WRITER & DIRECTOR, SAXON DIRECTOR, SILLWOOD FILMS LTD
Nominated for the Michael Powell Award for Best New British Feature, GREG LOFTIN’S debut feature film SAXON follows years of rigorous script development. Since graduating with first class honours from Central St Martin’s (MA in Independent Film and Video) and King Alfred’s College (BA Hons in Drama, Theatre and TV Studies), Greg has been running his own video production company, writing original scripts and directing short films. His short DON JUAN premiered at the Santander Film Festival. His eagerly awaited second feature screenplay THE HAND FACTORY is currently in development. Greg is Course Leader at Ravensbourne College of Communication, where he is the architect of a number of new groundbreaking degree courses including the Foundation Degree in Broadcast Post-Production. Greg is a member of IVCA, Directors Guild of Great Britain and NPA.
PRODUCER, SAXON SECRETARY, SILLWOOD FILMS LTD
Producer ELISE VALMORBIDA worked with writer-director GREG LOFTIN on the script, casting, crew and design of Britfilm SAXON. Elise was closely involved with the creative processes of editing, music and post-production, and she continues to create all marketing/PR for the film. She raised funds and worked with specialists to set up the EIS investment scheme, share structure and relevant contracts. In 2007 she was awarded the honour of Trailblazer by Skillset and the Edinburgh International Film Festival. SAXON is her first feature. Thanks to a strong partnership with Line Producer SAM PARSONS, the SAXON shoot was completed within the constraints of a very tight budget. A graduate of Central St Martin’s, Elise has worked for many years as Creative Director with leading international brands. She is a published writer and a member of 26 and NPA.