Film Festival Strategist
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
Lauren Pizzicaroli is a Canadian writer now based in the UK. Lauren earned an advanced diploma in Sport and Recreation Management in Canada, then decided to travel to Ireland where she earned a BA (Honors) in Management Practice. After a lifelong dream of wanting to become a writer, she moved to England in 2019 and graduated with a BA (Honors) in Creative Writing and Screenwriting. Lauren writes prose, poetry, and screenplays, and has extensive knowledge in script editing and mentoring.
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. She loves working as the development producer for The Film Festival Doctor, taking scripts from development and delivering them to film festivals as well as managing special projects with the team. 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.
Film Sales Consultant
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