Matt Kay is an award-winning documentary filmmaker based in London. In 2011, he co-founded Walks Of Life Films, which concentrates on producing socially conscious, character-led documentaries. He has directed and shot a variety of projects for broadcast, worldwide festivals and online platforms. His passion has carried him to job sites in more than 10 countries; including Egypt during the Arab Spring and Brazil during the World Cup. He is the director of Little Miss Sumo (Mountainfilm 2019).
Ariadna Fatjo-Vilas is a freelance editor who works both in UK and internationally. The films she has worked on have received many accolades, including an Oscar nomination, the Ecumenical and Panorama Audience Award in Berlinale, three prizes at Tribeca, the Jury Prize at Sheffield and CPH:DOX, a Grierson Award nomination and a British Animation Award.
Her work has been screened in festivals worldwide (including Berlinale, Sundance and Toronto), has been shown in art galleries (including Tate Modern and MoMA) and has been broadcasted in T.V. channels across the world (including BBC, HBO Asia, Sky Atlantic, Channel 4, Al Jazeera English, PBS, Canal+, ARTE).
She was nominated to the 2016 Jules Wright Prize for Female Creative Technicians.
Tristan Anderson is a BAFTA and WEBBY winning documentary director whose films and TV shows have been broadcast in over 15 countries internationally including in the UK on the BBC, Channel 4, London Live , The Community Channel and on the Emmy award winning Current TV.
Tristan regularly attends international film festivals to speak on panels, lead workshops and masterclasses. He runs and owns the production company Film-Mode which has produced documentaries for Channel 4, London Live & The Guardian.
He also set up Doc Heads the UK leading short documentary screening, networking and membership organisation.
Tal Amiran is a multi award winning director and editor based in London, UK.
His films have screened at numerous festivals including AFI Docs, Cinequest, Big Sky Documentary Film festival, Savannah Film Festival and Brooklyn Film Festival,
winning Best Documentary Short at several festivals including Sarasota Film festival and London Short Film festival.
Tal’s films have been showcased by Vimeo Staff Pick, Filmmaker Magazine and Nowness as well as being acquired by the BFI National Archive.
Tal is also a lecturer on the Film and Moving Image BA at Norwich University of the Arts, UK.
Jade Jackman is an emerging filmmaker and journalist.Combining journalistic integrity with a boundary-pushing aesthetic, she has become sought after by brands and publications alike.
Her unique style has seen her recognized by the British Film Institute’s Future Film Festival, as best young director, for her documentary about immigration entitled ‘Calling Home’, as well as being celebrated by Amnesty on International Women’s Day as a female human rights defender. She has worked as a staff reporter for VICE as well as freelancing for clients such as the Guardian, the Huffington Post, Victoria & Albert, and NOWNESS.
Additionally, she is also a sought after creative voice speaking on panels at the ICA, Sundance, Photo London, Boiler Room and has acted as a juror on various film festivals such as Sheffield DocFest. Her new project is an investigation into why women don’t report sexual assault and is heavily influenced by the horror genre.
Estabrak Al - Ansari
Recent recipient of AFAC (Arab Fund for Arts and Culture) Performing Arts Grant 2016 for her unique performance based process of storytelling 'LPP' (Live.Projection.Painting); Estabrak is an award winning Visual Artist & Film Maker based between London, UK and Muscat, Oman. She is originally from Iraq, born in Iran and raised in London, after having come to the UK with her family as a child refugee.
With an arts background in Central Saint Martins and a Masters in film & media production, she is both by nature & nurture; a storyteller.
Often lead by emotions, particular interest lies in honest approaches to silenced socio-political realities usually explored through progressive, multidisciplinary ways of storytelling.
Her works have found themselves showcased on an international basis in such places as New York, Dubai and Berlin, along the way exhibiting at Royal Academy of Arts, & TATE Britain, London, UK and Brighton Fringe Festival.
“Home of alternative screen culture in London” (Film London), RADIANT CIRCUS has been helping Londoners discover great things to do in the dark since we first emerged from the aisles in early 2018. What started as our founder & barker-in-chief’s personal film blog rapidly became the only comprehensive guide to what’s on London’s independent film scene. Free for everyone online & supported entirely by paid subscribers at patreon.com, radiantcircus.com celebrates the capital’s historic cinemas, underground venues, film festivals & neighbourhood film clubs as well as an increasingly wild array of pop-up screen events in bars, breweries, open spaces & inflatables.
Nuala O’Sullivan is the founder of Women Over 50 Film Festival – a celebration of older women in front of and behind the camera. At the BBC World Service she created, wrote and produced the interactive, online
soap opera, The Flatmates, for English language learners. Nuala is the author of Teaching English in South-East Asia and English Grammar Workbook for Dummies.
She has written plays for theatre and has been a series writer for the BBC Radio 4 drama Brief Lives.In 2014 she wrote and produced a short film, Microscope, and it was her experience of submitting this short to film festivals and attending festivals that brought home to her how underrepresented older women were on both sides of the camera. She set up Women Over 50 Film Festival as a positive and practical response to this lack of visibility so that older women in film would have a platform dedicated to them and their work.