B+T People

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TINA GHARAVI

Creative Director

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.

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NELLY STAVROPOULOU

Assistant Producer & BTV Director

Creative producer, workshop leader and participatory arts researcher. Nelly comes from a strong academic background with multi-media journalism and film production training. She is responsible for developing and leading community engagement projects with a social focus. She has worked as a researcher, video editor and a producer. She now leads Bridge + Tunnel Voices media charity, while completing her PhD thesis on the role of community arts in promoting self-expression and democratic participation for refugees and asylum seekers.

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JAMES RICHARD BAILLIE

Producer

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.

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BÉRÉNICE CAMBONIE

Production Assistant

Bérénice joined the team after her final year of film school to support development and production of our latest feature films. Bérénice does the supporting liaison between our French and English sister companies, and drawing on previous experience shooting films and in preparation.

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ADO YOSHIZAKI CASSUTO

Producer

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 is being released worldwide in 2014. Co-owner of NDF International whose previous films include The Crying Game, Howards End and Basquiat.

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PAUL KERR

Producer

Paul Kerr has been a TV producer for over thirty years, specialising in magazine programmes and documentaries about the arts, history and current affairs for the BBC, C4, NHK, and Discovery . He launched and ran BBC2’s long-running and award-winning cinema series Moving Pictures (Indie Award for Best Arts Programme, 1996) as well as producing dozens of other series and singles. His films about Mary Seacole (C4) and Billie Holiday (BBC2) were both nominated for the Screen Nation Awards for programmes by and/or about black people. He has worked at Wall to Wall Television, Mentorn and October Films and currently teaches documentary filmmaking at Middlesex University.

 ALEX POLUNIN

Assistant Producer

Alex Polunin is a British-Australian BAFTA Newcomer who specialises predominantly in content that addresses critical global issues. Having graduated from University College London on the Dean’s List as a published Hobbes Memorial Scholar, Alex was a recipient of the BAFTA Los Angeles Scholarship, pursuing his industry training at USC before going on to work in development and production for the BBC, ITV Studios and Working Title Films in both London and Los Angeles.

AMANDA BRUCE

 Assistant Producer

With a background in post-colonial studies and film production training, Amanda joined Bridge + Tunnel while studying for her Masters in Cultural & Creative Industries Management; previously, she has produced short films, physical theatre, and is a graduate of the Met Film School’s ‘Producing 101’ course.

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BEATRIZ CLEMENTE

Finance Manager

Originally from Madrid (Spain) I am an Art History graduate with an MA in Art Museum and Gallery Studies from Newcastle University. As a Company Manager I not only manage art exhibitions, projects and events, but also look after the financial, HR and administrative side of the company.

Our Patrons

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HARDEEP SINGH KOHLI

Patron for Bridge + Tunnel Voices

As you all may already know, Hardeep is a comedian, writer, and presenter with work spanning over commercial and BBC programming. We are looking forward to him bringing a humorous overtone to the work we undertake.

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SIR BEN KINGSLEY

Patron for feature film, I Am Nasrine

Sir Ben has supported our recent feature film, I Am Nasrine. He wrote a letter in support of our project: “In our economic climate this is a film of vital importance … Tina aims to make a life-enhancing film. An important and much-needed film.”

Regular Collaborators

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JAMIE KORN

Camera Guru

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.

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GERRY MAGUIRE

Associate Producer

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.

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CLAIRE CAMPBELL

Line Producer

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.

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TONY GRIFFITHS

Stills Photographer

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.