Staff Profiles: Film Production

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Ian Hepworth

Ian Hepworth

Academic Course Leader in Film Studies

Film, Radio, Television and Media

My love for film is rooted in the youthful years I spent watching 1980s action cinema, especially the Rocky series. This continues to this day with my love for a wide range of sports films and action cinema from around the world.

Bryan Panks

Bryan Panks

Academic Course Leader for Animation

Film, Radio, Television and Media

Art and Design

I have loved animation ever since I can remember, so a chance to work in the animation industry and to teach animation is just a joy!

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Rachel Plant

Academic Course Leader for Film Production

Film, Radio, Television and Media

I am a lecturer and film-maker, with a love of film, its form and meaning.

Dr. Justin Crouch

Dr. Justin Crouch

Senior Lecturer in Media Theory

Film, Radio, Television and Media

Like every dedicated nerd, I have been passionate about animation since childhood. It is everything one could want as an art and entertainment form, and it is only getting more so. Teaching its history, forms and genres is a pleasure.

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Dr. Robin Griffiths

Senior Lecturer in Film Studies

Film, Radio, Television and Media

Performing Arts and Play

What I love most about teaching is the opportunity to introduce students to films that not only challenge them to rethink what cinema is now, but more importantly, what it could be in the future.

Mike Parker

Mike Parker

Senior Lecturer in Film Production

Film, Radio, Television and Media

I began making films with political exiles in London before moving to Wales where I have been based since 1987. I have produced BAFTA award winning documentaries, comedy, drama and feature films.

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Dr. Steven Roberts

Senior Lecturer in Animation/VFX

Film, Radio, Television and Media

Having worked for a number of years in the animation and vfx industry, it is my pleasure to now pass on the knowledge gained from this experience to a new generation of animation and vfx professionals.

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Tracy Symonds

Senior Lecturer in Media and School Senior Tutor

Film, Radio, Television and Media

I am passionately interested in storytelling, and how screen stories are told and made. I have developed film scripts through to production and am very experienced in teaching screenwriting.

Paul Zinder

Paul Zinder

Senior Lecturer in Film Production

Film, Radio, Television and Media

I've taught, made films and have published various essays for many years. I really enjoy working with students to help them develop their own unique talents.