James Daly- CEO, Producer/Writer and Head Of Films
After many years as a successful rock musician songwriter/frontman AKA Jamie Delourde of Dot Dot Dash see Spotify for album Hope https://rb.gy/ubsz8h which will be part of part of the soundtrack for James’s upcoming rock social dram/thriller film “Kings of The Park” written and to be also directed by James Daly the script will also feature co-writers Neil Gardiner and Jason White. For more details on this film see website link https://rb.gy/8zx1ql and also visit IMDB https://rb.gy/hvg9nx
To also hear some of the tracks live from the film please visit YouTube at this link https://rb.gy/x9now9 James Daly AKA Jamie Delourde and Dot Dot Dash Live at The Fulham Place Greyhound.
James is heavily involved in developing the full slate of horror films for Clever Films Productions Limited and is Head of Film Production for the company.
Over the course of the last fifteen years James has also successfully raised the finance for several projects and was involved in producing a number of Independent Films including “Back in Business”, “Surviving Auschwitz “ and cult hit psychological award-winning horror film “Let Us Prey. He was also involved in the critically acclaimed feature film documentary “Sailing with Miss Sadie” starring close friend and producer/writer/actress/broadcaster Sadie Kaye.
Other projects currently in the development phase are the black comedy “The Whiskey Robber”, and alongside Neil Gardiner, he is working on the Dramedy “Rugby Girls” which is set to be produced by Stephen Cranney and Robert Young.
As well as the many film and television projects, James is also heavily involved in working with and producing the soundtracks on all of his upcoming products. This is in part due to his past work as a singer/songwriter and successful music producer.
With his wealth of knowledge of the entertainment industry, James is an integral part of the Clever Films team.
James Daly https://www.imdb.com/name/nm3989531/
Company website http://www.greenhouse-media.com/
Neil J. Gardiner M.A, Head of Distribution / Producer / Writer
Neil has a BA Business / MA English Literature and began his career working in the Spanish finance centre as an intern for Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria, it was here that he first realised his passion for business. During his time here he discovered the potential tax breaks available for independent Spanish productions and the incentives and benefits available for the investors in the film and television.
In 1995 he struck up a partnership with Manolo Ramirez and Pepe Cavoros, both very established individuals in the production and distribution of original Spanish content and together they established 21st Century Productions (Spain). 21st Century Productions went on to become a leader in providing finance structures for Spanish and Hispanic features films and television programming. Over ten years the company went on to raise over $25 million in film production financing. It worked on the financing and distribution of over 20 independent features in all American territories.
As one of the directors of 21st Century Productions and an enthusiastic producer, Neil has a great understanding of the worldwide film and television markets and is regularly involved in major film festivals. Neil has developed scripts with a number of acclaimed writers and directors including the BAFTA-winning Director, Robert Young. He has also dedicated himself to working on international co-production financing and marketplace distribution in the UK. Following his success on a number of projects, Neil was headhunted to produce the
$6 million Brit hit “Back In Business”, directed by Academy Award winner Chris Munro.
In the summer of 2017 following many successful years in the film and television sector and whilst continuing to work on film financing and distribution. Neil created a partnership with individuals within the property sector in Spain to create CostaSpace, now a successful property company located in Marbella, that works with the leading developers on the coasts. Their primary focus is dealing with high net worth clients from around the world.
Neil’s wealth of experience in film production, distribution and marketing and unparalleled knowledge of media investment offers and schemes throughout the world makes him an indispensable member of the Clever Films team.
Neil is also a member of the American Film Institute, The Directors Guild and the Writers Guild of Great Britain.
IMDB producers link https://www.imdb.com/name/nm1954127/
Willi Kamarad – Producer
Willi left school at 18 years and took a job at a VCR distribution house that supplied videos to the Bavarian regions. After six months, his CEO established a new company ‘Video Giant’ (Blockbuster equivalent). Within a year, Willi took the opportunity to buy one of these outlets in Murnau and set up his own business (1988-2012), illustrating his entrepreneurial spirit at the mere age of 20!
