Filmmaker, author and creative entrepreneur. Chris has made feature films, an Oscar shortlisted short, runs TEDxEaling, The London Screenwriters’ Festival and has written seven books in his Guerilla Filmmakers Handbook series. Chris also founded Create50 and led the team behind 50 Kisses.
A producer and screenwriter, Judy also manages the London Screenwriters’ Festival. Judy has worked on over 50 music videos and commercials, as well as several big budget feature films including three of the ‘Resident Evil’ franchise starring Milla Jovovich. Most recently Judy founded the community short film initiative ‘Be Heard’ which was created, written, directed and produced by survivors of abuse.
Filmmaker and web technologist. Viktoria got involved with London Screenwriters Festival and Create50 after working at 2016's London Screenwriters Festival. She also kicks ass with After Effects. Now she has stepped up to managing all the digital assets and website management for the Create50 projects as well as filming and editing events.
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.
I'm driven by the power of the imagination to write things that make people laugh and effect them emotionally. 'The Impact 50' is important to me because I believe we can make a superb, moving and dramatic film formed from an amazing collaboration of creative people whose work deserves to be seen and enjoyed.
Being part of Impact50 has encouraged me to share my work with others, to seek feedback, and to use that feedback to improve my skills. Seeing the films produced by others has motivated me to translate my own writing into film, and I now have experience of producing short films, and also of directing another writer’s work.
I'm a director and full-time video editor. I've worked on two films for Impact50, including directing the 'The Watchers', a stupidly ambitious short set on board the International Space Station as the Earth gets destroyed. I'm a big fan of sci-fi and disaster films so The Impact is right up my street, and I'm excited to be helping such a brilliant initiative fulfill it's groundbreaking potential.
As a recent Film Graduate I'm beginning feel exactly how tough it can be out there in this industry. I know that the hardest part for emerging screenwriters and filmmakers, like myself, is often building your network. Create50 allows you to work collaboratively with other creatives, learn from each other and experience the process together.
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’, ‘Flashdance’, ‘Sliver’ and the cult classic ‘Showgirls’.
Gub is an award-winning producer, formerly Head of Drama at Channel 4 and before that Controller of Drama at Granada. There he co-created ‘Cracker’ and won an Emmy for ‘Prime Suspect’. Most recently Gub produced both seasons of the BBC’s smash hit ‘The Fall’ starring Gillian Anderson and Jamie Dornan.
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’ with Tom Cruise returning as Ethan Hunt and Chrisopher McQuarrie directing. Eddie’s unwavering dedication to his work and infectious energy never fails to inspire anyone who comes within three feet of him.
Tina is a PR powerhouse in the UK film industry. Currently serving as Media Advisor for the BFI, previously Tina spent three years with Premier PR at Director, Corporate PR and before that was Head of Industry Communications at the UK Film Council. She has also worked for the British Film Commission, Moving Pictures International and Screen International.
Having completed a degree in Theater Design I have over twenty years experience working as a designer, model maker, scene painter and prop maker in television, film advertising and theater as well commercial interior projects. I have followed my own instinctive path and enjoy innovative collaborative projects such as impact50 which bring together new and experienced talent creating a shared and supportive community.