Risaria worked for EM Media as a development executive with scriptwriters. She was a participant in Carlton TV's First Cut Award and the Raindance Producers Course. She has trained as a script developer with Arista in Italy. Her writing has won awards in radio, stage and television, screened and sold at Cannes. Her feature script Ice Woman was a finalist at Moondance Film Festival (US).

Selected work:
The Last Dragon Keeper (2013) animated feature, in development with Grasp the Thistle
Unbound, writer/director/producer (2011) 80sec short visual interpretation of Mason Bates Mothership Remix.
Karma, Crime Passion and Reincarnation, additional material credit (2009) with Picture Perfect, released India and Asian territories
Brief Encounter 21st Century, writer/ producer credit (2007 short) Screened Cannes Film Festival, sold to Mini-Movie Channel Luxemburg
The Tall Man (short film script writer) shortlisted Kaos Short Films 2003, winner BBC Radio Derby short story award.
Marathon Mother, writer/producer (2000, short) First Cut Award Carlton TV, TAPS showcase BBC Birmingham Film Festival, BAFTA



Brazilian-Italian film director Marinella Setti has developed a strong body of work since moving to the UK in 1995, leaving behind a career as a minor pop-star and graphic designer in her native São Paulo. Unable to fund the Film Directing MA at Central Saint Martins she had been selected for, she chose to volunteer for NFTS graduation films and learn filmmaking on the go instead.
Those contacts led to a growing number of credits as script supervisor with directors such as Gillies Mackinnon, Neil Jordan and Peter Strickland. Her recent credits include The Borgias and Berberian Sound Studios.

Her breakthrough short film Lurex (2004) and her second short film Chasmogamy (2008) have both screened at festivals worldwide (Filmfest Dresden, Rhode Island IFF, Bird's Eye View etc), garnering awards and nominations along the way. Chasmogamy regularly features on Capalbio Cinema's Best of Fest tour, which has also been picked for Alitalia's inflight entertainment programme on long haul flights. Both Lurex and Chasmogamy are represented by the British Council.

Her latest film Sea Change stars This Is England rising star Jo Hartley and Golden Globe nominee Toby Jones, and is currently being screened at festivals worldwide, where it has so far won a Grand Jury Prize (SWIFF 2014), a Platinum Award for Best Dramatic Short (Worldfest Houston) and a Best Actress award for Jo Hartley.                                                                                                                                        

Sea Change has also secured distribution through the Dazzle UK label, currently in talks with Channel 4.



Irish film-maker Gerry Maguire comes from a strong film production background, developing his talent through production offices and on film sets from the bottom up. A Northumbria University graduate who has worked with some of the country's most exciting and dynamic film-making teams, he is now focused on delivering a slate of his own feature film productions.

Previous work includes, among others, short films Birthday (2010, dir Villing Chong) which screened at festivals internationally and is represented by The British Council at markets overseas;
Kerb (2011, dir Andrew Edwards) selected for UK festivals;
Compulsion (2010, dir Andrew McVicar), winner Best newcomer at London Short Film Festival 2011;
and Tackle (2012, dir Chris Bailey) currently in post-production.
Gerry's work on music videos has gained hits in the 100,000s online.
Gerry has worked extensively as a co-ordinator on low-budget features such as Duane Hopkins' Bypass (2013) and Sundance winning director Tina Gharavi's I Am Nasrine (2011). As an Associate Producer, he then helped deliver I Am Nasrine towards a BAFTA nomination; the film continues to screen internationally at festivals and events.
His own company Pins & Needles Media, based in Newcastle Upon Tyne, has now built a slate of feature film productions which will go into production over the next 6-24 months.