Willi’s love for films was insatiable and had run a successful video store business for 24 years. Since 2005, he has worked as an independent Sales Agent for Italian producers, selling their product to German speaking territories.
In 2003 Willi founded “Dreamfilms GmbH ” drawing on his distribution and sales expertise and focusing on producing and directing. This was initially music videos and short films, but inevitably produced his first feature film.
In 2017 Willi founded Dreamfilms Bulgaria with two producing partners from Bulgaria. Since 2020 Willi has been part of the team of Good Screenplays Atlanta, USA.
He has more than 30 movies in early and mid-stages of development and production.
Willi Kamarad https://www.imdb.com/name/nm4313360/?ref_=nv_sr_srsg_0
Company website www.dreamfilmsgmbh.de
Tawanda Great Mangere Director – Executive Producer
Tawanda Great Mangere is a seasoned Investment Banker with broad international experience across all continents, particularly in the US, Asia Pacific, Europe, MENA and Africa. Tawanda is a dual Zimbabwe-Australian national. Passionate about Global Finance and development, Arts & Culture, technology, long-term strategic thinking, strategy and negotiations, and building successful international teams and companies.
Some of Tawanda’s notable transactions include:
- Investcorp acquisition of Minimax Holding GmbH €265 million.
- DLF’s $2.25 billion IPO on the Indian exchanges (NSE and BSE)
- BK Partners South Korea acquisition of ING Groep NV $1.7 billion
- Cingular Wireless LLC’s US$47-billion acquisition of AT&T Wireless
- Williams Companies $3Billion Financial Restructuring
- NorskHydro’s oil and gas merger with Statoil: $29 billion creating a combined entity EV of $90B
- 5B Chinalco acquisition of 12% in Rio Tinto
- China CITIC Bank’s $5.9 billion IPO and concurrent listing in Hong Kong and Shanghai
- Cable & Wireless demerger projects including post demerger CWW£1.2BN acquisition by Vodafone
LinkedIn – Tawanda Great Mangere | LinkedIn
On frontiers Profile – https://onfrontiers.com/profile/tmangere
See Tawanda executive film producer credit – https://pro.imdb.com/name/nm12253595/?ref_=tt_fm_name
LGR Global – https://lgrglobal.com/company/
Michael Norton: Director / Executive Producer / Actor AKA- Scott Davidson
Michael has an illustrious career spanning over 40 years in commercial and investment property as a Consultant and later, Joint Venture Partner with overseas and UK investors having transacted over £1 billion of sales and purchases.
“I learnt my profession working for a City of London firm of Chartered Surveyors in the late ’70s and then onto creating a successful Commercial Estate Agency partnership into the ’90s. As a divergence, along my path, I was a co-owner of a high fashion swimwear company supplying major Multiples and Independents such as Harrods, Rigby and Peller, John Lewis, throughout the UK and as far as Dubai.”
Michael’s acting work under the name of Scott Davidson he is most notably known for his roles in The Children Act, Urban Legends, Pierrepoint: The Last Hangman, The Bill and Holby City.
Michael is not only an Executive Director of Clever Films, he will also act as the Executive Producer on all Clever Films content and will be actively involved in the production of films, The Van, The Remains of Tomorrow and Voodoo Swamp.
IMDB producers link https://www.imdb.com/name/nm12251431/?ref_=pro_nm_visitcons
Robert Guest – Chairman
Robert Guest read Jurisprudence at Balliol College, Oxford and qualified as a solicitor. He specialised in the financial services sector. He was the Legal Counsel and Compliance Director at SG Asset Management and held a similar position at Johnson Fry. Since 2010 he has his own consultancy business and more recently, he has joined a regulated firm called F2 Capital Ventures LLP, a firm known for raising capital for companies developing cancer treatments.
Robert will assist in contractual drafting, corporate documents, investment memorandum, prospectuses and marketing materials for Clever Films. Robert is key to the board. He will oversee all corporate matters of the business as well as Investor Relations.
Glenda Daly-COO and Associate Producer
Glenda Daly has vast management and communications experience and is currently using her wealth of experience and knowledge in her key role as a Chief Operations Officer of Clever Films.
