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Speakers for LUMA Film Festival 2017

A wide selection of speakers have now been released for LUMA. There are limited spaces on all, so don’t miss out!

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Saturday 

A Panel Discussion on How to Become an Actor and a Filmmaker After Leaving Film School

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Tony Bracewell, the producer behind BBC Films’s Bill (2015) with a background in indie filmmaking on a micro budget, and actor/writer Ben Willbond, known for varied roles in such works as The Thick of It, Bridget Jones’s Baby and Horrible Histories, for which he is also a writer, give a how-to panel on the first steps of developing a career in the film industry after graduating. The 40-minute panel discussion will be followed by a 20-minute Q&A with the audience.

When: Saturday 17th June, 12:30-13:30

Where: Holbeck Cinema, TFTV Department, Heslington East

Maximum seating/ticket capacity: 143

Painting with Light: A Q&A with BAFTA-Winning Cinematographer Laurie Rose

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Having started his career in the camera and electrical departments of television shows across the UK, Laurie Rose has risen to become one of the biggest cinematographers working today. Responsible for the looks behind Peaky Blinders and London Spy, and feature films such as Kill List (2011), Sightseers (2012), A Field in England (2013), Bill (2015), and current theatrical release Free Fire, Rose finished up 2016 as one of Variety’s ‘One to Watch’ filmmakers. Giving a career retrospective on his work as well as where he will go from here, Rose offers a unique perspective into the film industry. The 40-minute Q&A will be opened up to audience questions in the last 20 minutes.

When: Saturday 17th June, 16:00-17:00

Where: Holbeck Cinema, TFTV Department, Heslington East

Maximum attendance/ticket capacity: 143

Sunday

Egomaniac: A Pre-Q&A Exclusive Screening of the Horror Feature Egomaniac

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Prior to our Q&A with director and screenwriter Kate Shenton, see an exclusive preview of her latest film, Egomaniac. Described by the director as a, “satirical dark comedy with a grizzly horror twist”, the film concerns a female horror filmmaker who is determined to make her dream project, a zombie horror romantic comedy. Willing to go to any lengths to realise it, this director is slowly discovering that the age-old adage of too much compromise can kill, rings a bit too, quite literally, true. After premiering at FrightFest 2016, the film has been screened and won awards at prestigious film festivals around the world. Prior to its VOD release, see an exclusive screening of the film, followed by a Q&A with the director herself.

When: Sunday 18th June, 11:30-13:00

Where: Holbeck Cinema, TFTV Department, Heslington East

Maximum seating/ticket capacity: 143

Succeeding in the Cut-Throat World of Low to No Budget Filmmaking: A Q&A with Horror Director and Screenwriter Kate Shenton

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Following an exclusive screening of her latest film, director, screenwriter and York alumnus Kate Shenton gives a Q&A on her career. Having produced the project on a budget of just £5000 before it became an award-winning selection at prestigious film festivals around the world, Shenton discusses the making of and aftermath of her film. From film festivals, to film distribution, to networking, the horror filmmaker gives essential advice on how to succeed in the cut-throat world of low to no budget filmmaking. The 40-minute Q&A will be opened up to audience questions in the last 20 minutes.

When: Sunday 18th June, 13:00-14:00

Where: Holbeck Cinema, TFTV Department, Heslington East

Maximum seating/ticket capacity: 143

Journalism in Cinema and Women in Film: A Q&A with Journalist and Documentary Filmmaker Angela Robson

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The University of York’s own alumnus Angela Robson returns after an award-winning career in journalism, having reported for the BBC World News, The Guardian and The Independent. In 2011, she founded her own Yorkshire-based production company, Pearl Works Productions, which specialises in documentary production and has clients ranging from the BBC, to WWF, to Sport Relief. Robson gives a unique insight into both journalism’s place in cinema and women’s place in the film industry. The 40-minute Q&A will be opened up to audience questions in the last 20 minutes.

When: Sunday 18th June, 16:00-17:00

Where: Holbeck Cinema, TFTV Department, Heslington East

Maximum seating/ticket capacity: 143

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Peter Webber: Talk and Screening

A York Alumnus, Webber made his impressive directing debut Girl with a Pearl Earring in 2003, which stars Scarlett Johansson and Colin Firth. He will be giving a talk about his experiences in the business and as a director. Afterwards there will be screening of his newest film 10 Billion.

Roger Morris of Elstree Studios

The head of one of the UK’s most famous and sought after studios is coming to the Department of Theatre, Film and TV to give a talk about his vast experience as managing director of Elstree Studios in London. The list of films and TV shows shot at Elstree is staggering. Most recently Elstree has been the studio of choice for The World’s End starring Simon Pegg, Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows starring Jude Law and Robert Downey Jnr and, of course, multi award winning The King’s Speech starring Colin Firth. Paddington Bear was released in November and was named the highest grossing British independent film of 2014.

How to Create a Creative Business

Founding member of York based Orillo Productions Keenan Foley will be giving a talk about how he and four friends started a creative business straight after graduating from university in 2010. Five years on, Orillo is constantly expanding and has become an integral part of the media landscape in York. Many of us will be in the same position Orillo was in five years ago, so there is lots to be learnt here.

Charlie Higson: Life In The Fast Lane

 Charlie Higson, author, actor, comedian, writer and producer for television, will be joining us at LUMA to participate in a Q&A session hosted by his brother, Andrew Higson. In this talk, he will provide us with an insight into various areas of the film and television industry. Concentrating mainly on his work as a writer, producer and director on TV shows such as The Fast Show and Agatha Christie’s Marple, as well as his experiences of developing film scripts, this is a great opportunity to learn about Charlie’s successful career to date. 

The Yorkshire Film Business

 Keenan Foley, from Orillo Productions, will be joining us to talk about how young filmmakers today can create a profitable production company in Yorkshire. By using Orillo Productions as an example, Keenan will discuss the creation of the York based company, as well as how it operates and how it managed to attract an extensive client list that includes Nike, Jack Wills and Rolex. Keenan will also be talking about the importance of retaining filmmakers in Yorkshire and about how people can earn a living doing what they love. This is a must go to talk for anyone who is interested in earning a living from producing promotional, corporate or music videos. Orillo Productions deliver on-line and off-line cutting edge, media-rich video content to the corporate, creative industries nationwide. 

Media in the North of England

Join us for an exiting panel discussion with a wide range of Northern film and TV professionals including producers, executives, directors and entry level professionals. This is a chance to get an insight into the media business outside of London from various perspectives as well as put your own questions to the panel.

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