Meet the team

As part of our commitment to supporting venues all across the UK, we have a pool of regional and nationwide based film marketers that work on film campaigns. 

Their focus is on increasing the profile of titles and their visibility within their area as well as assist with in-venue marketing and event opportunities.

Feel free to connect directly with the freelancers listed below and/or if you would like to discuss opportunities to work with the FAN wide pool of marketers, please get in touch with Timon Singh, Campaigns Manager, Film Hub South West.

Meet our team:

Timon Singh, Campaigns Manager, Film Hub South West

Timon Singh is the Campaigns Manager (Marketing, Communications and Audiences) for Film Hub South West helping to market new releases for the BFI’s Film Audience Network.

He also runs the Bristol Bad Film Club, a monthly genre film night in the city, and wrote the book Born To Be Bad: Talking to the greatest villains in action cinema.

Contact: ti.s@watershed.co.uk

Toki Allison, Inclusive Cinema

Toki has worked with audiences across film, arts and education for the past 10 years, as a curator, evaluator, consultant, project manager and marketer. Most recently, she has coordinated the UK-wide campaign for Shoplifters and Burning supporting Thunderbird Releasing, in partnership with FAN New Releases, and led on independent cinema campaigns championing inclusion for audiences, as part of BFI’s Film Audience Network, including dementia-friendly screenings for World Alzheimer’s Month, and the launch of inclusivecinema.org.

She has previously programmed cinema and managed audience development projects at the Courtyard, Herefordshire’s flagship Arts Council NPO, supported production on multiple BBC Learning projects, and produced and sold out a 5k capacity music and arts festival, Nozstock The Hidden Valley.

Contact: toki.allison@gmail.com

Daljinder Johal, Freelance Marketeer, Film Hub Midlands

Daljinder works across production, marketing, journalism and curation, in addition to being a writer, to create joyful and thoughtful work that shares nuanced perspectives from voices often underrepresented in the arts and film industry.

She has a particular passion for highlighting the creativity of the Midlands and the North as an independent producer across theatre, film, festivals and audio.

She also works companies across the UK including as Head of Community for young people at Boundless Theatre, the cultural development agency ArtReach, South Asian LGBT+ organisation Gaysians or makes worldwide connections as an Assistant Managing Editor with the literary journal, Asymptote.

Contact: daljinderjohal24@gmail.com

Andrew Moore, Film Hub Northern Ireland

Andrew has been a freelance marketer and social media coordinator for over five years working on projects such as Belfast Film Festival, the first ever Docs Ireland in 2019, Northern Ireland’s Cinema Day for Film Hub NI as well as many festivals including Belfast International Arts Festival, NI Science Festival, Festival of Fools, Hillsborough Festival of Literature & Ideas, Culture Night among others. Extremely passionate about community based cinema and festivals and the positive impact they have in Northern Ireland in recent and often uncertain times. Has written a children’s book or three. Mostly, in his own words, he just wants to “make Belfast a little nicer to live in.” 

Contact: agrmoore86@gmail.com

Neil Hepburn, Film Hub Scotland

As Marketing Manager for the Cameo Cinema in Edinburgh for 5 years, Neil developed a strong track record in devising creative campaigns across a variety of both digital and offline platforms. Since making a move to Inverness in 2018, Neil has embarked on a freelance career that incorporates coordinating Scalarama Highlands and Islands, regular contributions to arts programmes on BBC Radio Scotland and regional marketing for the BFI FAN. 

Contact: n.a.hepburn@gmail.com

Charlie Harman, Film Hub South West

Charlie is a freelance creative producer and marketeer. As one half of Compass Presents – much of her work is producing expanded cinema events and innovative marketing campaigns. Occupying the space between cinema curation, art, event production and interactive theatre –  Compass Presents has been creating mixed-artform events and shows with Compass since 2006. Inspired by the immersive power of cinema and the spine-tingle of live performance, we reimagine cult treasures and offer them to audiences afresh, mixing film with live elements, and to be experienced in strange locations.