Glenda co-founded a community arts company, the Greenhouse Arts Theatre. For over five years, she was responsible for the day to day running of the group and managed musicians, artists, and performers for the company. Her role included the production and management of events. As well as marketing, organising photo shoots, rehearsals, recording sessions, and showcasing artists’ talents through live performances.
Prior to this, Glenda had worked as a senior PA for companies including Bio Sculpture, a large beautician training company, where she was PA to the director and handled all training, appointments, and staff management.
Glenda’s duties as Clever Films Chief Operating Officer include overseeing all new submissions of film and music content. In this capacity, Glenda is the first port of call for liaising and dealing with artists, producers, and writers. As well as being the driving force of the Clever films Administrative team. Glenda’s a creative powerhouse and ensures all content passed onto our producers adheres to Clever Films stringent standards of quality control.
IMDB Profile – https://www.imdb.com/name/nm5926729/
Cassandra Han – Script Development Producer
Cassandra’s career in film, television and theatre has spanned more than 30 years. As a casting director, she has worked on projects for Netflix, Sky, Twentieth Century Fox, ARD/Degeto, Gaumont, Barefoot Films, Wildside, Letterbox, Lieblings film and Cattleya and for illustrious directors such as Terrence Malick, James Mangold, Giuseppe Tornatore, Dror Zahavi, Til Schweiger and Stefan Ruzowitsky. New York film and television production credits include Jim Carroll’s The Basketball Diaries with Mark Wahlberg and Leonardo DiCaprio and the PBS documentary series The Human Language.
Cassandra has also worked extensively as a writer, editor, dramaturg and translator, specializing in adapting German and Italian screenplays and pitch materials into English. In the 1990s, she worked for Broadway producer Richard Frankel, as well as at the Tony Award- winning La Jolla Playhouse and Opera Company of Philadelphia. Cassandra also co-founded and helped run two New York theatre companies, including Ethan Hawke’s Malaparte. Alongside her work in the entertainment industry, Cassandra ran a family business for 18 years. Cassandra holds a Master of Fine Arts from Trinity Repertory Conservatory and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Pennsylvania.
She is a founding member of Women in Film, Television and Media Italia and holds membership in the Casting Society of America (CSA), the International Casting Directors Network (ICDN) and the International Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.
Charlotte Mounter – Script Consultant/Actress and music/vocalist performer
Charlotte began her acting career at the prestigious East 15 acting school studying under Mike Leigh and Alison Steadman. She starred as Catherine Tom in Ronald and Christopher Neame’s Courtenay before moving into Tony award-winning Producer Bill Kenwright’s The Orbison Story as Barbara Orbison. Charlotte utilised her singing talents with a short tour of America for Virgin and Sandals holidays before moving into film and television roles.
After a series of award-winning short film roles that gained world-wide attention (including two films with American scream queen legend Lynn Lowry) Charlotte made her Feature Film debut in gritty British gangster film Relentless by writer/director Steven Murphy. She followed this up with two films with Raindance winning director Marc Price – the Western heist flick Fistful Of Lead and the Metro’s pick of Frightfest 2020 Dune Drifter as the American fleet captain Callaghan.
Charlotte began to raise her international film presence with her role as Lucy in Indian director N. T. Nantha’s 120 Hours and then cemented her place in the film landscape with the smash hit horror The Curse Of Halloween Jack by prolific filmmaker Andrew Jones. In other roles Charlotte has played Polly Nichols in ITV/Netflix show Murder Maps as well as appearing in countless international commercials and modelling roles for brands such as Microsoft, Verivox, Chivas Whiskey, Thomson Holidays (Tui), Subaru and Vauxhall.
She has worked on award winning feature film screenplays such as Chiku San (Best Unproduced Screenplay/Mark Bousfield), Ghost Nets and Charles Manson origin story Chuck. Charlotte has also starred in three films distributed by 4 Digital Media including The Curse of Halloween Jack, A Fistful of Lead and the recently released Dune Drifter.
