Film Hub South West Team

Find out more about the Film Hub South West team and put a name to a face, or a face to a name. Below you can find out more about our roles and responsibilities.

Neil Ramjee
Community Manager

Neil Ramjee is the Community Manager for Film Hub South West, working as Maternity Cover for Tiffany from March 2021. In previous lives, he has worked in both the community and commercial film scene for the last 10 years, whilst moonlighting as a culture and film critic for both print and radio. He has also employed his skills behind the camera on everything from Bollywood blockbusters to shoe-string features.

Talk to Neil about joining the hub, any questions you have about funding, training and support.

Email: neil.r@watershed.co.uk

Maddy Probst
Managing Producer (Film Hub South West & Watershed)

Maddy leads on the strategic development and delivery of Film Hub South West with the team.

She joined Watershed 15 years ago and is an experienced Producer of film events, talent and people with extensive experience of advocating for the cinema sector regionally, nationally and internationally. In her capacity as Vice President of Europa Cinemas, she plays an advocacy role for the cinema sector internationally and has directed several Audience Development Innovation Labs for cinema practitioners across the world.

Talk to Maddy about strategic partnerships, building the case for investment in the cinema sector and to find out how you can help shape the Film Hub South West strategy.

Email: maddy@watershed.co.uk
Twitter: @MaddyProbst

Timon Singh
Campaigns Manager

Timon Singh is from Bristol and has a background in copywriting and digital marketing. He has spent the past 6 years hosting several film nights in Bristol including the Bristol Bad Film Club which screens a mixture of curios and films that are “so bad, they’re great”. All profits from the events go to a different charity each month and as of 2018, the BBFC has raised over £30,000 for local causes, as well as hosting a number of UK premieres and even the cult stars like Tommy Wiseau and Greg Sestero.
Ti is the author of the book Born To Be Bad: Talking to the greatest villains in action cinema (perfect as a gift for every member of the family) and is a co-writer/producer for the documentary film In Search of the Last Action Heroes
Talk to Ti about support for BFI FAN new releases, Booking Now, BFI FAN Communications and branding as well as marketing good and bad films.

Alix Taylor-Searle
BFI NETWORK Talent Executive

Alix joined BFI NETWORK from Calling the Shots where she was Project Manager on New Creatives (South West), the BBC Arts and Arts Council talent development scheme.

While working on New Creatives, Alix oversaw the selection, production and delivery of audio, film and interactive projects from artists aged 16-30 for BBC platforms. Managing a network of regional partnerships across the South West to deliver mentoring, training, development and support to artists locally.

Previously she programmed the digital education courses and specialised film screenings of short film, artists moving image and alternative features for the multi-arts venue, Exeter Phoenix, as well as developing new talent through their short film commissioning schemes.

Talk to Alix about talent related outreach and partnership opportunities in the South West.

Email: alix.ts@watershed.co.uk

Reba Martin
Communications & Marketing Coordinator

Reba coordinates the marketing and communications for Film Hub South West, and joined in late 2020 after a few years of freelancing in exhibition, journalism, and production. She is from Bristol and has worked between there, Manchester, and Edinburgh on various creative projects.

She is interested in making the cinema both socially engaged and the best day out for everyone. Here at Film Hub, she is making sure that all available opportunities and stories of inspiring work in the South West are shared, supporting and shouting about all the exhibitors and talent development in the region.

Talk to Reba about marketing and promotion. Anything and everything between events you are putting on to festivals your film has been selected for.

 

Email: reba.m@watershed.co.uk

Twitter: @discorebekah

Mark Cosgrove
Cinema Curator at Watershed

Mark Cosgrove, Cinema Curator at Watershed, the Film Hub Lead Organisation for the South West plays a Cultural Leadership role for Film Hub South West with a focus on Cinema Curation and Talent Development. He co-curates Filmic, a festival dedicated to the various creative connections across music and film, and set up Cinema Rediscovered, a new festival dedicated to bringing the finest new digital restorations, contemporary classics and film print rarities from across the globe back to cinemas. He is also Director of Film Culture at University of West of England (UWE).

Talk to Mark about programming, special events and Bob Dylan. Mark also represents Film Hub South West at the BFI FAN signatories meetings so do get in touch with him if there’s a specific issue you would like him to address with BFI.

Email: mark@watershed.co.uk
Twitter: @msc45

Listen to Mark’s monthly podcast

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