MetFilm School Tutors

MetFilm School Tutors

MetFilm School’s tutors are all working screen professionals – TV and film directors, producers, screenwriters, editors, animators and other industry specialists with numerous awards, including BAFTA, Emmy and Oscar nominations.

Our friendly and professional team of tutors will help you develop all the practical skills you need to succeed in your chosen career path and to become a smart screen creative.

Please find a selection of the School’s faculty members below.


Education Team Leaders

Jonny Persey, Director

Jonny Persey

DIRECTOR

METFILM

Jonny is passionate about creating and maintaining a valuable and industry-relevant educational system, spearheading the synergy between the group’s separate facets to offer students the best learning experience possible. He gets a buzz from watching our graduates win work, runs projects, and apply their trade-in film, television, online, and across the creative industries in the UK and beyond.

David Howell, CEO

David Howell

CEO

METFILM

David has 18-years’ experience in Higher Education Management, most recently as Registrar and Commercial Director at The Institute of Contemporary Music Performance. As Registrar, providing overall strategic leadership for Quality, Data and Planning for the Institute. As a Director of the company, he has also played a key part in the development of overall governance capability, both academic and corporate.

Katharina Koall, Dean, METFILM SCHOOL UK

Katharina Koall

DEAN

METFILM SCHOOL UK

Katharina Koall is an award-winning illustrator and animator. She taught at UAL, UCA, Goldsmiths, and before joining Met Film School, she was Interim Dean at Ravensbourne University London. As part of her London-based design collective she has worked for commercial clients, as well as cultural and community-based organisations. Her work has been published and exhibited nationally and internationally, and she is currently co-directing her first documentary film.

Silvia Beck, Principal, MetFilm School Berlin

Silvia Beck

PRINCIPAL

METFILM SCHOOL BERLIN

Silvia Beck has a career that spans almost 30 years in the international film and TV industry. Whilst studying Cinematography at the NFTS in the UK, Silvia shot two BAFTA-nominated short films; Going Down and Bait, and went on to become a respected director, editor and cinematographer for documentary films. Silvia’s commitment, effectiveness and academic leadership in teaching and enhancing the student learning experience was also recognized by the UK Higher Education Academy who awarded her Senior Fellowship. She has headed up MetFilm School Berlin as Principal since its inception in 2012.

Lisette Johnston, Head of School, ScreenSpace

Dr Lisette Johnston

HEAD OF SCHOOL

SCREENSPACE

Lisette has been a journalist for the past 15 years, working as a multimedia news reporter, producer and editor. Since 2010 she has worked in many roles at BBC News, most recently as the Planning Editor for BBC World News in London. Lisette is hugely passionate about education and holds a formal teaching qualification.


Deputy Directors

Rachel Wood, Deputy School Director, METFILM SCHOOL UK

Rachel Wood

DEPUTY SCHOOL DIRECTOR

METFILM SCHOOL UK

Rachel is a screen professional with many years of experience in the film industry. She was Head of Production in London for LA-based Catch23; Head of Development for esteemed UK producers Stephen Woolley and Nik Powell. She has also served on the BAFTA jury and NFTS Script Advisory Board. Rachel’s commitment, effectiveness, and academic leadership in teaching and enhancing the student learning experience were also recognised by the UK Higher Education Academy who awarded her Senior Fellowship.

Steve Pinhay, Deputy School Director, METFILM SCHOOL UK

Steve Pinhay

DEPUTY SCHOOL DIRECTOR

METFILM SCHOOL UK

Steve has more than 25 years’ experience of television producing in the UK and across the world, including BAFTA and RTS award-winning shows, working for companies such as the BBC, ITV, Channel 4, Discovery, Sky, and Disney. Steve is a member of the NFTS Television Advisory Board. Steve’s commitment, effectiveness, and academic leadership in teaching and enhancing the student learning experience were also recognised by the UK Higher Education Academy who awarded him Senior Fellowship.


Programme and Deputy Programme Leaders

Matt Wake, METFILM SCHOOL UK

Matt Wake

BA PRACTICAL FILMMAKING
PROGRAMME LEADER

METFILM SCHOOL UK

Justin Trefgarne, METFILM SCHOOL UK

Justin Trefgarne

BA SCREEN ACTING AND MA FILM & TELEVISION PRODUCTION
PROGRAMME LEADER

METFILM SCHOOL UK

Steve Pinhay, Deputy School Director, METFILM SCHOOL UK

Steve Pinhay

MA PROGRAMME LEADER

METFILM SCHOOL UK

Steve’s commitment, effectiveness, and academic leadership in teaching and enhancing the student learning experience were also recognised by the UK Higher Education Academy who awarded him Senior Fellowship.

James Davis, METFILM SCHOOL UK

James Davis

BA PRACTICAL FILMMAKING DEPUTY PROGRAMME LEADER & FILMMAKING TUTOR

METFILM SCHOOL UK

Alice Guilluy, METFILM SCHOOL UK

Dr. Alice Guilluy

MA DEPUTY PROGRAMME LEADER & SCREEN THEORY TUTOR

METFILM SCHOOL UK

Krishna Dubasiya, METFILM SCHOOL UK

Krishna Dubasiya

BA SCREEN ACTING DEPUTY PROGRAMME LEADER

METFILM SCHOOL UK


TUTORS

MetFilm School works with a strong and diverse tutor base, who are all working screen professionals. They will help you develop all the practical skills you need to succeed in your chosen career path in the screen industry. Please find a selection of the School’s permanent and visiting tutors below.

Alex Bentley, tutor, METFILM SCHOOL UK

Alex Bentley

PRODUCING

METFILM SCHOOL UK

Alex Bentley is a Fellow of the UK Higher Education Academy.

