Future Creatives: Filmmakers Collective

Guest Talks |
23rd February 2022

Future Creatives: Filmmakers Collective | 23 Feb | 6.30 – 8.30pm | Tickets FREE  |  Malt Room

Age 16-30 and beginning your journey into the art, craft and business of the screen industries? Established screen professional who wants to contribute to growing community and opportunities in the area? Someone somewhere in-between?

Future Creatives is a free panel and discussion event where we will plant the seeds for collaborations, opportunities and events for the screen industries. If you would like to meet potential collaborators and to help shape the creative future of film and TV in Kendal and beyond, we would love to welcome you to an evening of conversation and community.

Please book your tickets in advance.

Guest Speakers 

Becca EllsonBecca Ellson (panel chair) has worked with the BFI, BBC, Lighthouse and many independent filmmakers as a Development Producer and Script Editor to create over 25 award-winning and nominated shorts and feature films including 6 BAFTA nominations, an Academy Award nomination, a Cannes Critiques Week Canal+ winner and a Welsh BAFTA winner. Her own writing has been performed on stage and screen and she has screenplays in funded and non-funded development. Becca worked for several years for Guiding Lights, the UK film industry’s high profile mentoring scheme, and was a tutor in screenwriting at Ravensbourne College, University of London. She lives in Kendal and is currently a part-time tutor in film production at Kendal College.

Annie Bowers

Annie Bowers grew up in Kendal, studying film production at Kendal College and spending any free time getting stuck in at the Brewery. Now she has moved to Manchester where she is studying at Manchester Film School, and is focusing on working in production design – writing screenplays on the side. Since leaving college, she has worked on shoots in the local area and is hoping to continue on into the industry.

Ben Gerrish

Ben Gerrish has filmed with world-class athletes from the highest level of boxing, supercross and mountaineering but his heart lies in all things two wheels. Filming events, races and promotional pieces for Cannondale, Kona and Specialized has allowed him to work not only with some of the best athletes in their field, but at some of the most prestigious locations in the world. A firm believer that the work-life balance is real, he was brought up just outside Kendal and has been riding and filming in the area all his life.

Juliet KlottrupJuliet Klottrup is a visual artist working primarily as a director and photographer. Juliet’s work is centred around her local environment; she is keen to preserve a document of youth, landscape, community, rurality and tradition in Cumbria and North Yorkshire. Juliet’s recent documentary film called ‘Youth of the Rural North’ captures the lives of young people living in Cumbria and North Yorkshire this was nominated for best documentary at the British short film awards 2021. Portraits from this on going project won her the Portrait of Britain 2020 and was shortlisted for The Portrait of Humanity award with the British Journal of Photography. She is currently exhibiting a body of work captured in Cumbria throughout the pandemic at Blackwell House.

Dom BushDom Bush is a self-shooting documentary director who has produced original film and TV for BBC, Channel 4, The Guardian, National Trust, John Muir Trust and Kendal Mountain Festival and directed original documentary commissions for Guardian Documentaries and BFI Doc Society. He has worked on projects across Europe, in Borneo, Sierra Leone and South Africa and was part of the 2021 BAFTA Crew Talent Scheme. He is from Kendal where he runs his own production company called Land & Sky.

Supported by Great Place Lakes and Dales

DATES & TIMES

23rd February 2022

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