Colin Pons

Joint Managing Trustee
Studio of the North

Colin Pons has worked as a producer and mentor in the UK film and TV industry for over 30 years, often working with first time directors and producers. Over the years Colin has produced and executive produced a wide-ranging slate of independent shorts and features as well as running or collaborating on mentoring and development schemes such as Microwave with Film London.

As founding director of the Showroom Cinema, The Workstation, Sheffield Independent Film and Television (SHIFT) and Sheffield International Documentary Festival, Colin has been instrumental and influential in developing and raising the profile of filmmaking, training and the cultural industries in Sheffield.

Whilst still producing independent films through his company Studio of the North, Colin is also Senior Lecturer and Head of MA Filmmaking at Sheffield Hallam University where he motivates and inspires new talent to produce cutting-edge content through hands-on experience, production placements and a summer school where students meet and learn from industry professionals.