Category:Alumni of National Film and Television School
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1. National Film and Television School – The National Film and Television School is a film, television and games school established in 1971 and based at Beaconsfield Studios in Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire. It is featured in the 2016 ranking by The Hollywood Reporter of the top 15 International film schools and its community of students makes around a hundred and fifty films a year on courses that are over 90% practical and unlike courses offered at other UK film schools. As of 2016 it had over 400 students and about a thousand a year on its short courses. The BBC stated that the NFTS was the centre of excellence for education in film and television programme making. NFTS student films have been nominated for an Oscar three times in the last six years and this is the second consecutive year that two of NFTS students’ graduation films competed for the same prize with A Love Story up against The Alan Dimension directed & co-written by Jac Clinch. NFTS student films are selected for the top film festivals around the world. This year’s highlights include selections at Cannes and Annecy Animation Festival, in 2016 the National Film and Television School won accolades in all three categories in the CILECT Prize, the global film school awards. This year,117 film schools submitted entries, which were voted on by 107 of the major film. NFTS in 2011 The National Film School opened in 1971, the work of four years of planning to create an institution to personnel for the British film industry. Department of Education and Science had in 1967 recommended the creation of a film school for the UK. In 1970 a Scot named Colin Young, then chairing the UCLAs Department of Theater Arts, was appointed as the Schools first director, the NFS bought the old Beaconsfield Film Studios in Buckinghamshire and set about refitting it to professional industry standards. Young established four permanent departments—production, camera, editing and sound—and in 1971 accepted the first intake of 25 students, but by the early 1980s, Young felt this system no longer served the students best interests and a more structured curriculum was introduced. Links with the industry were strengthened to supply collaborative, financial, in the 1980s, the school officially changed its name to the National Film and Television School to incorporate the demand for courses in television production and has since added games to its remit. In 1982 the School launched a project for re-training freelance industry professionals. This led to the establishment of the National Short Course Training Programme, by the early 1990s the school had modified its original stance on course structure, deciding to provide specialisation at the time of entry. The first year still offered a course, followed in the next two years by focused training in one of the ten specialist areas. Colin Young retired in 1992 and was succeeded by Henning Camre, Camre aimed for more balanced numbers in each of the ten specialist areas, creating separate departments with their own head tutors and curricula. Camre was succeeded in 1998 by Stephen Bayly, an NFTS graduate and his first move was to reorganise the curriculum to run over two years, instead of three
2. Nick Broomfield – Nicholas Nick Broomfield is an English documentary filmmaker. His self-reflexive style has been influential, and was adapted by many later filmmakers. In the early 21st century, he began to use non-actors in scripted works, Broomfield generally works with a minimal crew, recording sound himself and using one or two camera operators. He is often seen in the film, usually holding the sound boom. Nicholas Broomfield was born in 1948 and he is the son of photographer Maurice Broomfield and Sonja Lagusova. From 1959 to 1965, Broomfield was educated at Sidcot School and he gained higher-level education at University College Cardiff, where he studied law, and the University of Essex, where he studied political science. Subsequently, he studied film at the National Film and Television School in London, Broomfields early style was conventional cinéma vérité, the juxtaposition of observed scenes, with little use of voice-over or text. After more than a decade of working as a filmmaker, Broomfield altered his film style, tomlin claimed the film was a spoiler for her show and filed suit for $7 million in damages. The documentary was shown on television but not widely released. Eventually Broomfields documentary was incorporated into the release of the one-woman show. Broomfield became known for this self-reflexive film-making style, making films that were also about the making itself as well as the ostensible subject, such filmmakers have been classified as Les Nouvelles Egotistes, others have likened Broomfields work to the Gonzo