Simon Jake :
SIMON HAS ALWAYS BEEN INTERESTED IN FILM AS FAR BACK AS HE CAN REMEMBER , WATCHING FILM AFTER FILM HE PICKED UP TECHNIQUES USED BY HIS FAVOURITE DIRECTORS OF OLD (SerGIO lEONE , JOHN FORD , FRANCIS FORD COPPOLA ,BILLY FRIEDKIN)
HE EVENTUALLY GOT THE MONEY TOGETHER TO BUY HIS FIRST CAMERA AND SET OFF WRITING THE SCRIPT FOR HIS FIRST FEATURE FILM "WILD SIDE OF LIFE" USING HIS FRIENDS AS ACTORS HE FILMED THE FEATURE AND HAD IT SCREENED AT HIS LOCAL CINEWORLD WITH GREAT FEEDBACK .
HE IS A HUGE FAN OF Quentin Tarantino AND THE INFLUENCE SHOWS IN HIS SCRIPTS.
SIMON WENT ON TO FILM HIS LATEST FEATURE FILM "THE LAST LOVE LETTER" A STORY FULL OF TWISTS AND TURNS WHICH RECEIVED GREAT REVIEWS AND POSITIVE FEEDBACK FROM THE AUDIENCE AT HIS LOCAL CINEWORLD FILLING BOTH THE 300 SEATER AND THE 200 SEATER SIMULTANEOUSLY .
SIMON IS CURRENTLY LOOKING AT HIS NEXT FEATURE FILM SCRIPT "THE SECOND LIFE CLUB" WITH A HOPE TO BE SHOOTING THE FILM IN 2019.
FAVOURITE FILMS : THE GOOD , THE BAD AND THE UGLY , ONCE UPON A TIME IN THE WEST , THE GODFATHER TRILOGY , THE EXORCIST , BULLITT , SEVEN
FAVOURITE MUSIC : ANYTHING FROM THE SIXTIES AND SEVENTIES , THE ROLLING STONES , THE WHO , THE BEATLES , THE KINKS
SPECIAL FX MAKE-UP
NADINE GRANT : HND QUALIFIED, INSURED, AWARD WINNING PRO MAKEUP ARTIST & TRAINER.
PRODUCER / CASTING DIRECTOR
ANGELENE PERRY :
For Angelene, film is in the blood… Having left school at 15 Angelene found herself traveling with her guitar to Paris before coming back to Scotland and working in a local recording studio at the age of 16. After a few years at college she progressed her production skills further when she attended and completed her BA Hons Degree in Film & Media at the University of Stirling. Studying her degree allowed her to combine her sound production with film making and writing. In addition she developed skills in radio production and journalism. Following university Angelene gained experience in live events as part of a production crew at one of the main events at the Edinburgh Festival and learned to take creative risks. Angelene has worked in radio in both a production and presentation capacity during which time she found a flair for training others. For the past 12 years Angelene has been developing the creative skills of Scotland’s up and coming talent in subjects ranging from media and communications to career preparation.
In addition Angelene is an accomplished artist and writer as well a ‘dabbler’ of the guitar.
She has belief in the creativity on show in Scotland and is excited to be part of such a talented and energetic team.
Favourite films: The Big Lebowski, Jason and the Argonauts, Magnolia and anything science fiction. She also loves the horror genre and likes a good fright.
Favourite music: Very eclectic taste ranging from Vivaldi to Slipknot.