SIR DEREK JACOBI - SULLA
The three films - one very big and expensive, the other two are low budget and digital (which Paul loves!), in development with two young great filmmakers from Australia and Botswana whom Paul met at the Asia Pacific International Filmmakers Festival and Awards.
Jacobi is one of Britain’s foremost stage and screen actors.
On graduating from Cambridge in 1960, after an acclaimed performance of EDWARD II, he became a member of the Birmingham Rep. His talent was recognized by Laurence Olivier who invited him to become one of the eight founding members of the new National Theatre. Olivier cast him as Cassio in OTHELLO and Andrei in THE THREE SISTERS.
After eight years at the National Theatre, Jacobi then starred in the BBC miniseries MAN OF STRAW and the blockbuster series I, CLAUDIUS, cementing his popular reputation.
In between many awarded and notable theatrical performance, Jacobi’s film appearances include roles in DEAD AGAIN, HAMLET, LOVE IS THE DEVIL, UNDERWORLD, EVOLUTION. He played Gracchus in GLADIATOR, Mr. Wheen in NANNY MCPHEE, and starred in THE RIDDLE, GOLDEN COMPASS, ENDGAME, THE KING’S SPEECH.
His many TV appearances include starring roles in THE JURY, THE LONG FIRM, PINOCHET IN SUBURBIA.
He has been intensely busy during 2011, 2012 and 2013 working in film, TV and theatre. He played KING LEAR to great acclaim in sold out performances across the UK and at BAM Harvey Theatre, Brooklyn, NY. TV and Film: JOE MADDISON’S WAR, CAPTURE ANTHOLOGIES: DIMENSIONS OF SELF, IRONCLAD, THERE BE DRAGONS, THE BORGIAS, ANONYMOUS, MY WEEK WITH MARILYN, TITANIC, BLOOD AND STEEL, CLOUD CUCKOO LAND, THE HALLOWEEN KID, LAST TANGO IN HALIFAX, DANGEROUS EDGE: A LIFE OF GRAHAM GREENE and VICIOUS
JOHN KANI - MARIUS
Film and television: THE WILD GEESE, MARIGOLDS IN AUGUST, KILLING HEAT, THE GRASS IS SINGING, MASTER HAROLD…AND THE BOYS, SATURDAY NIGHT AT THE PALACE, AN AFRICAN DREAM, A DRY WHITE SEASON, THE NATIVE WHO CAUSED ALL THE TROUBLE, SARAFINA, IN DARKEST HOLLYWOOD: CINEMA AND APARTHEID, SOWETO GREEN, THE GHOST AND THE DARKNESS, KAP DER RACHE, KINI AND ADAMS, THE TICHBORNE CLAIMANT, FINAL SOLUTION, HILLSIDE, SILENT WITNESS, ENDGAME, WHITE LION, CORIOLANUS.
Kani received an Olivier Award nomination for his role in MY CHILDREN, MY AFRICA! won a Tony Award in 1975 for SIZWE BANZI IS DEAD and the ISLAND. In 2003 he was awarded a Fleur du Cap award for best actor and a special Obie award for his extraordinary contribution to theatre in the USA. He has also won a Life Time Award (SAFTA Awards), the Avanti Hall of Fame Award from the South African film, television and advertising industries, an M-Net Plum award, a Clio award, the Hiroshima Peace Culture Foundation Award for the year 2000 and the Olive Schreiner Prize for 2005. He was voted 51st in the Top 100 Great South Africans in 2004. In 2006, he was awarded an honorary doctorate by the University of Cape Town.
WARREN ADLER - CAESAR, CO-PRODUCER
Warren Adler is CEO of Long Range Systems, a communications company. Prior to setting up this business, Warren had a successful financial services company called St Bartz Consulting. St Bartz was sold in December 2005.
In December 2005, Warren completed an advanced level acting course. He followed this by starting a parallel career, launching straight into the world of film, playing a supporting lead role in action packed local thriller, THE HITCHIKER.
GRANT SWANBY - CRASSUS
Film appearances include: STARSHIP TROOPERS 3: MARAUDER, MORE THAN JUST A GAME, BLOOD DIAMOND, THE FALL, CATCH A FIRE, SLIPSTREAM, BLAST, COUNTRY OF MY SKULL, CHARLIE, PROTEUS, CONSEQUENCE, PROMISE LAND.
