Sarah's feature debut was Brick Lane which earned her a BAFTA nomination for The Carl Foreman Award and the New Talent Award at the London Film Festival. Prior to this Sarah's first full length drama, the Dennis Potter Award winning, This Little Life for BBC TV, won her the (TV) BAFTA for Best New Director, the Royal TV Society and Women in Film and TV Award for Best Newcomer. Sarah was selected as one of Variety's ten directors to watch at the Sundance International Film Festival. While training at the NFTS and after Sarah has made many short films which have screened internationally and won major awards. Sarah was nominated for the Douglas Hickox award for Best Debut Director in the British Independent Film Awards. Sarah is currently developing a feature film about the Suffragettes with Film Four and Focus. She is represented by Casarotto.
David Katznelson is a cinematography graduate of London’s National Film & Television School. Prior to studying, he worked in the Danish film industry in Copenhagen, where he grew up. Last year, David received an EMMY and RTS Award for his work on critically acclaimed and wildly popular TV series, Downton Abbey, as well as earning nominations from BAFTA and the ASC. He also won a BAFTA award for Best Cinematography for his work on the BBC film, Shoot the Messenger, in 2007. Notable film and television projects include In Fear, directed by Jeremy Lovering for Film Four and Studio Canal; Driving Lessons, for director Jeremy Brock and starring Laura Linney, Julie Walters and Rupert Grint; the award-winning Danish feature film, Hold Me Tight; The Night Watch, directed by Richard Laxton for the BBC, which earned him a BSC Best Cinematography nomination; Miss Austen Regrets, with director Jeremy Lovering for the BBC: and the Sarah Gavron directed film, This Little Life, starring Peter Mullan. In 2002 he was nominated for an RTS Award for the documentary, Arctic Crime and punishment. David has shot a number of commercials and an array of award-winning short films, as well as 2nd unit Director of Photography on films such as Shekar Kapur’s Elizabeth: The Golden Age; and Sarah Gavron’s Brick Lane.
David is currently filming the next series of Game of Thrones for HBO.
Al is an award-winning producer and Head of Documentary at Met Film Production. Her producing credits include Jerry Rothwell’s critically acclaimed theatrical documentary Town of Runners (Britdoc C4 Film Fund, PBS, Arte); the Grierson Nominated Films Donor Unknown (Arte, More 4, VPRO) and Sync or Swim aka Men Who Swim (BBC, ZDF Arte, VPRO, SVT, NRK, PBS); Deep Water (Pathe, UKFC, FilmFour, IFC), directed by Jerry Rothwell and Louise Osmond - winner of the Grierson Award for Best Cinema Documentary and Best Documentary at Rome Film Festival; and Jerry Rothwell’s Heavy Load (BBC, IFCtv, ITVS) winner of the Audience Award at Britdoc 2008. She is in production on Jeanie Finlay’s The Great Hip Hop Hoax (BBC, Creative Scotland) and in active development on How To Change The World (developed with the support of the BFI) and directed by Jerry Rothwell, Jeanie Finlay’s Pantomime and Katie Mark’s Street Girls (Worldview and Sundance).
Helle Faber founded the Danish production company Made In Copenhagen in 2010. She has produced a large number of documentary films for the international marked. Among them the award winning films Putin’s Kiss, Dark Side of Chocolate, Shanghai Space and Enemies of Happiness which received the Silver Wolf Award at IDFA 2006, the World Cinema Prize at Sundance 2007 & the Cinema for Peace in Berlin 2008. Helle graduated from The Danish School of Journalism in 1991.
Stewart le Maréchal is a BAFTA winning producer and Head of Met Film Production, where he oversees and produces a diverse slate of fiction and documentary films for theatrical release. His producing credits include, The Infidel, French Film, and Little Ashes. Stewart has co-produced numerous feature documentaries for Met Film as well several short films including Esther May Campbell's, September, which won the Best Short Film BAFTA in 2009. Stewart is a member of ACE and BAFTA and a board director of Hi8us South.
Jonny Persey is Chief Executive of Met Film, a unique organisation based in Ealing Studios, which comprises the UK's fastest growing film school, an award-winning feature film production company, and a cutting-edge post-production facility. His producing and exec producing credits include Deep Water; Wondrous Oblivion; The Pied Piper of Hutzovina; Heavy Load; French Film, Little Ashes, Everyone’s Child, Donor Unknown, Town of Runners and Shakespeare: The Hidden Truth. Jonny graduated from Cambridge University and the National Film & Television School. He serves on PACT’s Film Policy Group and is a member of ACE.
Jerry Rothwell is a documentary director and editor whose films include the award-winning features, Town of Runners, Donor Unknown, Heavy Load and Deep Water. He is Executive Producer on Jeanie Finlay’s The Great Hip Hop Hoax currently in production and Executive Produced and co-edited Dylan William’s Men Who Swim for Met Film.
Russell's first job in film was as a researcher on The Animals Film, the groundbreaking documentary about animal rights that was screened at the London Film Festival and on Channel Four's first week of broadcast in 1982. He then worked as an assistant film editor before becoming a freelance editor working mainly on documentaries for television but also modern dance films and projects with artists. Over a 20 year career films he has cut have been nominated for or won numerous awards, including Grierson, R.T.S, Bafta and International Emmys. His more recent work on feature documentaries has included 'Men Who Swim', which won the audience award at Silverdocs Festival and was nominated for a Grierson, and 'Men of Arlington', which won best Irish documentary at the Dublin Film Festival.
Hugh Williams is a London based editor with over 20 years of experience in film and television. In recent years he has completed a number of feature length films for both cinema and television, the most widely known of which is the Sundance favourite 'Black Gold'. BBC Storyville strand commissioned 'When China Met Africa', 'The Undertaking' and 'White King, Red Rubber, Black Death'. 'The Trial' and 'Lost Expedition' were Irish Film Board productions. Drama feature credits include 'iLL Manors' and 'The Last Thakur' with UK cinema releases. His work is characterised by a strong sense of narrative and a social conscience.
Jonas Colstrup is a Danish film composer. His credits include The Dark Side Of Chocolate and Testamentet.
Max de Wardener is a composer based in London. He has written extensively for film and television and recently scored his second feature for Pawel Pawlikovski - 'The Woman in the Fifth' staring Ethan Hawke and Kirstin Scott Thomas. His also writes concert music and is currently writing a percussion concerto for Colin Currie and Orchestre National Bordeaux Aquitaine as a short piece for the LSO.