biographies

TOBY FELL-HOLDEN | Writer-Director

Toby Fell-Holden is a British writer-director based between New York and London. He graduated from Columbia’s Film MFA in 2013 and holds a B.A. in Philosophy, Politics and Economics from Oxford University. His short BALCONY won a Crystal Bear at the 66th Berlinale and Best International Short at Oscar qualifiers Flickerfest, Calgary and Urbanworld, along with a nomination for Best British Short at the BIFAs. LITTLE SHADOW, his thesis film, was long-listed for a BAFTA and nominated by the Casting Society of America (CSA) for an Artios.

Toby is a Screen International Star of Tomorrow for 2016. He is a 2016 recipient of a John Brabourne Award and has been awarded fellowships from the Moving Picture Institute and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. He recently wrote a feature script for director Ramin Bahrani.

Following the success of Balcony, Fell-Holden is currently working on his debut feature, an untitled drama that will deal with topics including race, Islamophobia and radicalisation, which is being developed and produced by producers Tom Kimberley and Ali Mansuri in association with Western Edge Pictures.

He is repped by Matthew Bates and Kelly Knatchbull at Sayle Screen.

TOM KIMBERLEY | Producer

Tom Kimberley studied producing at the Media Business School in Spain, following the course with experience at the British Film Institute and Paramount Pictures International. Prior to the Media Business School he spent ten years working in post production at some of the worlds leading post companies. He is currently working at Umedia International within International Film Sales, where he regularly attends film markets and festivals representing producers and films. Tom was selected for the 2016 Berlinale Talents.

ALI MANSURI | Producer

Ali Mansuri is an Iranian-Italian producer based in London. He studied Genetics at Imperial College London, before deciding to concentrate on filmmaking. After shooting NGO short documentaries in rural Iran he earned his MFA in Producing and Directing at the USC School of Cinematic Arts where he produced several shorts and thesis films and was the recipient of the Panavision New Filmmakers Grant. While in Los Angeles he gained development experience at Mandate Pictures and at 2929 Productions where he worked for the Head of Development.
Ali is one of 250 talents selected for the 2017 Berlinale Talents programme as a UK Producer.

BRIAN FAWCETT | Cinematographer
www.brianfawcett.com

After several years working in the film industry on feature including Roger Michell’s Venus and Anton Corbijn’s Control, Brian studied Cinematography at the National Film & Television School where his graduation film Blackwater went on to be shown at numerous international festivals, picking up prizes in Greece and LA, and making the selection for Camerimage in Poland. Brian has been shooting around the world on a wide range of projects; commercials, fashion films , music promos, documentaries and shorts; as well as additional Cinematography on the BAFTA nominated feature documentary McCullin and Director of Photography (2nd Unit) on Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll. He recently completed filming on the BFI backed feature Depature, directed by Andrew Steggall which premiered at 2015 BFI London Film Festival.


FRANCESCA MASSARIOL | Production Designer
www.francesca-massariol.com

Francesca was born and raised in Venice, Italy. She started her studies in fine art at the age of 14 at the Academy of Arts, followed by a degree in Architecture in Theatre Design, which established her passion for narrative media. Eager to learn and embrace a more innovative approach to storytelling, Francesca decided to move to London in 2005, where she gained a second degree at at Central Saint Martins in Design for Performance. After a year of collaborative projects working on operas and plays, Francesca’s career transitioned into film. Since 2010 Francesca has designed several music videos for acclaimed international artists and designed commercials for clients such as Ford, Microsoft and Red Bull. Her short film Drone Strike won the Jury Award Best Short at the Beverly Hills Film Festival, the Jury Award Best Short at the Rhode Island International Film Festival, the Accolade Award of Merit and screened at several more festivals including the Miami Film Festival, the Bahamas International Film Festival and the New Filmmaker LA. In 2014 she earned her first credit as Production Designer for the iFeatures film Spaceship, directed by Alex Taylor and funded by the BFI, BBC Films and Creative England and which premiered at SXSW 2016 and the 2016 BFI London Film Festival.  Francesca was selected for the 2016 Berlinale Talent Campus.

MATTEO BINI | Editor
www.matteobini.com

Born and raised in Italy, Matteo was captured by the magical world of cinema since he was ten, when his father gave him a video camera to play with. After graduating from film school in Milan in 2004, he started working as an editor for Italian TV channels such as RAI, MEDIASET and SKY. After a couple of years he became a freelance editor and in 2006, he co-founded the production company Oki Doki Film. In 2011, he moved to England to attend a Master Degree in Editing at the prestigious National Film and Television School. Here he profoundly developed his storytelling skills and created strong professional relationships with talented people. He graduated in 2013 with a Distinction and received the Christie Award for Most Promising Student of the Year. His experiences so far have gained him the ability of thinking outside the box. He has worked on both documentary and fiction films always bringing a creative and original approach. He recently edited the Vaughan Sivell's boxing documentary, Mr Calzaghe, and Alice Lowe's Prevenge which opened the 2016 Venice Film Festival Critic's Week.

