Tina Gharavi, founder of Bridge + Tunnel, is a BAFTA-nominated filmmaker, academic and equality campaigner born in Iran, educated in the US and France. Gharavi is noted for innovative cross-platform work on migration and much of her work supports outsiders, outcasts and refugees to tell their own stories.
Office Manager / Production Coordinator
With an academic background in Sociology and Media Culture, Victoria joined the team at Bridge+Tunnel after working in media based roles for several North East charities. In her role as Office Manager, Victoria is responsible for the administration within the company including finance, HR and fundraising. She is also overseeing the growth of Bridge+Tunnel’s digital presence.
ADO YOSHIZAKI CASSUTO
Producer – NDF Productions
Born in Japan, Ado Yoshizaki Cassuto is a London based producer working on a slate of films whose first production, Last Passenger, was nominated for a BIFA and was released worldwide in 2014. Co-owner of NDF International whose previous films include The Crying Game, Howards End and Basquiat.
Producer – Which Witch & Neon
Nicky Bentham is founder and producer at Neon Films and an award-winning feature drama and documentary producer. Her credits include the multi-award-winning sci-fi thriller Moon, and the BAFTA-nominated political documentary Taking Liberties. She is the BFI executive producer of BFI Shorts. She currently has film and television projects in development with backing from Pathe, Film 4, Ingenious, Creative Scotland, Screen Australia and The Wellcome Trust.
Creative Producer – Freya Films
Jen is a creative producer based in Stockton-on-Tees. In 2019 Jen established Freya Films with a focus on contemporary female voices and new narratives from the northeast. Her current slate includes Naples-set poetic documentary HIDE AND SEEK (BFI / Doc Society) and an adaptation of Anne Fine’s THE TULIP TOUCH alongside short form work. Jen was formerly Head of Film at My Accomplice (THE QUIET ONE, THE GREAT HACK) and her previous films have screened at Tribeca, Sheffield DocFest, BFI Flare, LSFF, Underwire and more. Jen was a Sheffield DocFest Future Producer in 2015 and is currently advising Northern Film + Media on regional development programme Tees Valley Screen. Jen has curated film programmes for London Short Film Festival and Kaliningrad-based Synthesis Festival, which she also co-developed.