journalism of American Hunter S. Thompson. Broomfields best-known work is probably Kurt & Courtney, about American musicians Kurt Cobain and Courtney Love and its screening was cancelled by the festival after Love threatened to sue, as the film was released after Cobains suicide. A previous film, Soldier Girls, which Broomfield co-directed with Joan Churchill, in 2006, Broomfield changed his style again, adopting techniques of what he calls Direct Cinema, using non-actors to play themselves in dramas with a screenplay. He completed a drama called Ghosts for Channel 4, this was inspired by the 2004 Morecambe Bay cockling disaster, Ghosts won an award and helped raise nearly £500,000 to help the victims families. In Battle for Haditha, Broomfield worked with ex-Marines and Iraqi refugees, the film was shot sequentially, enabling the cast to build their characters as the story progressed. It also used real locations, and a very small film crew. Although working from a script, Broomfield allowed the actors to improvise. Broomfield based his script on research with Marines of Kilo Company who took part in the fighting on that day, the survivors of the massacre, Battle for Haditha won two international awards
3. Jessica Curry – Jessica Curry is an English composer, radio presenter and former co-head of the British video game development studio The Chinese Room. She won a BAFTA award in 2016 for her score for the video game Everybodys Gone to the Rapture, English Literature and Language at University College London, graduating in 1994. Four years later, she obtained a Postgraduate diploma in Screen Music at the National Film, when Dan Pinchbeck was developing his experimental video game Dear Esther he turned to his wife Curry to write a score. Thus Curry became the co-founder of The Chinese Room game studio, while Amnesia was in production, The Chinese Room received an approach from Sony Computer Entertainments Santa Monica Studio to develop an exclusive game for them. Everybodys Gone to the Rapture, was imagined as a PC release. Curry describes Rapture as the first time I would say that I wrote a truly interactive score, in October 2015 Curry announced via her blog on The Chinese Rooms website that she was leaving her role with the studio. In April 2016, Curry won a BAFTA at the 12th British Academy Games Awards for her music on Everybodys Gone to the Rapture. In October 2016 Currys score to Dear Esther was performed live by an orchestra at Londons Barbican Centre to coincide with the release of the game for the PS4. In January 2017, it was announced that Curry would present Classic FMs six-episode series on video game music, Curry and husband Dan Pinchbeck have been together since 2000. They are based in Brighton and have one son and she is a fan of film director Peter Greenaway and his frequent collaborator, composer Michael Nyman
4. Roger Deakins – Roger Alexander Deakins, CBE, ASC, BSC is an English cinematographer best known for his work on the films of the Coen brothers, Sam Mendes, and Denis Villeneuve. Deakins is a member of both the American and British Society of Cinematographers and he received the 2011 American Society of Cinematographers Lifetime Achievement Award. Deakins has received thirteen nominations for the Academy Award for Best Cinematography, Deakins was born in Torquay in the English county of Devon, the son of Josephine, an actress, and William Albert Deakins, a builder. He attended Torquay Boys Grammar School, while growing up in Torquay, Deakins spent most of his time in and out of school focusing on his primary interest, painting. Several years later he enrolled in the Bath School of Art, while studying in Bath, he discovered his love of photography. He proved to be a talented photographer, and this led to his being hired to create a photographic documentary of his home town. About a year later, Deakins transferred to the National Film, shortly after graduating, Deakins found work as a cameraman, assisting in the production of documentaries in various locations abroad for approximately seven years. During this seven-year stint, his first project involved a trip as one of the entrants of a round-the-world yacht race called Around the World with Ridgeway. This project captured the lives and growing tensions between several of the yachts crewmen, Deakins received high praise for his work out at sea showing the parallels between these teammates and shipmates. After completing Around the World with Ridgeway, Deakins was immediately hired by studios to film several documentaries in Africa. His first, Zimbabwe, was a powerful and informative depiction of the genocide that had been going on there and his second, Eritrea – Behind Enemy Lines, was another depiction of conflict, this time within the borders of Sudan, Ethiopia and Djibouti. From the time of his work in Africa until the early 1980s, Deakins continued his