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.
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.
Currently Movement Director on the new version of MACBETH by Moira Buffini which will play at The Garrick Theatre at the end of November.
Belinda has been working as a Choreographer, Director and Movement Director since the late 1990s. She was a core member of MATTHEW BOURNE'S NEW ADVENTURES, as part of the devising team and performing soloists roles in the West End and International Theatre.
Credits include THE GIRL WITH THE IRON CLAWS (The Wrong Crowd), MONKEY! (UK Tour), WAR TORN (Our Space), MASKED (English National Ballet School), THE CAUSE (Dreadnought).
With over 35 years in the business, and with credits including GAME OF THRONES, CLASH OF THE TITANS, THE LAST SAMURAI, BATMAN BEGINS, THE MUMMY: TOMB OF THE DRAGON EMPEROR, and most recently THE KID WHO WOULD BE KING (Dir. Joe Cornish), David is in high demand as a Fight Arranger.
He is a S.A.G. and World Taurus Stunt Awards winner.
Stunt credits also include JURASSIC WORLD: THE LOST KINGDOM, ROGUE ONE, THE MUMMY, FANTASTIC BEAST AND WHERE TO FIND THEM, 47 RONIN, SKYFALL, KICK-ASS, FANTASTIC 4: RISE OF THE SILVER SURFER, JOHNNY ENGLISH REBORN, DAYLIGHT, DOCTOR WHO, MUPPET TREASURE ISLAND and many more.
His specialist movement work started with Rick Baker on GREYSTOKE: THE LEGEND OF TARZAN, before moving on to the Jim Henson Organisation, where he continued to work on the likes of THE FLINTSTONES MOVIE, NEVER ENDING STORY 3, and TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES, where he played one of the title roles as Leonardo
Simon is a young but experienced Director and Movement Director who also works as a performer/deviser with Physical Theatre companies including TOOTH+NAIL, BREADKNIVES, GOODDOG, CREATED A MONSTER & DAVID GLASS ENSEMBLE.
As an Associate Artist with David Glass Ensemble (for whom he has devised and continues to perform MARTGAGE and BLEAK HOUSE), he leads workshops in physical dynamics, physicality and devising theatre in China on a regular basis.
Recent credits include CONSPIRACY OF ORPHANS (Created a Monster), LETS GO HOME (SON), MACBETH (Flabbergast Theatre at Wiltons Music hall).
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.
Coral is the current Movement Director on series 2 of hit TV series of BRITANNIA (Sky/Amazon Studios).
Current work includes Movement Directing on THE CONVERT (Young Vic), ROBIN HOOD (Watermill Theatre) and R & D with Rufus Norriss at The National Theatre for next year's production of SMALL ISLAND.
Recent credits include developing, devising and directing the critically acclaimed sell out show RUN IT BACK (Talawa/Hackney Showroom), and Choreographer for THE FANTASTIC FOLLIES OF MRS RICH (RSC). Coral started her career as a professional dancer working for several years with DV8 and performing for Kylie Minogue internationally. Other Movement Direction credits include ONE LOVE - THE BOB MARLEY MUSICAL (Birmingham Rep), Iqbal Khan's production of MACBETH (Shakespeare's Globe), KING LEAR (The Royal Exchange), MA RAINEY'S BLACK BOTTOM (National Theatre), WOLF IN SNAKE SKIN SHOES (Tricycle Theatre), Rufus Norris' AMEN CORNER (National Theatre), A DOLLS HOUSE & AS YOU LIKE IT (The Royal Exchange).
Award nominated Joe is one of London's leading Cabaret Comperes, with residencies at PROUD CABARET and CAFE DE PARIS alongside performing his solo show regularly at CELLAR DOOR COCKTAIL CLUB. He has written and devleoped shows both for the Cabaret circuit and, with his company NOT MY CIRCUS, for Corporate/Private events. He works extensively in Theatre, Film and Television and has several projects in development.
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.