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Meet the Team

The Faces of Kingston Film Festival

 
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Cristina Barillari

Director

I’m Cristina, a film editor from Italy. I love juxtaposing pictures on a timeline with a cup of coffee. When I’m not in the editing room, I like walking on the riverside of Kingston Upon Thames to indie music.

Haley Fusia

Director

I’m Haley, a filmmaker based in Atlanta, GA, with a love of storytelling and lens flares. When I don’t have a camera in my hand, you can find me enjoying a book with a nice cup of coffee or hanging out with my dachshund, Chief. Kingston is my home away from home and I’m so happy to be a part of this festival.

James Goodchild

Director

I'm James, a teacher and filmmaking graduate from Kingston School of Art. I'm a huge fan of surreal comedy and one half of 'Spoon and Driver'. My passion is writing; my professions are teaching and editing. Either way, you'll likely find me around Kingston enjoying a strong black coffee.

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Jelena Lützel

Director

I’m Jelena, a filmmaker from Germany; Kingston became my second home almost 3 years ago. I am the happiest when I can be on set with my peers working on new projects or with my students teaching them about filmmaking.

Laurie Overton

Director

I'm Laurie, a writer, director, musician, and Kingston School of Art filmmaking graduate.

Stephanie Ward

Director

I’m Steph, I am originally from Zimbabwe but England has become my home since I studied Illustration Animation at Kingston School of Art. I love being creative and working with people whether that’s pottery, painting, teaching, embroidery, poetry, puppeteering, film or anything else I can get my hands in.