ABBIE LUCAS | DIRECTOR
Abbie Lucas is a film and theatre director based in London.
For close to a decade she has forged a wide and varied career path, in both creative and technical roles, which has often seen her working alongside and collaborating with Hollywood actors, sports professionals, politicians and royalty.
Her recent film credits include a comedy and the black and white screwball web series A Quick Fortune, which has been officially selected for festivals worldwide including Raindance in London. She is also the lead director for a new comedy sketch series called 12 Sketches in a London House and recently completed a comedy short titled Wrong Direction
Her 2nd collaboration with Comedy Duo "Hunt the Vigan" titled Boobies in a Box, a parody infomercial about public breastfeeding went viral (with over 4 million views) having been picked up by several online publications including the Huffington Post and Upworthy.
As a theatre director she has had shows performed at The Criterion, Soho Theatre, Pleasance London, Southwark Playhouse, Upstairs at the Gatehouse, Theatre 503, The Old Red Lion, Tristan Bates, Riverside Studios, Arts at the Old Fire Station in Oxford and the Groundlings Theatre in Portsmouth.
She is currently co-writing two pilots for American television.
BILLIE VEE | WRITER & ACTRESS
Billie Vee is an actress and a screenwriter based in London.
She was born and trained in Athens. Having worked mainly in theatre and TV as an actress in Greece and in Cyprus, she came to London. She performed in shows at the Pleasance London, Southwark Playhouse, Old Red Lion, Upstairs at the Gatehouse, New Diorama Theatre, Hen and Chickens and took part in low budget films and commercials.
The first short film she wrote and starred in was the multi - award winning Two Persons Max, an entertaining psychological thriller that takes place exclusively in a lift. It was directed by Tim Kent and filmed at Pinewood studios, while it was screened on many festivals around the world.
Since then, she wrote Cleaning Process dir Tim Kent starring Clare Holman (Blood Diamond, Silent Witness) , Repeat Until dir Abbie Lucas and recently In Humans We Trust dir Tim Kent which explores the current issue of immigration and human exploitation.
She is currently in preparation for her debut feature film Sparrow’s Call to be directed by Tim Kent which is a twisted psychological erotic thriller and a very ambitious project.
CHERISE SILVESTRI | ACTRESS
The wonderful and immensley talented Cherise will be playing the role of Lynne, the Nurse. Ms. Silvestri is featured in the film Alberta, directed by Eddy Terstall and Erik Wünsch, currently running in cinemas throughout the Netherlands. Additionally, she will appear in the short film, Doorbells and Gunshots, which is now in post -production. Her voice can also be heard narrating Season 3 of Web of Lies, a U.S. reality series on Discovery ID. Prior to living in Europe, Cherise performed in and directed several plays aboard a six-star luxury cruise ship for some years during their world cruises; this experience followed up a long body of theatrical, commercial, independent film, voiceover and motion capture work in the U.S.
JOAN BORDERA | DOP
Joan is a freelance Director of Photography, Camera Operator and co-founder of the production company Olifant Films Ltd based in London. Having been trained on the cinema school ESCAC by the hand of directors of photography as Eduard Grau, Xavi Giménez or Tomàs Pladevall, he started his career in London as a DoP of commercials and fiction. He has work for brands like Unilever, Marks & Spencer, Barclays, UBS, Yumi, Royal Canin, Ideas Britain, Lyca Mobile, Swarovsky, Pinterest, Sainsbrury, etc. and actors and actress like Carice van Houten, Tim McInnerny, Gilbert Gottfried, James Buckley, MyAnna Buring, Jimmy Carr, Neil Stuke, etc.
CHRISTIAN TAYLOR | PRODUCTION DESIGNER
Christian is a freelance Production Designer based in London with extensive experience working as a Set Designer, Carpenter, and an Art Director within the industry across a range of performance medium's including film, theatre and live events. He was the production designer for the award winning feature My Feral Heart.
ANNA DAVIES | PRODUCER
Anna Davies is a Producer, Writer and Actress. Her short film AT YOUR SERVICE won the jury award in London Independent film festival."At your Service" has gone on to win several awards including Anna winning a Merit for ‘Best Woman Film Maker’ at the ‘Best Shorts Competition’ in Los Angeles and also being in the Official Selection at the ‘London Independent Film Festival’. Since then she has gone on to Produce more short films including ‘Cleaning Process’ (2014) ‘In Humans We Trust’ (2016) and most recently with 'Testing Greta'. Anna explains that "as a Producer there is nothing more satisfying than seeing a project through right from the beginning to the very end”
TAZ AYOUB | CO-PRODUCER / 1ST AD
Taz has worked on over 40 projects in film and television over the years including features, shorts, commercials and music promos as well as multiple slates of corporate films for private clients. In addition to his directing work, Taz executive produced two features and has worked extensively in the UK as an assistant director and script supervisor.
MARCO BALDASSARRE | SOUND RECORDIST
Marco is an adaptable and highly motivated sound engineer with a natural flair for sound production. He works on a freelance basis in London. Marco holds a First Class Bachelor of Arts in Music - Technology Specialist from the London College of Music and a Diploma in Sound Engineering and Music Production from City & Islington College.
GRACE SARGEANT | MAKE UP ARTIST
Grace Sargeant is a film, TV, video, fashion makeup artist working in the UK.
Demonstrating a natural ability, passion and inspiration for all areas of makeup, from beauty to sfx. Skills include airbrushing, beauty, character, sfx, period, hair cutting, styling, wigs.
Grace is repeatedly employed because of her artistic passion, her ability to exceed a client’s original vision and go the extra mile.
FELIPE TÉLLEZ | COMPOSER
Born and raised in Colombia, Felipe Téllez is a composer and orchestrator for film and media. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Composition and Music Production from the Universidad de los Andes in Bogotá, Colombia, as well as a master’s degree in Scoring for Film, Television and Video Games from Berklee College of Music, Valencia Campus. After graduating Magna Cum Laude, he remained at Berklee Valencia as the Post-Graduate Fellow, assisting staff and giving lectures to both graduate and undergraduate students. His concert music has been performed by the Bogotá Philharmonic, the Colombian National Symphony Orchestra, and the San Rafael Symphonic Band from Bunyol, Spain. He has also recorded and conducted his music with The Budapest Art Orchestra in Studio 22 and in Abbey Road’s Studio One in London.