Workshop Tutors

Tutor profile: Dominic Clemence, Cinematographer

Dominic Clemence studied film at the London College of Printing (now the London College of Communication) and then later at the Royal College of Art. He has worked over the last twenty years in many areas of film and television: producing, directing and filming documentaries, commercials, features and drama; but has become best known as a Director of Photography shooting many single films and mini-series for television.

Dominic’s credits include Tough Love, Torn, Kingdom, Messiah, Wire in the Blood and Silent Witness and BAFTA-nominated Hetty Feather. This broad experience gives a hugely knowledgeable overview of the filmmaking process, enabling Dominic to be creative and adaptive in a role that is regarded as the toughest on the film floor.

Tutor profile: Dylan Stone, Artist

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Dylan Stone is an artist. His first large-scale piece consisted of more than 26,000 photographs of lower Manhattan and was shown at PS1 MoMA in New York. The New York Public Library purchased his piece for their photography collection and created a website for the photographs which can be seen online in their digital library. His massive wall-sized watercolour of ‘Barbara and David Stone's Bookshelf’, documents his parents' book collection and was bought by the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston in 2007. It was shown in London at Gimpel Fils and in New York at the Nicole Klagsbrun Gallery. For the past five years Dylan has been teaching BA and MA Visual Awareness for Directors at Central St. Martins School of Art and Design, Drama Centre, University of the Arts London.

Dylan was brought up in the film business. His parents founded the Gate Cinemas and Cinegate, a major foreign art and film distribution company in the 1970’s and 1980’s. They were both film producers throughout the 1960’s and 1970’s, and his mother continues to produce films today, most recently Joanna Hogg's first feature, UNRELATED (London Film Festival 2008 Fipresci Prize). Dylan’s brother and sister are also in film production. His brother, Jordan, recently produced the Italian part of the Sofia Coppola film, SOMEWHERE (Venice Film Festival 2010 Golden Lion). His sister, Alexandra, produced YOUNG ADAM with Tilda Swinton and Ewan MacGregor, and FRANKLYN with Ryan Phillippe and Eva Green.

Dylan most recently storyboarded Julien Temple’s SEXUAL HEALING, which is in production. He also storyboarded Alicia Duffy's first feature, ALL GOOD CHILDREN (London Film Festival 2010). Dylan is currently developing two feature films, one in London starring Maureen Lipman, and the second in Cheshire about the childhood and adolescence of a punk drummer. Dylan has a BA in Fine Arts from the EINA School of Art and Design, Barcelona, and an MA in Fine Arts from The School of Visual Arts in New York City.

Tutor profile: Ellis Freeman, Screenwriter


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With a background in print and TV journalism, Ellis has been writing screenplays for over 15 years. He has had commissions from BFI, Channel Four, The Film Council, Rai (Italy), Fox Searchlight and the MEDIA programme.

With Brazilian director, Henrique Goldman, he wrote PRINCESA, an award-winning feature about a transvestite prostitute living in Milan. The film was screened at the Sundance festival 2001 and has been released in the US, UK, France, Germany and Scandinavia. He also co-wrote JANUARY 2ND, a comedy feature for director Matt Winn which screened widely at festivals.

A regular lecturer at the London Film School, Ellis also teaches creative writing seminars at the DFFB in Berlin for directors, writers and producers. He is an advisor at the Binger Filmlab in Amsterdam, a tutor on the Low Budget Film Forum and has held creative writing workshops at the Scuola Holden in Turin and the Berlinale Talents. 

He is currently developing a TV thriller series for Sixteen Films, producer Rebecca O’Brien and director, Tim Fywell. He is also developing a slate of feature projects with Clownfish Films, the company he runs with producing partner, Luke Schiller. 

Tutor profile: Emma Hayter, Producer

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Emma Hayter has produced many internationally successful independent films, including Robert Altman’s VINCENT AND THEO. She founded BROOKSIDE with Phil Redmond in 1982, and went on to develop Channel Four’s sports programming with Cheerleader Productions. She has also written and produced award-winning documentaries. She produced Aisling Walsh’s first feature film JOYRIDERS, and Roger Graef’s controversial CLOSING RANKS. Emma was director of Production at Central Films, and she then produced twenty-eight episodes of the highly successful worldwide television comedy drama LOVEYOY, and eight feature length episodes of the Scottish detective series TAGGART. For four years she was Executive Producer and Head of Production at Baker Street Media Finance, making more than fifteen cinema feature films including the award-winning AN ANGEL FOR MAY, DEADLINES, ONE LOVE, ON A CLEAR DAY and LADIES IN LAVENDER, starring Dame Judi Dench and Maggi Smith. She was Executive Producer on Pawel Pawlikowski’s BAFTA-winning MY SUMMER OF LOVE, the best British film of 2014. Emma has extensive experience of working on French co-productions, including LES OISEAUX DU CIEL, Official Selection at the Berlin, Paris, San Sebastian and Edinburgh film festivals. Emma lectures for the LFS, NFTS, Media Business School Madrid, International Film Business School of Copenhagen and the BBC.

