SPECIAL GUESTS

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ANDY MITTON

 

A writer, director, editor and composer across several mediums, Andy is best known for 2018’s The Witch in the Window. A critically acclaimed hit on the festival circuit with showings at Celluloid Screams, Fantasia, Frightfest, Night Visions, Telluride Horror, and many more, The Witch in the Window was picked up by Shudder for release in the US, UK, Germany, and Australia, with additional releases in many territories. Previous film work includes the independent horror films We Go On and Yellowbrickroad (co-directed with Jesse Holland), both award-winning festival hits released around the world. Andy has also written music and lyrics for "The Gift of Nothing" and "Me...Jane: The Dreams & Adventures of Young Jane Goodall", both commissioned and premiered by The Kennedy Center in Washington D.C. He currently lives in New York with his wife and two kids. You can find him on Twitter @andymitton

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RAÚL CEREZO & FERNANDO GONZÁLEZ GÓMEZ

Fernando González Gómez and Raúl Cerezo known as THE FEREZOS are two well-known directors in the world of short films who, after several successes, decided to join forces to undertake “La passenger”, their first feature film together.  The result was so convincing that they have already closed the world premiere in Montreal of the second: “The Elderly”.  The cinema of Cerezo and González Gómez seeks its own voice that does not give up being inspired by its particular fetishes, such as the catalog of the production companies A-24 and Blumhouse or the work of directors Kubrick, Polanski, Spielberg, Cronenberg, Paul Thomas Anderson, Brian de Palma, M. Night Shyamalan, Carpenter, Berlanga, Buñuel, Saura, Tarantino... always trying to beat the references to get personal films.

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BEN STEINER

Ben Steiner is a writer/director specialising in horror and comedy. His short films have screened at festivals worldwide and won upwards of 30 awards including Best Horror Short at Fantastic Fest 2014, Gold Award for Best Short Film at Celluloid Screams 2014 and the Melies d’Or in 2018.His debut feature MATRIARCH (originally WORMEATER) starring Jemima Rooper and Kate Dickie is streaming globally on Disney+ from October 21st 2022.

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JEMIMA ROOPER

Jemima Rooper is well known for her starring roles in television which include GOLD DIGGER, ATLANTIS, LOST IN AUSTEN and AS IF. Her film work includes WHAT IF, ONE CHANCE, THE BLACK DAHLIA, KINKY BOOTS and MATRIARCH.

 

Jemima has numerous leading roles in theatre including Audrey in LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS, Elvira in BLITHE SPIRIT opposite Angela Lansbury and Rachel Crabbe in ONE MAN, TWO GUVNORS opposite James Cordon.