Originally with a background in theatre performance from Chicago, JR has worked in the film industry in London for over 7 years. Her journey began working for the UK Film Council and then she gained extensive production and post-production knowledge with her work at both Framestore and Prime Focus World.
Her work has evolved out of her love for both theatre and film. Combining the two, her first directorial debut after leaving Goldsmiths College involved using video elements with live action onstage. Her next project John and June was Arts Council supported as a workshop development piece, which toured both London and Brighton.
Her film projects for the Collective include both NINA and Going Out music video for The Desert Ships as director and writer. Her new project Have a Seat (which deals with mental health and addiction issues) currently in Development with the London Film Collective and is actively seeking funding.
Meena has a vast amount of expeience in the world of motion graphics, VFX and CGI, having worked on several high profile feature films and TV commercials during her career.
Her first short film ‘Flint’, an LFC production, has been screened as part of several film festivals both in the UK and internationally.
Theatre Credits Include:
The Conquest of the South Pole (Rose Theatre Kingston & Arcola Dir: Stephen Unwin), The Grapes of Wrath (Chichester Festival Theatre & ETT Dir: Jonathan Church), An Inspector Calls (PW & NT International Dir: Stephen Daldry), The Critic (Chichester Minerva Theatre Dir: Sean Foley), Vincent River (West End & New York Dir: Steve Marmion), Mad Funny Just (Theatre 503, Old Vic New Voices Award Winner), The Revenger’s Tragedy & Henry V (ORL Best Actor Nom. Off West End Awards), 24 Hour Plays (Old Vic Theatre) Alan Bates Award Winner 2006
Theatre Direction Includes: August Osage County (Bancroft Theatre).
Film & Television Credits Include:
Brideshead Revisited (Miramax), Lawn of the Dead (Curve Films), Model Planes (Welcome To… Productions, Writer & Director), Jack Malchance (Instant Film), How Not to Live Your Life (BBC Television), Doctors (BBC) Doctor Who (BBC Radio)
Jude Cook studied English Literature at UCL, graduating with a first. He has over fifteen years of screenwriting and script-editing experience, including four co-writes with director Waheed Khan. He has edited scripts for The London Film Collective since its formation in 2010. In 2012, his first short film, FARE, was completed (Dir. PJ Harling).
In the same year he also landed his first-feature film commission via Osmosis Productions for a co-written movie about the 1947 partition of India.
His most recent work includes the short films SIMPLIFY and In Your Dreams, along with theatre productions of Iphigenia in Aulis and The Bell She Laughs with Lonely Robot Theatre.
TV and Film includes ’20 Things To Do Before You’re 30′ (Channel 4), ‘Silent Witness’ (BBC), ‘Law & Order’ (ITV) and web series ‘Raptured’.
Theatre includes ‘The Tempest’ (Sheffield Crucible), ‘F**king Men’ (Finborough Theatre, King’s Head and West End), and ‘Pythonesque’ (Edinburgh fringe & BBC Radio 4).
Extensive work with Theatre Delicatessen includes ‘Henry V’ (Marylebone Gardens), and physical theatre piece ‘The Day Shall Declare It’ for Wilderness as part of ‘Bush Bazaar’ (Bush Theatre).
Andy was recently nominated for Best Actor in a Short Movie at the SOFIE Awards in NYC.
He has directed observational documentaries for the BBC and UK’s Channel 4. Having filmed in prisons, brothels, schools, and mosques, his stories have taken him to Qatar, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Jamaica and South Africa as well as his boyhood playground of the streets of North East of London.
In 2010, he produced and co-wrote ‘Dohard’, a martial arts short shot in Doha. His 2007 documentary about albino communities, ‘Britain’s Whitest Family’, won critic’s choice in London’s Time Out.
In 2006 Waheed wrote, produced and directed ‘Orange People’ a short drama that was awarded the Hitchcock Fund award.