Director Rupert Williams
Rupert is a Filmmaker and Social Worker. Rupert is interested in telling stories about marginalised communities and how they fit into everyday spaces, prompted by his own experiences as a queer man growing up on a farm in the north of England and not seeing his story told. He had a brief stint writing and performing stand up, but deciding the film world was more for him. A first time director with Bathroom Privileges, having previously worked as a producer on Landline, a Grierson award winning short documentary about a gay farmers helpline that has been screened internationally at film festivals. Rupert has over ten years’ experience in a number of roles in the public and voluntary sector, including working as a Social Worker with young people and families.
Director & Animation Director Ellie Land
With a passion for using animation to communicate complex or difficult subjects, Ellie Land designs and directs award winning short films, segments for feature films and commercial projects.
She is a Senior Lecturer and Researcher in Animation at Northumbria University in Newcastle
Producer Emma Parsons
Emma began her career working as a line producer in documentaries, with early work including International Emmy award winning feature documentary THE BECKONING SILENCE and BAFTA nominated BBC2 mini-series, OUR WORLD WAR. She now works in TV drama, with recent credits including JAMESTOWN for Sky and THE SPLIT for BBC1.
Emma recently produced the BIFA-nominated short BITTER SEA directed by Fateme Ahmadi and commissioned by Film London, BFI NETWORK and Creative Skillset. She co-produced and line produced THE VISITOR from debut writer/director Sebastian Godwin for Film London’s Microwave Scheme, supported by BBC Films, BFI, Sharp House and SUMS.