Numerous TV appearances include: ELLA BLUE, I SHOULDN’T BE ALIVE, SUPERNOVA, RING OF THE NIBELUNGS, ISIDINGO, CHARLIE JADE and SAM ET SALLY.
RICHARD CLIFFORD - MARCUS THERMUS
Richard, born in India, was educated in Dorset and London, where he has lived since graduating from the Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art.
As an actor his work in the theatre includes: CAUSE CELEBRE, FOREVER IVOR, IVANOV, TWELFTH NIGHT, HAMLET, CYRANO DE BERGERAC, MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING, REBECCA, AS YOU LIKE IT, HEDDA GABLER, THE MAGISTRATE, SHE STOOPS TO CONQUER, GASLIGHT, LOVE FOR LOVE, THE TEMPEST.
In film: MY WEEK WITH MARILYN, JAIL CAESAR, THE EDGE OF LOVE, AS YOU LIKE IT, HENRY V, MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING, DANGEROUS MAN, LOVE’S LABOURS LOST, CARRINGTON, FRANKENSTEIN, THE FOOL, LITTLE DORRIT.
TV: SPARKLING CYANIDE, AN ACCIDENT WAITING TO HAPPEN, DESMONDS, THE FORTUNES OF WAR, QUEEN OF SWORDS, BROTHER CADFAEL.
He has directed: HEARTBREAK HOUSE, THE GAME OF LOVE AND CHANCE, ELIZABETH THE QUEEN, ALL’S WELL THAT ENDS WELL, SHE STOOPS TO CONQUER, THE MIKADO, PIRATES OF PENZANCE, THE TEMPEST, THE FAIRY QUEEN, COMUS, BREAKING THE CODE, PLAYING THE WIFE, DIE FLEDERMAUS.
Richard is a partner in the film company BITS AND PIECES PICTURE COMPANY. He has also directed various galas in the UK and abroad.
GUENTER SINGER - SWOOPER-MACER
Born and raised in Austria, Gunter Singer turned to kickboxing at an early age. After a stint in the military he moved to the US to pursue his sport professionally. Competing at Las Vegas, he won the World Championship in his category. He has also worked as a bodyguard in the film industry.
VANESHRAN ARUMUGAM - CINNA
Vaneshran has a B.A.Hons. in Social Anthropology and Dramatic Art (University of the Witwatersrand), a M.A. in Performance and Theatremaking (University of Cape Town) and was awarded a full scholarship at Columbia University, NYC, by the International Fellowship Programme (Ford Foundation). In addition he has completed numerous courses in martial arts, stunt work, voice and dance training, emotional intelligence, creativity, improvisation and communication. He frequently teaches acting courses and lectures in Voice and Acting for the Screen (Cape Town City Varsity Drama Department). He has developed and taught a transpersonal awareness course for greater efficiency and social harmony.
Vaneshran has been acting since 1996 and highlights of his career in both film and theatre include: STREAKS, SUBURBAN BLISS, SOS 2, JESUS HOPPED THE A TRAIN, YOUNG LEONARDO, 90 PLEIN STREET, COPPOSITES, MIDSUMMER’S NIGHT DREAM, INTERRRUPTING HENRY, THE PHILANTHROPIST, I NOW PRONOUNCE YOU BLACK AND WHITE, MORE THAN JUST A GAME, CISSIE, YOU EXPECTED SOMETHING ELSE, SCORPION KING: RISE OF THE AKKADIAN, SCANDAL, and HAMLET.
He has frequently both directed and acted in, or produced and directed productions: NOT AN ANGRY APE, ALL IN ONE, TEXTURE, DARK NIGHT WITH YOU IN THE MOURNING, PONDO BICYCLE, PAD, YOU EXPECTED SOMETHING ELSE.
GRETHE FOX - NICOPOLIS
Grethe Fox has played numerous principal roles in film - THE FOURTH REICH,THE GOOD FASCIST, ‘N POT VOL WINTER, AU PAIR, A REASONABLE MAN, WORLD UNSEEN, BIG FELLAS.
