As we head rapidly towards the 4th Annual St Albans International Film Festival we are well underway with lots of exciting plans for the festival this year. The programme will be announced in the coming weeks.
Leoni has been resident of St Albans for 11 years.. She works as an actress and is also a partner in adult acting agency TTA Adults – A division of Top Talent Agency. Leoni won the Mayors Pride Award for Cultural Innovation for setting up the St Albans Film Festival. Her passions outside of film are sports – snowboarding, running, cycling. Going for long walks, doing quizzes and discovering new card/board games - like exploding kittens.
Matt worked in design, advertising and web design agencies in London, whilst setting up the collective and committed to the business full time in 2001. Matt’s other loves, apart from the collective, are his family, football and that on-going search for the perfect pint.
A BAFTA member, Jean-Luc Renaud has run film societies in Switzerland and the US where he lectured on mass media. He co-authored the book 'The Future of the European Audiovisual Industry'
Hilary is an actress working in theatre, film and television. She is also a Performing Arts Practitioner, helping young people to create amazing things. She coordinated the Young Student category for the first Festival, and is looking forward to diving into this year's pool of extraordinary imagination.
Sophie Banks and Angie Cronin are passionate about the arts and entertainment, and St Albans, and have supported the Film Festival since the first one in 2013. They run successful PR and Communications agency, Loudbird, based in St Albans but with clients all over the UK. Loudbird specialises in the arts, travel, healthcare and lifestyle sectors.
A.J. Ullah is a local filmmaker who works at the University of Hertfordshire (UH) as a Senior Technical Officer and has established a local production company with Adam Jones-LLoyd called Future Reel Media. He co-ordinates student volunteers from UH managing the content for our online youtube channel.