ASFF 2019 Jury

Find out more about the jury of industry professionals that selected the recipients of the awards at ASFF 2019.


Advertising & Music Video

Craig McNeil

Director of Creative Projects
Beggars Group

Craig is Director of Creative Projects at the Beggars Group of Labels. He joined Beggars in 1995 and has worked with artists including Adele, Dizzee Rascal, Jack White, British Sea Power, Interpol, Stornoway, Glass Animals, Daughter and The xx.

Luke Toyne

Executive Producer
Maker Projects

Luke’s first credit as producer was the first music promo to be shot in HD – the Sneaker Pimps’ “Sick” in 2001. Since then he has specialised in branded content and TV commercials for the likes of Saatchi & Saatchi, M&C Saatchi, Sky and ITV.

Animation & Comedy

Chris Shepherd

Independent Filmmaker

Chris Shepherd is a multi-award-winning director, writer and producer. From his award winning directorial debut for Channel 4 in 1997 with The Broken Jaw, Chris has worked on many renowned TV Shows and commercials including Nathan Barley.

Dionne Farell

Development Executive
BBC Films

Dionne is a Development Executive for BBC Films. Prior to joining BBC Films in 2018, Dionne started out as a runner in factual production, before moving over into scripted development, working for companies such as the BFI and Unigram.

Tom Box

Co-Founder
Exec Producer, Blue Zoo

Tom co-founded Blue Zoo in 2000 and continues to be a driving force in the animation production company. He is executive creative within commercials and games, whilst managing Blue Zoo’s AnimDojo. Tom also runs the studio’s short film programme.

Artists’ Film & Experimental

Phoebe Roberts

Curator, Artangel

Phoebe looks after The Artangel Collection, a body of moving image works commissioned by Artangel. She collaborates with the likes of Tate and with curatorial colleagues across the UK to exhibit these innovative pieces in new contexts.

Dance & Fashion Film

Minnie Carver

Video Producer
British Vogue

Minnie Carver’s role at British Vogue involves commissioning, producing and often directing filmed content for the magazine’s video platforms. Her work bridges the gap between print and digital, responding to printed and photographic features.

Sadie Clayton

Fashion Designer

Sadie Clayton is designer exploring the creative boundaries between art, technology and fashion. Fascinated by innovation, Sadie has presented work at the Royal Academy of the Arts, Tate and V&A, and created content with Adobe films and FisForFendi.

Documentary

Noe Mendelle

Director
Scottish Documentary Institute

Noe started her film career with Steel Bank Films, a C4 film workshop. She is an experienced director, producer and executive producer, having worked on numerous award-winning and highly popular documentaries for broadcast across BBC and Channel 4.

Richard Melman

Managing Director, Spring Films

Richard has produced, directed and commissioned a wealth of programmes for both British and International broadcasters, including the BAFTA-nominated Cold War. He is the Executive Producer and Managing Director for Spring Films.

Drama &Thriller;

Cornelius Walker

Director / Screenwriter

Cornelius is a director and screenwriter and was the subject of the Oscar-Nominated documentary Black Sheep. He has worked with clients such as Google, William & Grant and HSBC as well as developing his feature film and TV projects.

Simon Nelson

Development Executive
BBC Writersroom

Simon is the  Development Executive for BBC Writersroom. In this role he takes the lead in the development of new writers and writing for BBC Drama, BBC Comedy and BBC Children’s Drama.

VR & Immersive

Dan Bartlett

Programme Director
LCC

Dan Bartlett is Programme Director for Moving Image and Digital Arts at London College of Communication. As an animation visual development artist Dan aims to explore the duality that exists between fundamental artistic and cinematic principles, and emergent digital technologies.

Elaine Wong

Co-Founder
The Other Set

Elaine is a Programme Advisor for BFI London Film Festival and previews for Sheffield Doc/Fest and Underwire. She co-founded VR Distribution company Other Set in 2017, and currently works at the National Centre for Immersive Storytelling: StoryFutures Academy.