A huge thank you to all cast & crew, who’s contribution made REMORA possible.
David graduated from Manchester Metropolitan University in 2008 with a first class BA honours in Film Production.
His graduation short ‘Ryan’ was accepted into the 2008 BFI London Film Festival. Following this success, David went on to write and direct ‘Last Train’, a short that competed for Best UK Short at the 2009 Encounters Film Festival. Based on the success of these films, he was given a grant by the UK Film Council to make ‘This Time of Year’ which competed in the 2010 Encounters Film Festival for Best UK Short. In 2012 David wrote and directed ‘The Shot’, winning the Jessop’s Short Film Competition, judged by Hollywood Movie Director Paul W.S. Anderson.
In 2013 David began moving into the world of commercials with an award-winning advertisement for Sony PlayStation. This success opened the door for David to work as a freelance commercials director. Over the last three years brands such as Pepsi, Manchester United, Ronseal, AON and 7UP have called on David’s skills as a director and a creative.
With award wins at the Campaign Big and Roses Creative Awards amongst others, David continues to establish himself as a talented director to watch.
Alan Seiglow is a writer from Liverpool, now based in Ely, Cambridgeshire.
For the past eighteen years he has worked in film, from publicity and marketing to festival management. During this time Alan began writing short film scripts.
His first film ‘Waving at Trains’ was produced in 2009 by the UK Film Council and starred Pete Postlethwaite. Pete said of Alan’s work: “I was really knocked over, surprised and delighted by just reading the story. It was simple but in a way very layered and complex”.
Alan now divides his writing time between projects in East Anglia and the North West. He is a visiting lecturer in screenwriting at Anglia Ruskin University. Recently he was brought on board as a story consultant to a virtual reality company who specialise in immersive drama.
Alan is developing feature film scripts with Director David Schofield and Producer Joe Moan. These character driven stories are based in the thriller, horror and science fiction genres. As well as screenwriting, Alan is passionate about developing stories for radio and stage.
Dave Birchall has worked in the TV commercials industry for over eight years, finding his feet in production early on.
He has produced over one hundred TV commercials, online & corporate films from charity films with no funding, to International TV campaigns shot across the globe on budgets that run into the millions.
As a producer, his fresh and optimistic approach, combined with a determination to create something that inspires, has allowed him to thrive in this constantly evolving industry.
He takes a great deal of care and time ensuring he assembles the best teams and personalities for every project and whether he is making commercials or longer form films, his mission is always to engage the audience. He thrives on the creative process and collaborates closely with his directors, providing them with the best environment to ensure their vision flourishes, always endeavouring to question and challenge the brief in any medium.
Dave is currently General Manager & Senior Producer for the Mob Film Company MENA (Middle East & North Africa).
Emily graduated from Manchester Metropolitan University, with a BA in Film and Media.
Wanting to develop her skills further, she studied for an MA in Film and Media Production at Sheffield Hallam University where she excelled in producing and found her passion. She graduated from Sheffield Hallam with a merit and continued to work as a producer.
She was chosen for Creative England’s iShorts Scheme with the short film ‘The Devil’s in the Detail’ and was also selected to participate in Creative England’s ‘Making the Leap’ training scheme. She enjoys tackling challenging and interesting projects such as ‘Protect Me From What I Want’, which was successful in the first stage of Creative England’s iFeatures Scheme. She has worked as Assistant Producer at Sheffield based production company, Studio of the North, on the feature length documentary ‘Still Loved’.
Emily has also worked across numerous television shows and has spent 2016 working at Inflammable Films as the assistant to Writer/Director Paddy Considine and to Producer Diarmid Scrimshaw on the feature film ‘Journeyman’.
Joe’s twin passions of working with storytellers and entrepreneurs have led him on a fascinating and varied career journey that has lead him to led him to his true calling as a film producer..
From working with a huge variety of creatives over a ten year period in his role of producer asnd projects manager at DNA Performance Resource, corporate event management, developing and producing over one hundred live shows and corporate events, to owning a successful actors agency and working with the Third Sector to secure over seven million pounds in community project finance.
Joe has worked with Director, David Schofield on a variety of projects over the years including the BFI funded ‘This Time of Year’ which competed for Best UK Short at the Encounters Film Festival and an award winning commercial for Sony PlayStation.
He is currently developing a feature film project with ‘Remora’ Writer Alan Seiglow.
Adrian Peckitt is a Cinematographer based in London, UK.
In 2013 he graduated from the National Film and Television Schools Cinematography Programme.
His main drive is storytelling but he also has a comprehensive technical knowledge, with experience in film and most digital systems (Arri Alexa, Red, Sony etc), high speed photography (Phantom flex/gold/miro) cranes, hot heads and motion control, DMX lighting systems/desks, post VFX, grading and online.
In 2010 he shot his first micro budget feature ‘In Me’ and Vimeo Award nominated short ‘The Hive’ directed by Ed Lilly. In 2012 he shot ‘The Shot’ by David Schofield, which won the Jessop’s Film Competition judged by Paul W.S. Anderson and ‘Irreversible’ directed by Lewis Metcalfe, which went on to win ‘Best UK Short’ at the Raindance Film Festival 2013.
Bledar Bujupi is a director from Kosova, where he spent most of his childhood. Due to war in 1999, his family had to flee the country. Being only thirteen years old, he continued his studies and then moved to Manchester to study filmmaking.