Tutor profile: Fleur Whitlock, Production Designer & Art Director

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Fleur Whitlock is an art director and production designer with nearly thirty years experience at all levels of the film and TV industry including some well-respected TV series such as INSPECTOR MORSE, LOVE HURTS, KAVANAGH QC, THE LAKES, RUTH RENDELL MYSTERIES and POIROT. She designed over 40 episodes of the popular police series THE BILL.

Fleur has worked around the world on a variety of productions including the BBC drama documentary series DISCOVERING ANCIENT EGYPT filmed entirely on location in Egypt and KROD MANDOON & THE FLAMING SWORD OF FIRE shot in Budapest for Comedy Central. Perhaps her most challenging foreign assignment was to design a domestically produced soap opera in Kazakhstan (PEREKRESTOK) modelled on the BBC’s ‘EastEnders’!

Her feature film experience is extensive and includes such diverse productions as CHURCHILL: THE HOLLYWOOD YEARS directed by Comic Strip creator Peter Richardson, LOVE & DEATH ON LONG ISLAND (starring John Hurt & Jason Priestly), an adaptation of HEIDI (starring Max von Sydow) shot in Slovenia and the epic 10,000BC directed by Roland Emmerich filmed in South Africa and Namibia. As Supervising Art Director on THE LIBERTINE (starring Jonny Depp, Samantha Morton and John Malkovich) she was responsible for the recreation of a 17th Century Restoration theatre and many period sets on location.

In recent years, Fleur has collaborated with Grenville Horner on adaptations of OLIVER TWIST and WUTHERING HEIGHTS for the BBC directed by Coky Giedroyc; comedy series REV and EPISODES (starring Matt Le Blanc); drama series JEKYLL written by Stephen Moffat and Kay Mellor’s contemporary drama THE SYNDICATE. Fleur and Grenville co-designed HARRY HILL: THE MOVIE, a surreal and anarchic road trip with comedian Harry Hill and his pet hamster...

Her recent projects couldn’t be more different: a pilot for AMC about an 18th Century surgeon (KNIFEMAN), a feature length drama for BBC about the televising of the trial of Adolf Eichmann in 1961 (THE EICHMANN SHOW), the dramatised biography of comedian Lenny Henry set in 1970s Birmingham (DANNY & THE HUMAN ZOO) and the just completed two-part original drama MAN IN AN ORANGE SHIRT scripted by novelist Patrick Gale.

Fleur regularly runs Production Design modules at the London Film School and has taught technical drawing at Wimbledon School of Art. In 2014, she was one of the ‘experts’ taking part in the first Art Department Masterclass workshops held in Vilnius, Lithuania.

Tutor profile: Gustavo Costantini, Sound

Gustavo Costantini, Michel Chion's disciple, is an Argentinian sound designer and editor, and also a musician, working on feature films, documentaries, theatre and sound installations and video art. Researcher and Professor of Sound and Editing at the University of Buenos Aires, University of Cinema, and at the National University Institute for the Arts (IUNA), he is visiting lecturer of renowned universities and film schools around the world.

Member of the Board of The New Soundtrack magazine, he also teaches in Great Britain, Germany, and Denmark. He has collaborated with Academy Award-winning Sound Editor Walter Murch (APOCALYPSE NOW, THE WOLFMAN) and Atom Egoyan (THE SWEET HEREAFTER, ARARAT) on masterclasses.

Tutor profile: Ian Neil, Music Supervisor

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Ian’s extensive knowledge of music is renowned. His expertise in researching tracks and handling music clearances, in addition to his strong ties with all the major and independent record labels and publishers artists, composers, agents and managers, has inevitably made him the first port of call for all the top UK film directors and producers.

Before becoming an independent Film Music Supervisor Ian built his strong reputation through his work as Head of Film and TV for Polygram Records; Head of Film, TV and Advertising and ultimately Director of the department at Warner/Chappell Music Ltd. By placing artists such as LIGHTHOUSE FAMILY, THE CARDIGANS, MOBY, GOLDFRAPP, OVERSEER, GROOVE ARMADA, LAMB & SMASHMOUTH and many more high profile advertising campaigns, TV and Film Productions.

One of Ian’s first big films, LOCK, STOCK AND TWO SMOKING BARRELS, resulted in a double platinum soundtrack and a strong collaboration with Brit director Guy Ritchie. Ian was therefore Ritchie’s first choice for his follow up feature, SNATCH. In 2004, Ian began to enjoy huge success as a Freelance Music Supervisor with many credits including CONTROL by Anton Corbin; JOE STRUMMER-THE FUTURE IS WRITTEN by Julien Temple; ST.TRINIANS 1 & 2; KIDULTHOOD; ADULTHOOD; ROCKNROLLA and OF TIME AND THE CITY from the highly acclaimed director Terence Davies. Other recent popular releases in the UK include SEX & DRUGS AND ROCK & ROLL which Ian is also an Executive Producer, NOWHERE BOY, KICK ASS, BRIGHTON ROCK & 127 HOURS.

