BFI NETWORK

BFI NETWORK highlight their favourite short film each month as a NETWORK Pick on their website. Since 2015 a wide range of animation and live action film directors have been selected and promoted, including director Rory Waudby-Tolley for his animation short Mr Madila, Thea Gajic for her film about love, Run, and Rohan Blair-Manget, who directed When I See You I See Me, a short film piece starring rapper Wretch 32. Starting from April this year, one filmmaker selected each month for NETWORK Picks will be awarded funding for their future short film.

Check out the BFI NETWORK HERE

LELAND MUSIC

Leland Music collaborated with BBH creative duo Felipe Guimaraes & Lambros Charalambous to find a musical accompaniment worthy of Virgin Media’s frolicsome and explosive new film ‘Delivering Awesome'. Directed by Sam Brown, at Rogue, the film is crammed full of entertainment stars, which paired with Dick Dale & The Del Tones ‘Misirlou’ brings an equally iconic and electrifying soundtrack to support the action. 

ADAPT

Directed by Craig Bingham, this compelling documentary follows the remarkable story of boxing champion Luke Campbell, who in 2012 was crowned with Olympic gold, making history as the first Englishman to win European gold since 1961. In late December 2015, Luke's undefeated career came to an end leaving his future in the sport uncertain. With less than two months to prepare for his next fight, Luke relocates to Miami to train under the guidance of legendary Cuban coach Jorge Rubio. If Luke has any hope of becoming lightweight champion of the world, he has to first defeat Gary Sykes for the Commonwealth Championship belt.

LISA WHITEMAN

An independent photographer, based in Los Angeles, Whiteman shoots portraits and events, as well as documentary/narrative photography.  Whiteman: "Photography is one of the primary ways I connect with people I find interesting or inspiring, and I love that it introduces me to folks and experiences I might not come across otherwise. I enjoy telling their stories, trying to find the angle where I can almost see inside the person I’m photographing, and, in the best cases, I hope to give the viewer - and myself - a new perspective.” 

Check out her work at lisawhitemanlens.com

JONATHAN K HARRIS – SALT.TV 

Manchester-Born Jonathan K Harris has created campaigns for Magners, Wrangler and the National Trust. He is currently planning to turn his short film about stock car racing, Firecracker, into a feature film.

Watch Jonathan's latest showreel HERE

SAKU

Director, Saku, signed to production company Familia, won a Cannes YDA for his work on charity film Dompe. A beautiful spot which sheds light on the struggle of sufferers of rare diseases. Saatchi & Saatchi returned to Saku with a brief to make a follow-up. Saku pitched an idea to deliver a similar concept in short-form narrative featuring Garbriele Mainetti as he moves through a forest in the pursuit of light. The film is a metaphor for people fighting against rare eye diseases, for whom any progress made by scientific research can be a ray of hope.

Watch Dompe 'In the Woods' HERE and check out Saku's latest showreel HERE

GEMMA BOOTH

Born in South Manchester and brought up in Tanzania in East Africa, Gemma Booth lives in London and works internationally as a fashion photographer and filmmaker. Booth creates playful and bohemian visions of youthfulness and femininity and has shot for the likes of Chanel, Paul Smith, Jalouse and L'Officiel. After starting a family of her own Booth began photographing children's fashion, creating timeless images of innocence and nostalgia. She is represented by Industry Art in London.

Check out her latest work HERE

ILLUMINATRIX

Launched in 2016 by cinematographers Vanessa Whyte and Catherine Goldschmidt, illuminatrix is a members’ collective that promotes and supports professional female cinematographers based in the UK and working internationally.

Check out the network at: www.illuminatrixdops.com