The School of Film & Television Guest Lectures

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The School of Film & Television at Falmouth University is proud to present a series of talks, screenings and events that narrow the gap between media professionals, students and audiences. From a variety of fields, crafts and disciplines the series has been curated to ensure a diversity of ideas, journeys and experiences of working in the fields of film, television and animation are represented.

Upcoming lectures

Peter Care

Born in Penzance, Peter Care is a director of music videos, commercials and film. He has directed music videos for R.E.M., Bruce Springsteen, Roy Orbison, Depeche Mode and New Order, amongst others.

Care's first feature film was The Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys, produced by Jodie Foster's Egg Pictures. The film, starring Emile Hirsch, Jena Malone, Kieran Culkin and Foster herself, was based on a novel (of the same title) and released in 2002. It was voted Best First Feature Film at the Independent Spirit Awards. (Edited from Wikipedia entry).

Tom Roberts

Tom is a multi-award winning narrative and documentary film director, producer and executive producer. He is known for Every Last Child (2014), Alfred and Jakobine (2014) and In Tranzit (2008, above). (Edited from IMDB and Tom's production company site).

Toby Haynes (Honorary Fellow)

Toby Haynes is a television director, known for his work on Doctor Who, Being Human and Sherlock. His most recent credit is the acclaimed adaptation Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell (above). He is an alumnus and honorary fellow of Falmouth University, and a graduate of the National Film and Television School. (Edited from Wikipedia entry).

Alice Lowe and Jamie Adams

Alice Lowe is known for her roles in the Garth Marenghi series and as the lead and co-writer of Ben Wheatley's 2012 film Sightseers. (Edited from Wikipedia entry).

Her directorial debut Prevenge premiered to great acclaim at the recent 2016 Venice Film Festival and has its UK premiere at the imminent London Film Festival. Alice also starts in Adult Life Skills, the 2016 debut feature of upcoming fellow School of Film & Televisionon guest, Rachel Tunnard.

Jamie Adams

Jamie Adams is a British filmmaker recent relocated to Penryn. His production company, Jolene Films, was established in 2012 to produce and distribute exciting improvised comedy romantic dramas from director Adams and producer Jon Rennie. Based in Wales, the company has released three feature films, all under the banner of the Modern Romance Trilogy. The first, Benny & Jolene, was released in the summer of 2014. The second, A Wonderful Christmas Time, was released in winter 2014 and Black Mountain Poets, the third film in the trilogy, was released in 2015. (Edited from the Jolene Films site).

Lawrence Gordon Clark

Lawrence Gordon Clark is a television director and producer, best known for his A Ghost Story for Christmas, a series of mostly M.R. James ghost stories, which were broadcast annually by the BBC throughout the 1970s. He also directed adaptations of James's Casting The Runes and Daphne Du Maurier's Jamaica Inn. (Edited from Wikipedia entry).

Joe Stephenson

Joe Stephenson made his debut with the short The Alchemistic Suitcase (2009). He then directed four episodes of the Sky Arts series In Love With... (2012). His debut feature film Chicken was released in 2016 to great acclaim. He is in development on a biopic of Noel Coward. He comes to Falmouth to screen Chicken and discuss his work. (Edited from Edinburgh Film Festival and Our Screen websites).

Andy Hay

Since starting out directing episodes of Eastenders in the early 2000s Andy has been one of the most consistent and vibrant British television directors working. His credits include Waking The Dead and Silent Witness, and most recently the high profile BBC drama Dickensian.

Dean Humphreys

Roman Polanski and Neil Jordan's sound editor of choice is also the head of post-production at the NFTS. In an illustrious career that includes many collaborations with the directors named above, Dean has also collaborated with the likes of Franco Zeffirelli, Richard Attenborough, Bernardo Bertolucci and Nicholas Hytner.

Alex Crowton and Bobby Dass

Alex Crowton and Bobby Dass; close friends and collaborators for more than a decade have worked tirelessly to produce a film that depicts their shared passion for Sparklehorse. They also produced and shot an entirely self-funded promo for Mark Linkous in 2007. The Sad and Beautiful World of Sparklehorse has been a labor of love for almost three years.

Bobby Dass is a freelance director and editor. Alex Crowton is a lecturer in BA Honours Media (Film) Production at Staffordshire University. (Edited from the film's website). We welcome them to Falmouth to screen The Sad and Beautiful World of Sparklehorse (2016). The film is is a feature length music documentary. A cult and hugely influential figure in the alternative music scene, the critically-acclaimed Mark Linkous had a dramatic life that saw him battle with drug and alcohol addiction, paralysis, and debilitating mental illness that resulted in his eventual suicide.

