Richard Cunningham – By the Sea
Orestes Sophocleous – Scream, Falling Upwards
Cheska Hill-Wood – Closed Windows
Ian Macnaughton – The Train, Awakenings, Too Late
Melissa Sirol – Comet
Chereen Buckley – Airport
Peter Hoggart – Speed Chess, Positively Fateful, Black 39874
Eva Solveig – 2012, Carousel
Robin Toller – Love Remembered, Your Things
Sarah Lambie – Magnolia
Alexa Matthews – Vertigo
Hamish Doyne-Ditmas is an acclaimed cinematographer. With a career in the film industry spanning over a fifteen years , he has shot many successful and critically acclaimed feature films, short films, music videos and commercials for a variety of major productions including Cinderella, Batman Begins, Gravity and Atonement.
Sophie Cotton is a graduate of the Royal College of Music where she studied composition with Jonathan Cole. She has had works performed by the Ossian Ensemble, Composer’s Ensemble (cond. Richard Baker), Kermani Trio, Borromini Quartet, Shoals Duo and the New Ensemble (Cond. Tim Lines). She has also participated in masterclasses with the BBC Singers, Simon Holt and Mark Anthony Turnage and in workshops with the Rambert Dance Company. Since graduating she has worked as assistant composer to Jeremy Sams, on the film Hyde Park on Hudson (dir. Roger Michelle), as well as other composers including Richard Blackford, Olly Fox and Dan Jones. In 2012 and 2013 she worked as Music Associate on the National Theatre’s production of Antigone (dir. Polly Findlay) and in workshops for Damed by Despair and Emil and the Detectives. Most recently she has written the music for Don’t Wake Me: The Ballad of Nihal Armstrong (Dir. Guy Slater, St James Theatre), Little Black Book at the Park Theatre (Dir. Kate Fahy) the short film Job’s Dinner (starring Maurren Lipman, Dir. Giles Foreman), The State Vs John Hayes (Lowry Theatre, Dir. Jemma Gross), as well as assisting Claire Van Kampen in her production of Farinelli and the King at Shakespeare’s Globe.
Writer / Producer / Director
John Michael Mouskos was born in London. His short anthology, Autumn, was presented at the Society Club in Soho, London in November 2011, his work has since gained prominence at international literary festivals and been widely published in journals, including Cyphers and Lighthouse among others.
He wrote and directed the screenplay Unlined (2015), winner of an Honourable Mention at the International Film Awards of Berlin 2015, winner of an Award of Merit at the IndieFEST Awards 2015, and shortlisted at the BAFTA qualifying British Independent Film Awards 2015.
His debut poetry collection Cold Spark, to be released in 2018, includes the Forward Prize nominated poem White Spider. He is currently writing the screenplay Polyphony, his debut feature film, exploring the symptoms of human madness ‘that undercurrent that moves below the surface of our lives, our inner lives’.
A mountaineer, he has crossed the Alps, climbed to the summits of Mont Blanc, Mount Aconcagua, Mount Elbrus, Mytikas and scaled the North Face of Mount Whitney.