More talented Directors & Producers for you to meet

We just couldn’t resist… Another FREE panel of top talent!

After such a fun and insightful panel of directors/producers at our last event we thought, heck, why don’t we just do that again!!

So this time the theme is first/second features; how to get one made, how to sell it and how to defy industry odds and crack on with the next one.

Please join us on Tuesday September 1st for an action packed superhero style Q&A. Again! And the best bit – it is entirely free! Again!

Here’s a little more on our September panel:

Simon Blake (director) & Colette Delaney-Smith (producer) Simon and Colette are the team behind critically acclaimed and award winning debut feature STILL (starring Aidan Gillen – Game Of Thrones, The Wire, Queer As Folk) that came out earlier this year. STILL won Best International First Feature at Galway Film Fleadh and Simon won Best Director at London Independent Film Fest (LIFF) this year. Simon has directed music promos in the UK and U.S and made 6 short films which screened in over 50 festivals before making STILL in 2014. Prior to working in film Simon was Artistic Director of the Theatre Company Changeinspeak and his work was performed at venues such as BAC and The Young Vic.

Colette (producer) runs BLUNT STUFF with Simon. She’s the boss 🙂 The stuff they do is atmospheric, passionate, cinematic, lyrical and funny. Their mission is to develop creative relationships to produce innovative, original and beautiful films, promos and commercials.

Colette & Simon will be screening STILL as part of the Dinard Film Festival programme in September and are currently developing a slate of features which they’ll tell us more about on the 1st.

Bruce Webb (direct0r): Bruce is an award-winning director and producer for the screen. He has recently completed directing his second feature film, Social Suicide, a teen thriller starring Jackson Bews, India Eisley and Olivia Hussey. His previous feature film The Be All And End All,  starring Josh Bolt and Neve McIntosh, won a host of awards at International Film Festivals. Bruce has also produced or co-produced on numerous award-winning short and feature films, including Frank Oz’s Death at a Funeral.

For TV, Bruce was a regular director on Hollyoaks, as well as directing episodes of the CBBC show Dani’s Castle and the BBC1 comedy Little Howard’s Big Question. Bruce currently has numerous feature films in development.

Jane Gull (director) & James Rumsey (producer): Jane Gull’s springboard into filmmaking came in 2005 when she made her first film TOGETHER ALONE. Jane has since gone on to write and direct numerous short films and has three feature films in development.

Jane’s short film SUNNY BOY picked up numerous awards including Le Grand Prix du Jury at Entr’2 Marches in Cannes.

In February 2012 Jane attended the Berlinale Talent Campus and was subsequently short-listed on the iFeatures2 scheme. She was also selected and attended Think-Shoot-Distribute at the London BFI Film Festival 2012.

James Rumsey is a film producer. His company, Rum Jam Films, was formed in 2008 as a vehicle for his own short films while also working as a first assistant director on features, shorts, and TV. More recently he also worked as a script consultant for various writers as well as for companies such as Matador Pictures, Kudos Television, and Industrial Scripts.

James met Jane at the monthly short film night he ran for three years, FEAST ON FILM, and he continues to be a champion of short film talent. In June this year he hosted SKEPTO LONDON, a weekend of international short film highlights from the Sardinia based film festival of the same name.

MY FERAL HEART – Jane and James’ first feature film completed post-production in July this year.

Date for event:  Tuesday September 1st 

Where: TBC (we’ll let you know next week)

Time:  6.45pm arrival, 7-8pm Q&A with networking drinks to follow.




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