Joseph Ollman - Writer & Director
Award-winning writer/director Joseph Ollman, from Wales, spent his childhood admiring cinema and making endless short films with his friends. Now in his graduation year at LCC (UAL), he has been lucky enough to write and direct three films so far. His last film, Throw Me to the Dogs, which he co-wrote and co-directed has been received fantastically in the festival circuit – having won the ‘Young Filmakers’ award at Shuffle Film Festival, and also Official Selection at the BAFTA qualifying festivals Aesthetica Short Film Festival and Cork Film Fesitval, amongst other.
Alex J R Durham - Producer
Alex has spent the last five years finding his feet as a filmmaker by writing, directing, producing and working as a first assistant director on films with friends, colleagues and clients. Through his experience, being on set is where he feels most at home and welcomes any challenge or problems to solve.
Christopher Spurdens - Director of Photography
Chris' first hand experience with a camera was at age 7, using his parents Hitachi VHS camcorder, which he instantly fell in love with. Since then he has created near to a hundred piecesof work, ranging from test shoots, short films, promotional videos and documentaries, which he gained a reputation for on his YouTube and Vimeo channels.
Ana Garcia Rico - Production Design
Ana has worked in almost every role there is to work in on a film to gain a thorough understanding of filmmaking, all the way from pre production to completion. As well as gaining across the board experience, Ana has interned for 76 Ltd, Stink and Blink in a variety of formats. Ana hopes that this experience will culminate in her becoming a more seasoned and professionally capable filmmaker.
Sam Travis - 1st Assistant Director
Through extensive experience working on professional project with East London Film Studio, Sam has attained invaluable skills and knowledge in many different roles and positions on a film set, including experience working on professional commercials, feature length films and a viral music video. Along side this also working on smaller, more personal projects, such as an multi-award winning short film.
Joe Francis-Williams - Editor
Though Joe has gained skills using editing software through editing his own short films, his experience as a writer and director has led to the development of his instinct when it comes to editing and building a narrative. Solving narrative problems and helping guide the audience to focus on or be distracted from certain desired elements of the film is a challenge that changes with every new project, though that’s partly the reason Joe enjoys editing.
Gabriele Soares - Editor
Having always been interested in many art forms such as filmmaking, photography, animation, and drawing, Gabriela has found the art of editing to be the most exciting way to tell a story. Gabriela is in the process of completing her final year in Film Practice at London College of Communication.