ScreenSpace Tutors

EDUCATION MANAGEMENT TEAM

Jonny Persey Director MetFilm - Tutors

Jonny Persey, Director

Jonny is passionate about creating and maintaining a valuable and industry-relevant educational system, spearheading the synergy between the group’s separate facets to offer students the best learning experience possible.

He gets a buzz from watching our graduates win work, runs projects, and apply their trade-in film, television, online, and across the creative industries in the UK and beyond.

David Howell CEO MetFilm - Tutors

David Howell, CEO

David has 18-years’ experience in Higher Education Management, most recently as Registrar and Commercial Director at The Institute of Contemporary Music Performance.

As Registrar, providing overall strategic leadership for Quality, Data, and Planning for the Institute. As a Director of the company, he has also played a key part in the development of overall governance capability, both academic and corporate.

Lisette Johnston Head of School ScreenSpace - Tutors

Dr Lisette Johnston, Head of School, ScreenSpace

Lisette has been a journalist for the past 15 years, working as a multimedia news reporter, producer, and editor. Since 2010 she has worked in many roles at BBC News, most recently as the Planning Editor for BBC World News in London.

Lisette is hugely passionate about education and holds a formal teaching qualification.

Silvia Beck Principal MetFilm School Berlin - Tutors

Silvia Beck, Principal, MetFilm School Berlin

Silvia Beck has a career that spans almost 30 years in the international film and TV industry. Whilst studying Cinematography at the NFTS in the UK, Silvia shot two BAFTA-nominated short films; Going Down and Bait, and went on to become a respected director, editor and cinematographer for documentary films. Silvia’s commitment, effectiveness and academic leadership in teaching and enhancing the student learning experience was also recognized by the UK Higher Education Academy who awarded her Senior Fellowship. She has headed up MetFilm School Berlin as Principal since its inception in 2012.

Rachel Wood Deputy School Director MetFilm School London - Tutors

Rachel Wood, Deputy School Director, MetFilm School London

Rachel is a screen professional with many years of experience in the film industry. She was Head of Production in London for LA-based Catch23; Head of Development for esteemed UK producers Stephen Woolley and Nik Powell.

She has also served on the BAFTA jury and NFTS Script Advisory Board.

Steve Pinhay Deputy School Director MetFilm School London - Tutors

Steve Pinhay, Deputy School Director, MetFilm School London

Steve has more than 25 years’ experience of television producing in the UK and across the world, including BAFTA and RTS award-winning shows, working for companies such as the BBC, ITV, Channel 4, Discovery, Sky and Disney.

Steve is a member of the NFTS Television Advisory Board.

TUTORS

Kerry Alexander tutors ScreenSpace - Tutors

Kerry Alexandra

Kerry Alexandra is a BBC Reporter and Producer based in London. She’s reported from Europe, Africa and the Middle East, and spent a year living in Turkey reporting on life there for Turkey’s national broadcaster. She also works as a producer for The BBC World Service. Over the years she has also worked with ITV News, Sky News, TRT World and US Radio Network NPR, as well with BBC national and local commercial radio.

Pete Appleyard tutors ScreenSpace - Tutors

Pete Appleyard

Pete has a wide range of experience in short films, documentary, music videos and corporate work. He runs our Young Filmmaker’s camps and is an expert in Adobe Premiere. Pete initially started working as a Postproduction assistant on the feature film Offender until moving on to work as an assistant online editor on the feature film The Liability.

Prano Bailey Bond tutors ScreenSpace - Tutors

Prano Bailey-Bond

Prano is an award-winning director. Her work invokes imaginative worlds, fusing a dark vocabulary with eerie allure, revealing how beauty resides in strange places. Prano’s work has screened at events and festivals including the BFI London Film Festival, Tampere Film Festival, Slamdance, Ukmva’s, Sitges Film Festival and Melbourne Int’l Film Festival.

Ella Bennett tutors ScreenSpace - Tutors

Ella Bennett

Ella Bennett is a film director with 10 years’ filmmaking experience and is a Ravensbourne, Brit School, NFTS and Film London Microwave alumni. She is a recipient of the John Brabourne Award and was selected for the BFI NETWORK x BAFTA Crew 2019.

Chiara Fulgoni tutors ScreenSpace - Tutors

Chiara Fulgoni

Chiara is a British filmmaker and photographer. After focusing on film music for her degree in Digital Music & Sound Arts at Brighton University, she quickly moved from sound to visuals, eventually turning her photography hobby into a freelance profession. Chiara is primarily a freelance photographer working within fashion, costume and concerts as well as working on various short film and music video projects as DOP and in the lighting and camera department.

