The London Screenwriters’ Festival is run by screenwriters, producers and filmmakers just like you.
And we believe passionately that we are all in it together.
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Chris Jones – Creative Director
Guerilla filmmaker, educator and screenwriter Chris runs the festival
Judy Goldberg – Festival Manager
Screenwriter and Producer Judy makes the festival happen
Lucia Landino – Delegate Support
Lucia heads up the office and is the first person to turn to if you need help and support.
Vanessa Bailey – Festival Support
Fabulous actress turned outstanding festival co-ordinator
Lucy V Hay – director of education
Lucy is a screenwriter, script reader and novelist
Oliver Purches – stage manager
Oli is a writer, director and actor who oversees stage tech at the festival
Emma Hallewell – Festival Support
Screenwriter with a love of stand-up comedy and cheesy quotes.
Fleur Poad – Actors Table Read Producer
Heading up the ATR, who is English / German bilingual who you last saw alongside Brad Pitt in 'Allied'
Jenn Thomas – Speaker Liason
I don't do one liners.
Maureen Hascoet de Cuestas – Producer
Putting together an extra special series of sessions at the festival.
Viktoria Tolidou – Delegate Support and Tech Wizard
Delegate Support and Tech Wizard
Bob Schultz – Pitchfest Organiser
Organiser of the Great American Pitchfest and here to run the UK side now
Lisa Shelley – Festival Co-ordination
Lisa often sits in the corner getting up to mischief when she isn't working miracles for us
Zsofia Szemeredy – Festival Co-ordinator
Zsofi loves films, tv, festivals, sci-fi, period dramas and Star Wars above everything else.
David Jacobson – Festival Co-ordinator
Writer, Director, Producer, Historian. Huge Jackson fan. Peter not Michael.
Leilani Holmes – Official LSF Blogger and Tweeter
Leilani an actor/writer/director live tweets and blogs from the festival seminars and events. Hashtag: #LondonSWF
Gail Hackston – marketing and PR support
Gail is a screenwriter and digital marketer
Sebastian Solberg – Camera Team Co-ordinator
You will see Seb running around the festival with at least seven cameras at any one moment!
Piers Beckley – website manager
Piers is our web wizard
Phil Peel – Head of Camera Team
Cool dude who will make sure we get it all shot. Promise. Wait, what?
Simon Cox – Camera Team Co-ordinator
LSF crew veteran, Simon will be directing the filming crew with Seb.
Andrew McGee – Festival Support
Recent Film and Literature graduate from Warwick University, director/writer/editor and lover of all things sci-fi.
Louisa Hayford – Bookstore Manager
MA Screenwriting/Playwriting graduate. Loves to read, laugh and provide commentary for 90's Jean-Claude Van Damme films.
Ciara-Louise Glover – Festival Support
BU scriptwriting student with a keen interest in organising events.
Ellie McCandless – Festival Support
Cat lover, pizza enthusiast, film and television appreciator. Living vicariously through stories, so why not create them?
Elvina Quebral – Festival Support
An extraterrestrial dreamer who adapted human qualities, moved to earth and plans world domination.
Giuditta Rem Natale – Festival Support
Unicorn whisperer, Empress of Drag Queens, Semi-pro astronaut. Now Assistant Director, aspiring Script Supervisor
Irina Mugford – Festival Support
I am a media graduate, passionate about reading and writing alike.
Jesse Atta-Hayford – Festival Support
A young man trying to incite change.
Justyna Nowicka – Festival Support
I’m an ambitious daydreamer and a nature lover with a strong work ethic and positive attitude. Hungry for new experiences.
Katarina Mihalkovicova – Festival Support
Writing about books, films, film festivals, myself, my fictional self and many other fictional and non-fictional selves
Laurah Furner – Festival Support
Dedicated to developing accessibility for artists in the UK, and has worked with a diverse range of cultural institutions
Lilli Lehmann – Festival Support
I am a creative and reliable cosmopolitan story-teller. My various journeys around the globe inspire me.
Marie James – Festival Support
Story loving writer, producer and collaborator
Megan Bryant – Festival Support
Aspiring scriptwriter currently studying Scriptwriting for Film and Television at uni. One day I hope to write comedy for TV!
Neevon Khayati-Daryan – Festival Support
Aspiring Scriptwriter and freelance Script Reader.
Owen Arnold – Festival Support
I'm a Pearl Jam/Kubrick/Beckett loving metal-head with a passion (and hopefully talent!) for screenwriting.
Patrick Peter Rosmæl Kleven – Festival Support
Aspiring writer and Norwegian
Rachel Tookey – Festival Support
Rachel Tookey is a writer and director for theatre and film. Her work has been shown in London, Edinburgh, and New York.
Sean Curtis – Festival Support
Maths and Physics student who writes and makes films in his spare time. Co-president of University of Warwick's film society.
Sophie Dawkins – Festival Support
An enthusiastic individual who has a passion for writing lyrics, scripts and poetry, among other aspects
Vlad Dorofte – Festival Support
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