TIM PLESTER // (writer & director)
ENGLISH LANGUAGE (WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES) marks Tim’s directorial debut. Previously, he created, wrote and produced the acclaimed short films ‘ANT MUZAK’ (starring Nick Moran and Mackenzie Crook), BLAKE’S JUNCTION 7 (starring Johnny Vegas and Martin Freeman) and WORLD OF WRESTLING (starring Mackenzie Crook and Kris Marshall) which have won a number of awards and been screened at film festivals worldwide - including Edinburgh, Raindance, Cardiff, Foyle, Sydney, Los Angeles, Toronto Worldwide, Uppsala, Cinequest and Slamdance. Based in London, Tim is also an award-winning playwright and a successful TV and film actor.
“An ever-intriguing writer.”
“A genuine talent.”
BARBAROSSA // (songs )
Signed to the pioneering Fence Records label in Scotland, Barbarossa (meaning ‘Red Beard’ in Italian) is the alter-ego of London-based singer/songwriter James Mathe. Recent live performances include The Homegame festival, Bestival, The Green Man festival, Folk Britannia at The Barbican and a support slot with Jose Gonzalez. Voted ‘Album Of The Week’ by Rough Trade, Barbarossa’s debut long-player, CHEMICAL CAMPFIRES, is a deeply personal and honest collection of folk-tinged songs, which fuse together modern recording techniques with acoustic instrumentation to showcase James’ stunning vocal range and knack for melody.
“Immaculately constructed album of forward-facing folk.”
“Quite simply 2007's alt-acoustic star in waiting.”
HUW STEPHENS (BBC)
SHANE DALY // (cinematographer)
Winner of the Best Cinematograpy Award at the 2007 Beverly Hills Film Festival, Shane’s camera credits for film and TV include: HOSTEL and HOSTEL II (Lions Gate), PSYCH 9 (Green Card), TUG (Angelic Films), ALPHA MALE (Xingu Films), BANGKOK DANGEROUS (Blue Star), THE STREET (BBC) and WIRE IN THE BLOOD (BBC).
TIM PLESTER // (mulligan)
Acting credits for film and TV include: MAGICIANS (Universal), IT’S ALL GONE PETE TONG (Vertigo Films), Poliakoff’s FRIENDS AND CROCODILES (Talkback/BBC), UNCLE DAD (SMG), BAD CROWD (Tiger Aspect), SHOREDITCH TWAT (Talkback), GOTHS (BBC) and both series of Paul Whitehouse’s BAFTA-nominated HAPPINESS (BBC).
MYANNA BURING // (esther)
Born in Sweden, Myanna grew up in the Middle East before moving to England aged 16. An Associate Director of Fringe-First winning Mahwaff Theatre Company, her acting credits for film and TV include: the co-lead in THE DESCENT (Celador), DOOMSDAY (Crystal Sky Pictures), CREDO (Alto Films), DOCTOR WHO (BBC), CASUALTY (BBC), ‘MURDER PREVENTION (World Productions) and MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING (BBC).
CRAIG PARKINSON // (the ginger kat)
Acting credits for film and TV include: CONTROL (Momentum Pictures), VIRGIN TERRITORY (MGM), TOOTH (Tooth Productions), OUTLAWS (BBC), GREEN (Granada/BBC), SMALLTIME (BBC), NO ANGELS (World Productions), ED STONE IS DEAD (BBC), THE WORST WEEK OF MY LIFE (Hat Trick), BLACK BOOKS (Assembly) and PEOPLE LIKE US (BBC).