James Marsh is a highly acclaimed director and producer. He won an Academy Award for feature documentary Man on Wire in 2009 and is also known for Project Nim, The Theory of Everything, The King, Shadow Dancer and The Mercy.
Simon Aeppli was born in Belfast in 1972 and grew up in the small village of Eden, Northern Ireland. Simon works with personal and subjective forms of documentary and essay film.
His films focus on place and memory and use the landscape of Northern Ireland as a site for investigation and discovery. He recently exhibited at Format 17 International Photography Festival and won the Notting Hill Editions Essay Film Prize at the Curious Arts Festival, 2017.
His short films have been screened at festivals throughout Britain and abroad and broadcast on Channel 4, FIVE and ITV London. Film London, Arts Council, England and Wellcome Trust have also commissioned his films.
Simon works as a senior lecturer on BA Film Production and MA Documentary Practices at University for the Creative Arts, Farnham.
Born in Belfast, Lucy is an experienced managing director, producer and author and has worked as executive/series producer, producer/director and production manager on shorts, features, drama series and documentaries for BBC, ITV, Channel 4, Sky and Al Jazeera. She has also produced branded content, digital education projects and industry events. Her work as producer has won BAFTA and RTS awards, been runner up for the Japan Prize and nominated for the Learning Onscreen awards. Lucy published her first book, Running a Creative Company in the Digital Age, in 2017. Lucy previously ran London based production company Mandrake Films bringing in funding from broadcasters, brands and partners in the corporate and public sectors. She is currently a Lecturer in Film Practice at Queen’s University Belfast.