Campbell is an award-winning filmmaker/curator who has written/produced and directed the queer urban romcom feature film Stud Life (2012) which was awarded the Screen Nations Independent Spirit Award (2013) and the Best Black LGBT film in the Hotter Than July Film Festival (2013). Campbell’s body of work was honoured by the Queer Black Cinema festival in New York in March 2009. Image, Memory and Representation was also a retrospective of work which was programmed at the London Lesbian and Gay Film Festival 2007. In 2013 Campbell was selected to be on the jury for Short films for Outfest LGBT film Festival in Los Angeles. Campbell has written published short stories and articles on film, sexuality and gender.
So Mayer is a writer, activist & educator. So’s books include Political Animals: The New Feminist Cinema and The Cinema of Sally Potter: A Politics of Love, and the poetry collections (O), The Private Parts of Girls, and Catechism: Poems for Pussy Riot (ed.) So is a co-founder of Raising Films, a campaign and community for parents and carers in the film industry.
A graduate of Goldsmith’s College, Alex entered the film industry in the late 90s, initially working for the BFI’s London Film Festival and Special Events Department. After establishing a career as a Production Manager in factual television, working for all the major UK broadcasters, she made the move into Producing in 2005. Alex’s short films have screened at festivals worldwide and sold for distribution in the UK and abroad. In 2009, she set up 65 Wilding Films with Writer/Director Miikka Leskinen. Her first feature Break My Fall by BAFTA-nominee Kanchi Wichmann was released theatrically in 2011. The film was picked up by Paris-based sales outfit Reel Suspects in Cannes that year and subsequently sold to six international territories. Alex is currently in post-production on Lisa Gornick’s The Book of Gabrielle and is producing the BFI/Creative England funded short Elsewhere by Roger Hyams. Alex is an alumna of the EAVE European Producers Workshop and was selected for the prestigious 2014 Guiding Lights mentoring scheme.
Image: She Had Her Gun All Ready (1978) Dir. Vivienne Dick. Image courtesy of the artist and LUX