Originally from Singapore, Chai worked extensively in the arts and media industries before coming to the UK to do a postgraduate programme in festival producing and management in Edinburgh. She then worked in Higher Education in Glasgow, and went and lived in Vietnam before arriving in London in 2010. Chai has worked with various Christian charities since coming to London. She is pleased to be working in a creative environment again, having joined LFS in April 2019, providing administrative support to the CEO, Gisli Snaer, and COO, Dan Lawson.
An ordinary member of staff.
After a career in film festivals, River joined London Film School as Marketing & Communications Manager. She worked across some of the biggest international festivals including five Sheffield Doc/Fests, two Cork Film Festivals, and one Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival in various marketing positions. She holds a BSc and MA in Documentary Production from Ithaca College (NY, USA) and Sheffield Hallam University (UK), respectively.
Joined LFS as Festivals Coordinator after graduating with an MA in Film Studies from King’s College London, and continues to work as a freelance film journalist with regular contributions to Little White Lies and Sight & Sound among others.
Jonathan joins the London Film School with over seven years’ experience in Marketing and Student Recruitment for both the Further and Higher Education sectors in Scotland. As a Graduate of Edinburgh Napier University in MSc Marketing, Jonathan recently spent six years working for his alma mater in Student Recruitment Officer roles most notably, for the EU and Home Postgraduate markets.
Robin joins London Film School as our Secretary. He has been a solicitor for 29 years, spending most of his time in the public sector and also with Eversheds LLP as a Senior Associate. He has held a number of senior roles in the higher education sector, including University Solicitor at Brunel University and University Secretary to both Lincoln and Cork universities. He was also the Secretary and Director at a Fire Authority. He has a background in the charity sector, where he was the Head of Legal at the Woodland Trust and then the Company Secretary at Arthritis Research UK.
Dom Kersey is a very experienced Director of Photography who has been working in the industry for 36 years. Starting at BBC film dept at Ealing Film studios working on major film Dramas such as ‘Bleak House’ he left to go Freelance and worked on many high-profile music promos and Commercials. He has shot Tv Drama for Channel 4, BBC and ITV children’s series ‘Bookaboo’ which won two Bafta awards. Currently, he is continuing to work on commercials and developing a new Drama series/Film with independent production company ‘Lonesome Pine Productions’.
Nicola worked at the BBC for 12 years as a Producer/Director on primetime series and programme strands in BBC Arts, Specialist Factual and Documentaries and as successful Development Producer. Her work has been nominated for a Grierson Documentary Award, a Royal Television Award and the highly acclaimed series ‘My Life As A Child’, won at five International Input Documentary Festivals.