PHILIP PALMER: Creative Director.
Philip has a wealth of experience as a screenwriter, radio dramatist and SF novelist. His feature film credits include GUANTANAMERO starring Derek Jacobi and his novels include DEBATABLE SPACE and RED CLAW. He is the screenwriter of several of the Cymru Films projects and his SF thriller MR SMITH is produced by Red and Black Films and co-funded and co-produced by Great Point Media and is supported by the regional screen agency Ffilm Cymru Wales. It will be directed by the Emmy-nominated director Michael Samuels.
He has a part time role as joint head of screenwriting at Goldsmiths Screen School and has a strong commitment to creating movies set in and about Wales.
MICHAEL RILEY. Head of Production.
An award-winning producer who has produced more than twenty-five high quality feature films. These include BOSTON KICKOUT, which won numerous awards at film festivals including San Sebastian and Valencia; RESPECT, LOOP, with Susannah York; OUT OF DEPTH, a thriller with Sean Maguire, Rita Tushingham and Isla Fisher; LAVA; VAMPIRE DIARY (which won Best Film at the Milan International Film Festival) and OUTLANDERS (Winner: Best Film at Braga Cine IFF and Best Film at CinePobre IFF); CHOSEN starring Harvey Keitel; and THE SEASONING HOUSE (winner of Critic’s Prize 2013 Fantasporto Film Festival and the Critic’s Prize at the Denver Mile High Horror Film Festival).
His critically acclaimed recent movie CROWHURST about the doomed voyage of the round the world yachtsman Donald Crowhurst was described by the Guardian as ‘a tremendously good and moving film.’ His horror film HERETIKS will be released in 2019 and was filmed in South Wales with a Welsh cast and crew.