Charlie is also a ‘go to’ regional freelancer for many independent cinema distribution organisations and has recently overseen the South West releases of; Sorry We Missed You (Ken Loach), Beats (Brian Welsh) and Mid90’s (Jonah Hill).

Charlie also spends a slice of her summer working the UK festival circuit – producing venues and stages for Boomtown and Shambala – and running communications campaigns for the likes of Glastonbury, The Common and Abergavenny Food Festival.

Contact: charlie@compasspresents.com

Emma Green, Film Hub London

Emma has worked in film marketing for 9 years, working with cinemas across London and the UK to grow audiences for independent films. She manages digital marketing, social media profiles, audience outreach, crowdfunding campaigns, newsletters, live event postings, digital asset creation, awards campaigns, press and paid advertising. She works across individual films, entire film festivals, with cinemas and other film platforms. Examples of her work include running the global social media campaign for Blackfish, the documentary which led SeaWorld to change their practices, and managing marketing, social media & press worldwide for Loving Vincent, the world’s first fully painted feature film, which was nominated for an Oscar, BAFTA and Golden Globe.

Contact: emmafrancesgreen@gmail.com

Jo Taylor-Hitchinson, Film Hub South East
 

Jo has worked in the film industry for over 10 years in various roles with experience across a variety of cinema, film and arts marketing disciplines. She’s worked with organisations including Altitude Film Entertainment, BFI, BIFA, Birds’ Eye View, Bulldog Film Distribution, eOne, Modern Films, Fox Searchlight, Curzon Artificial Eye, Curzon Cinemas & Curzon Home Cinema, National Theatre Live, Tate and iFeatures.

Her marketing expertise covers film exhibition and distribution – specifically with a focus on strategy and campaign management as well as grassroots and outreach marketing consultancy.

Project highlights include collaborating with eOne on outreach strategy and campaigns for Queen and Slim, Sorry We Missed YouI, Daniel Blake, with Altitude Film Entertainment on their regional outreach and grassroots campaigns for Loving Vincent, Moonlight, mid90s & Beats and the BFI and Camelot on National Lottery Cinema Day 2019 & 2018.

Jo also works with Birds’ Eye View on their Reclaim The Frame project, a BFI backed project which aims to bring ever-greater audiences to films by women and to offer a wider perspective of the world by creating audience Influencer networks in selected cities around the UK.

Contact: jo@jo-taylor.co.uk

Dion Wyn, Film Hub Wales

Dion is a freelance film educator and journalist based in North Wales. Beginning his career 10 years ago as a journalist Dion has reviewed films for Movie Marker, S4C and BBC Wales. He has worked on various projects in Wales with schools, youth groups and charities.

Developing film festivals and running short film education courses with and for them. He is currently the coordinator for PICS Fest which is the only Welsh language film festival in the world. The festival is for young people to learn and develop their filmmaking skills along with introducing them to the wider spectrum of cinema.

He has worked as an advisor for various film festivals including Three Films Festival and Wicked Youth International Film Festival. Where he has developed and marketed digital editions of the festivals during the pandemic. In October 2020 Dion will be a guest lecturer at Bangor University focusing on Film Criticism where students will be given an insight to the industry along with providing professional experiences for the students.

Contact: dionwynhughes@gmail.com

Phillip Kennedy, Film Hub North

Marketing & Communications Officer

Contact: philip@filmhubnorth.org.uk

We welcome feedback

BFI Film Audience Network’s support for new releases is led by Film Hub South West managed by Watershed, Bristol. Across our various roles as BFI FAN Film Hub Lead organisation, Watershed is committed to maintaining positive relationships with the people and communities we work with whether they are grant recipients, partners, freelance practitioners, external stakeholders or others. We welcome feedback, positive and/or negative on your experience of working with us. When we are not as good as we should be, we want to know about it so that we can put things right. Most of the time, concerns can be dealt with through informal discussions with the people involved directly.

This is the approach that we encourage as a first step because, in most cases, matters can then be resolved quickly and straightforwardly. However, if this is not appropriate for any reason, we have a structured process for handling complaints.

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