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Prano Bailey Bond, Directing Tutor

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. 

Prano is currently developing with her debut feature film ‘Censor’, a psychological horror backed by the BFIFfilm Cymru Wales and Creative England.

The project was chosen for the BFI Network Weekender 2017, and shortlisted for the Sundance Writers Lab.


Cassius Rayner, Smartphone Filmmaking Tutor

Cassius is an award winning smartphone filmmaker with more than 20 years’ experience in film and video production across camerawork and directing. His work has been varied from documentaries for the United Nations, PBS, ABC and BBC to dramas entering festivals around the world.

Cassius is a UK leading expert in this field and continues his passion and commitment to smartphone filmmaking making it accessible to everyone.

To him the smartphone equals filming freedom in the last two years Cassius has received over 18 international Film Awards at festivals for a social impact video shot on an iPhone. He also runs Gofilmit, a professional digital video service which shoots content for a variety of clients just solely using smartphones.

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Jessie Quinones, Production Module Leader

Jesse Quinones is a London based writer/director/producer working across fiction, documentary, and commercials.Most recently, he was Co-Producer on feature film ‘No Shade’, which premiered to great acclaim at the 2018 British Urban Film Festival. 

In March 2013 Jesse completed his debut feature film ‘Calloused Hands’. ‘Calloused Hands’ stars Andre Royo (HBO’s ‘The Wire’), Daisy Haggard (Showtime’s ‘Episodes’), and Hans Howes (‘There Will Be Blood’). It premiered at the Miami International Film Festival, and has gone on to screen in over 20 festivals around the world, picking up numerous awards. Jesse is currently developing his next feature film ‘Cagefighter’.

Pete Appleyard, Editing Tutor

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 post-production assistant on the feature film ‘Offender’ until moving on to work as an assistant online editor on the feature film ‘The Liability’. 

He has worked as an editor on the documentary series ‘Roller Derby till I Die’ which lifts the lid on the lives of thirteen unique women who compete in the contact sport of roller derby and which is broadcast on the Extreme Sports Channel.

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Justin Trefgarne, Screenwriting Tutor

Justin is an Emmy-nominated writer and director whose work straddles feature film, television, branded content, video games and commercials.

Justin began his film career working for legendary filmmaker Neil Jordan before joining production house Working Title. Here he edited a range of films from ‘Atonement’ to ‘Hot Fuzz’ and ‘Nanny McPhee’. Justin was part of the writing team awarded an Emmy for ‘Peter Rabbit’ on Nickelodeon and has written for Film4, RSA Films, and BFI.  In 2017 Justin was appointed the Head Writer on a 10-part YouTube Original, scheduled for release in November 2018. The show, a futuristic animation in the style of Akira, is set in a dystopian London of the 23rd Century.

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