Jury

Glenn Freemantle

Glenn Freemantle is a British sound editor and sound designer with over 130 credits since he began his career in 1981. He is the founder of the award-winning Pinewood Studios based sound company Sound 24 and is a frequent collaborator and close friend of Danny Boyles.   Glenn was nominated at the 81st Academy Awards for Best Sound Editing for his work on the Danny Boyle film Slumdog Millionaire and won the award with his 2nd nomination in the category for his work on Alfonso Cuarón’s Gravity in 2014.

Rupert Gregson-Williams

Rupert Gregson-Williams a truly versatile multi-award-winning composer. Rupert has written a wide range of scores for many films including the Oscar-winning Hotel Rwanda. Recently, he scored the Academy Award-winning Hacksaw Ridge and the international hit The Legend of Tarzan and Wonder Woman. For television, Rupert scored the Golden Globe award-winning Netflix series The Crown, the HBO Emmy-award-winning series Veep, AMC’s The Prisoner and Sky Vision’s Agatha Raisin. He received an Emmy nomination for the 2002 telefilm “Jack and the Beanstalk: The Real Story” for Outstanding Music Composition for a Miniseries, Movie or a Special (Dramatic Underscore).

Dan Pringle

Dan Pringle is a British born Director from North London and is most well known as the Writer / Director of the multi award-winning cult thriller K‐Shop, which in 2016 won the prestigious European Fantastic Film Festivals Federation Melies D’Argent. Based in Bournemouth on the South Coast of the UK, Dan works with Producer Adam Merrifield to deveop White Lantern Film as a vehicle for producing thematically engaging independent feature films. In August 2016, the duo announced the development of Pringle’s next feature Britannica, a futuristic thriller exploring themes of immigration and nationality. Pringle was longlisted in the BIFA debut screenwriter category in 2016.

Natalie Holt

Natalie Holt is a British composer. Holt’s music can be heard alongside Hans Zimmer’s in the Weinstein company film Woman in Gold, and family smash hit from the producers of Harry Potter; Paddington. In 2016, she scored BBC1 drama Wallander starring Kenneth Branagh and completed the score for ITV’s Victoria with Martin Phipps, BBC1’s My Mother And Other Strangers. Natalie is at the forefront of London’s new breed of emerging film composers, and in 2015 she won the Ivor Novello Award for the score to the BBC1 series The Honourable Woman.

 

James Harrison

 

James Harrison is a talented sound editor, working on some of the biggest and best films of recent years – his work includes Jason Bourne, The Martian, Exodus: Gods and Kings, World War Z, Casino Royale and Captain Phillips to name just a few.

Barnaby Smyth

 

Barnaby Smyth is a seasoned foley supervisor and artist. Barnaby has worked on a large number of major television and film productions, including Downton Abbey; This is England 88; Jane Eyre; Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy; Pan; Suffragette ; The Night Manager and many more. He received an Emmy Nomination for his work on The Night Manager.

Maike Helmers

 

A senior lecturer at BU, Maike Helmer has worked in the film cutting rooms of the BBC’s Film Department, training to become an Editor. She has worked across a wide range of the BBC’s programme output. Maike left the BBC to join BU in 1997 as a Senior Lecturer and start the UK’s first MA in Post Production Sound. The course is now recognized globally as an industry leader in the field of sound and Maike has been instrumental in mentoring many key players working in the industry today.