Charlotte IMDB Link
Charlotte’s acting links
Bethany Matthews Associate Producer
Beth graduated from University of Kent with a degree in film studies, during her time at University she was the Station Manager at Kent Television where she built relationships with clients, members of the station and the University. She achieved multiple awards in her time at the station including Most Dedicated as well as going on to to win Station Marketing at the National Student Television Awards.
Shortly after university she became an Assistant Voiceover Agent, whilst in her spare time working as a producer on independent short films such as, ‘Death’, ‘Harvest’, and ‘Daniel Thomas’.
Over the past year she has been diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and has made it her mission to raise awareness for this condition and many others through her podcast and social media platforms.
Alex Daulby Executive Producer and Executive advisor
Alex was born in Manchester England.
After completing studies in Operations and Industrial Management, Alex established a large international manufacturing company specializing in the supply of product to the International Defence Industries.
Alex was actively involved in the British Israel Chamber of Commerce as well as designing and supplying the locking system solutions to the Channel Tunnel project and his portfolio of clients include several large Leisure and Retail Operators both in the UK and in Europe.
Alex is an established investor in the film Industry and is proud of his close friendship with James Daly. Alex and James have worked together on films such as Let Us Prey and Surviving Auschwitz and he will be involved in funding and executive producing all of James Daly’s new productions as an executive producer.
Currently residing in Israel, Alex is a lifelong supporter of Manchester United and travels to the UK every month for business and football.
Charles J W Benson Director -Executive Producer
Charles was called to the Bar in 1991 and “took silk” in 2010. His legal practice as a barrister has been a diverse one covering all aspects of major crime, commercial fraud, money laundering, asset recovery and Regulation.
Charles is interested in conservation in general but particularly in river ecosystems and the preservation of marine environments; he co-authored “Marine Environmental Law” with John Bates published in Lloyd’s Shipping Law Library which is a leading reference book and directory. Since 2014, as well as continuing practice at the Bar, Charles has been part of the law firm, Benson Ingram Law LLP, a bespoke practise, predominantly common law/commercial, with an interesting and diverse client base presenting their own set of unique commercial challenges.
As well as law Charles runs a small niche consultancy business and is a principal in an FCA regulated company.
Charles has been a sophisticated investor for many years and has provided finance to a range of businesses and start-ups, including technology projects, 3D printing, the use of sensory technology to monitor degradation and life cycle of vehicle tyres, energy projects and he has funded film production. Charles for many years was involved in performance art as an actor and his passion for the stage, film and the performing arts has never diminished and he remains fascinated by films and the arts, writing poetry and in the famed words of Stefan Verhovensky (“The Devils” – Dostoyevsky) he was “going to write a book, every day”. Charles’ delight in literature, in particular pre-revolution Russian works, world poetry and the terse world of the Norse and Icelandic Sagas translates easily into his obsession with film. The great commentator Belinsky once said that a picture is a silent poem and a poem a talking picture. That is the rationale of all great art.
Charles has a burning desire to be involved in the film medium, an ambition indirectly realised through investment in film and television projects including Casino Royale, The Da Vinci Code, Layer Cake, Big Fish and Wallace and Gromit: Curse of the Were Rabbit, and more directly through his close and personal relationship with James Daly and Greenhouse Films which cemented his love affair with film in the shape of “Let Us Pray” but of certain pride to Charles is the film “Surviving Auschwitz.”.
Charles has earmarked a number of short thrilling novels which he would like to see depicted in film and will closely with our producer and CEO James Daly to bring these to the big screen.
Charles is well connected and his considerable network of friends’ hail from diverse backgrounds domestic and foreign and across a plethora of different cultures and interests.
Keith Jaskulski -Senior Executive and Consultant to CFPL executive team
Keith Jaskulski is a financial and business professional who has worked for decades across the banking and financial services sectors, including operating a financial planning franchise, and most recently the creation of a public service facility at www.reinventionworld.com.
