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Pauline Burt

Chief Executive

Pauline is the founding CEO of Ffilm Cymru Wales, formerly Film Agency Wales, having previously worked in commercial film and television finance at London based Mansfield Associates, as Risk Manager to financiers such as the Royal Bank of Scotland and Rand Merchant Bank. Prior to that, Pauline headed up production at Sgrin, the former Media Agency for Wales and worked at Scottish Screen as their Script and Finance Analyst.

Pauline enjoys working across Ffilm Cymru’s remit from developing new inclusion training programmes and education initiatives to spark the imagination of the next generation, to exploring new opportunities through hybrid distribution, and supporting many varied features from new, emerging and established talent. Feature credits include Mike Barker's A Good Woman with Scarlett Johansson and Helen Hunt; Gaby Dellal's Sundance opener, On A Clear Day; Chris Smith's debut Creep; Peter Cattaneo's Opal Dream; John Duigan's Head in the Clouds starring Charlize Theron and Penelope Cruz; and more than 50 features brought to the screen since founding Ffilm Cymru Wales, from Richard Ayoade’s Submarine, to Kieran Evans’ BAFTA winning Kelly + Victor, Gideon Koppel’s poetic Sleep Furiously, Euros Lyn’s adaptation of Fflur Dafydd’s Y Llyfrgell, sci-fi success The Machine and Sundance award-winner Dark Horse.

Starting out, Pauline studied Film and Media at Stirling University before winning a scholarship to UCLA’s Producers' Program, where she interned for international sales agent, August Entertainment and Alan Ladd Jnr's The Ladd Company at Paramount. Pauline is a member of the European Film Fund body Cineregio; the National Library of Wales advisory committee; and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.

Favourite Film: Silver Linings Playbook

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Angharad Williams

Executive Assistant and Events Producer

Angharad joined Ffilm Cymru Wales from the British Council, where she worked as a Welsh language and website support officer. She previously spent five years at S4C working to the Director of Communications and to the S4C Authority.

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Bethany Lane

Administrator

Bethany joined Ffilm Cymru Wales from Llamau, a homelessness charity that works with young people and vulnerable women across Wales. Before this she lived in Cornwall, where she worked for an organisation that ran theatre festivals at international schools around the world. As well as growing up in Cornwall, Bethany studied at the University of Exeter’s Cornwall Campus where she graduated with a BA(Hons) in English in 2012.

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Ben Hooper

Communications & Events Manager

While studying at Cardiff University Ben was assistant editor at Bath-based music and arts magazine Junxion17. After graduating he continued to write for The Big Issue Cymru while working as Production Assistant at The Wales Theatre Company. He joined Ffilm Cymru Wales in January 2010.

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Nicola Munday

Audience, Education and Regeneration Manager

Nicola graduated with a BA honours in Broadcast Journalism (majoring in documentary film making) from the University of Glamorgan in 2011. Promptly after graduation, Nicola started work as an Account Executive with an experiential marketing agency managing nationwide events and social media campaigns with house-name clients such as British Gas, Gu Puds, Heineken, TKMaxx and more. Before starting as the Exhibition, Education and Regeneration Co-ordinator here at Ffilm Cymru Wales, she was a Project Manager for an international dance organisation, UDO, heading up the company’s newest annual event Dance Show LIVE and the National Schools programme which is the UK’s largest inter-school street dance competition.

Favourite Film: Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade

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Kimberley Warner

Head of Creative Business

Entering the industry through sales and distribution when digital release was still in its infancy, Kimberley quickly embraced new media and challenged the industry binaries of the time. As Head of Acquisitions at Journeyman Pictures, she helped to build their YouTube channel to Top Ten subscribed channel status and brought Ken Loach's back catalogue online for the first time. As Head of Acquisitions and Development at feature documentary distributor Mercury Media, Kimberley secured EU Media funding to build Joining The Docs - the world's first SVOD platform for documentaries - convincing The Independent to bundle subscription with their own new subscription model and encouraging filmmakers to start building their audiences online. Having worked with filmmakers of the calibre of Kim Longinotto, Franny Armstrong and James Moll, Kimberley turned her hand to creative producing. Her most recent project Claude Lanzmann: Spectres of the Shoah was Grierson, Cinema Eye Honors, IDA and Oscar-nominated in 2016.

