THE CREATIVE TEAM
NEIL OSEMAN (Director of Photography)
A cinematographer with 20 years' industry experience, Neil has worked in the USA, Europe and Japan. Upcoming features he shot include The Little Mermaidwith Academy Award winner Shirley MacLaine, and supernatural thriller Heretikswith Michael Ironside. He has photographed another half-dozen independent feature films, innumerable shorts, several music promos and two multi-award-winning short-form action/adventure series: The First Musketeerand Ren: The Girl with the Mark. In the past few years he has been nominated for ten Best Cinematography awards, taking home gongs at Festigious International Film Festival in 2016 and 2017 for his work on the short dramas Night Owlsand Finding Hope. Second only to his love of cinematography is his passion for sharing his knowledge of it on his blog and his Instagram feed, where he often posts lighting breakdowns. Neil is represented by Laura Reeve at Berlin Associates in London.
HELEN CURRIE (Make-up and Hair Designer)
Helen is a hair and makeup artist based in London who trained at the prestigious Greasepaint Makeup school. She has a degree in Performance Design from the University of Leeds and working with hair and makeup has allowed her to use her artistic eye and love of creating characters. She has previously designed short film Somnium starring Michelle Ryan and worked at the Aldeburgh festival 2016, and has a wide range of experience in film and television, music videos and commercials both designing and assisting.
ALICE COUSINS (Costume Designer)
Alice is a Costume and Production Designer working across film and theatre. Her credits include feature films such as Retreat, Butterfly Kisses and Daydreams, and numerous shorts including the upcoming Candice starring Nicholas Pinnock, and Kaya starring Meera Syal. She has also created for organisations such as The National Theatre, Soho Theatre and Punchdrunk. Alice is a BAFTA Crew member. www.alicecousins.co.uk
ZOË SEIFFERT (Production Designer)
Zoë has worked on design across film and theatre including, Blank Empire, The Accrington Pals, Jerusalem and music video Tibetan Night Terrors – To Be Trusted, winning the RASA film festival award for 'Art Direction'. She also worked in the Art Department on the upcoming Lenny Abramson film The Little Stranger.
IRENE COTTON (Casting Director)
Irene started casting at The Old Vic with Jonathan Miller, working on Shakespeare and the classics. She has worked on various drama series for Talkback Thames, includingThe Billand Minderamong others. Irene has also cast numerous productions for CBBC, Drama docs for Panorama and many musical theatre shows for the West End and The Crucible Theatre Sheffield, including the West End production of Dirty Dancing, as well as casting for the Steppenwolf Theatre in Chicago. She has cast a number of films, including BAFTA-winning short Stutterer,and hundreds of commercials.
COLIN GUTHRIE (Composer - Ride the Wind)
Colin has worked extensively in theatre and radio, writing music for productions including Anatol (Gate Theatre and BBC Radio 3), Ulysses (BBC Radio 4), and many theatre productions for the Tower Theatre, including Strangers on a train, David Copperfield and Brontë. As a musical director, credits include Company, Putting it together and The Producers, which won the prestigious Minack Trophy in 2014. He has also been the musical director for bandsThe Checkmates and Simply Vocal and recently worked with Fenella Lee on her shows at The Maltings, St. Albans. For many years Colin was a Sound Engineer and Producer for BBC Radio Drama, overseeing sound design for many productions including Mort, Our Mutual Friend and Lord of the Flies and as a Producer his productions included Fortunes of War, Daunt and Dervish, Highlites and the first radio adaptation of Peter Nichols’ Passion Play.