cinematographic and his early work as both a director and cinematographer of music videos including a lot of the early Madness videos. Carl Perkins Blue Suede Shoes and the concert film Van Morrison in Ireland, subsequently, he worked on Towers of Babel, Sid and Nancy, The Kitchen Toto, and Pascalis Island. Deakins first feature film in America as cinematographer was Mountains of the Moon and he began his collaboration with the Coen brothers in 1991 on the film Barton Fink. Since then, Deakins has been the Coens main cinematic collaborator and has been their principal cinematographer, the U. S. National Board of Review of Motion Pictures honored him with an award for Career Achievement in Cinematography in 2007. In 2008, Deakins became the first cinematographer in history to receive dual ASC nominations for his works The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford, the latter won the BAFTA Award for Best Cinematography and he received Academy Award nominations for both films. In 2009, he was double-nominated for the ASC Award again for Revolutionary Road, in 2011 he was nominated again for his work on True Grit and also received an ASC Lifetime Achievement Award. In 2012 he won another ASC Award for outstanding achievement in cinematography for his work on Skyfall, his ninth ASC Award nomination, Deakins signed on as cinematographer for Skyfall, having previously worked with director Sam Mendes on Jarhead and Revolutionary Road
5. John Deery – John Deery is a British award-winning film and television drama director. Deery was born in Birkenhead, Merseyside, across the river Mersey from Liverpool, like many other directors, he started out as an actor, training at The Drama Studio, London. In between acting jobs he was a runner on commercials with some of the UK’s top commercial directors and he then became a third and first assistant director before going to the National Film & Television School’s Short Course Unit for Directors in 1996. One of Deerys other passions in life is politics and he worked extensively with the film and commercials director, Hugh Hudson, during the Labour Party General Election campaign of 1992. The film was a success, not only for its message, but also for its theme song, Things Can Only Get Better. Since then Deery has made other films for the Labour Party as well as several films for trade unions in the UK. Cast includes, Academy Award-winner Brenda Fricker, Hugh Bonneville, Chris ODowd, John Lynch, Jonathan Forbes, Jason Barry, Sean McGinley, Fintan McKeown, Jim Norton, Deery was also nominated for Best Film Director at the Irish Film Awards in 2003. The screenplay was developed at the Sundance Screenwriters Lab in Utah and it received an art house release in the United States but, so far, has not been released in the UK. Speakers included the Bishop of Nottingham, comedian Frank Skinner and Baroness Helena Kennedy QC, conspiracy of Silence was re-launched at the Berlin International Film Festival in February 2014 by a new US boutique sales company, Angel Grace Films, headed by Michael Fister. He also directed two 90-minute specials of the hit UK comedy/drama series, Fat Friends starring James Corden, Ruth Jones, alongside his film and television drama career, Deery founded Joella Productions in 2002, an animation production company which created Underground Ernie. It aired on BBC Cbeebies and BBC Two in the UK between June 2006 and December 2009 and achieved some of the highest viewing figures for the channel, Deery has developed a film slate for his own production company Joejack Entertainment. John Deery at the Internet Movie Database John Deery on LinkedIn John Deery YouTube channel
6. JoWonder – JoWOnder is a visual artist, performer and animator from a generation of British animators who came to international prominence in the 1990s. In 2008, she founded the organisation British Women Artists and it was also a part of Between Imagination And Reality a programme of film and video selected by Tilda Swinton. In 2007, her video installation Flatlanders, was featured in Guildford Cathedral in connection with a debate organised by Surrey University called Is science the new religion. Attended by Jim Al-Khalili and Dr Brian Cox, the subject was based around the nuclear experiment at The European organization for Nuclear Research. One of her projects is 6 Days Goodbye Poems Of Ophelia, research funded by The Wellcome Trust. Is an interpretation of Ophelia painted out of bacteria that incorporates answer phone messages to Ophelia from the public as part of the soundscape and she has also been active as a performer. Her performance art has included working within the experimental The Washroom Collective which typically involves improvisation and audience interaction