Her Television appearances include: ISIDINGO, AMALIA, LIVING WITH MOTHER, PLATINUM, SOUL CITY, ONDER DRAAI DIE DUIWEL ROND, PARADYS, THE FOURTH REICH, KONINGS, GOOD NEWS, WESTGATE, DOKTER DOKTER, DIE MANNHEIM SAGE, MOORDSPELETJIES, DIE DOOD VAN ELMEIN ADLER.
Among her many performances in the theatre are Polina in ON THE LAKE, Masha in DRIE SUSTERS TWEE, BOKLIED, CHILDREN OF THE WOLF, Nora in THE DOLL’S HOUSE, VROUE VAN TROJE, and Lulu in AUGUST AUGUST AUGUST.
She studied at U.C.T. in South Africa, receiving a degree in Drama and languages and a performer’s diploma.
She has won several awards: the Vita Award for WOMEN IN THE WINGS, an Avanti Television award for ONDER DRAAI DIE DUIWEL ROND and an M-Net Film award for THE GOOD FASCIST.
JONATHAN NKALA - CHRYSOGONUS
Jonathan is a published playwright, actor, poet and comedian. Arriving in South Africa from the ravaged Zimbabwe in 2002, he worked as a gardener, handyman and vendor. In 2006 he met Bo Petersen, who worked with him as his drama coach. They formed a dynamic partnership and together created THE CROSSING and THE BICYCLE THIEF, both widely performed in South Africa and Harare.
Jonathan acted in the feature films DISGRACE and JAIL CAESAR, and performed his poetry in the South African Parliament on World Refugee Day and at the Global Dancefest (New Mexico, USA).
His plays, THE CROSSING, THE BICYCLE THIEF, FAITH IN LOVE and COCKROACH, a 3 play anthology, have been published by Junkets and performed in South Africa.
NOBUHLE KETELO - SERVILIA
Nobuhle, born in the ghettos of the Eastern Cape, started singing at the age of twelve to support her impoverished family. She is now an accomplished actress, musician, praise poetess and storyteller.
Nobuhle released her first album - BACK TO YOUR ROOTS - in 2005, selling over 5,000 copies locally and internationally. She has collaborated with other artists in South Africa and internationally - Fresh Ground Remix,Thanduxolo, Ben Amato, Shamle, Lynn Holmes - and has done a beautiful collaboration with Desert Rose - SPIRIT OF AFRICA.
She has performed in several Arts Cape musical productions.
PETER JOHN CHRISTIANS - CICERO
Peter John Christians started writing hip hop lyrics, poetry and slam poetry in 2006 whilst serving in Pollsmoor Prison. In 2007 he formed INCARCERATED KNOWLEDGE, a hip hop crew of rappers and dancers, hosting their first performance in Pollsmoor Prison on on 27th March, Human Rights Day. Also in 2007 he started working on JAIL CAESAR with INCARCERATED KNOWLEDGE, contributing it’s talents as a crew.
Peter John, a school drop out, completed ABET level 4, to further his education, and he co-ordinated performance events and fundraisers with warders and volunteers (radio personalities, business men, church members).
After his release in 2007, while working in Paint and Décor, he completed parole without violation, voluntarily starting a community project, training youth in life skills, hip hop dancing and creative writing. He also recorded a 5 track demo and the a 14 track album INCARCERATED KNOWLEDGE which still receives airplay on local radio stations.
He is currently collaborating with Plexus Films on a documentary about INCARCERATED KNOWLEDGE, and is writing a screenplay XAN LION OF THE KHALAHARI for INDABA UNIVERSAL.
BO PETERSEN - AURELIA
Bo received a Bilingual Performer’s Diploma in Drama at Cape Town University, and has completed many training workshops.
Her films include: CHRONICLES, I NOW PRONOUNCE YOU BLACK AND WHITE, AMELIA, ENDGAME, TO BE FIRST, OUT ON A LIMB, THE WOODEN CAMERA, CAPE OF GOOD HOPE, CITIZEN VERDICT, SANDMOTHER.
Bo’s TV credits include: ACUITY, OUTCASTS, ATLANTIS, ELLA BLUE, KNOWN GODS, ORION, DEATH IN THE FAMILY, THIS LIFE, SCOOP SCHOOMBIE, MADAM AND EVE, THE LEGEND OF ANGEL VALLEY.
