Gordon Burkell, Aotg.com

Gordon is an editor with 15 years of experience in documentaries and commercials.  He is the founder of the internationally recognised Aotg.com, a site with the goal of sharing and organising information for film post-professionals.  Gordon has hosted panels for the post production industry for such groups as the American Cinema Editors, Sight, Sound, and Story events, and the Canadian Cinema Editors. He also lectures part-time for the Film department at Ryerson University in Toronto.

Luke Walkley, MovieMarker

Luke is the editor-in-chief of Movie Marker, an award-winning UK based film website with an international readership. Movie Marker has grown in the five years since its conception and is now home to a paid editorial teams and over fifty contributors from around the world. Luke's writing credits include Vue Cinemas and regional press as well as several television appearances as a professional film critic.

Sean Evans, Back to the Movies

Sean runs the popular UK film blog Back to the Movies. Only four years old, Back to the Movies has been voted in the top 10 best film blogs in the UK by Vuelio. Sean gave up his 9-5 job to pursue Marketing and Advertising for films and has worked on over 50 movies in various capacities, using his website as a core promotional device for any production he's working on, including reviews, interviews and more. In 2016 Back to the Movies was published in the Amazon Bestseller 'The Million Dollar Blog' - a book celebrating financially successful blogs.

Jonny Elwyn, www.jonnyelwyn.co.uk

Jonny is a freelance film editor and writer, living and working in London, UK. As a freelance film editor he works for a diverse range of clients, handling everything from on-set rushes and offline editorial through to the final sound mix and colour grade. As a freelance writer he regularly contributes to PremiumBeat.com and RedsharkNews, among others. He is also the author of How To Be A Freelance Creative, a deeply practical guide to building a successful freelance career.

Karen Woodham, Blazing Minds

Karen is the founder and owner of Blazing Minds, one of the UKs top 10 film blogs. She is an award-winning blogger, journalist and cinema film reviewer, and has had several articles published in various media. Blazing Minds was founded in 2008 and has grown over the years to be a trusted source in the entertainment world, bringing its readers the latest film reviews as well as theatre shows and some of the biggest gigs/events in the UK.

Gary Collinson, Flickering Myth

Gary is a writer and lecturer in film and media from the North East of England. He is the founder and editor-in-chief of the entertainment site FlickeringMyth.com and the author of Holy Franchise, Batman!: Bringing the Caped Crusader to the Screen. Flickering Myth covers the industry spectrum from independent and world cinema to the latest Hollywood blockbusters and ‘geek’ culture, as well as all aspects of the TV, comic book and video game industries with news, reviews, trailers, interviews, articles and opinions.

Ben Hammer

Ben is a photographer and creative director from Cologne, Germany. Since beginning his career in 2013, Ben has worked for both small and large clients including airline Eurowings, well-known German music artists like Mark Forster and Die fantastischen Vier, and Rotwild - a manufacturer of cycling devices. Ben has exhibited some of his work during Museumsnacht Köln 2016 (Night of museums in Cologne 2016) as well as in the Photocircle gallery in Berlin and the Museum für verwandte Kunst (Museum of Related Art) in Cologne.

Emmanuel Pampuri

Emmanuel admits that it is difficult to introduce himself because he does such a diverse range of things. After starting his career as an apprentice in a photography studio, he is now a director, photographer and producer. He also runs his own website and blog pampuri.net which is dedicated to news and innovations in the field of photo and video for cinema and targeted towards professionals in the field of photography and cinema.

Sarah Benzazon, LeBlogduCinéma.com 

Sarah is a writer for LeBlogduCinéma.com, a well-known cinema blog in France. The website features news and reviews on new film releases, information on film festivals/awards ceremonies and interviews with directors and actors. Sarah has her own column on Le Blog du Cinéma called “Le Boudoir” in which she writes reviews about films that she says embrace emotions, symbols and philosophy. She has attended prestigious events such as the Nikon Film Festival, as well as the Césars (French equivalent of the Oscars) where she live tweeted the event. 

Johnnie Behiri

Johnnie is an experienced freelance documentary cameraman/editor/producer/director and has worked for many respected broadcasters including the BBC. He operates from Vienna, Austria and spends the rest of his time filming documentaries, music videos and testimonial / marketing videos. He is also a co-owner of cinema5d.com – a leading digital filmmaking news, reviews and community platform, covering the latest in cinematography, video DSLR & large sensor technology.

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