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We are delighted to welcome our industry speakers Barbara Santi, Josh Butcher, John Scarlett-Davis to the 2015 Screen Action event.

Barbara Santi

Barbara is a producer/filmmaker using digital technology for positive social change. She’s made documentaries for Channel 4 and Carlton TV and has shown her films on FourDocs, Current TV, The Community Channel, art galleries, conferences, film festival platforms and has toured the length and breadth of Cornwall promoting Cornish films in rural settings.

Barbara is Director of awen productions cic. She brings with her over 15 years of professional media experience and rural community participation.

Barbara is a media educator having worked extensively locally and internationally with communities and young people. Her main focus is empowering communities through the creative use of digital technology (video and photography) so ordinary people can tell their own stories. She is particularly interested in using media with people who wouldn’t necessarily get the opportunity to, giving access to digital media and raising under represented peoples voices.


2.5 year digital heritage / interactive documentary project at Trengwainton Garden, Penzance
Funded by HLF, Awards for All, The Tanner Trust, Cornwall Community Foundation, Feast, The National Trust

Documentary feature film in production.
Selected onto Sheffield Doc Fest’s Fast Track to Features.  Shortlisted for BFI Film Fund.

Josh Butcher

Josh works with everything camera-oriented, including editing, camera operating and has often worked as the Director of Photography on various shorts. Having chosen to specialise in cinematography, practically and theoretically, Josh is proficient in a wide range of cinematic techniques. Recently graduated from Falmouth University with a BA (Hons) in Film Studies, he thoroughly enjoys working with clients and researching for briefs.

He is director of Joint Effort Studios commercial studios who ‘produce memorable video and digital content to get your customers talking. You tell us what you need and Joint Effort Studios will bring your ideas to life’

John Scarlett – Davis

John has had an extensive career in the media Industry, he was involved in Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back and The Shining. Encouraged to pursue video art at Goldsmith’s College, John later became a prominent pop video director. His best known art piece, “Chat Rap”, has been shown at Tate Britain in A Century of Artists’ Film in Britain and this year at National Film Theatre. He worked as an editor and assistant director for Derek Jarman, including Jarman’s first music video, and was a prolific tape maker in the early 80s, importing the tempo of Scratch video into his art pieces. Following a successful career in music videos and commercials.

Scratch Video is the political video-collage movement of the early 1980s. Chat Rap’s portraits of friends from the artworld fringe show his use of strong colour, music and fast editing, and his Warhol-like fascination with glamour and personality. The visual style was drawn on by youth television for the next two decades. John has 12 works listed in the LUX Artist Moving Image Collection.

Music video by Erasure performing Who Needs Love (Like That). (P) 1985 The copyright in this audiovisual recording is owned by Mute Records Ltd. Directed by John Scarlett-Davis