In the theatre she has acted in: MEDEA, KINDERTRANSPORT, FROM MY POINT OF VIEW, STEEL MAGNOLIAS, WHOSE LIFE IS IT ANYWAY, DECADENCE, EQUUS, PLAY IT AGAIN SAM, BURIED CHILD, STATEMENTS AFTER ARREST UNDER THE IMMORALITY ACT, ROMEO AND JULIET, TWELFTH NIGHT, COMEDY OF ERRORS, MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING. South African plays include: IN THE WINGS, CISSIE, TWO TO TANGO, THIS IS FOR KEEPS, GOING DARK (which Bo wrote), SUPERHEROES CINCINATTI. She performed in the musicals: GREASE, UP ‘N ATOM, BEST LITTLE WHOREHOUSE IN TEXAS.
Her directing credits are: HOT CROSS NUNS, COCKROACH, BLACKBIRD, THE BICYCLE THIEF, MIND THE GAP, THE COLEMANS, TALES FROM A DARK CORNER, LETTERS FROM PATIENT ESOP, WOZA ALBERT, DAAIZA LADY, THE ROAD TO MECCA.
Bo was nominated for Best Supporting Actress for her work in KINDERTRANSPORT.
She works extensively as an accent and dialogue coach.
NICOLA HANEKOM - SERVILIA
Nicola trained at the University of Cape Town receiving the Bilingual Performer’s Diploma in Speech and Drama, at the Jazzart Studio and in numerous workshops.
Her many film credits include: LONG WALK TO FREEDOM, JIMMY IN PIENK, TASTE OF RAIN, DIE HOND SE DINGUS, SNAKE ISLAND, THE PIANO PLAYER, THE SONG, THE CARETAKER, HUSK, MAAR ANYWAY…, DIE SKERPION, CHECKMATE.
Amongst her TV credits are: DIE BOLAND MOORDE, VLOEKSTEEN, TRANSITO, ERFSONDES, THE MINERS, SHADO’S, FISHY FESHUNS, CHARLIE JADE, HUMAN CARGO, PLEK VAN DIE VLEISVRETERS, ISIDINGO, SONG FOR KATRYN, THE TOASTY SHOW, JUSTICE FOR ALL, DIE NETWORK, SINBAD.
Nicola has acted extensively in the theatre - HOL, BOESMAN AND LENA, THE MYTH OF ANDREW 7, JO, THE TENT, ARARAT, AS YOU LIKE IT, SAMOERAI, SMAG, DIE NAGLOOPER, TEER SKELMSTREKE, ALTYD JONKER, CRAVE, SWIMMING UPSTREAM, EK ANNA VAN WYK, DARKLE, DIEPE GROND, ONGETIETELD, EQUUS, MACBETH, NAGHUIL, WATCH THIS SPACE, WATCH THIS SPACE AGAIN, IN A BATH - ON A CHAIR.
She has also written for BINNELANDERS, script edited DRAWING BREATH, her play LOT was semi finalist for the international Proyecto competition, and in the theatre she has directed BOESMAN AND LENA, ONGETIETELD and NAGHUIL.
She has been honoured with multiple awards and nominations: a Gold Standard Bank Ovation award, 4 Fleur du Cap awards and nominations, an Amsterdam Fringe, Best of Grahamstown Award, 11 Kanna Awards, 6 Fiesta Awards and nominations, and a ATKV- Woordveertjie award. Proyecto`34 Text competition Semi- Finalist, Vita award for Best Supporting Actress, Stone award.
PRODUCTION AND POST PRODUCTION CREW
PAUL SCHOOLMAN - WRITER DIRECTOR PRODUCER
Studied at Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Arts, Ecole Jacques Le Coq, Paris. Worked extensively as actor, director, writer and producer in theatre across the board from the streets to the largest auditoriums (Leeds Playhouse, Devonshire Park Eastbourne, Grand Theatre Swansea) whilst simultaneously running his own experimental theatre company BLIND SUMMIT.
Made a short SOMEWHERE in Paris and Basel, which got him invited to Francis Ford Coppola’s Zoetrope Studio in Los Angeles. Subsequently he shot a feature documentary JOURNEY TO A SPIRIT THAT LIVES IN WATER about the spirit healers in the newly independent Zimbabwe.
