Director:  Jo Lewis

Jo is an award-winning director whose films have played at International BAFTA/BIFA qualifying Film Festivals all over the world.  Her short film ‘Lady Luck’ an adaptation of the DH  Lawrence Short Story played at over 40 Film Festivals in 11 different countries winning 8 awards. Her short film ‘Whisper’ premiered in Paris at the Paris Art and Movie Awards (winning Best Actress) and screened at the London Short FF, East End FF and Rhodes Island FF amongst others. She has just completed directing the feature documentary #Sugarwater, following the first ever performance of a Deaf and disabled theatre company at the National Theatre which premiered at the St Louis International Film Festival. Jo is directing forthcoming feature OWEN, a documentary on the life and legacy of the great wrestling Icon Owen Hart. Her film production work includes films by Mike Leigh, Anthony Minghella, Ridley Scott and Andrea Arnold’s OSCAR winning short film WASP. She is a member of London based Cinesisters and NY Film Fatales.

Writer: Ronnie Mackintosh

Ronnie is a Screenwriting MFA graduate from Screen Academy Scotland and before focussing full-time on screenwriting, Ronnie was a police officer (Detective Chief Inspector) -
“Few professions allow a greater insight into human behaviour. An invaluable asset for any writer.”

His short film ‘The Neighbour’ starring Peter Mullan screened at the Edinburgh Short FF, Adelaide FF, Odense Int’ FF and Palm Springs, amongst others. His short film ‘Small Gifts’ was directed by Brady Hood for Shoebox (Exec Prod Joe Wright) and was nominated for the Best Short Film at the East End Film Festival. ‘Plagium’ his short film staring Jason Flemyng was nominated for Best Drama and the Limelight Film Awards. Ronnie’s feature film ‘Out There’ was been selected to attend the European Genre Forum development process.


DOP: Nicola Daley
For two consecutive years Nicola has been nominated for Best Cinematography in a Documentary by the Australian Academy of Cinema and TV Arts (Australian BAFTA) awards. She also worked on the 2006 Academy Award nominated short ’The Saviour’.  Nicola’s latest feature film ‘Pin Cushion’ was selected to open the independent parallel strand Critic’s week at the Venice International Film Festival.