Staff Profiles: Film Production

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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!

Mike Parker

Mike Parker

Academic Course Leader for 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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Adam Batchelor

Lecturer in Film Production

Film, Radio, Television and Media

I am a director and writer, with a particular passion for regional and character driven stories. As well as writing and directing my own film work, I have vast experience working as a First AD, running sets on other productions, as well as shooting music videos, commercials and promos. I am an active filmmaker and enjoy sharing and drawing upon my own experiences, in order to help the development of my students.

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.

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.

Dean Humphreys

Dean Humphreys

Senior Film Production Lecturer

Film, Radio, Television and Media

Absurdly lucky to have worked in the Film and TV industry with some remarkable people who have made it challenging, interesting and great fun.

Nic Morris

Nic Morris

Senior Lecturer in Film Production

Film, Radio, Television and Media

Nic Morris, BSC is a Senior Lecturer who brings to students his professional experience as Director of Photography on award winning films, such as Firelight, directed by William Nicholson, which won the San Sebastian Silver Seashell for Best Cinematography, and was nominated for the prestigious BSC Best Cinematography award.

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Rachel Plant

Senior Lecturer in Film Production

Film, Radio, Television and Media

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

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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.

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Rachel Tillotson

Senior Lecturer in Film Production

Film, Radio, Television and Media

I am a BAFTA winning filmmaker with extensive short film and TV directing experience. I trained as an actress, have directed Theatre and have an MA in Film Direction from the Royal College of Art.

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.