Anuree Da Silva, Tutor, METFILM SCHOOL UK

Anuree Da Silva

EDITING

METFILM SCHOOL UK

Anuree De Silva is an experienced editor who worked alongside Danny Boyle and Masahiro Hirakubo.

Arkie Reece, Tutor, METFILM SCHOOL UK

Arkie Reece

SCREEN ACTING

METFILM SCHOOL UK

Arkie Recce is an Actor for Film and video games.

Becky Knapp, Tutor, METFILM SCHOOL UK

Becky Knapp

PRODUCING

METFILM SCHOOL UK

Rebecca Knapp is an independent Film Producer.

Brynach Day, Tutor, METFILM SCHOOL UK

Brynach Day

DIRECTING

METFILM SCHOOL UK

Brynach Day is a Fellow of the UK Higher Education Academy.

Ella Bennett, Tutor, METFILM SCHOOL UK

Ella Bennett

FILMMAKING

METFILM SCHOOL UK

Ella Bennett is a Director, Writer and Editor.

Emma Lindley, Tutor, METFILM SCHOOL UK

Emma Lindley

DIRECTING

METFILM SCHOOL UK

Emma Lindley is an award-winning Director and Producer for Film and TV.

Gabriella Apicella, Tutor, METFILM SCHOOL UK

Gabriella Apicella

SCREENWRITING

METFILM SCHOOL UK

Gabriella Apiceall is a Screenwriter and Co-founder of the “Underwire Festival”.

Ian Killick, Tutor, METFILM SCHOOL UK

Ian Killick

POST-PRODUCTION

METFILM SCHOOL UK

Ian Killick is an Editor.

Jake Harders, Tutor, METFILM SCHOOL UK

Jake Harders

SCREEN ACTING

METFILM SCHOOL UK

Jake Harders is a theatre and Film/TV Actor.

Jamie Nuttgens, Tutor, METFILM SCHOOL UK

Jamie Nuttgens

SCREENWRITING

METFILM SCHOOL UK

Jamie Nuttgens is a Director, Producer and writer with more than 25 years experience.

Jesse Quinones, Tutor, METFILM SCHOOL UK

Jesse Quinones

FILMMAKING AND DIRECTING

METFILM SCHOOL UK

Jesse Quinones is an award-winning Director, Writer and Producer.

Joe Townend, Tutor, METFILM SCHOOL UK

Joe Townend

SCREEN THEORY

METFILM SCHOOL UK
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Joe Towned is a Writer and Editor with background in Fine Arts.

Jon Gilbert, Tutor, METFILM SCHOOL UK

Jon Gilbert

SCREENWRITING

METFILM SCHOOL UK

Jon Gilbert is a Writer and Director.

Juliana Matsubara, Tutor, METFILM SCHOOL UK

Juliana Matsubara

FILMMAKING

METFILM SCHOOL UK

Juliana Matsubara is a Production Designer with a background in Architecture.

Karoline Moser, Tutor, METFILM SCHOOL UK

Karoline Moser

EDITING

METFILM SCHOOL UK

Karoline Moser is an established Editor for Film and TV.

Marie-Elena Dyche, Tutor, METFILM SCHOOL UK

Marie-Elena Dyche

PRODUCING

METFILM SCHOOL UK

Marie-Elena Dyche is an independent Producer.

Martyn Bray, Tutor, METFILM SCHOOL UK

Martyn Bray

CINEMATOGRAPHY

METFILM SCHOOL UK

Martyn Bray is a Cinematographer.

Michael McHugh, Tutor, METFILM SCHOOL UK

Michael McHugh

POST-PRODUCTION

METFILM SCHOOL UK

Michael McHugh is an Editor and Colorist.

Nic Lawson, Tutor, METFILM SCHOOL UK

Nic Lawson

CINEMATOGRAPHY

METFILM SCHOOL UK

Nic Lawson is an award-winning Cinematographer and Camera Operator.

Nick Savy, Tutor, METFILM SCHOOL UK

Nick Savy

VFX & ANIMATION

METFILM SCHOOL UK

Nick Savy is an established VFX Supervisor and VFX Artist.

Pete Appleyard, Tutor, METFILM SCHOOL UK

Pete Appleyard

EDITING

METFILM SCHOOL UK

Peter Appleyard is an Editor for TV Documentaries and Fiction.

Prano Bailey-Bond, Tutor, METFILM SCHOOL UK

Prano Bailey-Bond

DIRECTING

METFILM SCHOOL UK

Prano Bailey-Bond is an award-winning Director, Writer and Editor.

Shannon Ashlyn, Tutor, METFILM SCHOOL UK

Shannon Ashlyn

SCREEN ACTING & FILMMAKING

METFILM SCHOOL UK

Shannon Ashlyn is an Actress, Director and Writer for Film and TV.

Simon Shore, Tutor, METFILM SCHOOL UK

Simon Shore

DIRECTING

METFILM SCHOOL UK

Simon Shore is a BAFTA-winning Director.

Sofia Olins, Tutor, METFILM SCHOOL UK

Sofia Olins

FILMMAKING

METFILM SCHOOL UK

Sofia Ollins is a Director and Assistant Director.

Steve Rehman, Tutor, METFILM SCHOOL UK

Steve Rehman

FILMMAKING

METFILM SCHOOL UK

Steve Rehman is a Diretor, Writer and Producer for Film and TV.

Tom Colley, Tutor, METFILM SCHOOL UK

Tom Colley

SCREEN ACTING

METFILM SCHOOL UK

Tom Colley is an Actor for Film and TV.

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