Jody has been working in the film exhibition industry for over 6 years. She also runs Ffresh, which hosts a student film awards and co-ordinates the BFI Film Academies in South Wales. She is also involved with the Iris Prize Festival as events co-ordinator and production assistant on their short films.
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.
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’.
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.
Lenny is a highly regard director of film and television hailing from Dublin. The list of award winning feature films he has directed includes ‘Adam & Paul’, ‘Garage’, ‘What Richard Did’ and ‘Frank’. One of his most successful films includes critically acclaimed, ‘Room’ which was nominated for four Academy Awards.
Joanna is a filmmaker and creative producer from North Wales. Her work has been screened internationally, including at the Institute for Contemporary Art, The BFI, British Council, Channel 4, BBC, and on the side of a medieval castle. She’s also worked as a designer on award winning feature films, TV and theatre, based in New York.
Sian is an experienced narrative and sketch writer and script editor.
Credits include ‘The Now Show’, ‘Dilemma’, co-writer on the Channel 4 Greg Davies sitcom ‘Man Down’, Rhod Gilbert’s ‘Back to Llanbobl’ and Sony Award winning radio show ‘Here Be Dragons’.
Sian also created and wrote the Hefin a Liz comedy series, which was shown as part of S4C’s Hwb programmes and starred Isy Suttie (Peep Show) and Elis James (8 out of 10 Cats). She is currently developing a new original comedy series for television.
Filmmaker and sexual astronaut, James Plumb’s films have been terrorising supermarket shelves in the UK, Europe and the US. His first feature had the honour of being the most torrented film on the interweb on the month of its release. Mad Science Films are currently in post production on their fourth and fifth feature films, ‘Little Monster’ and ‘Emojis of Horror’. James is also a writer based in South Wales, where life is cheap.
Ryan is a BAFTA Cymru winning DOP, that shoots feature films. He’s just finished shooting the feature films ‘Good Posture’ (Dolly Wells), ‘The Fight’ (Jessica Hynes), ‘A Winter Love’ (Rhiana Yazzie), ‘Bittersweet Symphony’ (Jamie Adams) & ‘Love Spreads’. Recent feature titles include the critically acclaimed & BIFA nominated ‘Prevenge’ (Alice Lowe) & ‘Black Mountain Poets’ (Jamie Adams). Ryan’s work has screened on Television & at SXSW, Toronto, Venice & BFI London Film Festivals.
Catrin is the Executive Producer of ‘Alfred and Jakobine’, and Associate
Producer for ‘Honeytrap’, distributed by Ava DuVernay’s Array Now.
She launched #FilmHerStory, a viral campaign with director Lexi
Alexander, critic Miriam Bale and Shaula Evans, founder of The Blackboard. Production credits include ‘Casino Royale’ and ‘Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban’.
Nerys Evans is an Executive Project Officer at the University of Wales Trinity Saint David, working with the University to strengthen the capacity of content and digital industries in south-west Wales, including the new Canolfan S4C Yr Egin in Carmarthenshire. Before joining the University in 2013, Nerys worked as a Producer Director in factual and current affairs, including flagship productions ‘Byd ar Bedwar’ on S4C and ‘Wales This Week’ on ITV, achieving some of their highest annual ratings. Nerys is continuing to work with the University, focusing on opportunities within the £1.3bn Swansea Bay City Region bid. Nerys is also the Chair of the new European funded Creative Carmarthenshire industry network.
We are very grateful to the following people who formed our pre-judging panel for the 2018 festival:
Angharad Griffiths, Anna Burton, Craig Huntley, Craig Lewis, Daisy Gould, Damien Harvey, Emily Beynon, Evie Honer, Gareth Jamieson, Grant Vidgen, Jamie McKee, Katie White,
Kristian Kane, Lewis Carter, Lexx Oliver, Louise Lynch, Marc Anthony, Rhiannan Falshaw-Skelly, Ryan Thomas, Stephen Peckman, Tash Horton, Tom Gatley, Tom Wardley.