"Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much" - Helen Keller
After graduating from the University of Nottingham with a Masters in Film Studies, Tom Craig commenced his professional career in 1997 when he began teaching Film, Media and Cultural Studies at Nottingham Trent University in the United Kingdom. Since then he has taught at a number of high profile educational institutions and has given guest lectures, workshops and seminars throughout Europe. He joined the University of Derby in 2004 and quickly rose to the rank of Senior Lecturer in Film. In 2013 he was appointed as the Programme Leader of BA (Hons) Film Production, BA (Hons) Production Design and BA (Hons) Visual Effects and Post Production. In 2015 his film course was ranked 3rd in the United Kingdom for Overall Student Satisfaction (National Student Survey data 2015). In addition to teaching at Undergraduate, Masters and PhD Level, Tom has substantial management experience and has been involved in the writing and successful validation of a number of industry-standard film and media courses, including the first ever Masters in Horror and Transgression. In August 2013 Tom was made a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy in recognition of his subject knowledge and commitment to teaching excellence.
As well as his academic interests, Tom is an accomplished writer and producer in his own right. Following a run of critically acclaimed short films, Tom turned his hand to feature film production in the form of the supernatural thriller Cold Mile House. Through his work for the Malta Film Commission, Tom has been involved in the successful financing of over thirty short films, features and documentaries. He has also worked as a mentor for several major cinematic productions and advised the Maltese government in relation to their Film Equity Investment Scheme. Recent press coverage of Tom’s work includes: the BBC, AOL News, Channel 4, Balance magazine, the Derby Telegraph, and Focus magazine. He is also regularly featured on British television and radio in relation to both his own work and his knowledge of film as a medium.
Big Brain Films is the trading name of Aria Film Consultancy Limited.
David Cave graduated from Film School in 2000 returning to his native North-East to forge a career in film production. David has worked on a number of both British and International feature films including The One and Only and The Skulls , television productions including BBC Zenith North’s Byker Grove and ITV’s Wire In The Blood as well as many commercials and short films.
David has written, produced and directed a number of no-budget and financed short films. Two of David’s short screenplays were commissioned by Northern Film & Media/UK Film Council to be produced through their digital shorts film scheme. David’s work has been screened at numerous International Film Festivals around the world where his films have received a staggering number of awards. His 2011 short film, Dystopia St., was selected for screening at over 140 film festivals around the world, picking up 18 awards during the process. In 2018, David’s short film Girl and a Scar picked up the prestigious ‘Critics Choice Award for Short Film’ at Cardiff International Film Festival and in July of the same year a retrospective of David’s short film work was presented at the event Nova Nights: Progressive, Transgressive & Underground Cinema, in London, UK.
In 2013 David and actor/producer John McMahon set up One For All Productions Limited; a community arts and video production company, based in Newcastle upon Tyne, UK. OFAP work with a range of diverse communities, in order to raise individual and collective aspirations and realise the potential of the marginalised and unrepresented groups, living within the North-East of England.
Lynn Lowry is an American actress, screenwriter and producer.
While auditioning for a role in Joe (1970) in New York City, Lowry met Lloyd Kaufman, who asked her to appear in a supporting part in The Battle of Love's Return (1971), which she accepted. After completing the film in early 1970, she was cast in David Durston's horror film I Drink Your Blood (1970).
She appeared in two key 1970's horror films, George A. Romero's The Crazies (1973) and David Cronenberg's Shivers (1974), followed by a sixteen-month role as the adulterer-heroine Sandra on NBC's soap opera How to Survive a Marriage, as well as a brief part on the daytime serial Another World.
Lowry moved to Los Angeles in the early 1980's, but ended up abandoning her acting career after appearing in Cat People (1982). "I was in Hollywood and I just got tired of the bullshit," she said. "I wasn’t doing horror movies when I was in Hollywood, I was just going out for TV and other auditions and I got tired so I gave it up; I focused on doing theatre and even sang in a band."
Her later films include Splatter Disco, Basement Jack and Schism, which she co-wrote and co-produced. Lowry also starred in Dante Tomaselli's Torture Chamber. In 2015 she co-starred with Debbie Rochon in the horror film The House of Covered Mirrors. In 2010, Lowry had a cameo appearance in the 2010 remake of The Crazies.
Hollywood Legend Lynn Lowry discusses her attachment to The Invoked