DIRECTOR - PAISLEY VALENTINE WALSH
Paisley is a writer, director and producer who was born in rural Vermont and moved to Scotland as a teenager. In 2012, she graduated from the University of Glasgow with a Master’s degree in English Literature and relocated to London to work in the arts. Her commitment to analogue processes eventually brought her to The London Film School where she was accepted to the MA filmmaking programme. Over the course of three years Paisley wrote, directed and worked across many films, with specific attention to celluloid.
Paisley's graduation film Birch shot on Super 16mm, was nominated for the Camera 300 Award at The Manaki Brothers International Cinematographer’s Film Festival in September. Most recently, the film was also selected for the BSC Emerging Cinematographer’s Award, where it won the Best Graduation Film and it is currently on the festival circuit.
As a producer, her latest project directed by Zhannat Alshanova, End of Season, had its world premier at Cannes’ 2018 La Cinéfondation. Paisley is currently in development for a feature film to be set in Scotland.
PRODUCER - ZHANNAT ALSHANOVA
Zhannat is a writer/director and producer from Kazakhstan with a background in management, earning both a bachelor's degree in business administration and a master's degree in marketing. Taking some time to go study in Shanghai, Zhannat got the opportunity to explore mythology and a pursuit of storytelling arose. Upon her return, Zhannat took courses on theatre acting and photography. She volunteered in film festivals, worked as an art manager, set photographer, a production assistant and eventually, in 2015 was accepted to the MA Filmmaking program at The London Film School.
Zhannat’s first short film The White Orchid Hotel premiered at the STUDENT ACADEMY AWARD® qualified Camerimage Film Festival and her most recent film End of Season premiered at Cannes' La Cinéfondation.
CINEMATOGRAPHER - VINCENZO MARRANGHINO
Originally from Italy, Vincenzo moved to London after graduating with a distinction on his Semiotic of photography thesis. While working as freelancer he concluded his MA in filmmaking at the London Film School. Building a specific visual language for a story in tandem with the director’s vision is what has driven him to grow as a cinematographer. Having had the opportunity to fly all over the world working on different productions, he is now based in London where he most recently received the PANALUX LFS CINEMATOGRAPHY Award for his work on the Shanghai-shot film Following - 跟随.
EDITOR - EMANUELE BONOMI
From Trentino (Italy) with love, Emanuele is a 27 year old filmmaker raised on the Alps. He has a Diploma in Film Editing with a mention from the NUCT Academy of Cinecitta (Rome) where he studied under teachers Consuelo Catucci (editor of Vallanzasca – Angels of Evil) and Walter Fasano (editor of I am Love, A Bigger Splash).
Emanuele has worked as an editor on over thirty short films, including the 3D film Beato chi Riceve la Grazie (2012) screened at the Rome Film Festival, directed by Margherita Giusti. His work as an editor also includes music vidoes, documentaries, small commercials and montage/art concept work.
Two of his most recent films Three Days and Three Centimetres have been selected for Clermont-Ferrand Film Festival and Berlinale. Emanuele just graduated from the London Film school and is in post-production of his graduation project.