Paul Andrew Williams (born 1973in Portsmouth, England) is a British film writer and director. He won the New Director's Award for his film London to Brighton in the 2006 Edinburgh International Film Festival.
Williams began his career as an actor but later wrote and directed pop-promos, viral ads and short films.In 2001 he wrote and directed the short film Royalty which inspired London to Brighton. Royalty premiered at the London Film Festival in 2001, was shown UK television, was shortlisted for the Kodak showcase, and later screened at BAFTA. In 2003 Williams was the only UK-based director to be picked up by the Fox Searchlight Director's Lab. His short film, It's Okay to Drink Whiskey, made through this programme, premiered at 2004's Sundance Film Festival. His UK TV debut, Naked, was pick of the day in Time Out magazine.
Through a new development slate between Pathe and BBC Films, Williams was hired to write The Choir.Williams wrote and directed the psychological thriller Cherry Tree Lane, which premiered as part of the Fright Fest.
Katharine Isobel Murray, known professionally as Katharine Isabelle, is a Canadian actress. She has been described as a scream queen due to her roles in various horror films. She started her acting career in 1989, playing a cameo role in the television series MacGyver. She gained fame for the role of Ginger Fitzgerald in the films Ginger Snaps, Ginger Snaps 2: Unleashed, and Ginger Snaps Back: The Beginning.
Karen Jane Allen is an American film and stage actress. After making her film debut in Animal House (1978), she became best known for her portrayal of Marion Ravenwood opposite Harrison Ford in Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981), a role she later reprised for Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008). She also co-starred in Starman (1984) and Scrooged (1988). Her stage work has included performances on Broadway, and she has directed both for stage and film.
Emily Katherine Booth, also known by her stage name Emily "Bouff" Bouffante, is an English actress and television presenter.
Fantastic Fest is an annual film festival in Austin, Texas. It was founded in 2005 by Tim League of Alamo Drafthouse, Harry Knowles of Ain't It Cool News, Paul Alvarado-Dykstra, and Tim McCanlies, writer of The Iron Giant and Secondhand Lions.
James Moran is a British screenwriter for television and film, who wrote the horror-comedy Severance. He works in the horror, comedy, science-fiction, historical fiction and spy thriller genres.
Abertoir is an annual horror and horror film festival held in the Aberystwyth Arts Centre in Ceredigion, Wales in November. The festival began as a three-day event and has grown since to a six-day programme of films and events. Abertoir is Wales' only dedicated horror film festival and is a member of the European Fantastic Film Festivals Federation. As well as screening new big-budget horror films, classics and independent films form a large and important part of the festival line-up. Each year a short film competition is held, which showcases horror and fantasy short films from around the world. In addition to film screenings, the festival regularly features presentations, concerts, theatre shows, masterclasses, a pub quiz and off-site screenings in its line up.
FrightFest, also known as Arrow Video FrightFest is an annual film festival held in London running five days over the UK late August Bank Holiday weekend. The first event was held in 2000.
Chris Jones is a British filmmaker, author, film director, screenwriter and educator, who has written books on becoming a film-maker. Jones was educated at Bournemouth Film School, and made his feature film director debut at the age of 21 with The Runner (1992). He owns the film company called Living Spirit.
Stephen Belber is an American playwright, screenwriter and film director. His plays have been produced on Broadway and in over 50 countries. He directed the film adaptation of his Broadway play, Match, starring Patrick Stewart,. He also wrote and directed the film Management, starring Jennifer Aniston, Steve Zahn and Woody Harrelson and wrote the HBO film O.G., starring Jeffrey Wright, Theothus Carter, and William Fichtner. Belber was an actor and associate writer on The Laramie Project,, as well as a co-writer of The Laramie Project, Ten Years Later.
The Dead Outside is a 2008 Scottish horror/thriller film, the feature debut of director Kerry Anne Mullaney, produced independently by Mothcatcher Films.
Jonathan A. Levine is an American film director and screenwriter. He is known for directing 50/50 in 2011.
Stewart Raffill is a British writer and director.
Laura Rossi is a British composer of film and concert works. Originally from Devon, she graduated with a master's degree from The London College of Music, having previously studied at the University of Liverpool.
Ian Cottage is a British film director and writer.
Jonathan Paul Harvey is an English screen actor and playwright.
Cherry Tree Lane is a 2010 British urban dramatic real-time horror-thriller film, written and directed by Paul Andrew Williams.
Alan Jones is a film critic, broadcaster and reporter on the Horror Fantasy genre and has travelled the world to report on movies in production. His first assignment was the original Star Wars in 1977, after which he became London correspondent for Cinefantastique magazine (1977–2002) and reviewed for British magazine Starburst from 1980 until 2008. A film critic for Film Review and Radio Times, he has made contributions to the Radio Times Guide to Films, the Radio Times Guide to Science Fiction and Halliwell's Film Guide. He has also served as film critic for BBC News 24, Front Row on BBC Radio 4, and on Sky News programme Sunrise. He has worked for many of the long-established cinema magazines – Empire, Premiere and Total Film, an article in which – The Splat Pack – is credited for the first use of a term that is now part of film industry jargon.
The Sleeping Room is a 2014 British horror film that was directed by John Shackleton. It had its world premiere on 23 August 2014 at the London FrightFest Film Festival and stars Leila Mimmack as a call girl who finds herself entangled in a series of strange events surrounding a hidden room. Funding for The Sleeping Room was raised using equity crowdfunding and is credited as being the first British film to use this method.
Frazer Lee is a British screenwriter, filmmaker, and novelist.
House of Salem is a 2016 British/American horror thriller film written and directed by James Crow. It stars Jessica Arterton, Jack Brett Anderson, Liam Kelly, Robert Daniel Lowe, Leslie Mills and Andrew-Lee Potts. The film was premiered at the London FrightFest Film Festival on August 27, 2016.