Over the past ten years, Bled has worked with a number of production companies in London and Manchester as a freelance Film and Commercials Editor for brand campaigns including Audi, Volkswagen, Lexus, Manchester United and Manchester City, to name a few.
He won the first prize award in Film Craft Editing for Audi 'The Coup' directed by Paul W.S. Anderson at the International TV & Film Awards - New York Festivals 2016 (Best Advertising Awards) and won the Best Editing Award at Swikos Basel Film Festival lll for the short film 'Heshtje/Silence' directed by Bekim Guri.
'Heshtje/Silence' went on to win a number of awards including winner of Best Short at Dokufest in Kosovo & Cinerail in France, as well as awards in Portugal, Albania, New York and California.
Nick Netsall has many years experience in audio post production across multiple genres including film, documentaries, light entertainment, short form and animation.
Clients include the BBC, SYCO Productions, Sky, Tiger Aspect, Baby Cow and many others. He provides everything from sound design, ADR, dialogue editing, mixing and everything else a project may need. He also makes a great cup of tea.
Starting his career in London at ‘The Farm’, Nick then re-located to the North West to pursue a successful freelance career before working for VTR North, Bark & Bite and now One Bright Dot. He’s been incredibly lucky to work with some truly talented creatives, directors and producers on some fantastic and inspiring projects.
Nick’s passion for audio and desire to bring something new and exciting to each new project, whether it’s a thirty second radio advert or a feature length film, keep him driving forward and searching for ways to bring the absolute best to every mix.
Since building a ladder made of junk bits of wood to support a rusted water tank in a holding cell for a teenage girl to climb, in order to escape the clutches of her psychopathic captor, Anthony has never looked back. Nor does he want to as it has taken eight years for the nightmares to stop.
He is now an art director/designer mainly working in the world of commercials. Once in a while he works on TV dramas and the occasional film, of which he is proud to say ‘Remora’ is one. When not trying to make nice things for the ‘telly box’, he can be found in a field, on a hill or in a stream with his walking boots and trusty sidekick Willis, (he's a dog not a cast member from ‘Different Strokes’)
He’s an avid reader, film buff and for his sins, a Manchester United fan.
Having trained as a photographic stylist in the advertising industry, about twelve years ago Lisa diversified into TV commercials and production design. She is a highly organised individual who loves the team spirit of the art department.
She works with production companies, directors and photographers on advertising campaigns, TV dramas and editorial shoots. Her portfolio contains both interior and fashion work and she has a passion for all things vintage.
In her spare time she will be found digging the allotment.
William Morris is a composer and sound designer working in film, television and advertising, with credits for PlayStation, Shell, 7UP, Speedo USA, Gatorade and fantasy drama series 'Making Sparks'.
A graduate of Leeds College of Music Conservatoire with first class honors in Composition for Screen, William studied under BAFTA nominated Composer Neil Myers.
William is internationally published with Quantum Music Works and The Eggplant Stereo. He is currently based in Manchester, England.
Michael's career started off as a sound trainee at Granada Television. He learned, developed and honed his skills as a sound assistant and boom operator on established shows such as ‘Coronation Street’ and ‘Prime Suspect’.
Michael started sound mixing on shorts to develop his skills further and quickly started doing second unit sound for BBC drama's including the remake of ‘Blandings’. Recently, Michael has undertaken a real eclectic mix of work.
In 2016 he worked on the BBC drama, ‘The Moonstone’ and several commercials including the award winning ‘Ronseal Ad Break’ directed by David Schofield.
Since qualifying as a make-up artist in 2003, Sian-Louise’s career in the cosmetic and beauty industry has flourished, working regularly in TV, film and in the fashion industry. In 2011, she opened So Coco Rouge, a unique make-up studio in Liverpool, alongside fellow make-up artist Robyn Turnbull.
So Coco Rouge is now a multi award winning company offering an array of hair and make-up treatments. Awards include; Best UK Make-up Artists, Best North West Beauty Salon at the English Hair and Beauty Awards and Best Independent Beauty Business at the MIB Awards. The launch of creative agency SCR Pro followed, providing production companies, model agencies and PR agencies with reputable creatives in the North West of England.
Their training academy, The Rouge School, focuses on preparing Make-up Artists for the demanding world of hair and make-up, be that within the media, fashion or public sector.
1ST ASSISTANT DIRECTOR
Sarah studied Media Production at Humberside University in Hull.
On graduating she started employment with Granada on their home shopping channel 'Shop!' as an Avid editor and then as a researcher. From there, she decided that she would go down the assistant director route and worked on a variety of TV shows including, ‘Where the Heart Is’, ‘Coronation Street’, ‘Hollyoaks’ and ‘The Worst Witch’ to name a few.
Twelve years into her career, she took a year off to have a child and then returned to commercial production as a production manager and 1st assistant director.
She now somehow manages to juggle having a seven year old, two year old twins, living in North Wales and working in the North West. She goes to work for a rest!
Nicky Rybka-Goldsmith is a multi-award winning, freelance fashion stylist & costume designer working throughout the UK & Europe.
The main body of his work consists of television commercials, short films, and global advertising campaigns.
He is based in Manchester's Northern Quarter, an independent creative hub which he has helped develop for over 15 years.