FILM EDITOR & POST PRODUCTION SUPERVISOR - NICK MCCAHEARTY
Nick has been an editor for over 16 years, beginning his career at SVC in Soho in commercials, promo's and trailers and then moving into feature film's working on films such as The Courier starring Gary Oldman and Olga Kurylenko (2020 release), Psych 9 starring Michael Biehn, Cary Elwes, and Sara Foster and St George’s Day starring Charles Dance, Sean Pertwee, Ashley Walter and Frank Harper. Nick edited & post produced the Feature Film Abducted which won 'Best Independent Film' at the National Film Awards 2015.
He has held senior editor positions at a number of London facilities and has edited commercials for clients including Adidas, L'Oreal, Toyota, Coca-Cola, Sony Play Station and Eurostar. He has won numerous awards including a Bronze Lion at
Cannes, BTAA Silver Arrow, Best Film at The London Short Film Awards and the special Jury Prize at Expression en Corto International Film Festival in 2010 for director Alex Tweddle’s documentary Honour Me which opened in Cannes and was subsequently selected for Raindance and numerous other international film festivals.
DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY - JAMES BUCK
James is a DOP with over fifteen years experience in the film and television industry. Initially training in graphics, he soon went on to be
a full-time motion control cameraman in a busy London Studio, shooting everything from commercials to title sequences. After seven
years James was craving for a greater range of projects and became a freelance DOP.
He continues to extend his knowledge and passion for filming and lighting through an ever-widening field of work, be it documentaries
or on-line media. James is equally comfortable shooting in a studio or on location and prides himself on his creativity, ingenuity and
versatility. This has led to many awards for his work as wellas recentlyscreening at the Raindance and Cannes Film Festivals. James
lights, operates and has shot on all formats from 35mm to Photosonics cameras such as the Phantom.
SCREENWRITERS - NEIL FLEMING & MATTHEW LOCKYER
Neil Fleming is a British playwright, screen-writer, and children’s fiction writer. He is the founder of UK theatre
production company Hydrocracker, chosen for the Guardian's 2007 "Pick of the Year"
Before becoming a full-time writer in 2002, he spent 17 years as an award-winning journalist,covering war, famine,
wildlife, politics and business in Africa, the Middle East and Europe. He is a steering committee member of The Fence, the international network of theatre-makers.
Much of Matthew Lockyer’s thirty-year career in medicine has involved the care of diabetic patients. Many of them depend for their lives on insulin, but very few would recognise the names of Banting and Best, let alone Macleod and Collip. It has always seemed strange to Matthew that the most dramatic of all the many stories of medical science remains one of the least known. He has cherished the ambition of dramatising the story for many years.
Although he has always written, for science journals and for pleasure, it took the scriptwriting experience and talent of his friend Neil Fleming to breathe life into the dysfunctional quartet who worked through the baking Toronto summer of 1920 in search of a lifesaving cure. The stories of the researchers and patients who first received insulin are so full of dramatic incident that compressing the events into a screenplay was an exacting challenge. They wanted the finished script to work on several levels; to engage the audience with the medical puzzle, to explain clearly the scientific debate and the experimental science, to highlight the ethical concerns of vivisection, but most of all to tell the moving human stories of courage and determination.
PRODUCER & DIRECTOR - ALEX TWEDDLE
Alex was born in Carlisle, a city in the North of England. He attended the Birmingham School of Speech Training and Dramatic Art
studying the technical side of theatre, he was then accepted at The London Film School where he studied all aspects of filmmaking.
He is a PRINCE2 Practitioner and HEAT certified to operate in hostile environments and has worked in some of the most dangerous
cities in the world.
Alex has been making what industry colleagues describe as exciting, innovative, high quality films for over 18 years. His work is often
daring, edgy, distinctive filmmaking that pushes boundaries both in subject matter and content.
He always aim is to make films that not only entertain but inform and show us a different perspective on life, society and even ourselves. His films have been in-competition at over 40 international film festivals and have won numerous awards. Alex has had the privilege of working with some of the best actors and technicians the industry has to offer.
PRODUCTION DESIGNER - DOMINIC DEVINE
Dominic is a production designer who originally trained in Spatial Design at the Bournemouth & Poole College of Art & Design. He attended the London Film School where he specialised in lighting and production design. He worked his way up to construction manager before making the switch to art director and standby art director in 2014. To date, he has worked for Tony Noble designer on "Moon" and Martin Hitchcock designer on "The Devil's Harvest" and as art director on "1492: Conquest of Paradise". Dominic has an enthusiasm and interest in period sets and design which makes him ideally placed as the production designer on this film.
SOUND DESIGNER & RERECORDING MIXER - MICHAEL POWELL
Michael has worked as a sound designer and rerecording mixer for over 16 years and has worked on numerous documentaries, dramas, features, commercials and promos.He has a thorough knowledge of the whole post-production process and prides himself on his creative and technical ability and his attention to detail.
In 1996 he joined Picardy Television during this period he worked for major broadcasters such as the BBC and Channel 4 on a variety of documentaries and many short films and animations.
He moved to WAM post production in 2002 and worked on many high profile commercials for Visa,Toyota, Carlsberg, T-mobile, Olay, CocaCola, Fanta, Cadbury, Lexus. Also on numerous short films including the Bafta Nominated, Nits, A quiet Earth, Cherry, Love Letter, Artificial Worlds, Consuming Love, Sex with the Finkels One Man & His Dog and 40Years. His features work includes Psych 9, Sea Monsters, The Hike, Ghosted and documentaries such as The Forgotten Children of Congo, Juarez City of Dreams and Surviving Burkitts.