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On the set of Siren
On the set of Siren
A still from Siren
A still from Siren

Louise Marie Cooke
Writer / Director

Louise is a writer and director making films with complex female characters at the centre of the narrative. Her previous short films have screened both at home in the UK and internationally at renowned festivals including LSFF, Frameline: San Francisco International LGBTQ Film Festival and InsideOut Toronto.

Louise studied at the Northern Media School, and began working as a producer on independent short films and promos including the award winning Film London short Physical Education (2010). The following year she moved into directing, making her non student debut with the Film London backed coming of age film First Bite (2011). This was followed up with Siren (2014), a short film which focuses on the sexual awakening of Elizabeth, a young woman who meets an older Spanish woman and begins to question her mundane life in a quiet English coastal town. Followed by Alice: A Social Media Journey (2015), Louise’s first non-fiction film. Alice is a short social media bio-doc commissioned by the joint university research project ‘ReeLives’.

More recently Louise was selected for the Edinburgh International Film Festival 2016 Talent Lab and BFI Network X BAFTA Crew 2017.

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Louise Marie Cooke
Writer / Director

Louise is a writer and director making films with complex female characters at the centre of the narrative. Her previous short films have screened both at home in the UK and internationally at renowned festivals including LSFF, Frameline: San Francisco International LGBTQ Film Festival and InsideOut Toronto.

Louise studied at the Northern Media School, and began working as a producer on independent short films and promos including the award winning Film London short Physical Education (2010). The following year she moved into directing, making her non student debut with the Film London backed coming of age film First Bite (2011). This was followed up with Siren (2014), a short film which focuses on the sexual awakening of Elizabeth, a young woman who meets an older Spanish woman and begins to question her mundane life in a quiet English coastal town. Followed by Alice: A Social Media Journey (2015), Louise’s first non-fiction film. Alice is a short social media bio-doc commissioned by the joint university research project ‘ReeLives’.

More recently Louise was selected for the Edinburgh International Film Festival 2016 Talent Lab and BFI Network X BAFTA Crew 2017.

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Andrew Oldbury
Producer

Andrew is a Creative Producer, who has recently graduated from the National Film and Television School with a Master’s degree in Producing. Whilst studying at the school he received the Christie Award for “Most Promising Student” and was bestowed with the Mike Frankovich Columbia Tristar Scholarship. Prior to this, he worked on several long running dramas including; Coronation Street and Holby City.

Over the past three years Andrew has produced several award winning films, animations and a VR game, which have collectively been shown at over 180 film festivals including Clermont Ferrand, Edinburgh and London Shorts. He is fascinated in how technological advances affect storytelling, particularly virtual reality and augmented reality. He was recently nominated for two Unity awards for the virtual reality game Into the Black, the only UK student game to be nominated, that was praised by VR Focus as “The future is bright and enthusiastic about game creation and VR, based on Into The Black.”

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Andrew Oldbury
Producer

Andrew is a Creative Producer, who has recently graduated from the National Film and Television School with a Master’s degree in Producing. Whilst studying at the school he received the Christie Award for “Most Promising Student” and was bestowed with the Mike Frankovich Columbia Tristar Scholarship. Prior to this, he worked on several long running dramas including; Coronation Street and Holby City.

Over the past three years Andrew has produced several award winning films, animations and a VR game, which have collectively been shown at over 180 film festivals including Clermont Ferrand, Edinburgh and London Shorts. He is fascinated in how technological advances affect storytelling, particularly virtual reality and augmented reality. He was recently nominated for two Unity awards for the virtual reality game Into the Black, the only UK student game to be nominated, that was praised by VR Focus as “The future is bright and enthusiastic about game creation and VR, based on Into The Black.”

Natalie Sutton
Assistant Producer

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Sara Huxley & April Kelly of Mini Productions
Associate Producers

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Patrick Campbell
Associate Producer

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Natalie Sutton
Assistant Producer

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Sara Huxley & April Kelly of Mini Productions
Associate Producers

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Patrick Campbell
Associate Producer

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Caroline Bridges
Director of Photography

Caroline is a Director of Photography with five years’ professional experience working on a broad range of projects on both digital and film. From filming look-alikes of celebrities in compromising positions for Alison Jackson’s SkyArts programmes, to filming dramatic scenes on a beach in 60mph winds for a fiction film. She has worked on projects for broadcasters BBC, STV, Comedy Central and SkyArts.

​Caroline used to be a professional dancer and, coming from this artistic background, enjoys shooting artistic programmes, including a promo for BBC’s River City involving a dancer playing the Angel of Death and being privileged to shoot rare glimpses of dance companies DV8 Physical Theatre, Northern Ballet and Birmingham Royal Ballet. She also shot the feature film YOU CAN TUTU and created a documentary for BAFTA about dance theatre company, Lost Dog.

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Caroline Bridges
Director of Photography

Caroline is a Director of Photography with five years’ professional experience working on a broad range of projects on both digital and film. From filming look-alikes of celebrities in compromising positions for Alison Jackson’s SkyArts programmes, to filming dramatic scenes on a beach in 60mph winds for a fiction film. She has worked on projects for broadcasters BBC, STV, Comedy Central and SkyArts.

