THE TEAM

PRODUCTION TEAM

JODY TOZER

FESTIVAL DIRECTOR

Jody has been working in the film exhibition industry since 2013. She is the project manager for the BFI Film Academies in South Wales. She is also involved with the Iris Prize short films as a production co-ordinator. She is currently studying for a MA in Film at the University Of South Wales.

JAMIE WILLIAMS

FESTIVAL PRODUCER

Jamie is an experienced Marketing and Events Coordinator with a demonstrated history of working in the creative arts sector. Skilled in project management and online marketing with a 1st division Bachelor of Arts (BA) focused in Events Management from Southampton Solent University. 

KATE CHESSON

FESTIVAL PRODUCER

After years of managing charity shops, Kate didn’t get creative until middle age. In the 2nd year of her media degree in 2012, she met Jody Tozer and decided to set up Cardiff Mini Film Festival as a grassroots event. She has completed an MA in Art and Design and is a self-proclaimed fan of Coronation Street, Bargain Hunt, cemeteries, conspiracy theories and of course – film.  

Richard Oren

FESTIVAL VIDEOGRAPHER

Richard Oren is a freelance video editor and social video content creator working most recently with BBC Wales and creating regular content for FA Wales. He runs Burnt Orange Media and the name is a cornerstone of his current work practice. Many in the creative industries experience burn out and this name serves as a reminder to aim towards a good work life balance whilst still working hard and producing great results. Richard has been filming and editing video content for the festival since 2017.

TOM SELWAY

MEDIA ASSISTANT

Tom is a presenter, producer, actor and voice-artist – most recently seen in CBS Reality series ‘Voice of a Killer’. He was lead co-presenter on the Made Television network and co-hosted the nightly live magazine programme ‘The Crunch’ for Made in Cardiff. He has also presented the Cardiff Music Awards in both 2017 and 2018, the Iris Prize awards in 2018 and previously hosted a weekly live film news and reviews programme for Radio Cardiff.

BOYD CLACK

PATRON

Boyd is best known as the star of the hugely successful BBC Wales  sitcom Satellite City (which he also co-wrote). He also starred and co-wrote sitcom High Hopes and had a role in cult welsh film Twin Town.  Boyd has also released two music albums and an autobiography ‘Kisses Sweeter Than Wine’.

KIRSTEN JONES

PATRON

Kirsten is a writer and actress whose credits include BBC Wales sitcom High Hopes, television movie Brewers Droop and the film short Sorrow.

MIKE PARKER

ADVISORY BOARD MEMBER

Mike is a multi-award winning producer having worked on documentaries Goddodin and Silent Village, welsh sitcom Satellite City, the international hit A Mind to Kill and the feature films Rancid Aluminium, I Know You Know and 7Lives. 

MEDIA CONTRIBUTORS

CHRIS HARRENDENCE

ILLUSTRATOR

 

Chris is a freelance illustrator who is providing artwork for festival marketing. 

BURNT ORANGE MEDIA

VIDEO FOOTAGE

Burnt Orange Media create promotional and social media content for the industry but also regularly produce work with voluntary and Community based projects. They provided our promotional videos for the festival in 2017 and we look forward to their participation in this years festival.

QUIET MARAUDER

MUSIC

Describing themselves as “Lo-fi, bedroom, record-baiting anti-folk – organically grown in Wales”, this Cardiff band have provided music to our promos. We love their sound and hope you love them too.

JUDGES

Team Kate

KATE CHESSON

Kate is a big lover of short films, having worked on many throughout her career, including ‘Going Nowhere’. Kate is also festival producer of Cardiff Mini and has just completed an MA in Art and Design.

 

Team Mike

MIKE PARKER

Mike is a multi-award winning producer having worked on documentaries Goddodin and Silent Village, welsh sitcom Satellite City, the international hit A Mind to Kill and the feature films Rancid Aluminium, I Know You Know and 7Lives.

 

Geraldine Geraghty

GERALDINE GERAGHTY

Geraldine Geraghty is an experienced producer and director whose credits include shows for the BBC, Channel 4, Sky, ITV, Sony, EMI and Universal Music.

 

Peter Watkins Hughes

PETER WATKINS-HUGHES

Peter Watkins-Hughes is a director and writer, known for A Bit of Tom Jones? (2009), The Good Drug Dealer (2015) and Handstand (2020).

 

Catryn Ramasut

CATRYN RAMASUT

Catryn Ramasut is an award-winning producer working across film, tv and radio. Catryn is also the co-founder of ie ie productions.

 

Philip John

PHILIP JOHN

Philip John is a multi award-winning Welsh writer and director. He has received two Best Director BAFTA nominations for his work on the UK series Being Human. Philip is best known for Downton Abbey and Outlander.

 

PRE-JUDGING PANEL

We are very grateful to the following people who formed our pre-judging panel for the 2020 festival: Craig Huntley, Craig Lewis, Neil Bebber, Evie Honer, Grant Vidgen, Jamie McKee, Marc Anthony, Rhiannan Falshaw-Skelly, Tash Horton, Tom Wardley, Will Smith, John Lomond, Amy Grant, Chris Thompson, Graham Neale, Ceri Evans, Richard Oren, Louis Du Toit, Niamh Barry, Niall Glynn, Cole Clarke, Letitia Simmons, Simon Bailes, Kris Francis, Kyle Thomas.

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