished in September 2012.
Ethan Roberts - Editor/Camera Operator
As Camera Operator, Ethan's job is to work closely with the Director and DOP to capture each and every scene in all its beauty. His job focuses on the camera specifically and lining up shots. In his spare time, Ethan is a graphic designer and musician, he is currently working on his first experimental feature and creates ambient and noise oriented music.
Kate Hollowood - Casting Director
Kate trained as an actor and has worked since graduating in Film, TV, Theatre and Performance Art. She fancied sitting the other side of the table for these auditions and got involved in the casting process right from the beginning. She did her best to make the auditions fun and comfortable for the actors and enjoyed giving them the time to shine. Kate has written her own short film too which she directed, performed in and released earlier this year. She's also a bit of an "Admin Queen" which she tries to hide behind her creative side but we've all seen it! She's passionate about getting the best out of the actors and will use her skills and experience, working with them on set.
Gina Dowle - Make-up and Special Effects Designer
Award-winning make-up artist, Gina Dowle, likes to keep her work in the industry diverse. Not only does she work in film and television but also likes to let her creativity flow on fashion shoots and music videos. She also co-owns and is Creative Director of the make-up and hair events team, The Beauty Queens.
Having worked with A-listers such as Gillian Anderson, Sean Bean and Sean Pertwee for film and red carpet events, she has also crossed into working with edgy bands such as The Architects and Enter Shikari and X-Factor contestants, Belle Amie, to name but a few.
Gina contributes regularly to glossy magazines advising on make-up and hair techniques. She also teaches within the industry and trains assistants on film sets.
Emily Swain – 1st Assistant Director
As 1st assistant director Emily works closely with the director and director of photography, ensuring that the daily schedule on set runs smoothly to plan, and that crew and cast are synchronised to be in the right place at the right time, happy and ready to roll. Emily’s prior knowledge of film has been primarily as a former jobbing actor and die-hard movie goer. Emily returned to her home industry in professional theatre 2 years ago after a 12-year sabbatical working in the charitable and corporate sectors. Since returning she’s packed in 8 months’ production work in the West End, 3 assistant director roles including 2 large site-specfic professional community theatre productions and her own director piece. Married and owner of the cutest one-eyed dog in the world; Emily has mastered many things in her rich career, but Twitter is not yet one of them…watch this space and twitness a sweet ephipany.
Alex Watts - Composer
Alex has performed in a variety of bands of various genres, including classical, jazz, rock and acoustic and has worked with countless musicians during work as a sound engineer at a radio station, at small gigs and in the studio. Composition has always been a passion and at university he focussed on writing and recording music, experimenting with technology and developing instrumental skills. Alex intends on working closely with Nick Drayton to score and produce a creative and expressive soundtrack to their first feature-length film.
Nicholas Drayton - Composer
Nick has just finished a music technology degree and is now working closely with Alex Watts to create the musical soundscape for Lost Diagnosis. Nick has had the pleasure of composing music for a previous short film of Jamie and Michael's and, having recently completed a research project on acoustics, will be bringing his finely-tuned ear for sonic quality to the film. Nick's previous experience includes various music production projects, compositions for his portfolio and for consideration in the media, performing and live sound engineering for music events, conferences and theatre productions.
Tom Jackson - Fight Co-ordinator
A graduate of the school of hard knocks, Tom is often working on parkour and fight sequences. Recently he's been scaling fire escapes and chasing down armed gunmen, when he's not teaching jiujitsu back home in Cumbria. He's also making the behind-the-scenes documentary, well versed in the art of guerilla film-making. Just don't get him started on his favourite subject, he's given lessons to strangers in ASDA before now.
Alan Slack - Production and Directorial Consultant
Alan crash-landed on Earth sometime during the reign of Margaret Thatcher and has been trying to find a way off this rock ever since. Alongside his astral endeavours, he tried his hand at writing and found his new language oddly entertaining and so continued with it. As soon as he could produce the language vocally, he began acting out the stories from his home planet, and a few he made up since... He became a member of the National Youth Theatre and performed in a range of plays and films, and has now also jumped behind the camera (due to fearing that the red light was a laser) and started directing stories too. Alan recently joined the alumni of the International School of Screen Acting, learning everything about how his stories could be put onto shiny metal discs for all the world to see, hoping to put it all to good use; to make enough money to repair his starship and one day return home... and maybe even inspiring a few to follow...
Mark Smith - Promo scene editor and grader
Mark used his editing skills, keeping an eye on pacing, emotion and continuity, to bring the promo scene to life. He also delved into one of his passions and graded (coloured) the scene, going for a slightly darker and grittier look than the crystal clear images captured.