MA Alumni Stories

MA Alumni Stories

MA Alumni Stories

Producers

Sienna Beckman

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Producer specialising in creative development and production management. Has produced for Esquire TV (NBCUniversal), Scott Free Productions, Maker Studios (Disney) and worked along side Jean-Marc Vallee (director of ‘Dallas Buyers Club‘).

Karen Simon

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Producer who has written and produced a number of projects, including short films, documentary shorts, and branded content. Currently working in Production for MetFilm Production and MetFilm Sales.

Augustin Hardy

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Producer with over a dozen credits in short films and commercials. Currently developing a world war 2 series called ‘Dog Tags‘.


Martha Mcguirk

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Freelance producer specialising in short form content. Credits include working as a music video producer for Laura Marling and producing content for the National Gallery.

Robert Panners

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Producer of independent short films. Currently script co-ordinator with the BBC’s Holby City series.

Guy Horlock

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Currently employed by Rise Films, working on the development of the premium factual projects at Rise for networks and broadcasters including, HBO, Amazon, CNN, Channel 4, BBC and Netflix.


Jos Grootjans

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Associate Video Producer For King, a leading interactive entertainment company for the mobile world.

Sara Herbst

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Managing Director at Life & Soul Pictures, where she oversees the development and production of the company’s slate. She is the producer of select projects at the company.

Julia Hostetler

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Freelance Colourist and Video Editor with experience in commercial online campaigns, short docs and feature films. Co-founder of Blunt Pencil Productions, offering post-production services.



Jamie-Louise Davis

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Award-winning producer currently working as Executive Assistant at Paramount Pictures. Her graduation film ‘Trigger Finger!’ has won several awards incl. Marbella Film Festival, IMDb Independent Shorts Awards and THAT Film Festival in Berlin and has further had many screenings amongst which is at the Chinese Theatre in Hollywood as part of Golden State Film Festival 2019.

 

 

Directors

Megan K Fox

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Filmmaker and winner of several awards including Shooting People’s Film of the Month, Inside Housing ‘Reel Homes‘ Competition, Best Director Under 25 – Underwire Festival.

Rob Ayling

 

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Award winning filmmaker with credited work for Channel 4, Warner Bros Russia/Karo Premier Distribution, The Haemophilia Society, On UnCommon Ground: An LGBT organisation and many more.

Giulia Gandini

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MA Directing graduate who’s graduation film ‘Alright.’ went viral on social media, and has been screened in several cities across the globe, including NYC at the United Nations Women HQ.


Eliad Lienhardt

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Writer/director whose work has been screened internationally and won numerous awards. Works on documentaries, corporate and short films as well as TV commercials.

Marco Schleicher

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Writer/director. Besides writing and directing his own projects he works as an assistant director and in the casting department. Credits include Neil Marshall’s ‘Hellboy‘.

Irene Lopez Marco

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Producer/director. Currently runs a production company in which she direct commercials and fashion films. Latest project, shot in Greece, documentary about the stories of the refugees in the camps of Thessaloniki and Lesbos.


Ana Pio

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Writer/director with 15 professional credits in Script Supervisor department, including 2 feature films. Master’s Project, Eden, was accepted by 17 film festivals.

Vikneshwaran Silva

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Multi-award winning writer/director working towards merging independent filmmaking with Hollywood visuals. His graduation film ‘The Puppeteer’ was screened at 24 festivals across the world and won seven awards.

Sam Ainsworth

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Award-winning writer and director with several short films to his name. Sam has also done commercial work with Nike, Esquire, Venn Group, and Shell, to name a few.

Tomisin Adepeju

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Tomisin’s short films have screened at over one hundred international film festivals, and have earned countless awards.

 

 

Cinematographers

Joao Pedro Caldeano

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Prolific cinematographer whose work has been screened internationally. Currently wrapping on a feature as DOP. Credits also include ‘Kingsman: The Secret Service‘ and ‘The Theory of Everything‘.

Matthew Muscat-Drago

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Cinematographer on commercials, music videos and narrative short films. Runs his own company: MD Productions.

James Ducker

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Award-winning cinematographer whose work includes music videos, commercials, documentaries, TV series, short and feature films. Credits include ‘Murder on the Orient Express‘ and ‘The Crown‘.


Till Haener

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Cinematographer with experience in commercials and short films, clients include Fifa and Breitling. Also runs own company providing services to internationally recognized brands.

Ben Calloway

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London based cinematographer working in short films, music videos, TV projects and commercials. Work has been broadcast on Lifetime TV (Global Sky channel), London Live, Really, Channel 4 and Irish TV.

Etienne Leung

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Photographer and cinematographer whose clients include Coca Cola and HSBC. Has held numerous exhibitions for her work and works as a professional cinematographer for commercials, short films and documentaries.


Pauline Gefin

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Cinematographer on commercials and narrative short films. Clients include Lego, United Nations, Shell, Esquire, Lloyds Bank, Nike, and more.

Sebastian Benalcazar

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Cinematographer whose work includes feature films, commercials and music videos. His latest short film, which he co-directed, screened at multiple festivals.

Sonum Sumaria

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Filmmaker and founder of Guerrera Films, an independent film production company specialising in crafting impactful stories that inspire social change.


Max Elliot Lovell

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Cinematographer, gaffer, and lighting technician. Has worked on several big productions such as ‘The Snowman’, ‘Murder on the Orient Express’, ‘Tolkien’, ‘Artemis Fowl’, ‘Mary Poppins Returns’, and many more.

Francesca Zerenghi

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In addition to Francesca’s work as a freelance cinematographer and camera operator in the film and tv industries, she has also founded the online magazine Cinegirl, which features articles written by and for women in the film and tv industries.

 

Screenwriters

Charlie Tidmas

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Screenwriter for independent film scripts focussing on diverse and creative storytelling. Commissioned to write and direct a short film by Channel 4’s Random Acts initiative.

Dilpreet Kaur Walia

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Creative writer and puppeteer whose graduation film script was chosen as a quarter-finalist as a part of Screen craft’s ‘Family-friendly Screenplay Contest’. Currently working the children’s TV show ‘The Furchester Hotel’.

Briony Puddepha

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Writer of the hit-short ‘Alison’, which was screened internationally and has won numerous adwards. Currently works as a writer for the online magazine Cinegirl with fellow MetFilm School alumni and writer on the upcoming web-series ‘Live with It’.