7. Nick Park – Nicholas Wulstan Nick Park, CBE is an English director, writer, and animator best known as the creator of Wallace and Gromit and Shaun the Sheep. Park has been nominated for an Academy Award a total of six times, and won four with Creature Comforts, The Wrong Trousers, A Close Shave, and Wallace & Gromit, The Curse of the Were-Rabbit. He has also received five BAFTA Awards, including the BAFTA for Best Short Animation for A Matter of Loaf and Death and his 2000 film Chicken Run is the highest-grossing stop motion animated film. For his work in animation, in 2012, Park was among the British cultural icons selected by artist Sir Peter Blake to appear in a new version of his most famous artwork – the Beatles Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band album cover – to celebrate the British cultural figures of his life, Park was born in Brookfield Park in Preston, Lancashire in the north-west of England to Mary Cecilia Ashton, a seamstress, and Roger Wulstan Park, an architectural photographer. The middle child of five siblings, Park grew up on Greenlands Estate, the later moved to Walmer Bridge. His sister Janet lives in Longton and he attended Cuthbert Mayne High School. He grew up with a keen interest in drawing cartoons, and as a 13-year-old made films with the help of his mother and her movie camera. He also took after his father, an inventor. He studied Communication Arts at Sheffield City Polytechnic and then went to the National Film and Television School, in 1985, he joined the staff of Aardman Animations in Bristol, where he worked as an animator on commercial products. He also had a part in animating the Pee-wees Playhouse which featured Paul Reubens, along with all this, he had finally completed A Grand Day Out, and with that in post-production, he made Creature Comforts as his contribution to a series of shorts called Lip Synch. Creature Comforts matched animated zoo animals with a soundtrack of people talking about their homes, the two films were nominated for a host of awards. A Grand Day Out beat Creature Comforts for the BAFTA award, in 1990 Park worked alongside advertising agency GGK to develop a series of highly acclaimed television advertisements for the Heat Electric campaign. The Creature Comforts advertisements are now regarded as among the best advertisements ever shown on British television, as voted by viewers of the UKs main commercial channels ITV, two more Wallace and Gromit shorts, The Wrong Trousers and A Close Shave, followed, both winning Oscars. He then made his first feature-length film, Chicken Run, co-directed with Aardman founder Peter Lord and he also supervised a new series of Creature Comforts films for British television in 2003. On 10 October 2005, a fire gutted Aardman Animations archive warehouse, the fire resulted in the loss of most of Parks creations, including the models and sets used in the movie Chicken Run. Some of the original Wallace & Gromit models and sets, as well as the prints of the finished films, were elsewhere. Parks most recent work includes a US version of Creature Comforts, in the series, Americans were interviewed about a range of subjects
8. Kamran Qureshi – Kamran Qureshi is a filmmaker and television director/producer. He won Best Telefilm & Best Director Award for his first ever directed TV film Murad with a prize in Indus Telefilm Festival. He then won 7 awards for his first TV film series Maa Aur Mamta same day in Indus Drama Awards and he was nominated for Best Director award in Lux Style Awards for his first drama serial Moorat. Qureshi started as Digital Video Effects Designer for TV channels and advertising agencies in 1992, later, continuing work on Eunuchs he directed his first drama serial Moorat in 2004 for 7th Sky Entertainment. Qureshi directed several branded TV shows, drama serials, documentaries, TV Serials Choti Si Kahani - Brand endorsement TV serial Moorat a. k. a. Home a Heaven Sarkar Sahab a. k. a, evicted Lord Ishq Ki Inteha Aka Unbounded Love Wafa TV Shows Nestlé Nesvita Women of Strength - Educational Talk Show Nestlé Nido Young Stars a. k. a. Nido Ye Taarey Hamarey - Educational Talk Show Ariel Mothers a. k. a. k. a, mahinder Singh No.9 Special Drink Those 70 days Pianist Reborn His Promise An Act of Loyalty Waiting TV Shows Ariel Mothers a. k. a. Winner, Best Telefilm Award for Murad a. k. a, Eunuchs Motherhood in 2003 Indus Telefilm Festival. Winner, Best Drama Series Award for Maa aur Mamta in 2005 Indus Drama Awards, nomination, Best Director Drama Serial for Moorat a. k. a. Eunuchs Wedding in 2005 Lux Style Award, nomination, Best Director Drama Serial for Riyasat & received Best Serial Satellite Award in 2006 Lux Style Awards. Nomination, Best Director Drama Serial for Makan a. k. a, home a Heaven in 2007 Lux Style Award. Nomination, Best Director Drama Serial for Sarkar Sahab a. k. a, evicted Lord in 2009 Lux Style Award. Nomination, Best Director Drama Serial for Ishq Ki Inteha a. k. a, Unbounded Love in 2010 Lux Style Awards. Nomination, Best Director Drama Serial for Choti Si Kahani in 2012 Pakistan Media Awards, Kamran Qureshi at the Internet Movie Database Kamran Qureshis Official website