Anna Roberts

After doing Zoology at Manchester, Anna made her first documentary in the Himalayas, then soon after started work as a researcher at the BBC Natural History Unit. She then worked extensively with Scorer Associates on a number of documentaries for the BBC and Discovery, including the first ever series about the natural and human history of Congo, and soon became a specialist in central Africa, chimpanzees, gorillas and ape cultures.

Anna spent a number of years writing and developing treatments for series on BBC, Discovery and PBS, and has branched out into online content, setting-up ongoing story streams from people working on the frontlines of conservation for WWF Life. She is currently location shoot producer on photographer Tim Flach's latest book, Endangered, is producing films in DR Congo for Cool Earth with cameraman Vianet D'jenguet, and is developing two new series for Discovery and Nature Conservancy in the US. Anna has a special interest in human relationships with our animal kin and solutions-based communications around conservation and ecological problems.

Johannes Roberts

Friend of the School of Film & Television and frequent visitor Johannes returns to discuss his latest works, two new features to be released late 2016, early 2017.

Johannes will discuss his work as a feature film director both independently, within what constitutes the British film industry and for the renowned Blumhouse production company (Whiplash, The Purge, Paranormal Activity etc.

Past lectures

2016 Spring lecture series

Date

Event

Venue

9 FebruaryThe Blaine BrothersCinema, School of Film & Television, Penryn Campus
18 FebruaryLenny AbrahamsonPeter Lanyon 5, Penryn Campus
9 MarchKim LonginottoCinema, School of Film & Television, Penryn Campus
21 MarchMark JenkinCinema, School of Film & Television, Penryn Campus
22 MarchJohn MacleanCinema, School of Film & Television, Penryn Campus

2015 Autumn lecture series

Date

Event

Venue

30 SeptemberJames Dean - Guest LecturePeter Lanyon 5, Penryn Campus
5 OctoberDartmoor Killing with Crew Q&ACinema, The School of Film & Television, Penryn Campus
8 OctoberDon Letts - Guest LectureCinema, The School of Film & Television, Penryn Campus
14 OctoberJeanie Finlay - Guest LectureExchange Lecture Theatre, Penryn Campus
15 OctoberBFI Future Film MasterclassCinema, The School of Film & Television, Penryn Campus
16 October (10.00-13.00)BFI Future Film MasterclassCinema, The School of Film & Television, Penryn Campus
16 October (14.00-18.00)BFI Future Film MasterclassCinema, The School of Film & Television, Penryn Campus
3 NovemberGraham Wild - Guest LectureCinema, The School of Film & Television, Penryn Campus
5 NovemberRoger Pearce - Guest LectureCinema, The School of Film & Television, Penryn Campus
12 NovemberMick Pilsworth - Guest LectureCinema, The School of Film & Television, Penryn Campus
25 NovemberFog of Sex - Screening with Q&ACinema, The School of Film & Television, Penryn Campus
30 NovemberLenny Abrahamson - Guest Lecture tbc
1 DecemberTess Morris - Guest LectureThe Poly, Falmouth

2015 Spring Lecture Series

Date

Event

Venue

17 FebruaryDestiny Ekharaga - Diversity, The Film Industry & Independent FilmCinema, The School of Film & Television, Penryn Campus
20 FebruaryRichard MorrisonDaphne Du Maurier Lecture A, Penryn Campus
25 FebruaryKatie McCulloughCinema, The School of Film & Television, Penryn Campus
27 FebruaryAndrea Arnold - MasterclassExchange Red, Penryn Campus
27 FebruaryAndrea Arnold - In Conversation & Fish Tank ScreeningThe Chapel, Peter Lanyon, Penryn Campus
2 MarchSimon AmstellCinema, The School of Film & Television, Penryn Campus
5 MarchMark HermanCinema, The School of Film & Television, Penryn Campus
9 MarchNish PanchalDaphne Du Maurier Lecture A, Penryn Campus
17 MarchRyan GilbeyCinema, The School of Film & Television, Penryn Campus
18 MarchNeil RollandCinema, The School of Film & Television, Penryn Campus
27 MarchProfessor Chris BrewardCinema, The School of Film & Television, Penryn Campus