WRITER - DIRECTOR- PRODUCER
Vanessa is an award winning writer, filmmaker and actress.
She wrote, produced and starred in the multi award-winning, crowdfunded short film Seeing Him, which screened at film festivals worldwide, including the Opening Gala of Rhode Island International Film Festival. Seeing Him won 13 awards internationally including Best Short, Best Screenplay, Best Actress, Best Editing, Best Score and Best Drama.
Vanessa then went on to shoot her second crowdfunded short film, Bus Stop, with Director of Photography Tom Martin and Peaky Blinders cast member Matthew Jure. This time Vanessa directed as well as writing, co-producing and acting in it. The script for Bus Stop won six awards, ahead of production. Bus Stop is currently in post-production and will then be submitted to film festivals.
DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY
Tom is an award-winning Cinematographer and Director of Photography and the Creative Director of production company Forward.
Tom has a talent for enhancing stories with beautiful lighting, framing and camera movement and both his narrative and commercial work reflects this.
Awards include Best Short Film at the Royal Television Society East Centre Awards in 2018 plus Best Short Film and the Diversity Award at the Royal Television Society East Centre Awards in 2017.
Tom is an excellent technical DP, but he also brings huge creativity to his work. He and Vanessa worked on the short film Bus Stop, which is currently in post-production. They have a very collaborative working partnership and are looking forward to exploring creative and textural visual possibilities with The Long Walk Home.
PRODUCER - AD
Ash is a freelance Producer. He started as a runner in TV and Drama and worked his way up to AD and then Producer, specialising in commercials and branded films. His wealth of experience, strong organisational and people skills and his love for a good story are what make him such an invaluable producer.
His credits include Hollyoaks (Lime Pictures), You, Me & Him (Bad Penny Productions), Climaxed S1 & S2 (Tiger Aspect) and The Gun (The Garden Productions)
Ash worked previously with Vanessa on Seeing Him and Bus Stop.
Chris has worked on some of the biggest blockbusters to hit our cinemas in recent years.
Most recently he was 3D editor for Mission: Impossible - Fallout and assistant editor for Kingsman: The Golden Circle, Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation and Star Wars - Rogue One. He was editor for Vanessa's first two shorts, Seeing Him (for which he won Best Editing at Overcome Film Festival) and Bus Stop.
Jason has over twenty years experience working as a designer, model maker, scene painter and prop maker in television, film and theatre. Jason's work includes award-winning short films, adverts, promotions and TV drama and TV studio sets. He has previously worked with Vanessa on the very successful web-series Meet the Nativity and on Bus Stop. He is currently working on a pilot for Netflix.