TERENCE DUNN | Composer
www.terencedunn.co.uk

Terence Dunn is a British music composer currently based in London. He obtained a first class honours degree in music composition for film at Northbrook College in Worthing, winning the competition for best graduation music. After securing a place at the National Film and Television School on the MA for composition for Film and TV, Terence was awarded the PRS foundation scholarship and the Alan Hawkshaw music scholarship and subsequently scored a documentary, Sexters (2013), which was aired on Channel 5. His most recent projects include the BBC and BFI funded feature documentary A Syrian Love Story (2015) by Sean McAllister, which won the grand jury prize at Sheffield Docfest, Edmond (2015), Short Animation Jury Award at Sundance, winner of the grand jury prize & the CANAL+ Creative aid award at Annecy International Animation Festival and best short animation at Guanajuato International Film Festival, ManOMan (2015) which was selected for the 2015 Cannes Film Festival and Group B (2015) which was a finalist in the selection for a Student Academy Award. In 2014 he scored Slap (2014) which went on to be nominated for a BAFTA and won best short film at the Edinburgh film festival. Terence has scored commercials for clients including Jaguar and Moneysupermaket.com and employs a unique cinematic use of electronic, acoustic and orchestral styles, often blurring the lines between sound design and music, showing versatility, bold originality and careful consideration to narrative. He has commercially released two albums as artist Man Made Noise and was also a contributor for a compilation of Phillip Larkin’s Poetry set to music.


RUKA JOHNSON | Costume Designer
www.rukajohnson.com

Ruka Johnson is a London based costume designer who started her career making costumes for burlesque showgirls and later branched into handmade lingerie, opening a pop up boutique in central London. She has styled a number of music videos and commercials for brands such as Heinz, Google and Virgin Trains. 2015 saw her costume design a number of award winning shorts including Jacked (66th Berlinale) and Patriot which premiered at Cannes, and also working as assistant designer on the feature film Spaceship that premiered at SXSW 2016, and new E4 sci-fi series Aliens.


ROB SZELIGA | Sound Designer
www.rszoniq.com

Rob Szeliga is a London-based sound designer working in film, TV, animation and web media. After studying traditional and contemporary music in Indonesia and Japan for a number of years, he returned to the UK in 2012 to train as a sound designer at the National Film and Television School. In 2016 he received a Golden Reel Sound Editing nomination for his work on the animation short Chhaya (2015).


CHARLOTTE BEAUMONT as Tina

Charlotte Beaumont is a versatile theatre and television English actress from Watford, Hertfordshire. Charlotte's first on screen role was playing Jemima Dury in Mat Whitecross's Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll (2010). Since then she has had roles in the hit UK crime drama series Broadchurch , the biopic Tommy Cooper: Not Like That, Like This (2014), and an ongoing role in Waterloo Road (2015). She also appeared in The Wachowskis' Jupiter Ascending. For the theatre she appeared in 3 Winters at The National Theatre and 2000 Feet Away at The Bush opposite Joseph Fiennes. She will next appear in the feature debut of Dutch director Nick Jongerius, the genre-horror The Windbill Massacre , alongside Noah Taylor and Patrick Baladi.

GENEVEIVE DUNNE as Dana

Genevieve Dunne attended the Redbridge Drama Centre Youth Workshop and completed her grades in ballet, tap, modern and acrobatics at the Mary Dunne Dance School. She went on to train in physical theatre at the Jacques Lecoq School in Paris before completing her MA in Acting at East 15. Having studied French and Spanish at Cambridge University for her undergraduate degree, Genevieve also speaks both languages fluently. Her theatre credits include Hoskins in Light Shining in Buckinghamshire at the Cockpit Theatre, Wendy in Peter Pan (Vital Stages Company), Cheshire Cat in Alice in Wonderland at the Greenwich Theatre with Sell A Door, and Cat in Cat NineLines with Walking Forward. With NMT Automatics she toured the Orpheus Project to the Edinburgh Festival before bringing it to London for the So and So On Festival. Screen credits include Comet Girl in the online super herione combat series Next Global Crisis, Kat in the series Thin Air and Jenny in Survive Us a short film.

UMIT ULGEN as Karim

Umit Ulgen is an actor and photographer born in Ankara and established himself as a fine art photographer after completing his media production degree course in Devon, University of Plymouth. He sold his works via galleries to private collectors and has won many awards for his photography and printing. Many of his photographs became book covers. His passion for acting grew while photographing famous actors and working with them on their charity projects. Umit appeared along side of Michael Smiley in David Leon's Orthodox and is soon to appear in The Forbidden Note, playing the main antagonist, directed by Callum Johnston and in The Night Manager directed by Susanne Bier.