His working experience became a juggling act between filming in Africa and creating and directing film workshops in prisons. The drama workshops Paul pioneered in British prisons in the mid 80s are now a feature of many British prisons.
Further to his work with individuals at the extremes of human experience, Paul wrote the feature script NAKED ABUSE with Bill Carroll, District Director of the Immigration and Naturalization Service in Washington, D.C. This is based on Bill Carroll’s personal diaries and undercover work in New York’s Chinatown, mapping the territorial wars between the Mafia and the Chinese gangs in NY in the early eighties and TV series pilot, UCKINS, about present day worldwide immigration problems.
Working with ex-SBS operative and best selling novelist Duncan Falconer, Paul wrote SHY ONE, loosely based on Falconer’s undercover work in Northern Ireland.
Paul wrote and directed JAIL CAESAR aka STRINGCAESAR which he shot in three prisons in three countries with a remarkable ensemble of acclaimed classical actors and 300 prisoners.
He has completed production on SHINGETSU, a feature film about a marine's experience of the conflict in Bosnia. He co-wrote the screenplay with J. Jon Doe and Alice Krige, the film's two actors and then shot and directed the film.
He is currently working on three films, plus one theatre piece. The theatre piece is Ingmar Bergman's PERSONA. Paul and Alice were privileged to rehearse in Bergman's house on the island of Faro, and is at the moment in rehearsal on the production with Branka Katic, the wonderful Serbian actress.
ALICE KRIGE - ACTOR, PRODUCER
Alice made her acting debut in CHARIOTS OF FIRE and subsequently starred in numerous mainstream feature films - GHOST STORY with Fred Astaire, Melvyn Douglas and Douglas Fairbanks Jnr., KING DAVID opposite Richard Gere; HAUNTED SUMMER with Laura Dern, BARFLY with Mickey Rourke, SEE YOU IN THE MORNING, opposite Jeff Bridges and with Patrick Stewart in STAR TREK: FIRST CONTACT. Amongst her numerous other features are SILENT HILL, CAPTIVE, THE LITTLE VAMPIRE and THE SORCERER’S APPRENTICE with Nicholas Cage, Alfred Molina and Monica Bellucci.
She has also been involved in remarkable art house films: the Quay Brothers’ INSTITUTE BENJAMENTA, TWILIGHT OF THE ICE NYMPHS by Guy Maddin, LONELY HEARTS with John Travolta and Selma Hayeck in 2006 and SKIN starring with Sam Neill and Sophie Okenado which opened to acclaim at Toronto 2008 and won multiple awards.
Alice has acted in many TV films and mini-series in the USA and UK. She is currently filming THE SYNDICATE for the BBC and in February 2015 will begin work on TYRANT Season 2 for FOX TV. She was a leading lady at The Royal Shakespeare Company, playing Cordelia in Gambon’s KING LEAR, Miranda and Roxanne opposite Sir Derek Jacobi in THE TEMPEST and CYRANO DE BERGERAC. Also at the RSC she played Cordelia in BOND’S LEAR and Bianca in THE TAMING OF THE SHREW. At the Almeida Theatre she played the female lead in VENICE PRESERVED and at the Arts Theatre West End, she starred in TOYER.
Ms Krige won the Olivier Award and the Plays and Players Award in London’s West End for Raina in ARMS AND THE MAN, the Saturn Best Actress Award for Stephen King’s SLEEPWALKERS and the Saturn Best Supporting Actress for her performance of the Borg Queen in STAR TREK: FIRST CONTACT, and an Ace Nomination for THE HIDDEN ROOM.
In 2004 she was awarded an Honorary Doctorate in Literature by Rhodes University. She received a Bachelor of Arts and BA Hons., Magna Cum Laude, at Rhodes University and the three year acting course Diploma from the Central School of Speech and Drama, London.
Alice’s first film as a Producer is JAIL CAESAR, filmed in three prisons in three countries - South Africa, Wales and Drumheller. SHINGETSU, directed and co-written by Paul Schoolman and Jon J Doe is her second feature as a producer, SHINGETSU was filmed in Los Angeles and is currently in post-production. She was hands on in both productions, in development, production and post. Alice is currently, also with Paul, in rehearsal for a stage production of Ingmar Bergman’s PERSONA. She is both producing and acting.