His background encompasses multiple fields in accounting, finance, economics, and real estate which extended across a 20 career in banking, 15 years in financial services, and now a third career level in the entertainment industry with film production and promotion professionals, focusing on the needs of consumers and on voids that exist creating barriers that prevent us enjoying a better society.
He is devoting current efforts to devising and implementing strategies to improve the ability to deal with negative forces in our world in order to create better working cultures. He is an aspiring philanthropist, and holds an MBA and MA in Economics from the University of Delaware, a CFP® through the Institute of Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc. and is a holder of the CLU CASL ChFC designations in financial planning through The American College of Bryn Mawr, PA.
He intends to devote support to causes that will promote the public good and improve the level of equality globally in various areas and is eagerly awaiting the privilege to help others craft their own visions and bring them to reality.
Keith has always had an appreciation for film in all genres, and a childhood fascination with horror, and looks forward to the creative collaboration process. He is married and lives in Wilmington, Delaware in the USA.
Daniel Lisanti- Non-Executive Director
Daniel is a highly experienced executive who has great Analytical abilities with expert great knowledge in economic informatics which is divided into three areas (1) the study of a computerized economic society (2) systems science and (3) information science. Daniel has extensive experience in areas such as formulating corporate strategy and developing and creating the marketing strategies for companies he has worked for.
Daniel is structured and goal orientated, and all these abilities will play an important role to the executive board as the business develops and grows.
IMDB Profile – https://www.imdb.com/name/nm10389928/?ref_=nv_sr_srsg_0
Robert Young – Producer/Writer – Film Advisor
BAFTA and Palme D’Or winning director Robert is a veteran of films such as Fierce Creatures (Universal), Splitting Heirs (Universal), Captain Jack (Granada) & Wide Blue Yonder not to mention the classic Vampire Circus (Hammer) and TV series such as GBH, The Inspector Lynley Series, Jeeves & Wooster and Jane Eyre.
Robert is an asset to any production team, offering decades of experience and a wealth of talent.
IMDB Profile – https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0950000/?ref_=pro_nm_visitcons
Stephen Cranny – Producer/Writer
Stephen’s first feature, Out Of Depth, enjoyed a theatrical release in 2000. His latest films are Wide Blue Yonder, Curse of the Phoenix, Anchor Bay’s World War Dead : Rise Of The Fallen, which he co-produced and Heretiks and Howl,on which he acted as Line Producer. He has also produced numerous corporates and commercials for clients ranging from On Digital to The Body Shop.
IMDB Profile – https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0186496/?ref_=pro_nm_visitcons
Nicholas Winter Director /Writer
Nick is a director/writer working in independent film. He began filmmaking at the age of 15 using the first camera he could get his hands on, after his initial efforts, Nick progressed to experimenting with silent narratives using super 8mm and created some weird and wonderful shorts.
This led to the formation of Porcelain Film Ltd and In 2004 Nicholas began developing bigger and better projects. The first feature project for Porcelain Film, which would be entitled ‘Breathe’. Nick has worked as Writer/Director on a number of productions since ‘Breathe.’
In 2021 Nick now has ten feature films under his belt. Working across multiple genres.
Breathe (2010) – Winner of Best Director London Independent Film Festival
Lost A Girl (2013) DVD release
Transhuman (2015) DVD release
Hooligan Legacy (2015) DVD/Streaming
Caged (2016) DVD/Streaming
Undercover (2016) DVD/Streaming/ Sky Television
Hooligan Escape: The Russian Job (2017) DVD/Streaming/ Sky Television
Robin Hood: The Rebellion (2018) DVD / NETFLIX
Bone Breaker (2019) DVD/Streaming
A Dark Path (2020) DVD/Streaming
House of Shadows (2020) DVD/Streaming
IMDB Profile – https://www.imdb.com/name/nm1104113/?ref_=pro_nm_visitcons
Company website http://www.porcelainfilm.com/category/portfolio/
Miles Anthony – Producer
Miles was an actor for 17 years then worked as an Agents Assistant for a year before setting up his Agency in 2007. He also produces feature films and has a casting company and film production company. He’s experienced in RADA, Acting in theatre, tv and film and a successful Agent and Manager for the last 12 years with Marlowes Agency and now MAA.