​Caroline used to be a professional dancer and, coming from this artistic background, enjoys shooting artistic programmes, including a promo for BBC’s River City involving a dancer playing the Angel of Death and being privileged to shoot rare glimpses of dance companies DV8 Physical Theatre, Northern Ballet and Birmingham Royal Ballet. She also shot the feature film YOU CAN TUTU and created a documentary for BAFTA about dance theatre company, Lost Dog.

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Neil Fergusson
Editor

Neil’s credits include films which have screened at numerous international festivals and factual television programming. He has worked in the world of 3D, delving into the past with Brian May’s Brief History of 3D and soaring high with the prime time SKY series Britain & Ireland from the Sky.

In recent years Neil has worked with Emmy award winning filmmaker Gwynne Roberts on an highly ambitious project documenting the personal histories of Kurdish individuals. ‘The Kurdistan Memory Programme’ has involved Neil editing over 300 films which include stories about the genocidal 1988 Anfal campaign, decades of persecution under Saddam Husseins dictatorship, the 2003 Iraq invasion and more untold experiences of living as a Kurd in the middle east.

In addition to Neil’s factual work he has edited many award winning short films. Recent examples include ‘Slaved’, which was winner of the ‘Unchosen Charity FIlm Competition’ as judged by Ken Loach, and ‘Only Child’ which as well as being BAFTA Cymru nominated, won Best Editing at Southampton International Film Festival. Recently Neil has just completed work on a long form Factual called ‘They Say We Worship Satan’ about a Yazidi family surviving the horrors of ISIS. He has just started work editing a low budget drama feature film.

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Neil Fergusson
Editor

Neil’s credits include films which have screened at numerous international festivals and factual television programming. He has worked in the world of 3D, delving into the past with Brian May’s Brief History of 3D and soaring high with the prime time SKY series Britain & Ireland from the Sky.

In recent years Neil has worked with Emmy award winning filmmaker Gwynne Roberts on an highly ambitious project documenting the personal histories of Kurdish individuals. ‘The Kurdistan Memory Programme’ has involved Neil editing over 300 films which include stories about the genocidal 1988 Anfal campaign, decades of persecution under Saddam Husseins dictatorship, the 2003 Iraq invasion and more untold experiences of living as a Kurd in the middle east.

In addition to Neil’s factual work he has edited many award winning short films. Recent examples include ‘Slaved’, which was winner of the ‘Unchosen Charity FIlm Competition’ as judged by Ken Loach, and ‘Only Child’ which as well as being BAFTA Cymru nominated, won Best Editing at Southampton International Film Festival. Recently Neil has just completed work on a long form Factual called ‘They Say We Worship Satan’ about a Yazidi family surviving the horrors of ISIS. He has just started work editing a low budget drama feature film.

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Victoria Wijeratne
Composer

From 2009-2011 Victoria was the songwriter, producer & vocalist in the band ‘Ghosts You Echo.’ She released 2 EPs digitally worldwide and limited press (of 200) on Roundhouse Records. As well as recording & releasing music, she also performed several high profile shows under Roundhouse Records, such as The Big Chill, Itunes Music Festival & Underage Festival.

In 2011 Victoria composed the music for short film First Bite which was directed by Louise Marie Cooke, this film also won her Best Composer at the Underwire Film Festival in 2011. The Best Composer award at Underwire lead her to score British thriller feature film The Liability (directed by Craig Viveiros), starring Tim Roth, Jack O’Connell and Peter Mullan. Victoria later composed the score for Siren, also directed by Louise, whom she recorded with the Bergersen Quartet and other talented musicians. She has recently finished doing music for Colours of The Alphabet a documentary directed by Alastair Cole based in Zambia and was invited to Berlinale Talents (as part of Berlinale International Film Festival) as a 2015 sound studio participant.

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Victoria Wijeratne
Composer

From 2009-2011 Victoria was the songwriter, producer & vocalist in the band ‘Ghosts You Echo.’ She released 2 EPs digitally worldwide and limited press (of 200) on Roundhouse Records. As well as recording & releasing music, she also performed several high profile shows under Roundhouse Records, such as The Big Chill, Itunes Music Festival & Underage Festival.

In 2011 Victoria composed the music for short film First Bite which was directed by Louise Marie Cooke, this film also won her Best Composer at the Underwire Film Festival in 2011. The Best Composer award at Underwire lead her to score British thriller feature film The Liability (directed by Craig Viveiros), starring Tim Roth, Jack O’Connell and Peter Mullan. Victoria later composed the score for Siren, also directed by Louise, whom she recorded with the Bergersen Quartet and other talented musicians. She has recently finished doing music for Colours of The Alphabet a documentary directed by Alastair Cole based in Zambia and was invited to Berlinale Talents (as part of Berlinale International Film Festival) as a 2015 sound studio participant.

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May Jennifer Davies
Production Designer
www.mayjenniferdavies.com

Ben Davidson-Merritt
Make-Up Designer

Marc Hankins
Unit Stills Photographer
www.marchankins.co.uk

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