Professor Jason Lee
Jason Lee (Prof CJP Lee) is the author/editor of 20 books focusing recently on media and health, especially PTSD. His The Psychology of Screenwriting (Bloomsbury, 2014) is a set text on screenwriting courses. His novel Unholy Days was a best seller and is taught in the UK and Spain. Lee is the series editor of the Transgressive Media Culture book series with Amsterdam University Press. He is Professor of Film, Media, & Culture at De Montfort University and Director of Strategic Partnerships for the Leicester Media School.
Terry Bamber trained as an Actor at LAMDA but after ending up on the cutting room floor no fewer than 18 times out of 21 performances he became an Assistant Director. Terry had the great pleasure to work on 101 and 102 Dalmatians with Micky Moore. Terry’s career has taken him around the world, working with fantastic crews. He has worked in Bollywood with Actors, Shah Rukh Khan, Amir Khan and Salman Khan. Terry’s father, Dickie Bamber, worked on the very first Carry On film and Terry worked on the very last, Carry on Columbus.
Dr Ben Harbisher
Ben Harbisher is an Associate Professor in Media Production at Coventry University. He teaches video production and VFX in addition to supervising Doctoral projects. He has been published in Critical Discourse Studies, Surveillance and Society, Journalism, Power and Investigation, and Surveillance in Action. His research interests include state and corporate surveillance, social movements, political and media discourse, sustainability, and film.
Rayna is a multilingual entrepreneur and a power vibe transformational coach who works with individuals and groups, supporting them to reach their highest potential and heart-desired projects. Being an advocate for unity and oneness has drawn her to projects where she can make a difference through positive impact and inclusion. Rayna is a third year doctoral degree student in Film Studies, creating a novel film movement ‘Situational Film’ as part of her thesis.
Dr Christine Parker
Christine Parker is a filmmaker, artist, researcher and Associate Professor of Art Practice at the University of Derby. Her feature entitled, Channelling Baby, represented New Zealand at dozens of International Festivals. Since relocating to the UK she continues to write, make films and installations. Her UK short The Carer (2016) won eight international awards including an Humanitarian Award of Distinction from US based Best Shorts Competition and the Premio Labor 2017 Award from Festival Internazionale Immagine d’Autore.
Leanne is De Montfort University’s Welfare Training and Business Development Officer and Co-Chair of the Staff Disability and Wellbeing Network. She has worked at DMU for over 13 years in disability advice and support and widening participation roles, including the introduction of DMU’s autism support service in 2016. In 2020 Leanne developed a suite of welfare and wellbeing programmes to help staff develop practical skills for working with students in ways that are inclusive and supportive.
Amanda Graham has fingers in a lot of pies. She’s written 23 episodes for BBC television, is in a development deal with Olivia Colman and Ed Sinclair’s indie South of the River, and has a top-secret project with Marvel stuntwoman Jadey Duffield, artist Hetain Patel, and legendary comedy director Tristram Shapeero. She was selected as a BFI / BAFTA Crew Member 2021-2021, and was named Edinburgh TV Festival’s Ones to Watch 2018-2019. Amanda won Outstanding Lecturer for the School of Arts, University of Bolton 2021.
Justin Edgar’s last two films We are the Freaks and The Marker starring John Hannah were bought by Netflix. He began his career directing documentaries for Channel 4 and Doctors for the BBC and directed his first feature film Large for Film Four aged just 26. His second feature film Special People premiered at the 2007 TriBeCa Film Festival and went on to win a Royal Television Society diversity award. His company 104 films worked on the BAFTA nominated Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll and co-produced feature documentary Notes on Blindness which was nominated for three BAFTAs including Best British Film. He sits on the disability round table for the BFI and advises Channel 4, the BBC and Netflix on disability. His film prints, including Special People, have been archived at the BFI as works of cultural significance and he is currently writing a book on disability in British Film for Bloomsbury and producing 4 short films with new disabled talent for Film Four.
Having graduated in 2009 with a B.Sc in Film Production Technology, Kelvin has since set up the film production company Aether Film Productions Ltd alongside his wife Holly Jarrett, and continues to write, direct and produce a range of short and feature films.
Gavin Cooper is an author, lecturer, public speaker and director of mental health charity Derbyshire Mind. Gavin is an up and coming writer on mental health and his creative writing projects aim to raise awareness of mental health conditions and reduce the stigma attached to mental illness. Gavin is currently commissioned as scriptwriter for the upcoming film ‘On The Borderline’, which aims to show the realities of living with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD). The film will premiere at the Quad cinema in Derby.
Duncan Moyse grew up in the north of England. He is a qualified Drone pilot, Military Advisor and Assistant Director. He has worked on several projects which have seen him working as runner, military advisor, and second unit AD. During the pandemic Duncan took on Supporting Artist from the 1st assistant director Terry Bamber. Since being injured on active service in Iraq in 2003 he retired from the military and has been involved in the Television and Film industry ever since.
Richard Cave is a former combat photographer and soldier who has trained in various film disciplines and holds extensive technical knowledge. He has studied at the FXPhd online school in Visual Effects Design, Matte Painting, and Compositing and was personally trained at Pinewood Studios by the inventor of the Steadicam. Richard loves working on film and having experienced life-changing injuries, he hopes to be the future bastion of differently enabled filmmakers.
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Founded in 2022, Evolution Film aims to provide equal opportunities for people wanting to work in film and television who have a disability
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