Alec Gillis and Tom Woodruff Jr
Oscar and Bafta Award winning founders of Special Effects Design Company Amalgamated Dynamics. Credits include INDEPENDENCE DAY: RESURGENCE, BATMAN vs SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE, GODZILLA, HARBINGER DOWN, THE THING, MAZE RUNNER, X-MEN: FIRST CLASS, AVP: REQUIEM, ALIENS, DEATH BECOMES HER, JUMANJI, STARSHIP TROOPERS, TREMORS, THE X-FILES, THE TERMINATOR, PREDATOR and many many more.
Highly experienced Movement Director, Choreographer and Theatre Director. Her credits cover Film, Theatre and development work including HECUBA, THE TROJAN WOMEN and CAPTAIN SHOWOFF all for Phil Wilmott/Gods & Monsters, JULIE & JOHN A. STRINDBIERG'S MISS JULIE for Bombardarum International Theatre, MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING for Oxbridge Tradition, BUSSY D'AMBIOIS/ HONORIA & MAMMON/THE UNFORTUNATE WOMAN-CANNIBAL VALOUR REP for The Owle Schreame theatre Company.
Francesca is also currently part of The Young Vic's Directorship Scheme.
Recent credits include Associate Director of WARHORSE in the West End. Andy is a highly sort after director and writer and regularly leads research and development of new projects for profile production companies. He has devised and directed plays, dance, puppetry, parades, installations, youth theatre and new writing for venues and companies including THE NATIONAL THEATRE, YOUNG VIC, OLD VIC, ORANGE TREE THEATRE, DANCEXCHANGE, BIRMINGHAM HIPPODROME & LONGLEAT SAFARI PARK. Andy was also a Staff Director at The National Theatre, Jerwood Assistant at The Young vic and a Traniee Director at the Orange Tree Theatre. He is one half of creative partnership BRUNSKILL AND GRIMES and is currently under commission from the Unicorn Theatre and The Egg Bath.
David is a highly sought after and respected Puppet & Props Designer & Builder. Most recent work includes Puppet Designer on ROOM at the Theatre Royal Stratford East, Puppet Maker on COMMON, ANGELS IN AMERICA & PETER PAN At The National Theatre, CIRCUS 1903 (ELEPHANT) working alongside Mervyn Millar prior to the world tour this year. His extensive list of profile credits includes WAR HORSE, DEATH & THE KING’S HORSEMAN, HIS DARK MATERIALS (National Theatre), THE LION KING, (West End and various World Tours), AVENUE Q (West End) and THE INVISIBLE MAN (West End and UK Tour).
He was Illusion Assistant and Puppeteer on HUGO for Martin Scorsese and HARRY POTTER & THE PRISONER OF AZKABAN, as well as numerous commercials and television shows.
David is currently building the puppets for the National Theatre and Disney's highly anticipated production of PINOCCHIO.
Cramps are comprised of up and coming comedy duo, Georgie Fuller and Danni Jackson. Their COMEDY CENTRAL series BAD SNAPPERS was launched on the channel's SnapChat page and has become one of Comedy Central's most sucessful online series worldwide. They have a rising following and strong industry interest. Georgie and Danni devise and write all their own material that reflects the life of the modern day woman. You can subscribe to their YouTube channel or follow them on Twitter @cramps
Recently nominated for Best Online Scripted series (the Broadcast Digital Awards).
Neill Gorton is founder and director of the UKs leading Special Effects house, Millennium FX. His experience as consultant and movement director has been invaluable to many productions and this has led to directing for TV and Film.
Credits include DOCTOR WHO, TORCHWOOD, BEING HUMAN, FRANKENSTEIN, CRITICAL, THE FALL, WIZARDS VS ALIENS, TOAST OF LONDON, THOR, LITTLE BRITAIN and many more.
Directing credits include MOTHER DIED for BC Horror and DR WHO EXTRA.
Comprised of creative duo Andy Brunskill and Jimmy Grimes, Brunskill and Grimes like Big Stories, Strong Visuals, Epic Music and pushing puppetry to a new level. The team are available to devise and develop new productions, and to work as part of the creative teams on film and TV projects requiring puppets and live action combinations. Andy and Jimmy met on the West End production of WARHORSE and have a strong back ground in direction, writing, R & D, and Puppet design and building. In the Summer of 2016 they created a daily Theatrical Parade for Longleat Safari Park's 50th Anniverrsary. Other development credits include DUCK, DEATH & TULIP which they adapted for The Orange Tree Theatre.
Currently working with the YOUNG VIC and THE EGG (Bath) developing projects.