As Head of Creative Business at Ffilm Cymru Wales, Kimberley leads on the strategy for the talent department, which has the Magnifier mindset of capitalising on the value of filmmaking across different IP, at its heart. As such, she oversees talent events and funding awards, and looks towards the future of Ffilm Cymru Wales as a challenger brand.

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Adam Partridge

Production and Special Projects Manager

Adam joined Ffilm Cymru Wales in January 2007. Previously, Adam worked for Breakthru Films on the feature project Sh and the stop-frame animation film, Peter and the Wolf. He has also co-ordinated a two year drama development project with emerging film-makers in Sierra Leone for ScriptNet, and has worked as a production manager and producer of shorts.

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Talent NETWORK Manager

Current Vacancy.

 

Jonny Reed

BFI NETWORK Wales Co-ordinator

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A graduate of Middlesex University with a BA in Film, Video & Interactive arts, Jonny started his career in the creative industries working for an internationally touring theatre company. He started working at the UK Film Council in 2008 before starting his own production company. After 15 years in London, he has returned to Wales and joins Ffilm Cymru Wales as the BFI NETWORK Wales Co-ordinator.

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Catrin Cooper

Development Executive

Producer and entrepreneur Catrin Cooper helped close finance on Honeytrap, the debut feature of Rebecca Johnson (BFI London, SXSW, 2015); Alfred and Jakobine, PBS International (Hot Docs, Sheffield Doc/Fest, AFI, 2014); Street Kids United (Berlinale, 2011). Catrin’s early background was in production on studio features including Warner Bros’ Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire and Sony’s Casino Royale. Since, she has become alumni of Creative Business of Entrepreneurs and Executives, NFTS, the Rotterdam Producers Lab, and Guiding Lights, mentored by producer Tim Bevan. Catrin is passionate about amplifying the voices of women across the creative industries.

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Faye Hannah

Foot in the Door Project Manager

Faye works with Ffilm Cymru Wales to Project Manager the pioneering Foot in the Door programme. She has worked within the UK Creative Industries for 15 years and is Director of Creative Industries Consultancy ‘Our Colab’.

Faye’s passion is skills and talent development within the UK screen industries: working across high-level partnerships with industry, training, education and public-sector organisations to support greater access and opportunity. She designs and delivers training and qualifications solutions to support creative industries skills gaps and shortages across the UK including Apprenticeships and accredited and non-accredited training. Faye delivers BFI Film Academy courses and works closely with FE and HE UK-wide on a range of digital projects and funding initiatives. Faye is a PRINCE 2 practitioner and has led high-level projects including Welsh Government SPFP2 and Arts Council of Wales/Welsh Government’s; Creative Learning through the Arts-an action plan for Wales. Faye proudly served as board member of WOW Film Festival and Ffresh Student Film Festival.

Faye has a BA Hons in Broadcast Media and Popular Culture and is undertaking her PhD by research at University of South Wales, focused on Creative Industries policy and talent development in Wales’ and UK Screen Industries.

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Gail Reed

Finance Manager

Gail joined Ffilm Cymru Wales in February 2010. Prior to this, she had been Financial Accountant for a number of major organizations, such as Beacon Pipeline, a subsidiary company of Welsh Water, Barnardo’s, and M & N Plant (responsible for laying telephone cable for NTL, now Virgin). Her professional experience includes evaluating and implementing new systems to capture financial data providing timely cost effective information, corporate finance and production accountancy. She gained her professional MAAT qualification from Newport University in 1995.

Favourite film: Love Story

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