CREW

CREW

HELEN LYONS-CURRAN | DIRECTOR & PRODUCER

Helen is an award winning writer and director from the UK. Her macabre WWII short, Delicacy (2014), has enjoyed international festival success, winning five awards and earning nine nominations. Amongst the wins were THE ROYAL TELEVISION SOCIETY North West's Best Student Drama 2015, and Best Cinematography at THE US HOLLYWOOD INTERNATIONAL Film Festival 2015.

 

Helen’s appreciation of film developed at an early age with a near obsession for films such as Carole Reed’s Oliver! (1968), Rocky (1976), and Back to the Future (1985). She earned her First Class BA Honours in Film and TV Production at The Manchester Film School, where she trained in single camera drama. Here, she produced multiple short films including the award winning student drama It’s a Metaphor (2013), as well as Got to Let Go (2013), the official music video for Britain’s Got Talent winner Jai McDowall. Producing projects opened the door for Helen to begin writing and directing, and she hasn’t looked back since.

 

With Ends Meat (2017) nearing the end of post production, Helen is developing a feature film project with writer Kris Heys, as well as taking on other directorial projects.

 

With a great passion for narrative stories, Helen consistently delivers work of high production value, strong performances, and gripping plots.

 

CRAIG MURFIN | DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY

A creative individual with skills in Video Production and Photography, Craig studied Film and TV Production where he gained the necessary expertise to produce high quality professional work. Craig has taught himself from a young age how to produce a variety of content, from VFX, Photography, Games, and Animation. He finally chose to focus on Film Production as it was his main interest, and has never looked back since. Now based in Manchester, he works across the UK creating content, collaborating with a wide variety of talented people and companies.

KRIS HEYS | WRITER

Having spent an embarrassment of years serving on the industry frontline as a video store clerk with screenwriter aspirations (as all video store clerks did), Kris Heys eventually found a more useful outlet for his passions working as a Writer and Editor for the long-running UK film/TV magazine, STARBURST. Following Script and Story Editor duties on a number of film projects, Ends Meat (2017) is his first produced screenplay, with several more currently in development.

GRAHAM J. DAVISON | COMPOSER

Graham is a musician and composer from Manchester, England. His first collaboration with Helen was on the award winning short film, Delicacy (2014), for which he composed the original score. Graham specialises in acoustic or synthesizer led compositions, with a heavy influence from the music of John Carpenter. His preferred genres to work in are horror and science fiction, but can adapt to any. Ends Meat (2017) will mark his third collaboration with Helen.

JORDAN M. ROYCE | EXECUTIVE PRODUCER

Born and bred in Manchester, UK. Jordan Michael Royce began a lifelong devotion to films and the arts at the age of four, when he began devouring anything remotely sci-fi or fantasy that he could watch or read, including the world’s longest running genre publication – STARBURST Magazine.

 

After graduating in Law at Manchester University, and a period representing princes, paupers, and clowns, Mike Royce decided to turn away from the legal profession in order to form the world’s first cult television and movie themed bar – Fab Cafe. The first venue for Fab Cafe was destroyed by the Manchester IRA Bomb of 1996, days before it was due to open (the unlucky chap actually discovered it had been destroyed by watching it on the news!). Uninsured but undeterred the Fab Cafe finally opened at it’s iconic Portland Street location in Manchester in 1998. It quickly became a venue for movie and tv stars to hold events, and lead to a second Fab Cafe opening in Leeds. This was swiftly followed by the turbo-nutter, rock and live music venue, Satan’s Hollow, and the kitsch music temple formerly owned by Man Utd footballer George Best - The Tiger Lounge. Mike Royce had ended up with an alternative music driven Leisure Company stretching across two cities almost by accident.

 

 

The next step was almost inevitable. Mike Royce bought STARBURST Magazine, the mag that he read almost as a bible whilst growing up. He took over as Editor with a mission to restore the mag to full international distribution (happily managing this within a year of taking over). Mike Royce then began his career in radio when Paul Ripley invited him to do a Starburst Radio Show. Seeing it as an opportunity to bring the magazine content to life in a new and interesting way, he accepted, and then after a few years they both left Manchester Radio to form Fab Radio International.

 

Since 2011 Mike Royce has been the Editor of STARBURST Magazine, hosts the weekly, award winning STARBURST Radio Show (now available as a Top Ten iTunes Podcast). He is still partnered up with Paul Ripley in the innovative Fab Radio International, still owns and operates his Leisure Company, and also co-hosts The Mancunian Candidates political show on the Florida based Rhino WSPF-DB Radio Stati on.

PETER CARROLL | CO-EXECUTIVE PRODUCER

A graduate from Manchester University, Peter began his professional career working as a BBC warm-up artist on live Saturday morning children’s television in the mid eighties.

Peter is a trained actor with over twenty years of experience working as a drama practitioner and workshop facilitator. He’s also worked as a format consultant for ITV West Education, a travel reporter for Granada television and art critic. Peter has an extensive background in education and educational management.

 

Peter once volunteered to work with the British Council in Bucharest – inspecting Performing Arts provision and reporting to the city's Lead Arts Inspectorate of Schools and Colleges.

 

 

In recent times, he's collaborated with one of Manchester’s leading talent agents, delivering Advanced

Film and Television classes. Peter now runs Thinking Actors at MediaCityUK - providing acting classes and specialist workshops for emerging and established acting talent www.thinkingactors.co.uk

 

He is currently a member of the programming team for Filmed Up at HOME Arts Venue in Manchester. He has a real passion for Independent film, new writers and nurturing new talent.

 

Peter Carroll is a member of PANDA, the Performing Arts Network and Development Agency.

Full crew list is available on the IMDb