JONATHAN HOWELLS, DIRECTOR
Jonathan has been an award-winning art director, director and animator for over 18 years. A Canadian based in London, England, he is the co-founder and Creative Director of Dinnick & Howells, a multi-disciplinary creative agency whose work has ranged from experimental video to music promos, from commercial & corporate/viral video to animation and motion graphics. He has been working on research and development for Alfred & Jakobine for seven years. It is his feature film debut.
TOM ROBERTS, CO-DIRECTOR, EXECUTIVE PRODUCER
Tom is a writer, director, producer, executive producer, and founder of October Films. He recently he left October to pursue his personal feature film projects. Throughout his career, he has been involved in over 20 feature and television documentaries including Ghosts of the 7th Cavalry, In Tranzit, The Insurgency, A Company of Soldiers, and In Search of Mother Russia's Children, among many others.
ROB FLETCHER, PRODUCER
Rob has been producing and directing commercial projects, live events and factual television for over 16 years. He is currently a Partner in FLETCHERWILSON; a London based production company specialising in cutting edge content for broadcast, commercial and interactive productions. At FLETCHERWILSON Rob has responsibility for the financial running of the company and management of the Production elements of their projects. Last year along side his regular production work, he produced three independently funded short films.
CAT COOPER, EXECUTIVE PRODUCER
Cat is founder of Elfin Productions, a Wales based production company specialising in international co-production for film and television with heart and integrity. Elfin is motivated towards imaginative, inspirational and poignant stories. Be they about quirky characters in unique worlds or extraordinary characters in an ordinary world, an ability to move and entertain is key.
In addition to Alfred & Jakobine, sold by PBS International, recent and upcoming highlights include Christmas Classrooms , narrated by Stephen Fry, and Street Kids United , a UK/South African co-production with Film and Music Entertainment.
PAUL CARLIN, EDITOR
Paul Carlin has edited feature films and documentaries in the UK and abroad for over twenty years. He works in a variety of genres, from high budget feature films to low budget documentaries.
Recent films include Calvet, directed by Scott Macdonald, and Turn it Loose, directed by Amber Wilkinson.
ROLLO HOLLINS, CINEMATOGRAPHER
Rollo initially worked as a photographer before training under maverick Director / DoP Chris Herd. He worked his way up the camera department ranks on promos and commercials, before beginning his career as a Director of Photography. Rollo has shot a varied range of projects from award winning C4 documentary Don’t Make Me Angry, to prime time comedy for the BBC, Rob Bryon’s Annually Retentive. His latest feature documentary A Film About Races is currently in post-production.
NICK URATA, COMPOSER
As a composer, Nick Urata—front man of the internationally acclaimed band DeVotchKa—has scored such films as Little Miss Sunshine, the Sundance hit that garnered four Academy Award nominations. He also co-scored the hit romantic comedy Crazy, Stupid, Love (starring Steve Carell and Ryan Gosling). His other scores include Fling, I Love You Phillip Morris, The Joneses, Waiting for Forever, Father of Invention, and Dustin Lance Black’s directorial debut Virginia (starring Jennifer Connelly and Ed Harris.) More recently, he completed the score for Little Miss Sunshine directors Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris’s Ruby Sparks, Arthur Newman starring Colin Firth and Emily blunt for director Dante Ariola, What Maisie Knew starring Juliane Moore, Stephen Gyllenhaal’s comedy Grassroots, A.C.O.D. starring Amy Poehler, Jessica Alba, Jane Lynch and Catherine O’Hara andPremature for director Dan Beers. Most recently Urata scored the documentary Alfred and Jakobine from director Jonathan Howells and critically acclaimed documentary director Jessica Yu’s upcoming film tentatively titled Us.
Urata left his native New York to play music in Chicago, then moved to Denver where he formed DeVotchKa. Their music, in particular the song “Till the End of Time,” left its impression on the indie hit Little Miss Sunshine, and Urata has enjoyed an impressive stay in film ever since.