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Ian Fenton

Creative Director, Learning & Participation

Ian’s work as a filmmaker has earned nominations and awards from BAFTA, the Royal Television Society, the San Francisco International Film...

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Patrick Collerton

Executive Producer

Patrick Collerton was born and bred in Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK. He left at the age of 18 to study at...

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Siobhan Finnon

Random Acts Programme Manager

Having produced her own short films and worked in the film and television industry for several years – specialising in Talent...

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Fiona Hegarty

Cinema Distribution and Regional Exhibition Manager

Fiona has a background in film festival programming and screenings and programme management. She spent four years as programmer for the...

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Becky Orwin

Admin Assistant

Becky moved to Newcastle to pursue a BA in English Literature at Newcastle University, followed by an MA in Creative Writing....

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Magenta Sharp

Cinema Distribution and Exhibition Coordinator

Magenta grew up in Newcastle, where she worked in live events before completing a BA in Film Production at Northumbria University....

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John Walker

Marketing & Communications Manager

John grew up in Hexham and Newcastle before studying for a BA in English at the University of Cambridge and an...

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Daniel Elliott


Daniel was born in the North East of England.  His graduation film GETTING THERE won Best Fiction at the Royal Television Society Awards.  His...

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Loran Dunn

Development Mentor

Loran Dunn is a BFI Vision Award winning Producer with a background in production on BBC Dramas, independent features and major...

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Laura Degnan

Development Mentor

Laura Degnan is an emerging writer/director working in film and is represented by Julie Press at Kitson Press Associates. Laura has...

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Catriona MacInnes

Development Mentor

Catriona completed a Masters in Film Practice at Edinburgh Napier University. Her graduation film premiered in competition at the 65th Venice...

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