SAHIL GILL -
CO-PRODUCER EDITOR POST-PRODUCTION SUPERVISOR
Sahil Gill was born and raised in India. He worked in theatre as an actor and director for several years before moving over to television and film. He had a successful stint producing advertisements and drama in India and subsequently went to the London Film School to get his Masters in Film.
He has been working in the UK and US for various post-production houses over the past eight years, and has worked on many award winning shows, short films and advertising. He is currently working principally as an editor.
He recently started a production company, Play It Again Films.
MARTYN NAYLOR MBE - EXECUTIVE PRODUCER
Martyn graduated from the London School of Economics with a B.Sc.(Econ) and B.Sc Political Science & MBA from the University of New Mexico.
With a background in Economics, Naylor initially taught economics at Hong Kong University before joining the London Press Exchange Group, an advertising agency. There he worked in consumer and industrial research, prior to researching the company’s overseas requirements. He was then dispatched to Tokyo to set up an office there, later taken over by Leo Burnett Company of Chicago. He ran the Japan branch until Leo Burnett moved into a joint venture with a major Japanese agency. At this time Martyn established Naylor Hara International KK (NHI) with a former colleague (ultimately becoming President, then Chairman) and taking much of the business to his new agency, and representing Dutch and later European dairy interests in Japan over many years.
NHI diversified and the play agency division expanded rapidly, leading to consultancy in the entertainment sector generally, though theatre remains of prime importance. Martyn represents and liaises with the major agencies in New York, London, Paris and other European cities. He licenses more than 100 productions of foreign plays and musicals each year in Japan, China, Korea and Singapore, translated into local languages.
Martyn was honoured by H M The Queen, being made a member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, for services to Anglo Japanese relations, and for many years has been the Executive Director of the Japan British Society.
KWEKU MANDELA - EXECUTIVE PRODUCER
Kweku was born in Transkei, South Africa, and grew up in America, only returning to his homeland in 1993 after his grandfather was released from 27 years of political incarceration. Kewku attended APA International Film School in Sydney with long time collaborator Stefan Vincent. They are currently working on a number of screenplays.
Kweku is very active in the South African film and entertainment industries, directing and producing projects with his South African production company, Mannequin Pictures, and working on a variety of other locally produced pictures.
He co-directed and produced a documentary feature about his grandfather entitled MANDELA’S CHILDREN and is the executive producer of THE BANG BANG CLUB
COLIN COWIE - EXECUTIVE PRODUCER
Respected around the world as an arbiter of taste and style, Colin Cowie is widely known for throwing the most spectacular celebrations across the globe. Colin Cowie is an authority on living with style; he’s the author of 8 books, a celebrated television personality, and accomplished designer. With an international clientele that reads like the guest list at the Academy Awards, Colin’s client list includes Oprah Winfrey, Jerry Seinfeld, Eddie Murphy, Jennifer Lopez, Marc Anthony, Tom Cruise, Nicole Kidman, Jennifer Aniston, Bruce Willis, Demi Moore, and Michael Jordan to name a few along with heads of state and high profile corporate companies.
TERI YARBROW and MAX ALMY - MAGIKA
VISUAL EFFECTS AND BRANDING
Magika is a BDA, PROMAX EMMY award winning design company creating and producing work for image branding, broadcast design, film, visual effects, advertising, print, and internet. The principals, Teri Yabrow and Max Almy are award winning artists and creative directors who specialize in digital design and cross media projects. They are also internationally exhibited media and digital artists, creators of single channel art videos and interactive multi-media installation work.
2 Emmy Awards; 2 Gold BDA Awards, 2 Gold PROMAX Awards, 1 Silver PROMAX Award, AFI Independent Film Makers Grant, National Endowment for The Arts Award, Prix Ars Electronica Special Jury Award, The Houston Film Festival, Silver Hugo Award, The Chicago International Film Festival, Silver Medal.
CHRISTOPH BAUSCHINGER - COMPOSER
Christoph Bauschinger is a Composer and Music Editor based in London. With a strong background in performing multiple instruments as well as engineering, he has worked on every aspect of Film Music in over 30 feature films.
