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Pauline Burt

Chief Executive

Pauline is the founding CEO of Ffilm Cymru Wales, formerly Film Agency Wales, having previously worked in commercial film and television finance at London based Mansfield Associates, as Risk Manager to financiers such as the Royal Bank of Scotland and Rand Merchant Bank. Prior to that, Pauline headed up production at Sgrin, the former Media Agency for Wales and worked at Scottish Screen as their Script and Finance Analyst.

Pauline enjoys working across Ffilm Cymru’s remit from developing new inclusion training programmes and education initiatives to spark the imagination of the next generation, to exploring new opportunities through hybrid distribution, and supporting many varied features from new, emerging and established talent. Feature credits include Mike Barker's A Good Woman with Scarlett Johansson and Helen Hunt; Gaby Dellal's Sundance opener, On A Clear Day; Chris Smith's debut Creep; Peter Cattaneo's Opal Dream; John Duigan's Head in the Clouds starring Charlize Theron and Penelope Cruz; and more than 50 features brought to the screen since founding Ffilm Cymru Wales, from Richard Ayoade’s Submarine, to Kieran Evans’ BAFTA winning Kelly + Victor, Gideon Koppel’s poetic Sleep Furiously, Euros Lyn’s adaptation of Fflur Dafydd’s Y Llyfrgell, sci-fi success The Machine and Sundance award-winner Dark Horse.

Starting out, Pauline studied Film and Media at Stirling University before winning a scholarship to UCLA’s Producers' Program, where she interned for international sales agent, August Entertainment and Alan Ladd Jnr's The Ladd Company at Paramount. Pauline is a member of the European Film Fund body Cineregio; the National Library of Wales advisory committee; and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.

Favourite Film: Silver Linings Playbook

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Angharad Williams

Executive Assistant and Events Producer

Angharad joined Ffilm Cymru Wales from the British Council, where she worked as a Welsh language and website support officer. She previously spent five years at S4C working to the Director of Communications and to the S4C Authority.

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Bethany Lane

Administrator

Bethany joined Ffilm Cymru Wales from Llamau, a homelessness charity that works with young people and vulnerable women across Wales. Before this she lived in Cornwall, where she worked for an organisation that ran theatre festivals at international schools around the world. As well as growing up in Cornwall, Bethany studied at the University of Exeter’s Cornwall Campus where she graduated with a BA(Hons) in English in 2012.

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Ben Hooper

Communications & Events Manager

While studying at Cardiff University Ben was assistant editor at Bath-based music and arts magazine Junxion17. After graduating he continued to write for The Big Issue Cymru while working as Production Assistant at The Wales Theatre Company. He joined Ffilm Cymru Wales in January 2010.

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Hannah Thomas

Head of Creative Sector Development

Hannah Thomas is Head of Creative Sector Development at Ffilm Cymru Wales, where she heads up the talent and development team.

Before joining Ffilm Cymru Wales she worked for the drama department at the BBC where she had more than ten years experience in development and production. She produced PyC for BBC Wales which was the first ever Welsh language multi-platform drama and she produced Becoming Human, the multi-platform extension of Being Human for Touchpaper amongst numerous other projects. Hannah is studying for an MA in Film and Television Production and is specialising in cross platform/cross media storytelling.

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Adam Partridge

Production and Special Projects Manager

Adam joined Ffilm Cymru Wales in January 2007. Previously, Adam worked for Breakthru Films on the feature project Sh and the stop-frame animation film, Peter and the Wolf. He has also co-ordinated a two year drama development project with emerging film-makers in Sierra Leone for ScriptNet, and has worked as a production manager and producer of shorts.

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Tracy Spottiswoode

Talent NET.WORK Manager

Tracy oversees Talent Development for the BFI NET.WORK and joined Ffilm Cymru Wales in 2010 having established a career as an award-winning writer, director and animator, as well as professional script editing and creative writing consultancies. Her theatre work has toured internationally and she has had numerous plays broadcast on R4 & RWales. Screen work includes commissions from BBC Films, S4C and indies such as Fiction Factory and Red Planet. Her animations picked up Gold in Chicago, First in BAF, plus 3 BAFTA Cymru & 2 Celtic Film Festival awards. Tracy continues to develop her own projects and is passionate about identifying and nurturing Welsh film making talent in both languages.

