damned spot | CAST & CREW
Kimberley Wintle - Lady Macbeth
Kimberley trained as an actress for three years at the prestigious Drama Centre, London and at LAMDA for one year prior. This gave her a strong classical theatre training and a leaning toward creating complex characters which she subtly weaves into her screen work. Shortly after graduating she landed her first film Big Font. Large Spacing which premiered at the Atlanta Film Festival. Following which she toured the UK with an outdoor production of Jane Austen's Emma playing two hugely contrasting roles. She recently helped create the story for, as well as acting in, short film Kettled which screened at the London International Film Festival and premiered in Los angeles this June. Her film credits also include Demon and Olivia Twist which premiered in Los Angeles and London respectively, Damned spot is her first film acting as producer. Kimberley is currently embarking on an international career move, splitting her time between London and Los Angeles.
Website | http://www.kimberleywintle.com
Peter Hinton - Macbeth
Peter gained a BA Hons in Acting from Central School of Speech & Drama in 2006, going on to appear at the RSC for the entirety of the following year in King Lear/The Seagull. His credits also include The Revengers Tragedy at The National Theatre, Cyrano de Bergerac at Chichester Festival Theatre, and Ugly for Red Ladder Theatre Company. He is the longest serving actor for Secret Cinema and Future Cinema, the London based "Immersive Cinematic Experience" company, having appeared in productions including Bugsy Malone, The Shawshank Redemption and Casablanca. In recent years, Peter has focussed his attention more on film work; his latest short film in post-production is Sanctuary of Collell, produced by Deadbeat Films. Peter is the Creative Director of 2act Ltd, producers of the mockumentary comedy The Academy, starring Ian McKellen, Jonathan Hyde and Sylvester McCoy, currently due to be released in 2015.
Website | www.peterhinton.com
Director & Producer
Lauren Midwinter is a director working in narrative film, fashion and branded content.
Her films are marked by an inherent need to tell the story of the unexpected. Encouraging an audience to see a different side to the conventional, Lauren's films offer delicate but unsettling imagery with an eye for exploring the idiosyncratic.
Shortlisted for the British Fashion Council's Fash/ON Film Award and Triumph's Women in Making, Lauren's love for visual shape, design and clothing show through in her fashion and branded content work. Her work in this genre is screened in flagship stores in Shanghai, Beijing and online, including prestigious blogs like Diane Pernet's ‘A Shaded View of Fashion’.
It is unsurprising that art plays a large role in Lauren's films, her work has not only been screened at film festivals but also in art galleries including the MAC Birmingham.
Classically trained as a director by Di Trevis at Drama Centre London, Central St. Martins Lauren's natural instinct for theatre directing and classic texts is highlighted in her adaptation of Macbeth.
Currently Lauren is working on several short films and her feature film which looks at the misconceptions of modern mental health, she is also excited about working on digital content with upcoming fashion houses.
Website | www.laurenmidwinter.com
Rachel Carter is an independent film producer with a track record of award-winning shorts including dramas and documentaries that have screened at festivals including Interfilm Berlin, Cinemagic Belfast and Greenhorn. Rachel is currently developing her first slate of feature films with her company Paperbird Productions.
Prior to setting up Paperbird Productions, Rachel trained in producing with the BBC and ran an award-winning corporate production company for six years, for whom she produced television commercials and charity documentaries. Alongside this Rachel won several short film commissions from the UK Film Council through the Digital Shorts and Digital Plus schemes, which led to two Royal Television Society awards for Best Short and Best Production Craft as a producer.
Website | www.paperbirdproductions.co.uk
Ben Cook, Jonny Rhodes
Directors of Photography
Ben Cook is a cameraman, writer and independent film-maker based in the Midlands. He co-founded Anti/Type Films in 2009, which is part of an inclusive and innovative community of film-makers working outside the normal networks of British film production. Since then he has written and directed seven short films and four documentaries. He shot A Dream I Had in 2013 for Short Night Films, which won Best Drama at the Isle of White Film Festival and its acclaimed predecessor Eventide, as well as numerous music films for Tin Angel Records.
Website | http://antitypefilms.co.uk
Jonathan (Jonny) is an award winning DOP with over 8 years experience in operation and assisting across a wide range of camera systems and broadcasting equipment. Starting his career in the cutting room Jonny has developed an eye for details and a comprehensive understanding of camera movement and story progression.
Currently, he can be found working in various locations across Europe, Asia, North America & Australia, with his main base being in central England. Many of his own projects have been selected for film festivals. He has also won the UK SKILLS challenge for Moving Image Design. A few of the films Jonny has had the pleasure of working on have been screened around the globe, including New York and Los Angeles.
Jonathan currently splits his time between DOP roles and Camera Operation for major sports channels including Sky Sports, Premier Sports and Eurosport.
Website | http://www.jonnyrhodes.co.uk
Composer of original score
Bastien Keb is the performing name of multi instrumentalist Seb Jones. With his charming brand of musical nonsense he manages to conjure up magical, acid washed worlds whilst at the same time being wonderfully human and organic.