Recent projects include Tim Burton’s DARK SHADOWS, FRANKENWEENIE with composer Danny Elfman, DIMENSIONS, recording with the London Metropolitan Orchestra and Nina Conti’s award winning documentary Her Master’s Voice for the BBC.
Christoph is currently music editing the 3rd season of HBO’s STRIKEBACK: VENGEANCE series.
Ruban has played for Hush The Many (guitar), and SonVer ( guitar, bass, samples, keyboard), for Nadine Khouri (guitar and backing vox) and for Evi Vine (bass).
Richard grew up in the New Forest and graduated from Bournemouth Film School in 1997. His obvious talent was noticed early on and he was thrown in at the deep end, working on a major feature film in London. He has worked in the film and television industry now for nearly 15 years, and his creativity, flexibility, varied skill-set and positive attitude have allowed him to tackle many different sound projects.
Richard's credits include the sound BAFTA winning CASINO ROYALE, numerous other feature films, top television productions, and some more modest independent productions.
His commitment to and great love for his job is always present.
DAVID MACKIE - SOUND EDITOR
David is primarily a Sound Editor / Assistant Editor with extensive experience in post sound (including extensive location FX recording) and has a 5.1 Pro Tools / Final Cut Pro Cutting room in Brixton. He has worked on a range of feature films: WORLD WAR Z, ARTHUR CHRISTMAS, GREENZONE, QUANTUM OF SOLACE, CASINO ROYALE, BREAKING AND ENTERING, HANNIBAL RISING, THE LAST DROP, CORPSE BRIDE, KINGDOM OF HEAVEN, DOOM, ALEXANDER and MRS. HARRIS (TV) as Assistant Sound Editor. He was Foley Editor on THE VETERAN and VANTAGE POINT, FX Editor on BARRY MUNDAY, created sound design on YOU’LL REGRET IT (short) and USHER OUT (short), did sound design and was location mixer on R21, a live rock musical. He worked as additional ADR editor on AMPHIBIOUS, Sound Effects editor on NO1 LADIES DETECTIVE AGENCY (TV). He was Additional Video Playback Assistant on PETER PAN and in THE GREAT RAID worked as Video Playback Assistant.
COLIN RICHIE - DIALOGUE EDITOR
Filmography - Sound Department
DARK TIDE, BURKE AND HARE, WEST IS WEST, THE PILLARS OF THE EARTH, ANARCHY, MASTER BUILDER, 184.108.40.206, LEWIS, THE DEAD OF WINTER, NINE, BOOGIE WOOGIE, THE NO 1 LADIES’ DETECTIVE AGENCY, A REAL BOTSWANA DIAMOND, BEAUTY AND INTEGRITY, PROBLEMS IN MORAL PHILOSOPHY, THE BOY WITH THE AFRICAN HEART, POISON, LAST CHANCE HARVEY, QUANTUM OF SOLACE, A NUMBER, VANTAGE POINT, CASINO ROYALE, BREAKING AND ENTERING, CORPSE BRIDE, CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY, KINGDOM OF HEAVEN, PRIMO, KING ARTHUR, TWO BROTHERS, COLD MOUNTAIN, HARRY POTTER AND THE CHAMBER OF SECRETS, HARRY POTTER AND THE PHILOSOPHER’S STONE, THE WARRIOR, ENEMY AT THE GATES, THE LUHZIN DEFENCE, COMPLICITY, THE 10TH KINGDOM, ARISTOCRATS, TEA WITH MUSSOLINI, THIS COULD BE THE LAST TIME, GET REAL, I WANT YOU, SEX AND CHOCOLATE, HOUSE OF AMERICA, THE MILL ON THE FLOSS, THE BOY FROM MERCURY, WIN, FEAST OF JULY, INNOCENT LIES, FOUR WEDDINGS AND A FUNERAL, GAWAIN AND THE GREEN KNIGHT, A YEAR IN PROVENCE, ARRIVIDERCI MILLWALL, CHATTAHOOCHIE, LITTLE SWEETHEART, THE SINGING DETECTIVE, WHO DONE IT, CLUES, HEAT, SKIN, THE MONOCLED MUTINEER.
