Finlay Robertson is an experienced actor and writer who has appeared onstage at The Royal Court, Park Theatre and most recently in The Merchant Of Venice at The Almeida. In 2012 The Old Vic took his one person-play Strong Arm to the Edinburgh Fringe. On screen he’s appeared as regular series roles in Body Farm (BBC One) and Life Begins(ITV), as well as leading guest roles in shows such as Scott & Bailey, New Tricks, Doc Martin, Taggart, Persuasion and the iconic Blink episode of Dr Who. He’s also played leading roles in several independent British films, as well popping up in as dozens of commercials in the UK and abroad - including nationwide campaigns for Sainsburys, Doritos and Halifax. On radio he’s an experienced voiceover artist and has narrated several high profile audiobooks, including the Pat Barker Noonday trilogy.
Daniel Dresner studied at the Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute in New York and has had a long career as a working coach, teacher and actor. His many recent credits include playing George W Bush for Channel 4, 17 episodes of an internet TV series, a sitcom pilot, 14 short radio stories, Mercenaries for ABC, Sixty Six for Working Title, commercials for Bet Victor, Subway, Orangina, the Labour Party and a training video series for the NHS.
Tim Newton is a passionate storyteller with over twenty ﬁve years experience directing, writing and producing independent ﬁlm, TV, commercials, corporate and documentary ﬁlms. Recent independent work includes Art Party, a theatrically-released feature made in collaboration with artist Bob and Roberta Smith and Trimming Pablo; a dramatic account of Picasso’s visit to Shefﬁeld for the 1950 Peace Congress. His arts campaign ﬁlm, Save Old Flo, has recently been archived at Tate Britain. He has also produced and directed factual entertainment series for the BBC and ITV, including Beat the Burglar, Beat the Bailiff and several series of Cash in the Attic. Tim is a regular guest director and lecturer at Bristol Old Vic Drama School, teaching acting for camera and ﬁlmmaking.
Terry Iland has directed hundreds of hours of television drama in the UK. Credits include Casualty, The Bill, Down to Earth, Dream Team, EastEnders, Expert Witness, Heartbeat and 150 episodes of BBC Doctors. Terry (who originally trained as an actor at Drama Centre London) divides his time between writing and directing.
Linda Ludwig and James Curle are award-winning directors, directing drama and commercials together since 2011. Their film "Man of the Hour" won Best Short at the Cannes Film Festival 2018, AmPav, and was selected for over 10 festivals, including BAFTA and Oscar qualifiers. They are now working on their debut feature.
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