He has an International client list with a strong U.S. connection. Interested in seeking opportunities for established talent as well as nurturing new talent. Involved in film production.
Sadie Kaye – Actress/Writer/Producer/ Broadcaster Head of Social Responsibility
As a presenter and filmmaker Sadie brings warmth and her own brand of comedic charm to complex, difficult subjects. A maverick social entrepreneur, Sadie spent four years mentoring young offenders at London’s Feltham Young Offenders Institute, before inspiring some ambitious charity projects, taking groups of young offenders from The Prince’s Trust abroad to engage in thrill-seeking, skill building projects where she could intensively mentor them. With these young people’s help, she has sailed the Atlantic, coerced teenage street gangs to disarm in Caracas slums, rebuilt a dilapidated orphanage and helped protect endangered wildlife. She is an ambassador for The Prince’s Trust, Art Saves Lives & a Hong Kong children’s charity. Her projects have benefitted numerous other charities and have attracted the attention of HRH Prince Charles, former Prime Minister David Cameron and well-known figures in the British media. Her passion and commitment to social responsibilities is reflected in her raw documentaries with a bold social purpose; including “Sailing Miss Sadie” and the upcoming sequel film “Ship of Fools” for Discovery, “Tucker’s Luck” for Sky, “Wild Horses” for France 3, and her short films for Sky News & Channel 4.
Sadie will work with James and Ed on script analyst and in her role as head of social responsibility.
Sadie Kaye https://www.imdb.com/name/nm2625448/?ref_=fn_al_nm_1 Sadie Kaye website https://www.sadiekaye.tv/home/
Dr Rebekah Louisa Smith – Film Festival Consultant
Dr Rebekah Louisa Smith (aka Rebekah Film Dr) is an award-winning consultant and media personality with over 10 years of film festival strategy consulting experience.
After choosing not to pursue a career in Academia, Rebekah began her film industry career in 2009, working as one of the producers of Wales’ most successful national horror film festival; the ‘Abertoir Horror Festival’, which is part of the prestigious European Fantastic Film Festivals Federation.
Rebekah & the hard-working team behind her company; The Film Festival Doctor, are creators of success and are committed to nurturing filmmakers in order to help them secure an abundance of film festival screenings, win awards and a positive recognition within the film industry. Currently her company have won over 900 awards for their clients, secured 1 Oscar nomination and several BAFTA longlisted short films. Rebekah and her team have supported over 848 creatives across the world enlightening and inspiring their journey towards achieving their goals and following their filmmaking dreams.
The horror genre is one of The Film Festival Doctor’s specialist areas of expertise and Rebekah and her team have worked on creating successful and award winning campaigns for many genre feature films including Tom Paton’s BLACK SITE, Martin Kemp’s STALKER and the SAFTA nominated South African gem THE TOKOLOSHE.
Garry Moore Writer / Director / Producer
Garry has an MA in Film Production and is a multi-award-winning writer, director and producer of 40 short films including 6 Best Film Awards and 2 Winning Script Awards. His films have screened at international film festivals and even at a United Nations funded event in Mumbai, India. His multi award winning short ‘No Honour No Choice’ also won its star, Pooja Shah, Bend it Like Beckham, a Best Actress Award. He has produced content for Endemol, The National Lottery and many organisations such as Northern Film & Media, Barnardo’s, Age Concern, The BME Network, The North East Regional Alcohol Forum, The AV Festival, The Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art, BankART 1929 Gallery in Japan and New York and has broadcast credits for The National Lottery Xtra Channel, Propeller TV and The Community Channel.
His directorial feature debut, the thriller ‘Melanie’s Grave’, is expected to be released in 2021. Produced through his own company, S.H.A.M. Films, the film stars UK actor Rachel Meredith as the girl with a dark past who is held captive in her own home by a wounded armed robber played by James Trenholme, who gets more than he bargained for from his hostage.