1987 Nominated BAFTA TV Award Best Film Sound (THE MONOCLED MUTINEER);
Best Film Sound (THE SINGING DETECTIVE)
MOTION PICTURES SOUND EDITORS USA
2009 Nominated Golden Reel Award (QUANTUM OF SOLACE)
2007 Nominated golden Reel Award (CASINO ROYALE)
2006 Nominated Golden Reel Award (CORPSE BRIDE)
Best Sound Editing in Feature Film - Foreign (CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY)
Best Sound editing in Feature Film (KINGDOM OF HEAVEN)
2005 Nominated Golden Reel Award (KING ARTHUR)
2004 Nominated Golden Reel Award (COLD MOUNTAIN)
2003 Nominated Golden Reel Award (HARRY POTTER AND THE CHAMBER OF SECRETS)
2002 Nominated Golden Reel Award - Foreign (ENEMY AT THE GATES)
Best Sound editing Foreign Film (HARRY POTTER AND THE PHILOSOPHER’S STONE)
PATRICK FRIESELAAR - POLLSMOOR PRODUCTION MANAGER
Patrick worked as a production manager on JAIL CAESAR while in Pollsmoor. On being released from Pollsmoor, he completed a technical training course and apprenticeship in film and is now working as crew in lighting departments on films in South Africa, having most recently worked on LONG WALK TO FREEDOM.
JULIA WILSON DICKSON - LANGUAGE CONSULTANT
Julia’s areas of expertise are Voice, Accent and Acting. Her STUDIO LONDON is based in Primrose Hill, NW1, London and provides accent weekend workshops.
Her film credits include: MONUMENT MEN, CLOUD ATLAS, ALBERT NOBBS, A DANGEROUS METHOD, SHELTER, BRIDESHEAD REVISITED, KNIFE EDGE, CREATION, IN BRUGES, INKHEART, JUMPER, THE LAST LEGION, BEYOND THE SEA, TED AND SYLVIA, NEVERLAND, THE QUIET AMERICAN and ABOUT A BOY.
Her TV and Radio credits are, amongst others: HOLY FLYING CIRCUS, WHITE HEAT, DEATH IN PARADISE, SPOOKS, THE SUSPICIONS OF MR WHICHER, THE OUTCASTS, THE NATIVITY, FIVE DAUGHTERS, THE SINKING OF THE LACONIA, FIVE DAYS II, SOMETHING FOR NOTHING, TESS OF THE D’URBERVILLES, DOCTOR WHO, CAPTURING MARY, PINOCHET’S PROGRESS, THE TEN COMMANDMENTS.
DOMINIC GALLAGHER - CONFORM EDITOR
Dom is an experienced, technically proficient Editor, specialising mostly in online, but trained as a BBC trainee on a Steenbeck. He has a wide knowledge ranging from traditional formats right up to latest digital delivery for Broadcast including online/colour correction and is also skilled in sound editing and mixing for broadcast.
He has worked as an editor, assistant editor or conform editor on, amongst others, features and TV dramas: GLAMOUR DOLLS, LOVING, ESCAPE TO RIVER COTTAGE, JAIL CAESAR, and SHINGETSU and as editor/sound editor on the documentaries DECIMA, LAST DAYS OF THE HOUSE OF LORDS, CITY BEAT, FAQ SERIES, FREAKIN FAMOUS, THE STABLES 2 SERIES 2, STAR MUNCHIES, HOW IT’S MADE, POWER RANGERS FAN FORCE, EURO GALACTIK CUP, DECIMA, SPIRIT OF SPORTS, COME DINE WITH ME, ARAB SPRING/PANAORAMA, SANCTIONS/PANAORAMA, DOHA HEROES, PEARL DIVING, YOUNG SONS OF THE DESERT, FUTURE QUATAR.
The children’s shows and cartoons: BINWEEVILS, PRIMO, THE FAMILY, JIBBA JABBA, BEAT THE CYBORGS, LARRY AND LEE, LANJAM. Comedy shows: BOB’S DIY FILMCLUB, LIFE BITES. Video game shows: FREAKIN’ FAMOUS, PXG. Promos: SOON YOU’LL SEE, INTENSIFY, NIKE.
Shorts: NEEDS, GUM