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.
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.
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.
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.