Garry is also one of a handful of select directors from around the world who were commissioned by Hood Up Films in Ireland to be part of the horror feature film anthology ‘Creepy Stories For The Dark’, a collection of horror stories with worldwide distribution, due for release in 2021. His section is called ‘The Tree Witch’.
Garry also production managed the three film crews at the prestigious AV Festival in 2006 in his native northeast England. An event which spanned two weeks and played host to international artists, musicians and film makers from around the world. In 2009 he was one of 25 film makers chosen from around the UK to attend the week long Think-Shoot-Distribute course which was part of the Times London Film Festival. Also in 2009 he was one of 15 writers selected for ‘Pitch Up’ who pitched an idea for a TV drama to a panel at Channel 4 in London.
In 2013 he was selected for the Film Business Boot Camp run by DigitalCity in Middlesbrough, delivered by Steve Bowden ‘School for Seduction’ of Vita Nova Films. The course also had guest lecturer Keith Bell, producer of ‘Harry Brown’ starring Michael Caine, mentoring him for a short time. He has also worked extensively in TV and Film in different roles on productions such as the Oscar winning ‘Atonement’ with Kiera Knightly, ‘Flutter’ with Ricky Tomlinson, ‘Downton Abbey’, ‘Beowulf’, ‘The Last Kingdom’ and many others including the BAFTA nominated short film ‘Jade’. His Youtube and Vimeo channels, which include the short film ‘Skin’ starring Jade Thirlwell of girl band ‘Little Mix’, have over to 140,000 views to date.
Neil Hunsdale – Writer
Neil grew up in Holywood and Belfast, in Northern Ireland. Educated to A-level, he opted to start working at 18 instead of going to university. Neil has had a number of different jobs in a variety of sectors and has used these experiences and the people he has encountered, to fuel his writing.
Neil then started taking freelance design jobs online, and started getting jobs that were more media related. Neil has worked with a few media companies, including a local record label and a local music website, where he filmed and edited music videos, band interviews and live performances.
Neil started writing articles for various websites and blogs, covering tv, movies and video games and began writing reviews as a music critic for a promotion company.
Neil prefers the horror, sci-fi, comedy, animation, genres, and counts Quentin Tarantino, John Carpenter and David Cronenberg among his influences.
As a film and tv fan, Neil wanted to challenge himself creatively, to try and write a script. He has now written three film scripts, with a forth on the way, and a sitcom pilot script. Neil recently accepted an option agreement on one of these scripts, a zombie horror feature. Neil has also written and animated a horror short, that was shown as part of an art collective film night.
Neil produces audio books with a narrator and has several books available on Audible. This expanded his knowledge of the structure, characters and dialogue in storytelling. He also writes and produces his own music and has had his photography designs shown on outdoor displays in London and included in several art magazines.
Ed Christmas – Director/Writer/Producer
Over the last decade, Ed has made films for a vast array of clients including L’Oreal, The White Company, Vauxhall, Skoda, Don Julio and Heineken. As well as directing, Ed is also an award-winning cinematographer and has shot several short and independent feature films, including “Pictures of Lily” (2013). In 2017 Ed made his debut feature film as writer and director with “The Man With Four Legs”, which won Best Feature Film at the Thin Line Film Festival and has been described by critics as “Elegantly disturbing…A genre-busting whirlwind of beautiful and insidious artistry” (Film Enquiry) and “A great surprise and a film that makes one think” (UK Film Review).
As well as directing films with Clever Films Ed will work closely with James and Bill ensuring all creative work is carried out to the highest production standard.
Ed Christmas https://www.imdb.com/name/nm3942738/
Ed Christmas website http://www.edchristmas.com/
Jason White Writer/Producer
Jason White studied film and video at the University of Memphis before working as a casting assistant on several feature films including “The Firm,” The Rainmaker” and “The People vs. Larry Flynt.” Jason graduated from casting assistant to casting director when he got hired to do extras casting for the film “Finding Graceland.”
Jason moved on from casting to write the original screenplay for the horror film “Scarecrow” which spawned a franchise with two sequels to date. In addition to writing over twenty completed screenplays in the horror, action, comedy and drama genres, Jason has also written seven original animated TV show pilots and has co-written two seasons of a popular web series. Jason has optioned numerous horrors, comedy and action screenplays and currently has several projects in development.