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Kimberley Warner

Development Executive

Beginning her career as a script consultant for producer Alex Ross, Kimberley is the former Head of Acquisitions and Development for two distributors: Journeyman Pictures and Mercury Media. Working with filmmakers of the calibre of Ken Loach, Kim Longinotto, James Moll and Pratibha Parmar, Kimberley also established Mercury's digital distribution arm and has a solid understanding of the changing international market for film.

Working to the Head of Creative Sector Development, Kimberley oversees the development activities for Ffilm Cymru Wales and is passionate about finding new voices in both the Welsh and English languages.

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Tessa Hughes

BFI NET.WORK Wales Co-ordinator

Tessa joined Ffilm Cymru Wales as the BFI NET.WORK Co-ordinator following many years’ experience as a Television Production Manager at BBC Wales, specialising in documentary programming in the Factual and Music genres. Most recently Tessa was Head of Production at Modern TV making prime time documentary series for BBC and ITV.

Favourite film: Mississippi Burning

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Catrin Cooper

Y Labordy Project Co-ordinator

Producer and entrepreneur Catrin Cooper helped close finance on Honeytrap, the debut feature of Rebecca Johnson (BFI London, SXSW, 2015); Alfred and Jakobine, PBS International (Hot Docs, Sheffield Doc/Fest, AFI, 2014); Street Kids United (Berlinale, 2011). Catrin’s early background was in production on studio features including Warner Bros’ Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire and Sony’s Casino Royale. Since, she has become alumni of Creative Business of Entrepreneurs and Executives, NFTS, the Rotterdam Producers Lab, and Guiding Lights, mentored by producer Tim Bevan. Catrin is passionate about amplifying the voices of women across the creative industries.

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Laura Perrin

Cinematic Project Co-ordinator

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Gavin Johnson

Acting Head of Audience, Regeneration and Education

Gavin joined Ffilm Cymru Wales in May 2014 after spending 3 years as a freelance business development and funding consultant. Over these years Gavin helped to develop a number of music festivals but specifically Swn Festival which is a 4 day music festival based in Cardiff. Away from Swn Gavin also worked very closely with a number of musicians and artists (mainly Gruff Rhys, Pete Fowler & Mark James) and helped them gain funding and business support for their projects. Prior to working in the creative industries Gavin worked with local authorities, charities and education providers all of which supported the homeless sector. Gavin has a passion for marketing, business development and sourcing and securing funding for creative projects that benefit communities. 

Favourite Film: Fight Club

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Nicola Munday

Audience, Education and Regeneration Manager.

Nicola graduated with a BA honours in Broadcast Journalism (majoring in documentary film making) from the University of Glamorgan in 2011. Promptly after graduation, Nicola started work as an Account Executive with an experiential marketing agency managing nationwide events and social media campaigns with house-name clients such as British Gas, Gu Puds, Heineken, TKMaxx and more. Before starting as the Exhibition, Education and Regeneration Co-ordinator here at Ffilm Cymru Wales, she was a Project Manager for an international dance organisation, UDO, heading up the company’s newest annual event Dance Show LIVE and the National Schools programme which is the UK’s largest inter-school street dance competition.

Favourite Film: Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade

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Gail Reed

Finance Manager

Gail joined Ffilm Cymru Wales in February 2010. Prior to this, she had been Financial Accountant for a number of major organizations, such as Beacon Pipeline, a subsidiary company of Welsh Water, Barnardo’s, and M & N Plant (responsible for laying telephone cable for NTL, now Virgin). Her professional experience includes evaluating and implementing new systems to capture financial data providing timely cost effective information, corporate finance and production accountancy. She gained her professional MAAT qualification from Newport University in 1995.

Favourite film: Love Story

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