9. Michael Radford – Michael Radford is an English film director and screenwriter. He was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Director for the 1994 film Il Postino, Radford was born on 24 February 1946, in New Delhi, India, to a British father and an Austrian Jewish mother. He was educated at Bedford School before attending Worcester College, Oxford, after teaching for a few years, he went to the National Film and Television School, becoming a student there in its inaugural year. On the last two of these Radford worked with the cinematographer Roger Deakins, who would shoot two of Radfords feature films, Nineteen Eighty-Four and White Mischief. Another notable early work was Another Time, Another Place, a film set in Scotland during World War II. The film was made in the time and place at which the book was set, Radfords next film, released in 1987, was White Mischief, a period drama set in Kenya during the 1940s. Radford again wrote the screenplay, an adaptation of the novel by James Fox also called White Mischief, Michael Radford is most widely known as the writer and director of the 1994 film Il Postino, which Radford adapted from the novel Ardiente Paciencia by Antonio Skármeta. The massive international success of the led to international acclaim for Radford. Tragically Troisi died, aged 41, the day after the filming of Il Postino was completed, the film won many international film awards including the Best Film Not In The English Language BAFTA for Radford, who was also nominated for the Best Director and Adapted Screenplay Academy Awards. In 2000 Radfords film Dancing at the Blue Iguana was released, in a departure from his more usual development technique, namely adapting novels, this film was largely improvised, although Radford shared the screenwriting credit with David Linter. In 2004, Radford directed The Merchant of Venice and he adapted the William Shakespeare play, and the film stars Al Pacino as Shylock and Jeremy Irons as Antonio. In 2007, he reunited Demi Moore and Michael Caine in Flawless and his most recent film is Elsa & Fred, a romantic comedy starring Shirley MacLaine and Christopher Plummer. Radford directed his first play in 2000, a West End production of The Seven Year Itch and this was an adaptation of Billy Wilders 1955 film starring Marilyn Monroe. Radford has a son Felix from his first marriage to Iseult Teran and he also has a daughter Amaryllis, and a son Linus, with his current wife Emma Tweed. In September 2013, he took part in the Clipper Round the World Sailing Race, in which he raced one of 12 identical 70 foot racing yachts from London to Rio
10. Lynne Ramsay – Lynne Ramsay is a Scottish film director, writer, producer, and cinematographer best known for the feature films Ratcatcher, Morvern Callar and We Need to Talk about Kevin. Lynne Ramsays films are marked by a fascination with children and young people and they are low on dialogue and explicit story exposition, and instead use images, vivid details, music and sound design to create their worlds. In April 2013 she was selected as a member of the competition jury at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival. In 2015, she was named as a member of the Jury for the Main Competition at the 2015 Venice Film Festival, born in Glasgow on 5 December 1969, Ramsay graduated from the UKs National Film and Television School in 1995. She studied photography at Napier College, Edinburgh, then entered the National Film and Television School, Ramsay took a break in-between Black and White Town and We Need to Talk About Kevin. The Harvard Film Archive welcomed Lynne Ramsay for a showcase of her films and she stated in an interview with Oliver Lyttelton that People started to call it The Lovely Money, they were getting greedy around it. And I could feel the vibes and it became like the Holy Bible, I kept handing in drafts and I thought they were good, but it was like But thats not exactly like the book, the books going to be a success. That was the mistake made with the project. Ramsay won the 1996 Cannes Prix de Jury for her graduation film, the short Small Deaths. Her second short film, Kill the Day, won the Clermont Ferrand Prix du Jury, her third, Gasman, Small Deaths is Ramsays debut short film that she completed as her graduating film at the UKs National Film and Television School. Small Deaths is a series of three vignettes of children grappling with familial realities and the repercussions of their actions, Ramsay is the Writer, Director and cinematographer for this film. Kill the Day, written and directed by Ramsay, captures a day in the life of a heroin addict recently released from jail, and in the process inventively probes the inner workings of memory. Gasman, also