Prima Creative is a London based company founded in 2015 to promote, manage and innovate businesses and artistic visions in the creative industry. The company engages in collaboration efforts to bring a concise realisation of their client’s visions. www.primacreative.co.uk
Prima Creative act on a freelance basis by producing and promoting The Film Festival Doctor’s events hosted by Rebekah Louisa Smith.
Tom handles the website and all online activities. He has worked for many years in Film and TV Technology for many of the UK’s leading companies and has specialised in online video.
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Film Festival & Distribution Project Manager
Shelagh Rowan-Legg is a programmer for FrightFest, an associate editor and critic for ScreenAnarchy, and a critic for Sight & Sound. She is the author of THE SPANISH FANTASTIC: CONTEMPORARY FILMMAKING IN HORROR, FANTASY AND SCI-FI, published in 2016 by I.B. Tauris, and the writer and director of the short films MEASURE and FLOW
Francie Von Schonfeld
Francie is no stranger to the world of entertainment having made her stage debut at the age of four. She studied drama at Catherine King Theatre School alongside her normal education where she gained an Hons Diploma in Performance.
She won numerous awards for acting and music before graduating from Cape Town University with a BA Hons in History. She then followed an operatic career where she worked for numerous companies but her most notable role was Tatiana in Eugene Onegin for the Royal Opera House. When she retired from singing, she went straight into the world of business where she worked in a number of management positions specialising in client face work, business development and sales and marketing.
She was invited by a member of the film industry to advise and help on the development of a film project and she has been working in the industry ever since. She acquired Damage Cat Productions in 2012 and has developed the company to produce good quality feature films and drama and comedy currently under consideration with Sky.
Apart from the romantic comedy, FORWARD PASS, Francie is the producer of a period drama, TROOPERS (2018), a thriller, THE THIRTY NINE STEPS (2020) and is producer on the Scottish romantic comedy, JOURNEY BOUND (2017). She is developing a sci-fi drama series, THE PRETERITE, for broadcast alongside two comedies, NOELE’S ARK and WAITING FOR BUFFY. She is producing a documentary WARRIOR QUEENS (in production) and is developing a documentary series, THE PLACE. She is currently exploring a major period drama series for television alongside developing two epic feature films, WHITE GOLD and ANTOINETTE’S GOLDEN POND.
Film Festival & Distribution Project Manager
After moving back from Italy three years ago to complete her Masters in Event Marketing Management with the aim of working in the events arena and following on from over a decade spent working in tourism, hospitality and the service industry. Victoria has excellent skills in project management and in addition to working in the film industry with The Film Festival Doctor, she also runs her own thriving mobile wine bar company; The Grape Outdoors.
Film Festival & Distribution Project Manager
Evangeline holds a First Class Honours in Creative Writing and Drama. She has always been fascinated by the art of story telling, prior to university she lived and travelled round Australia for the year, which included joining theatre group Wrought Iron, and winning in the short play festival ‘Short+Sweet’ in the Brisbane and Sydney arm of the competition.
This adoration of telling stories, and in particular the option that the medium of film offers for this mission, has now manifested in a new way and she is an Account Director within technical recruitment, and loves the part of the role where she can help people find the right job and ultimately the right story that they would like to tell next.
She is currently working on her script writing and spoken word poetry in her own time, occasionally being brave enough to perform in from of a wider audience than her mother, and most recently took part in The Moth during it’s sojourn to London.
Business Development Manager
Gerlanda is an entrepreneur who has, in her career, set up, owned and managed 5 businesses, turning over single handed £455,000 in her first year of trading. Gerlanda has over 20 years of commercial business experience starting her career in banking, in recruitment and in the media and events industry helping people set up their own businesses such as radio station, theatres, tv channels and other commercial SME businesses. Her forte is in strategizing businesses to make the most of their finances, investments and ROIs. She’s a natural in business development along with her sale and marketing. Her motto is, believe in yourself and all can be achieved. Nothing is ever “not possible”.
Events & Awards Project Manager
Nicole’s love for story telling was ever present but profoundly evoked in Milan in 2011 where she attained a diploma in Design at Instituto Marangoni. Textiles, light, shape, shadow and colour spoke their own language, and synchronising these elements ignited story telling in a way that later would give birth to Nicole’s love of cinematography.
In 2014 Nicole moved to London where she worked in media and film in more commercial settings, simultaneously she dabbled in acting and screenwriting. By 2016 she began producing TVCs and content more permanently and by mid 2017 Nicole finally moved into the feature film world. Today she loves working with as a project manager for the Film Festival Doctor, taking scripts from development and delivering them to film festivals. Recently she also returned to the performing world of acting and dance.
Nicole also holds a Bachelor degree in Management Marketing with a major in International Business from The University of South Australia and speaks three languages.
Billy Hurman has over 30 years experience in the film industry and has attended every major Film Festival. He has worked at both The Hollywood Reporter & Screen International. He co-wrote and produced a feature film that was selected for The Sundance Festival and has been a board director for a PLC media company, where he was also a film sales agent, representing over 100 films of all budget ranges for the last 20 years.
Since January 2017, he been consulting in the areas of film marketing, finance and project development and also representing films at all stages of development on behalf of producers who wish to attach a sales agent
Producer – Doctor Rebekah Productions
With over a decade of experience in the film and TV industry, Alexa Waugh is recognised for her knowledge and steadfast determination to see a project through from start to finish.
Starting off in television, Alexa has been lucky enough to travel all over the world working on innovative 4K action and adventure programmes, long running series such as the Dog Rescuers and Nazi Megastructures, branded content for FIFA and Elton John’s The Cut as well as music videos including Haim.
After working on award winning short films including CATCH, Alexa’s first big move into feature films was on PANDORICA. She has continued to work with established producers and directors as well as up and coming new talent.
The film I LOVE MY MUM, directed by Alberto Sciamma, is due for release in 2018.
Alex is head of Production for The Film Festival Doctor Productions and is currently raising the finance and developing our first feature; SKENDLEBY.
An award winning producer Jayne has over thirty years experience in the film and television business. Jayne produced the critically acclaimed B&B (2017), starring Tom Bateman (Murder On The Orient Express), Sean Teale (Gifted) and Paul McGann, (Dr Who), written and directed by Joe Ahearne. (Trance, The Replacement).The film won ten awards including Best LGBT Thriller at the London Independent Film Festival (2017). In 2015 she produced Dartmoor Killing which won Best Thriller at the 2016 National Film Awards and also Best Premier (Under 99 screens) at the 2016 Screen Awards. The next feature to go to production is comedy/horror Flesh and Blood. Shooting in Australia and UK in October 2018.
Jayne has produced a number of shorts including I’ll Tell You by Writer/Director BAFTA winner Rachel Tillotson which won the Best of The West at the 2011 Encounters Festival.
In the documentary field Jayne has produced and directed documentaries for all the major broadcasters and was nominated for a BAFTA for her moving portrayal of women with HIV and AIDS for Channel 4, she is also an accomplished commercials and drama director. Her drama series directing credits include Hollyoaks, Grange Hill and Brookside. Single drama’s directed, for HTV, The Bench by Nick Darke, with Maria Aitken and Lesley Grantham and The Anorak, with Sandi Toskvig.
Jayne is a visiting lecture at the Bristol Old Vic Film and Television School and Falmouth School of Film and Television.