Jimmy is a highly experienced puppetry director, designer and co-ordiantor.
Recent credits include assisting in the design and build of the puppets for the Christmas advert for INTU produced by BLINK productions. (click here to view advert). Jimmy was the Associate Puppetry Director on WAR HORSE in the West End until the end of its run in 2016, and is an Artistic Associate for theatre company RED ROSE CHAIN. Other credits include the design, build and co-direction of the LONGLEAT LION for Longleat Estate's Park 50th Anniversary. Whilst at LAMDA he produced his first puppet adaptation of Oscar Wilde's THE HAPPY PRINCE, which he later developed and directed for THE ORANGE TREE THEATRE as THEN THE SNOW CAME. Jimmy is also an experienced puppet designer and consultant and works extensively in R & D for upcoming productions.
Alongside his work with Brunskill and Grimes, this year Jimmy will be designing/building the puppets and directing LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD at The Little Angel Theatre.
Coral is a highly experienced Movement Director with strong credits. She started her career as a professional dancer working for several years with DV8 and performing for Kylie Minogue Internationally. Movement Direction credits include ONE LOVE - THE BOB MARLEY MUSICAL for The Birmingham Rep, Iqbal Khan's production of MACBETH at Shakespeares Globe, KING LEAR for The Royal Exchange, MA RAINEY'S BLACK BOTTOM for The National Theatre, WOLF IN SNAKE SKIN SHOES for The Tricycle Theatre, LIE WITH ME for Talawa Theatre, Rufus Norris' AMEN CORNER at The National Theatre, A DOLLS HOUSE & AS YOU LIKE IT for The Royal Exchange.
Ita is a highly experienced Movement and Intimacy Director, Chorepographer and Theatre Director. Credits in 2017 so far include include Movement Director on a new US TV series PHILIP K DICK'S ELECTRIC DREAMS, developing the movement for the reboot of the DERREN BROWN Ghost Train VR Demon and TV commerical, Movement Direction for award nominated LOW LEVEL PANIC at The Orange Tree Theatre and Sandy Toksvig's new play SILVER LINING.
Other credits include the assistant movement director on series 2 of hit TV show HUMANS 2.0, feature film THE GIRL WITH ALL THE GIFTS (assistant to Dan O Neill) click here to view trailer, ATLANTIS (BBC), THE INDIAN BOY (RSC), A MIDSUMMER NIGHTS DREAM (Southwark Playhouse), DRACULA (The Pleasance Theatre), AFTER THE HEAT WE BATTLE FOR THE HEART (Vault Festival 2016), FOOD, I WISH TO DIE SINGING & OBAMA-OLOGY (Finborough Theatre) and CARMAN (Leicester Square Theatre). Ita is a respected movement teacher, working at Central, Drama Centre, & Mountview amoungst others, and is an Associate Artist with Clod ensemble's Performing medicine.
Ita is currently working with the PMA and Stage Directors UK, with the support of New Zealand Equity to establish better practice for actors and directors working with intimacy, simulated sex scenes and nudity.
Dan is a leading movement director. He developed the movement for the Synth characters in hit Channel 4/AMC series HUMANS teaching the actors and overseeing the movement for the entire shoot for both seasons. Other recent TV and Film credits include movement direction for feature film THE GIRL WITH ALL THE GIFTS starring Glenn Close and BBC drama THE LIVING & THE DEAD. Dan trained at the London School of Contemporary Dance and enjoyed an extensive performing career working with many leading dance companies including DV8 Physical Theatre, The Featherstonehaughs, Toronto Dance Theatre and Second Stride. Subsequently, working as a choreographer and movement director he has worked in Theatre, Opera and Film Including DON CARLO, TNSC-Lisbon, PEEPSHOW, FRANTIC ASSEMBLY, WOLVES IN THE WALLS, NATIONAL THEATRE OF SCOTLAND, THE LINESMAN and BBC/NPS.
Sarah Perry is a movement specialist and founder of SHAPES IN MOTION. She is an experienced movement coach and works with many of the big studios and Animation Companies. She also has extensive experience with Motion Capture movement direction and works as a character & creature movement consultant.
Movement coach credits include GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY, JUPITER ASCENDING, GRAVITY, JOHN CARTER OF MARS, VOYAGE OF THE DAWN TREADER and she assisted during development and for animation work on WORLD WAR Z.
Animation companies that she consults for and has developed courses for their animators re acting and character movement, include AARDMAN ANIMATION, FRAMESTORE, DOUBLE NEGATIVE, THE MOVING PICTURE COMPANY, & JELLY FISH PICTURES.