THE CREATIVE TEAM
NEIL OSEMAN (Director of Photography)
With 17 years in the industry, Neil has worked in the USA, Europe and Japan. Upcoming features he has shot include The Little Mermaid with Academy Award winner Shirley MacLaine, and supernatural thriller Heretiks with 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 Musketeer and Ren: The Girl with the Mark. In 2016 he was nominated for five Best Cinematography awards and took home the gong at Festigious International Film Festival for his work on the short drama Night Owls. Second only to his love of cinematography is his passion for sharing his knowledge of it on his blog neiloseman.com and his Instagram feed.
PHILIP CHAMBON (COMPOSER)
Philip Chambon has worked extensively in popular music, film & TV, visual arts and contemporary dance. As guitarist and songwriter of the band Tonight he achieved a Top 20 UK hit in 1978 with Drummer Man, and has composed many Film and TV scores, visual art installations, marketing campaigns and library music companies. Philip's most recent commissions include music for Discovery's Inside Planet Earth, the short film Office Romance 2.0 and the 3-part documentary series Zero, Ten, Twenty: The Children of Rio. He has also collaborated with some of the world’s leading choreographers and dance companies, including the English National Ballet, Rambert Dance Company and Houston Ballet. In 1987 he composed the music for Christopher Bruce's contemporary ballet Swansong, which is recognised as a dance classic and studied in UK schools. Philip is currently a Senior Lecturer in Music at Kingston University.
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 London-based Costume and Production Designer working across film and theatre. Her previous credits include feature films such as Retreat and Butterfly Kisses, 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. 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'.
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, including The Bill and Minder among 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, and hundreds of commercials.