Grace Harper tutors ScreenSpace - Tutors

Grace Harper

Grace is a British filmmaker using creative non-fiction to explore human conflict, how socio-political contexts embed themselves into daily experience, the structures that we create and fight against in order to move within the world. Her short films include Conviction, The Battle for Batley and Spen and The Kids are Alt-Right. She is the recipient of a SPACE Artist Award 2021, the Points North Fellowship 2019-2020, and was selected as a BAFTA Star of Tomorrow in 2015.

Samantha Harrie tutors ScreenSpace - Tutors

Samantha Harrie

Samantha started out as a fine artist until a passion for storytelling led her to filmmaking. Samantha has made numerous award-winning short films and her TV credits include Coming Up, Holby City and Call The Midwife - through the prestigious DUK / HETV directors’ placement. Samantha is a graduate of NFTS and an alumnus of Guiding Lights 2, Microwave, NETWORK EIFF and BFI NETWORK X BAFTA CREW. 

Becky Knapp tutors ScreenSpace - Tutors

Becky Knapp

Becky is an award-winning producer who has worked in various formats for film and television production worldwide for over fifteen years.  After graduating with an honours law degree, she produced her first short film Smashing.

Emma Lindley tutors ScreenSpace - Tutors

Emma Lindley

Emma’s credits as director include hit comedy series, My Parents are Aliens and teen drama series, 24 seven. Her documentaries include My Life: Big Brother. Her work has been nominated for the Prix Jeunesse, an RTS award, two CableFAX awards, (US), and Channel 4 Young Filmmaker of the Year.  Her most recent short, Red River, about a British child bride, won the Best Film award at Tweetfest 2016.

Anne Mancosu tutors ScreenSpace - Tutors

Anne Mancosu

Anne Mancosu started her career as a camerawoman in international wildlife documentaries for NDR Germany and National Geographic. To develop her storytelling skills, the swiss filmmaker transferred to the narrative form where she has since worked on feature films and numerous short films, notably as Cinematographer. Her work combines the artistic and technical means to tell human stories in cinematic ways.

Juliana Matsubara tutors ScreenSpace - Tutors

Juliana Matsubara

After graduating in Architecture and Urban Design, Juliana worked as an illustrator and a graphic designer before attending MetFilm School London, graduating with an MA Directing degree in 2018. Juliana develops and teaches across first- and second-year programmes, and covers directing, art direction production design. She also runs our bootcamps and moving camera exercises. Juliana continues to work across graphics and production design, developing props and sets for short and long form fiction. This sees her working with clients including the BBC. She most recently worked on Invasion, an upcoming science fiction television series set to premiere on Apple TV+.

Dee Meaden tutors ScreenSpace - Tutors

Dee Meaden

Dee is a Writer and Director and graduated from the NFTS with an MA in Fiction Direction with the support of a David Lean Scholarship. Dee previously trained in sculpture at the Slade School of Fine Art and Chelsea College of Art and Design and enjoyed success as a fine artist ahead of moving to narrative film. Dee has since worked as a writer, director and producer in short film, TV and advertising for over fifteen years and has written and directed eleven shorts.

Jass Pitt tutors ScreenSpace - Tutors

Jass Pitt

Jas is a London based director and DOP. Her creative film Slate is made up of cross genre documentaries, which look at the role of imagination in real stories and she is interested in creative ways to illustrate our internal conflicts. Jass started her career making content for international aid organisations with many of her placements in South America. Jass has an MA in Directing at the NFTS.

Tiarnan OSullivan tutors ScreenSpace - Tutors

Tiarnan O’Sullivan

Tiarnan is a Writer and Director, specialising in comedy, with credits across features, shorts, live events, music videos and commercials. Most recently, Tiarnan worked on the BBC/Apple TV comedy series Trying, along with developing a variety of TV and feature film projects. Previously, Tiarnan worked as a self-shooting Director, and was also Head Filmmaker for a prominent youth charity.

Dierdre Rairie Mulcahy tutors ScreenSpace - Tutors

Deirdre Rairie Mulcahy

Dierdre is a freelance digital storytelling trainer. Over the past 2 years Dierdre has been working on projects in Ukraine, Somalia, Nigeria and Nairobi, for the BBC and the EU. These projects are mainly focussed on delegates producing quality short form video for social media using mobiles or Craft Cameras. Dierdre is currently working on projects with Corporate Clients, developing their storytelling skills with Vlogging workshops.