My name is Grace,I have been involved in film and photography in some capacity for 10 years, starting out alongside my dad working in performance arts videography and capture. In more recent years I’ve supported Artizan Galley, producing documentary films and event coverage with their artists and partners. I am pleased to be invited back for a second year to judge following an incredible year with the festival in 2019. I’m excited to see what new talent 2020 brings.
Claire Bueno is a film journalist, presenter and interviewer, having moderated BAFTA and Apple Store Q&As and hosted Comic Con panel talks. She has interviewed high calibre artistes such as Tom Cruise, George Clooney, Sir Anthony Hopkins, Sigourney Weaver, Nicole Kidman, Emily Blunt, Samuel L Jackson, James Cameron and Andy Serkis. Having studied with the London School of Journalism, she received a diploma with distinction in Freelance and Feature Writing and has written for 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die and Curzon Magazine. Additionally, Claire is the producer of the feature documentary ‘CLEANIN’ UP THE TOWN: Remembering Ghostbusters’ available on Blu-ray and ‘TOO HOT TO HANDLE: Remembering Ghostbusters II’ which is in post production.
Amanda was born in Exeter, Devon UK and is the founder of Rendered Pictures VFX studio which she formed with her husband writer/director/vfx artist Neil Rowe in 2015. Amanda is a producer and composer best known for sci fi features Alien Outbreak and Robot World, which won best feature at the Unreal film festival in Memphis and best director at the Hyperdrive festival in UK Best feature VFX at the other worlds film festival Austin. Both films were filmed at numerous locations across Devon. Amanda is from a musical family and learnt to read music, play piano and trumpet from an early age and was part of numerous bands.
Lucy graduated in June 2014 from East 15 Acting School with a BA (Hons) in Acting and Contemporary Theatre. In addition to acting, Lucy has directed a number of short films which have won awards and been shown at the Cannes Short Film Corner. Lucy is also an accomplished artist whose illustrations have been published in children’s books.
In 2017 Lucy completed her directorial feature length film, the comedy horror Scareycrows for Inspired Toad Productions, which had it’s premiere in Los Angeles and is now available on streaming platforms across the world.
Lucy’s Directed short film “Samsara” Won the Audience Best Film Award at the 2018 English Riviera Film Festival.
Lucy is currently in development of her next feature film .