Staff on the course

David Munns Production Designer

Credits include; the Oscar nominated, multi award winning ‘Before The Rain’ directed byMilcho Manchevski,  the Oscar winning...

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Marek Budzynski Senior Lecturer

Marek began working in the film industry in 1979, having graduated from the Royal College of Art Film School in 1983 with a Masters Degree in Film...

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Digby Elliott Senior Lecturer

Digby was engaged ostensibly throughout the 1970s on BBC documentary productions but by the early 1980s a transference to fiction was firmly in...

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Witold Stok Cinematographer, Documentary Director

Films include the much awarded Personnel, directed by Krzysztof Kieslowski’, with whom he has also made documentaries.

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Thomas Strudwick Production Executive

Tom has worked extensively in development, acquisitions, production, business affairs, sales and marketing and training both in the UK and...

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Robert Hardcastle Senior Lecturer

Rob is Senior Lecturer in Film Sound at Arts University Bournemouth. He is currently undertaking research at Australian National University (ANU)...

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Dr. Jonathan Carr Senior Lecturer

Jonathan is a filmmaker and Senior Lecturer in Documentary. He recently completed a PhD by Creative Practice at the University of York. His recent...

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Dr. Andrew Vallance Senior Lecturer

Andrew teaches film theory and history. He has recently completed a PhD candidate at the Royal College of Art. He has curated a number of...

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Brenda Simson Senior Lecturer

Bren was the lead director on a range of television drama series including Medics, StarStreet and Island.

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Andrew Zinnes Visiting Tutor

Andrew toiled in Hollywood development for top producers, Norman Lear (Stand by Me and The Princess Bride) and Donald De Line (Domestic...

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Andrew Zinnes

Visiting Tutor

Andrew toiled in Hollywood development for top producers, Norman Lear (Stand by Me and The Princess Bride) and Donald De Line (Domestic Disturbance and The Italian Job) for more than a decade.

He soon craved to be more hands-on in the creative process and worked on documentary/reality TV productions for MTV, TruTV, Telemundo and mun2.

Wanting to give back to the community, Andrew became the co-author of The Documentary Film Makers Handbook, part of the best selling The Guerilla Film Makers Handbook series.

He interviewed literally hundreds of documentary professionals – many his colleagues – so that others could avoid pitfalls and land mines in a genre where you might actually deal with pitfalls and land mines.

His latest film, Paper Promises, aired on Super Channel, Canada.

Jonathan Lewis Visiting Tutor

Jonathan Lewis is an International Emmy award-winning film-maker and novelist. Jonathan directed his first one hour documentary at the age of...

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Jonathan Lewis

Visiting Tutor

Jonathan Lewis is an International Emmy award-winning film-maker and novelist.

Jonathan directed his first one hour documentary at the age of twenty-three and has made over a hundred films – factual and fiction – shown around the world on screen, television and at festivals, many of which have won awards.

His first feature documentary Before Hindsight opened the 1977 London Film Festival. He has specialised in films examining people under intense pressure, including Stalin (ITV & PBS), Peoples’ Century (BBC & PBS), Hell in the Pacific (C4 & TLC), The First World War (C4 and BBC) and China (BBC).

Jonathan has filmed concentration camps, riots, elections, Nazis, Soviet informers, spies, arms dealers, Margaret Thatcher, Kylie Minogue, the Dalai Llama, sewers, deserts, jungles, polluted rivers, prisons and a royal wedding.

The rushes of twenty of his films have been preserved in full for posterity, and his papers and scripts have been acquired by the British Film Institute.

His fiction films include Towers of Babel (Columbia-EMI-Warner), The Treaty (Thames/RTE) and The Plant (BBC Screen One). He has three published novels; the latest is Hurrying Angel.