Below are a list of industry experts who will be speaking on our courses over the five month programme. Please keep an eye on this page as we announce new speakers.
Kolton Lee is an award-winning filmmaker, novelist and academic. He has made two independent features, Cherps and Freestyle, a comedy and urban romance, respectively. Kolton has also published novel The Last Card, a crime thriller set in the twin worlds of boxing and gambling, and taught Screenwriting and Directing at a number of different institutions. Until recently, he was the Programme Leader for the BA Screenwriting degree at Central Film School.
Nathaniel Martello White is a writer, director and actor. As an actor his theatre credits include People, Places & Things, Edward II (National); City Madame and A Midsummer Night’s Dream (RSC). His film and TV credits include Silk, Death in Paradise, Misfits, Hard Boiled Sweets and Life Just Is. As a writer, Nathaniel’s theatre credits include Torn (Royal Court) and Blackta (Young Vic) and he has recently completed three short films Slap, Cla'am and Mars Tingz.
Nirpal Bhogal made his breakthrough with the critically acclaimed short film Cold Kiss which starred and was exec produced by BAFTA nominated actor, Ray Winstone. He then went on to direct girl gang thriller Sket, which premiered at the London Film Festival. Since then, Nirpal recast and directed the BAFTA award-winning series Misfits for E4 and has completed his second feature Firstborn, which is released on Netflix in March.
Tracy Elner is the author of Blue Eye, a self-published award-winning conspiracy thriller which has recently been optioned for TV/Film. Tracy’s unusual background as a businessman, environmentalist and dream alchemist has allowed him to think ‘outside the box’ to develop strategies to penetrate the business of media and TV. Tracy is also ambassador of the Going Blue Foundation – the first global campaign to fight water pollution at source.
Alicia Duffy is a multi-award winning writer and director. Her first feature All Good Children was selected for the Quinzaine at the Cannes Film Festival and her short films, including the BAFTA nominated The Most Beautiful Man In The World, have screened at numerous international film festivals. She studied Directing at the NFTS, and later, was selected for the Cinefondation Residence in Paris. Since 2016, Alicia has also been a visiting lecturer in directing at the London Film School (LFS).
Lee Magiday is a producer. Alongside Ceci Dempsey, Ed Guiney and Yorgos Lanthimos, Lee produced The Lobster, which was awarded the Jury Prize at the 68th Cannes Film Festival in 2015 and nominated for best original screenplay at this year’s Oscars. Lee was Associate Producer on the Irish box office hit The Guard starring Brendan Gleeson and Don Cheadle. Lee previously worked at Element Pictures as Head of Development, before evolving into her role as a Producer.