written and directed by Ramsay, is about a brother and sister who attend a Christmas party with their dad, swimmer, was co-commissioned by BBC Films, Film4 and the London Organisationing Committee of the Olympic and Paraolympic Games. The short was nominated at the British Independent Film Awards for Best Short, Ratcatcher, Ramsays debut feature, won critical acclaim and numerous awards. It was screened at the 1999 Cannes Film Festival and opened the Edinburgh International Film Festival, Morvern Callar won Samantha Morton the British Independent Film Award for Best Actress, and Kathleen McDermott the Scottish BAFTA Award for Best Actress. It also won the 2002 C. I. C. A. E, Award and the Award of The Youth at the 2002 Cannes Film Festival. The motion picture soundtrack includes tracks from Stereolab, Aphex Twin, Broadcast, Velvet Underground, Ramsay is credited as the writer and director. The film is based on Alan Warners 1995 novel of the same name and it was featured in the Directors Fortnight for the Cannes Film Festival 2002 and then went on to open the Edinburgh International Film Festival in August of the same year
11. Julian Richards (director) – Julian Richards is a Welsh film director. Julian Richards was born in Newport, South Wales, where his father owned DIY retail store Handiland, in Newport, Julian attended St Julians Comprehensive School and Gwent College of Higher Education where he studied Art & Design Foundation. In 1985 he attended the school at Bournemouth and Poole College of Art where he directed two Super 8 mm shorts Time and Infanticide and two 16 mm shorts Pirates and Queen Sacrifice. In 1992, Richards graduated the NFTS with the 16 mm short Bad Company, broadcast on ITV Wales and selected to screen at AFI Fest in Los Angeles. In 1994 he returned to the UK to direct A Mutter of Voices for BBC2 and twelve episodes of the Channel 4 soap Brookside, including the body under the patio episodes. In 1996, he wrote and directed his feature film Darklands. A festival favourite winning several awards including the Melies DArgent for Best European Fantasy Film 1997, Darklands was picked up for distribution by Pathé. Richards followed up with Silent Cry starring Emily Woof, Douglas Henshall, Frank Finlay, Kevin Whately, Clive Russell and Craig Kelly and this video diary of a serial killer was theatrically released in the USA by Fangoria and in the UK by Tartan Films. In 2006 Richards produced and directed coming-of-age thriller Summer Scars which won two BAFTA Cymru awards and was nominated for Best Film, Summer Scars was released in North America by TLA Releasing and in the UK by Soda Pictures. In 2011 Richards directed Shiver, a psychological horror starring Danielle Harris, John Jarratt, Casper Van Dien and Rae Dawn Chong, a decade later Jinga Films has established itself as a leading worldwide sales agent, specializing in genre films
12. Eran Riklis – Eran Riklis is an Israeli filmmaker. His films include Cup Final, The Syrian Bride, Lemon Tree, Riklis was born in Israel in 1954 and lived in Montreal and New York City until he was six, when the family returned to Israel. He served in the Israeli Defense Forces during the Yom Kippur War and he attended the National Film and Television School in England from 1975, the first Israeli to do so. His first film was the political thriller On a Clear Day You Can See Damascus and his 1991 film Cup Final was entered into the 17th Moscow International Film Festival. His 2010 film The Human Resources Manager was selected as the Israeli entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 83rd Academy Awards and his film Zaytoun premiered at the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival. He is married to Dina Riklis and they have two children, a daughter, Tammy, and a son, Jonathan, the family lives in Tel Aviv. Cinema of Israel Eran Riklis at the Internet Movie Database Eran Riklis at AllMovie Eran Riklis at the TCM Movie Database
13. Bernard Rose (director) – Bernard Rose is an English film director most famous for his direction of the 1992 horror film Candyman and the 1994 historical romance film Immortal Beloved. He began making super 8 films when he was 9, by 1975, he won an amateur film competition hosted by BBC which led to the broadcasting of his works. He worked for Jim Henson on the last season of The Muppet Show and he attended National Film and Television School and graduated in 1982 with a Masters in Filmmaking. After this, he moved on to directing videos for MTV. Shortly after his production of videos, he moved on to direct British TV films such as Prospects and then finally in 1988 directed his first major full-length film. Rose got his big break into American cinema with 1992s Candyman, subsequently Rose both wrote and directed Immortal Beloved, about the life and loves of Ludwig van Beethoven, as well as a remake of Leo Tolstoys Anna Karenina