Filmmaking Judges for the Impact50

Iain Smith - Producer 'Mad Max: Fury Road'

Both prolific and a great supporter of emerging talent, Iain is an established international film producer and recipient of a BAFTA for Outstanding Achievement in Film. His many production credits include Chariots of Fire, Local Hero, The Killing Fields, 1492-Conquest of Paradise, The Fifth Element, Children of Men, The Fountain, Spy Game and Mad Max: Fury Road.


Sophie Watts - Former President, STX Entertainment

Co-founder of the global media company STX Entertainment.

Evan Jacobs - Visual Effects Supervisor, Guardians of the Galaxy

Award winning VFX Supervisor, Evan has contributed to some of the most successful blockbusters of recent times, including Avengers: Age of Ultron, Guardians of the Galaxy, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, and Titanic.


Joe Eszterhas - Hollywood Screenwriter, Basic Instinct

Joe Eszterhas is an American screenwriter and best-selling author. He has sold nearly thirty screenplays, seventeen of which have been produced, and his movies have grossed more than $1 billion at the box office. Joe’s most notable credits include ‘Basic Instinct’, ‘Jagged Edge’ and ‘Flashdance’.


Eddie Hamilton - Consultant Editor, Mission Impossible

Eddie’s most recent credits include ‘X-Men: First Class’, ‘Kick-Ass’, ‘Kick-Ass 2’ and ‘Kingsman: The Secret Service’. Eddie is currently editing ‘Mission Impossible: 5’. Eddie’s unwavering dedication to his work and infectious energy never fails to inspire anyone who comes within three feet of him.


Jeremy Bolt - Producer

Prolific producer of blockbusters, Brit producer and head honcho at Impact Pictures has a raft of genre favourites under his belt, including the Resident Evil franchise, cult classic Event Horizon and the recent Death Race remakes.



David Nicholas Wilkinson - Distributor, The First Film

David has produced and/or distributed almost 150 feature films and has acted as a consultant on over 300 more, advising on behalf of institutional financiers, individual investors and numerous film and television production companies. David also distributed 50 Kisses and was instrumental in its success.


More Judges to follow...

More filmmaking judges to be added in coming weeks.