His work across all his projects and include sourcing existing material, finding new original content, organizing pre-records, attaching score composers, full management of source & score budgets, film spotting, licensing and contracting, compiling soundtracks and much more.

TV credits include RED RIDING TRILOGY directed by Julian Jarold, Anand Tucker & James Marsh for Revolution Films. The latter of which he teamed the composer Dickon Hinchcliffe with the Director of which they have worked several times subsequently. Other TV shows include ECHO BEACH,ASHES TO ASHES & SKINS.

As of May 2010 Ian took the role of Director of Music for Film and TV for Sony Music. Overseeing Sony music content into Advertising, TV, Film and Computer Games. In 2011 he secured the INBETWEENERS soundtrack for Sony Music, which led to a huge hit for SEAN KINGSTON with Party All Night (Sleep All Day). Most recently procuring PALOMA FAITH’S cover of Never Tear Us Apart in the new coveted John Lewis advertising spot, resulting in a top 10 hit and helping album sales reach double platinum.

He continues to run a scaled down version of his own supervision company and recently supervised KICK ASS 2, ALAN PARTRIDGE – ALPHA PAPA and THE DOUBLE. He is currently working with Guy Ritchie, Anton Corbin, Matthew Vaughn, Ben Wheatley and Robert Carlyle on their current projects, including supervising the forthcoming KINGSMAN: THE SECRET SERVICE, released in 2015.

"Ian Neil is a leading film & Television music supervisor whose record business background gives him exclusive industry knowledge and contacts. he is well connected for the mainstream and well informed for discovering breaking artists. Ian also has a wide knowledge of film and film scores, he is excellent at matching films with composers both stylistically and based on the personalities involved. He knows the varied business aspects of creating a soundtrack for a film, from contracts, to licences, to cue sheets, from setting up deals with artists, record labels and publishers to engaging with agents and composers he is a brilliant facilitator with consistently excellent results. Ian is a major asset to the music department of any film. His experience and success as a music supervisor precedes him and among his colleagues he is recognised as an industry leader."- Ilan Eshkeri, Film & TV Music Composer

Tutor profile: Jim Dummett, Film Festival Technical Manager


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Jim Dummett has been producing film events since 2009, ranging from the mud-splattered fields of Glastonbury, pop-ups in London, film festivals such as London Short Film Festival, Open City Doc Fest, and Branchage Jersey, and delivering touring programmes to major venues Watershed Bristol and FACT Liverpool. 

Prior to his work in cinema, Jim was a online editor and broadcast technician working on documentaries for BBC, ITV and Discovery.

Tutor profile: Joel Cahen, Sound Recordist

Joel Cahen is an experienced location sound recordist who also works in post-production. He has worked on a variety of recent film productions, as well as sound for different media. As creative director for Newtoy, he also organizes unique art events such as the destructivist Scrap Club and the touring underwater sound gallery Wet Sounds.

Tutor profile: Jonas Grimås, Director

Named Cultural Personality of the Year 2011 by The StockholmsKultur Foundation, Jonas is a Swedish film director living in London since 1988, educated at Dramatiska Institutet in Stockholm 1984-87 and the Royal College of Art, London.

Jonas won the BAFTA Film Award for best short film with ARTISTEN (The Artist). He was also nominated for best short film with MAROONED.

He has made a name for himself making British crime dramas having directed episodes of HAMISH MACBETH with Robert Carlyle, SILENT WITNESS and SECOND SIGHT: KINGDOM OF THE BLIND starring Clive Owen, HOPE & GLORY with Lenny Henry and THE HELLO GIRLS for BBC. He was also a regular contributor to ITV’s HEARTBEAT having directed thirty episodes.

Still based in London, Jonas has taken on Swedish projects directing two WALLANDER films: THE TRICKSTERS and THE PHOTOGRAPHER, RADIO SHADOW, THE COMMISSION for SVT plus the high profile job of turning Camilla Läckberg best-selling novels ISPRINSESSAN (The Ice Princess) and PREDIKANTEN (The Preacher) into television.

Have recently completed MIKE THE MIDWIFE, a comedy pilot for Channel Four, a string of observational documentaries: 300 / FAKING IT / ELGAR'S TROMBONE / A SHOT OF GLASS / DELPHINE'S TOP / PAINTING EURYDICE / OUR SCHOOL DAYS / '100'. He has filmed the performance of MOZART PIANO CONCERT no 9, transferred the stage play LOCKED UP to the screen and since 2008 made more than sixty short films under the title MY UN-EVENTFUL LIFE.

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