Bob Smeaton, A Life in Music Documentaries Q&A
Sep
28
3:00 pm15:00

Bob Smeaton, A Life in Music Documentaries Q&A

  • The Bulls Head Jazz Room, London, SW13 9PY (map)
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Bob Smeaton is a double Grammy award winner, and three times Emmy nominated director of music and arts documentaries.Throughout his career, he’s worked with some of the biggest artists in the world, including The Beatles, Elton John, The Who, Pink Floyd, The Doors, Queen, Nirvana, Mark Knopfler and the Spice Girls.

Prior to working in film and television, Bob was lead vocalist with the rock band White Heat. Signed to Virgin records, the band toured extensively and released one album and two singles. It was time spent with his own band that gave him an extensive understanding of the song writing and recording process, knowledge that has proved invaluable when working with established musicians and songwriters. 

Bob was born in Newcastle Upon Tyne, in the North East of England. He currently lives in London.

Bob Smeaton will be interviewed by award winning documentary maker Paul Crompton. In addition to devising the Channel 4 hit ‘Escape to the Chateau’, he has worked in commissioning for Sky1, Channel 5 and ITV and set up Bargepole Productions with Timothy Spall.

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Impact Producing in association with WWT London Wetland Centre
Sep
29
2:00 pm14:00

Impact Producing in association with WWT London Wetland Centre

Blue Heart, Patagonia Documentary (45mins). Blue Heart tells the story of the last wild river system in Europe and the people fighting to protect it. This will be followed by a selection of Short Screenings from the Eco Film Festival.

Following the screenings there will be an Ecological Panel chaired by Jo Sawicki (Cerescom), Talia Woodin (Extinction Rebellion UK), Luke McMillan (Eco Film Festival) plus special guests.

JO SAWICKI 

Jo is a media entrepreneur with over 25 years international experience running 

profitable media businesses. She is an award winning writer, director and producer, having held senior roles in the BBC, BSkyB, Channel Nine Australia and News Ltd. She is currently CEO of Cerescom Ltd, a production and training company that creates social impact programming and interactive strategies for large organizations. She also match-makes impact investors with dynamic, talented creative projects and people. A pioneer in multi-platform media, Joanne uses her communication skills to change consciousness, reach mass or targeted markets, and generate ethical profit. 

TALIA WOODIN 

Talia Woodin, 20. Until a few months ago I was a Visual Anthropology student at Goldsmiths, UoL. After becoming involved with Extinction Rebellion in October 2018 as a photographer, then setting up a group within my university at the start of this year whilst juggling my degree and a part time job, I made the decision to stop my studies and work within XR full time. I am now the national coordinator for Extinction Rebellion Youth media and messaging as well as also working within XR media. A lot of people have criticised my decision to drop out of university but I believe it is one of the best decisions I've made. My current role has given me experiences, knowledge and opportunities that would never have been possible within the confines of a lecture theatre! 

LUKE MCMILLAN 

Luke McMillan has a background in working in conservation having formed his own NGO focussed on human/animal conflict in Indonesia and having extensive experience in the humanitarian sector with time spent with Save the Children and the United Nations. With this experience he is now the Head of Programmes and Research for the Atlantic Whale and Dolphin Foundation. 

He is also putting together the London Eco Film Festival, which takes place in November; which aims to highlight the incredible work of individuals around the world, something which he is incredibly passionate about. 

IEVA BALCIUTE 

Ieva Balciute is a serial entrepreneur, who has spent all of her professional life working in fashion and media. 

Originally from Lithuania, Ieva started her career in the fashion industry in Milan, whilst she studied Political Science and Diplomacy. 

Later, her career path took her to the media sector, within which she started her first company. Working with award winning documentary filmmakers and cutting edge technologies, it was the projects focused on climate change that inspired her to make a difference in her beloved field - the fashion industry. 

Last year, she co-founded Aequem - an e-commerce platform, that brings stunning sustainable fashion to consumers; making conscious shopping effortless and rapidly moving towards changing the landscape of the fashion industry. 

PAUL CAYFORD 

Paul Cayford is an architect who has spent his career at the forefront of ecological design. 

A Certified Passivhaus Consultant as well as a RIBA Client Adviser, his clients range from homeowners, developers, businesses, schools and government departments.

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Talk: Introduction to Post Production
Sep
29
2:00 pm14:00

Talk: Introduction to Post Production

  • Castelnau Community Centre, Stillingfleet Road, London, SW13 9AQ (map)
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Post Production is a huge umbrella term for the process that begins once you’ve captured all of your footage. Whether it’s a low budget horror film, a makeup tutorial for YouTube, a landmark David Attenborough series, or that Cadbury’s gorilla advert, you can bet that some degree of post production has happened to create the end product that you see.

Post covers the ingest, editing, colour grading, online edit and sound work, as well as mastering of final files/deliverables and all of the QC processes that make sure your carefully crafted work is fit for release.

Post is often the last stretch of a long and sometimes emotional process fro filmmakers and directors, which is why it can be so incredibly rewarding to be involved in. Delivering that end product is a wonderful (and addictive!) feeling for those involved.

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Closing Night - George Mackay in Conversation
Sep
29
7:30 pm19:30

Closing Night - George Mackay in Conversation

  • Olympic Studios, 117-123 Church Road, London, SW13 9HL (map)
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We’re delighted to close our festival with an in-depth interview with George Mackay, in conversation with writer Charlotte Bogard Macleod. Mackay launched his career at the tender age of ten, when he was scouted at Harrodian School to play Curly in Peter Pan. Since then, George Mackay has been a sparkling presence on ours screens, in many films including Pride, Private Peaceful, Sunshine on Leith, The Outcast, and Captain Fantastic.

With his latest leading roles in Sam Mendes 1917, and Justin Kurzel’s True History of The Kelly Gang, George Mackay confirms his place as one of the most exciting, significant, and important actors working today. Long-time Patron of The Barnes Film Festival, George Mackay is the perfect way draw our festival to a close.

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