DR HELEN BOLTER BVSc MRCVS
helen bolter
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Helen is a Veterinary Surgeon who went to study contemporary theatre at RADA. She worked as the Production Vet on Amit Gupta’s RESISTANCE in 2010 and then went on to produce and direct her first short. She has independently produced and directed four short films all of which have been selected for festivals. Recently she was selected for Creative England’s New Talent Module and she is currently writing a short and a feature-length comedy script. She intends to direct both projects, with the short being a showcase for the feature. Her award supports living costs whilst she develops her scripts.
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TOBY FELL-HOLDEN
Toby Fell-Holden
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Toby is a writer-director who graduated from Columbia Film School in New York and holds a B.A. in Philosophy, Politics and Economics from Oxford University. His recent short BALCONY was the winner of the London Calling Plus award, and his graduation short LITTLE SHADOW was nominated for an Artios by the Casting Society of America. He has been awarded fellowships from the Moving Picture Institute and Academy of Motion Picture Arts Sciences. He is currently developing feature scripts with director Ramin Bahrani and producer Afolabi Kuti, and his JBA provides support towards developing his slate.
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PAYAM HOSSEINIAN
Payam Hosseinian
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Born in Tehran, Payam started his career by performing in many radio drama productions including WAR AND PEACE, THE CHERRY ORCHARD, THE SHINING, THE TRIAL and THE GREAT GATSBY. In 2006, he moved to the UK and after completing a Masters in theatre and performance, he started directing the dubbing for many BBC series for the World Service. He is currently completing a Masters in Sound Design at The National Film and TV School and is particularly attracted to working on films in the British social realist tradition. His JBA provides assistance towards his tuition fees.
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FAWZIA MAHMOOD
Fawzia Mahmood
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Having read Economics at Brown University and worked in finance in New York for four years, Fawzia decided to leave the industry to make her way in the world of film. She has since completed a master’s degree at Cambridge University, where she wrote a thesis on the finance of India’s contemporary film industry. Fawzia is currently completing the MA in Producing at the National Film and Television School as a Toledo Scholar. Her independent collaborations include short film BOYS, a new period war drama and assistant producing A MOVING IMAGE, an upcoming feature film set in present-day Brixton by writer/director Shola Amoo. Her JBA provides assistance towards tuition fees.
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KATE MOORE
Kate-Moore
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Kate is a Manchester-born development executive working at Fly Film in scripted and documentary feature film/television. Kate works closely with writers and directors searching for new projects, new talent and supports the development of Fly’s slate. Prior to joining Fly, she worked at Lonelyleap Film as a producer. Kate produced independent documentary R. ENSTONE which was in competition at Leeds International Film Festival 2014, LSFF 2015 and Full Frame 2015. She is currently completing a diploma in Script Development at the National Film & Television School and her JBA provides support towards tuition fees.
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JENS ROSENLUND PETERSEN
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Jens is a free lance sound editor with a background in theatre and installation art. Originally from Denmark, Jens was educated at the NFTS in Beaconsfield. Selected credits include ’71’ (Dir Yann Demange), DETOUR (Dir: Chris Smith), SNOW IN PARADISE (Dir: Andrew Hulme), ENGLISH MAGIC (Dir: Jeremy Deller), PLAYTIME (Dir: Isaac Julien) Short films include: EKKI MUKK (Dir: Nick Abrahams), THE BACK OF BEYOND (Dir: Michael Lennox), JONAH (Dir: Kibwe Tavares), SKYBORN (Dir: Jamie Stone) & ORBIT EVER AFTER (Dir: Jamie Stone). His JBA provides assistance for him to upgrade his offline studio facility.
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NATHALIE PITTERS
Nathalie Pitters
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Nathalie has been a freelance photographer for the last ten years and her photography has taken her all around the world. Her photo of a local Yao woman in China won the Artificial Eye’s Salgadogram Award 2015, and was exhibited at the Curzon Bloomsbury. She made the transition into cinematography when she won the skillset bursary to the London Film School in Spring 2014. She is now in her second and final year of the MA Filmmaking course, where she is specialising in cinematography. Her aesthetic is influenced by Christopher Doyle, Natasha Braier and Vittorio Storaro. Her JBA goes towards her living costs and fees whilst she completes her graduation films. Nathalie’s award is co-sponsored by The BCTV (British Cinema and Television Veterans).
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KIM TSERKEZIE
Kim Tserkekie
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Kim has over twenty years of broadcast experience. For many years she presented BBC2 series DISABILITY TODAY and FROM THE EDGE and then moved into acting, notably playing Penny Pocket in BAFTA award winning children’s show, BALAMORY (CBeebies). More recently she appeared in CBBC’s WOLFBLOOD and will soon be seen in BBC comedy BOY MEETS GIRL.

Kim recently set up TV/Film production company, SCATTERED PICTURES, which aims to create drama and comedy based in North East England. The company is currently in development with BBC COMEDY on a pilot for a series which Kim is co-writing with Miles Jupp. Kim is also developing a primetime drama series in collaboration with LIME PICTURES based on an original idea of hers. She is set to play leading roles in both projects. Her JBA provides assistance with travel and subsistence costs.

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KATE TURNER
Kate-Turner
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Kate spent four years at independent film company Finite Films working in all aspects of film production and development before moving into full time production at Channel 5. After producing several shorts and pilots both independently and for Finite, Kate set up her own production company, The Road Productions, in 2014. Having recently executive produced her first feature film, NEIGHBOURHOOD FOOD DRIVE, shot over the summer in Chicago, she is now currently raising finance for an ambitious short film adaptation of Nikolai Gogol’s THE OVERCOAT with director Patrick Myles, whilst growing her development slate.
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KAT WOOD
katwood
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Kat grew up in Yarm, a quiet town in the North East of England, and has a background in broadcast journalism. Her first produced film, MR BOJAGI, won the Best Short Film Award at the London Independent Film Festival and is distributed by Shorts International. In 2012, Kat was a finalist for the Bluecat Cordelia Award and Final Draft Big Break competition with a script written with her writing partner. Together, they have had two scripts optioned, completed three writing assignments and their first produced feature, ARTHUR & MERLIN, has just been released in the UK, with a release in the US, France and Germany still to come. Kat was voted on to The Tracking Board’s ‘young and hungry’ list 2014, which lists the top 100 emerging writers in Hollywood and is voted for by industry professionals. She is represented by Zero Gravity Management.
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