THE BRIDGE+TUNNEL TEAM

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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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Production Office Manager 

After studying film at university, Kathryn has worked at various arts and charity organisations in the North East gaining experience across the board of all operations involved with running a small business. Kathryn is responsible for the Bridge + Tunnel office in central Newcastle, and keeping the many aspects of running a film company ticking over.

ASSOCIATED PRODUCERS

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.

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Producer – Night & Day

Under the banner, ASTERISK FILMS AND PROJECTS, Justine wrote and is producing VIRGINIA WOOLF’S NIGHT AND DAY, directed by Tina Gharavi. She produces feature film documentaries JANINE JANSEN FALLING FOR STRADIVARI (2021) and FORCE OF NATURE NATALIA (2020), both directed by BAFTA Grierson, Prix Italia Prize winning director Gerry Fox.

Under the banner, KINO KLASSIKA FOUNDATION, Justine develops, curates and produces film programmes of international scope. She runs KLASSIKI ONLINE, the world’s first streaming platform dedicated to film from Russia, Ukraine, Central Asia and the Caucasus. Justine is also an acclaimed actress playing leading roles in feature films including Russian language feature, Target (Alexander Zeldovich, 2011) and The Fall (Tarsem, 2007) and television series Great Expectations (1999) and Tess of the D’Urbervilles (1998).

CHRISTOPHER GRANIER-DEFERRE

Producer and Assistant Director – Poisson Rouge Pictures

Christopher Granier-Deferre is a producer and assistant director, known for County Lines (2019), The Levelling (2016) Lady Macbeth (2016) and Gone Too Far (2013). He has over 25 years experience working in film and television and has run Poisson Rouge Pictures for the past 2 decades. Granier-Deferre’s production “Gone Too Far” premiered at the London International Film Festival, won the AFRIFF Audience Award and an African Academy Award for Best First Feature.

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.