The course ethos attracts and is supported by visiting lecturers from all disciplines who are experienced and practicing film specialists. In the last two years, MA students have had the opportunity to attend workshops by professionals from across the film industry including:
- Producers: Sandy Lieberson and Huw Penault Jones
- Cinematographers: Nic Morris and Hugh Gordon
- 1st AD’s: David Lawley-Wakelin and Cordelia Hardy
- Script supervisors: Marzenna Hiles
- Directors: Noella Smith, Brian Gilbert, Milcho Manchevski and Terence Davies
You can find out more about the teaching staff on the course by exploring their profiles below.
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...
Andrew ZinnesVisiting 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...
Jonathan LewisVisiting 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.