Emily Almond Barr
Emily is an Australian director-cinematographer who has been rising through the film industry since the late 90’s. With a breadth of experience across departments and 10 years of cinematography under her belt, Emily’s background in all areas of production make her an exceptional director with an eye for lighting and narrative-based camera plans. Hailing from Australia, Emily has brought her creative and can-do attitude to settle in the U.K. as an accomplished director. Her passion lies in paving the way for other brilliant women, B.A.M.E. and/or Queer filmmakers to succeed in the industry. Past clients include John Lewis, Boots, Young’s & Co, Saatchi Invest In Art, UBS, & the addictive Rosa’s Thai cafe.
James Gough is a car and sports specialist. With clients like Jaguar, Volvo, DriveTribe and Auto Express he has pushed the boundaries of storytelling in the automotive sector and used his background as a cinematographer to ensure the cars were captured with beautiful imagery. He has created films for Men’s Fitness and Fitbit and he is driven to share his love of sports in the films he makes.
Ruth is a London based Director working in documentaries, promos, and explainer videos for clients such as the NSPCC, Build Africa, Durex, Schroders, Mencap, Childline, and the Scout Association, among others.
Ruth wrote, directed, and edited the short comedy Countryphile, which won the Special Jury Prize for Writing at the NBFF, 2014 and the WFTV
Keith Albert Tedesco
Keith graduated with an Honors degree in Communications in 2012 from the University of Malta and later pursued a Master’s degree in Film and Media at the University of Copenhagen where he focused his studies on direction and acting techniques.
He has since directed 3 short films; Him & Her, Ambivalent and In The Name of Bjorn, as well as multiple TV commercials. On every production Keith utilizes writing, directing and acting techniques he learnt through his studies to showcase his flair for creativity and absolute love for cinema.
Tamara graduated in film production from the School of Cinematic Arts at USC. She has gone on to win multiple competitions for commercial spots, which brought her to Cannes Lions Awards two consecutive years (2011, 2012).
After moving to London she received many directing roles from brands and advertising agencies, including Coca-Cola, Jameson, Chevrolet and Lowe & Partners and non-profits such as Akshaya Patra. She was selected for the prestigious SHOOT magazine New Directors Showcase in 2014 for a Coca-Cola spot she directed in Brazil. The film was screened at the DGA in NYC.
Abigail, a documentary director who specialises in food content, is the youngest and only female director on the Netflix Original series Chef’s Table.
She won first place for her short documentary in the Reel LA Film Festival in 2006. In 2014, Abigail directed the documentary Do You Dream in Colour?. She was the winner of the Audience Choice Award for Best Director at the Chain NYC Film Festival and at the San Luis Obispo Film Festival.
More recently, Abigail has worked as a producer on the National Geographic show Breakthrough and is continuing her work as one of the directors for the Netflix series Chef’s Table.
Sogol Afshar is an Iranian filmmaker, living in London whose powerful and compelling work is born from her love of fine art. She has a strong connection with female empowerment issues which led to the creation of a commercial for the Fawcett Society which was nominated for a 2017 Adcan award.
Steve has developed his unique fashion photography and reportage style working around the world with established industry professionals. His work aims to tell stories in clear and refreshing ways, combining place setting and colour to define moods and emotions.