Scott Graham is a Scottish writer/director. His short film Native Son premiered at Cannes Film Festival Critics Week in 2010. Scott's debut feature film is Shell starring Joseph Mawle and Chloe Pirrie and screens at the London Film Festival in the First Feature Competition following its world premiere at the San Sebastian Film Festival. Further outings for the film are already confirmed at the Busan International Film Festival this autumn.
Mia Bays is Creative Executive on Microwave, the Film London/BBC micro budget features initiative, and an Oscar-winning film Producer and Marketing Consultant with over 16 years experience at the commercial end of the UK and European film business, in distribution, marketing and sales, and latterly financing and production.
Catharine Des Forges is Director of the Independent Cinema Office (ICO); the national organisation for the development and support of independent film exhibition in the UK. Catharine has spent 18 years working in the exhibition sector for a variety of organisations including the BFI and Arts Council England. She has worked as a freelance programmer and arts consultant and progammed for festivals and cinemas both in the UK and internationally. She founded the ICO in 2003 and has been its Director ever since.
Meet Tracy O’Riordan, a rising star on the UK production scene. Tracy began working in production in 2002 and already has an impressive number of credits (Little Angels, Song Of Songs, The Queen, Of Time And The City). Most recently she produced The Arbor, Clio Barnard's multi award-winning documentary feature. Tracy founded Moonspun Films in 2008 and has several features in development, of which The Selfish Giant - developed with BFI and Film4 - is due to shoot this autumn.
Fred Deakin is founding director of Airside, a small, experienced, innovative and award-winning media studio, working across graphic design, illustration, digital, interactive and moving image. Their clients include Panasonic, Nokia, BBC and Virgin Atlantic. Fred is also a member of Mercury and Brit Awards nominated electronica band Lemon Jelly.
Riz Ahmed is one of the UK’s brightest young talents. Since graduating from Oxford in 2004 he has worked consistently in theatre, film and television, starring in award-winning dramas The Road To Guantanamo, Shifty and Four Lions.
Ohna Falby has a knack of producing incredible short films. She’s just set up new company, Life To Live Films, but before that she produced through Sister Films, the company she partnered with director Daniel Mulloy. Sister produced 6 shorts, which all had outstanding festival runs and received critical praise internationally, including BAFTA and BIFA wins and a European Academy Award nomination. In February 2012, BC Film will support Ohna to attend the Euro-Connection Forum at Clermont-Ferrand as the invited UK producer.