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.
With an academic background in Sociology and Media Culture, Victoria joined the team at Bridge+Tunnel after spending several years 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 in charge of social media and website development overseeing the growth of Bridge+Tunnel’s digital presence.
JAMES RICHARD BAILLIE
Originally from Scotland, Producer James Richard Baillie came to attention when his debut feature, the UK/Iran co-production I Am Nasrine, was nominated for a BAFTA in 2013. His background encompasses energy analysis and investment banking as well as the media and journalism.
ADO YOSHIZAKI CASSUTO
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.
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.
Jamie is a UK based Cinematographer passionate about visual artistry and storytelling with a love for collaboration. He also produces music videos under the guise of LOVE Vis-Art.
Gerry is a graduate of Northumbria University and holds a BA (Hons) in Media Production. In his short time in the film business he has worked on short films and features which have screened internationally. Gerry joins us to help deliver key projects.
Claire was the Line Producer of I Am Nasrine towards the second half of production. She also worked on People Like Us. She is a dynamic office wizard and always keeps us on our toes ensuring projects are delivered to the highest standards in a good supportive atmosphere.
Tony Griffiths is a North East based freelance documentary photographer specialising in arts, cultural diversity and still photography on film shoots. He also leads photography workshops, and freelances for a local press agency.