THE TEAM

Naomi Wright - Writer Director

Naomi is a successful writer-director-producer working in film and TV. She has worked on a wide range of documentaries for Channel 4, ITV and the BBC, recently directing the critically acclaimed final South Bank Show, where she followed Royal Shakespeare Company over a period of six months. Naomi’s television credits also include directing the premiere episode of the Fearne And … series which featured the controversial personality Peaches Geldof. Alongside her TV work, Naomi has made several short fiction films. Her last short film String was screened at 14 international film festivals and won three audience awards. www.naomiwright.com


Lucinda Belle – Composer

Lucinda first hit the spotlight last year when she was discovered as a session harpist and singer for Robbie Williams. What followed after was the fusion of years of preparation, honing her skills as a songwriter for the likes of Lisa Stansfield and german pop idol Joanna Zimmer and her experience as a performer playing with the Pet Shop Boys, Jamaroquai, Rufus Wainright, Annie Lennox, making her ready for the opportunity that came via a £1million record deal with Island Records.

Lucinda, an accomplished singer songwriter, released her debut album 'My Voice and 45 Strings' in August 2010 and is currently promoting it live with her orchestra headlining at many of London's prestigious venues, Ronnies Scotts and the Jazz Café.

The LBO will be hitting the road in 2011 on tour and playing festivals whilst Lucinda still turns her hand to writing new material and composing for various commissions that include the short film 'Join my Band' and other commercial clients.

To find out more about Lucinda Belle please visit www.thelbo.com


Sean Hargreaves – Composer

"His audacity in manipulating the beat recalls the late Bill Evans, and his attacking chord-work McCoy Tyner". The Guardian

"Along with a remarkable technique and delicate touch, Hargreaves has a flair for unusual rhythmic settings". The Observer

As well as appearing on national TV with Michael Buble, Sean has worked internationally with artists including Natalie Imbruglia, Alison Moyet, and US3. He is also musical director for Chaz Jankel's band.

In 2010, he was composer for two short films, 'Join My Band', and 'Suggestive.' Other film / TV credits include 'Can I Make A Difference' (Aardman), 'My Fair Kerry' (ITV1), 'The Challenge' (10 x 1hr for Animal Planet), an ident for ITV.com, and production of all of ITV's ringtones.

His TV appearances include TOTP2, Children in Need, This Morning, Holby City, Paul O'Grady Show, and Strictly Come Dancing.


James Harris – Producer

James is an established line producer and co-founder of the production company Red Sparrow, whose first film Psychosis has been acquired by Lionsgate for the UK, and their second film Slaughtered is currently being sold worldwide. James started as production manager with Gatlin Pictures working on titles such as Forest of the Damned and When Evil Calls. He has worked for Gumball 3000 Films, producing Gumball Rally 2007 (Channel 4). He has also line produced F for Black Robe Productions (2010) and is currently developing a slate of projects with Mark Lane and SC Films International.


Helen Sara Jones – Producer

Born in the U.K. and raised in New Zealand, Helen has over five years experience working in the film industry. A University graduate in both Film and Media (BA Hons.) and Marketing (BCA), Helen’s industry experience includes working within International Post Production at Columbia Pictures and, prior to this, for the film production company Inspired Movies, where she was involved in the development of three feature films. In 2009 she worked with Ben Miller (The Armstrong and Miller Show) on his directorial debut feature Huge.


Stephen Follows – Executive Producer

Stephen is a feature film producer whose most recent film Baseline stars Jamie Foreman, Dexter Fletcher and Gary Stretch, due for release later this year. He has produced over 30 short films, many of which have been screened on TV and at film festivals worldwide. Previously Stephen was the Festival Director of the Super Shorts International Film Festival and was elected to serve on the Executive Committee of the New Producer’s Alliance. In 2009 he was selected as ‘One To Watch’ in producing in ‘MovieScope’ magazine. www.stephenfollows.com


Jonathan Bloom – Director of Photography

Jonathan’s career in filmmaking spans more than 20 years. He is the winner of the Cairo Film Festival Best Cinematography and Best Documentary for 'Voices of Gaza' and has two BAFTA Nominations for Best Cinematography- for 'Avenue of Trees' and 'Outrage'. His filmmaking credits include The Last King of Scotland (2006) and Mum & Dad (2008). Jonathan is a graduate of the Royal College of Art - Film and Television School MA programme. www.jonathanbloom.co.uk

Zakiya Bishton - Director's Assistant

Zakiya Bishton graduated from the University of Westminster in Contemporary Media Practice in 2005. She comes with over 5 years production experience in a variety of roles; pre and post production, studio/ location shoots, short films and TV for terrestrial channels as well as for the web.

Tim Walker – Stills Photographer

tewalker.mail@googlemail.com
www.electricphotography.co.uk