Meet the Cornwall Film Festival team
Louise Fox, Festival Director – Louise is a graduate of Falmouth University and appointed Director of the Cornwall Film Festival. Louise has curated film and video exhibitions, run short film competitions and workshops, and organised screenings for international artist feature films, in roles including Director of the Front Room Projects and the Salt Gallery. She is working tirelessly to bring film to new audiences across Cornwall through a year-round programme of screenings, working with partner organisations and sponsors and, of course, through the delivery of a great festival.
Michael Roberts, Festival Producer – Since joining Cornwall Film Festival after graduating from the University of Brighton, Michael has been involved in the charity’s social media marketing and online presence, as well as producing the 2015 Short Film competition. Realising something of a dream at Cornwall Film Festival, Michael recently got to see his beloved Back to the Future played on a 10ft inflatable outdoor screen.
Alice Frost, Editorial Assistant – Alice is a third year student at Truro College currently completing the final year of her Media Studies course exploring all aspects of film, TV and music and even practicing with some technical equipment, allowing her to develop her skills and experience. Whilst finishing the final year of her course Alice is also volunteering at Cornwall Film Festival gaining some experience in the industry, which is allowing her to think about and decide what it is exactly she’d like to pursue in the media industry. When she’s not at college or CFF, she’s at home watching countless amounts of different films and TV shows bugging her parents and friends with various film/TV trivia.
Tomas Griffin, Graphics Editor – Tom is currently volunteering with Cornwall Film Festival, working with our digital design platforms to create all images, posters and graphics for the upcoming Festival events and projects.
Ben Howe, Festival Ambassador – My Name is Ben Howe, I’m 20, and I have a passion for Film, Television and Radio. Currently I study BA (Hons) Television at Falmouth University and aspiring to become a film/television producer. Previously I studied Creative Media Production at Truro College while at the same time, I was part of the 2015/16 BFI Film Academy as a producer on our film Chalk. I have also been involved in radio production and participated in the Pirate FM programming Academy in 2014.
Dominic Weeks – Growing up in West Cornwall Dom was a keen actor in local amateur dramatics and often partook in stage show and large music events. He pursued a BA photography degree at Falmouth University, where his practice saw him undertake large scale projects including full scale set builds and pop up cinemas. As his technical skillset developed he found his passion for film and after graduating for his degree, he has spent the past year working in the TV industry across a range of factual entertainment programming for BBC, Betty and TwoFour. Alongside working with the festival Dom is looking to progress into drama production and is currently developing his first short film.
Samantha Pentin, Volunteer – Samantha Pentin been involved in the creative arts industries for over twenty-five years in both France and the UK, working with the National Trust, Trinity Mirror Group and a variety of specialised businesses and publishers. A graduate of Falmouth University, Sam recently returned to live in Cornwall to run an art focused events management business. She loves to sketch & paint herself and writes under her maiden name of Stone. With one novel already under her belt, she has another two in the pipeline, one of which is being currently being realised as a high-end TV series. She is also involved with a couple of publishing collaborations with a world renowned artist and a Man Booker prize nominee.