IMDB Profile – https://www.imdb.com/name/nm1281688/?ref_=nv_sr_srsg_2
Yemi Adenle -Producer
Yemi began his career in the media industry at 2ktv before moving to BAFTA. He subsequently joined the marketing and communications department of Success Entertainment, where his role saw him deal with all commissioning ideas, including researching and creating new TV programming ideas, developing and overseeing pitches to commissioning editors. He has also worked extensively in film production and marketing for Newlight Films. He recently joined MAA (Miles Anthony Associates) as Mile’s assistant. Miles saw Yem’s business acumen and his talent for selling and realized he could put it to good use selling MAA clients. In this sales and acquisitions capacity. Yemi is proving to be a real asset to the company. Yemi is also a producer for Quantum Film Productions(QFP) and working with BAFTA. Yemi is a sought-after actor with a number of feature films and commercials under his belt.
IMDb Mini Biography By: MAA Miles Anthony Associates
Aaron Sands -Music producer-and recording artist
Aaron has been in the music industry for 14 years releasing music under various names as part of groups and as a solo producer. He has released music on various independent labels as well as releasing independently. He has also produced music for commercials and for other artists.
In 2008, Aaron formed the band ‘Luminaires’ with four other members. In their four years as a band, they released an EP, multiple singles and two music videos (links below) as well as headlining Proud Galleries three times and playing many other London venues.
Aaron now writes and produces music with former ‘Luminaires’ synth player and producer ‘Shaun Skerritt’ under the name ‘TIGERBLOOD’. Their debut album ‘Doomsday’ is set for release in April this year. A compilation of the first 12 released tracks by Aaron’s solo project ‘Cygnet’ is set to release later in the year as well.
Don Gallacher – Music Supervisor/ Writer/ Producer
Aged 15, Don Gallacher was watching TV when on came The Beatles. From that day, Don knew what he wanted to do with the rest of his life. He formed a band with his school mates. Went professional. From that moment, Gallacher went on to do practically every job in the music business – from one side of the microphone as songwriter and artist through to the other – as recording engineer and producer. Then on to being a music publisher and record label owner Gallacher expanded into distribution, promotion and marketing, not to mention a little artist management (Don was the power behind the emergence of rock legend P.J. Harvey).
Don Gallacher then became well known as a legal and copyright consultant in the music and film industries, negotiating with film productions for use of his clients’ music.
Then, watching an American film on TV one day in 1983, the credits rolled and he saw the words ‘Music Supervisor’. Don thought ‘I could do that! Whatever ‘that’ is.’
Don was based in Soho London, the centre of the UK film industry. He knew a lot of film directors, producers etc., but not one of them had heard of the term Music Supervisor. So Don set about ‘inventing’ the job and trying to convince the industry that they needed his expertise. In 1988 he got a call from Granada Films who needed help with the Musicians’ Union. That was the beginning for Don, and the start of his long career.
Finishing up on an Irish / US co-production he got a call. It was the production supervisor in Hollywood. ‘Hi Don, just wanted to thank you for your deliverables. Excellent. Tell me, could you work on American movies?’ I said ‘Not that I want to talk myself out of work but don’t you have like a thousand music supervisors in `LA?’
‘Yes we do,’ she said, ‘But they don’t do what you do.’
‘What do I do?’
‘Everything!’ she said.
That is when Don found out that the job he had ‘invented’ was far more inclusive than the norm in Hollywood. That is why Don is always billed as a ‘full service music supervisor.’ In the 32 years since then, Don has always delivered on time and never gone over budget.
Don has worked with:
Robert de Niro, Harvey Keitel & Geraldine Page
Gabriel Byrne, Richard Harris & Samantha Morton
John Lynch & Roger Daltrey
Robert Lindsay & Molly Ringwald
Gerard Butler & James Cosmo
Luke Goss & Steven Berkoff
Mena Suvari & Jack Huston