Jury 2019 - Raindance

Festival Jury

Kasey Ainsworth

Actor – We The Kings; Lynne and Lucy; Grantchester


Ella Balinska

Actor – Charlie’s Angels; Run Sweetheart Run; The Athena


Ruth Bradley

Actor – Humans; The Fall; Electric Dreams


Olya Breton



Stephen David Brooks

Director and writer – Flytrap; Binky; Burn Baby Burn


Babou Ceesay

Actor – Dark Mon3y; The Best of Enemies; Free Fire


Adam Cooper

Greater London Authority, Mayor’s Culture Team


Josh Dylan

Actor – Mamma Mia 2: Here We Go Again; Noughts & Crosses; The End of the F***ing World


Tom Ellis

Actor – Lucifer; Rush; Isn’t It Romantic


Tom Felton

Actor – Harry Potter; Rise of the Planet of the Apes; Full Circle


Steve Gaydos

Vice President, Variety


Gregoire Graesslin

Festivals Manager, Kinology


Peter King

Director – This is the Winter; Crack; The City with a Dirty Face


Ophelia Lovibond

Actor – No Strings Attached; Guardians of the Galaxy; Man Up


Lauren Mackenzie

Director – We The Kings; Flutter; Alice in Andrew’s Land


Nathaniel Martello-White

Actor – One Dollar; Collateral; Kiri. Director – Cla’am.


Chris Overton

Actor – A Glimpse; Pride; Oliver Twist. Director – The Silent Child.


Himesh Patel

Actor – Yesterday; Damned; EastEnders


Chloe Pirrie

Actor – Carnival Row; Stutterer; Black Mirror


Mike Rogers

Producer and writer – Matsuchiyo: Life of a Geisha; Ghostroads: A Japanese Rock n Roll Story


Emeli Sandé



Rachel Shenton

Actor – White Gold; Waterloo Road; Hollyoaks. Screenwriter – The Silent Child.


Hugh Skinner

Actor – Mamma Mia 2: Here We Go Again; Any Human Heart; Tess of the D’Urbervilles


Ed Skrein

Actor – If Beale Street Could Talk; Alita: Battle Angel; Deadpool


Dan Smith

Musician – Bastille


May Miles Thomas

Director – Voyageuse; The Devil’s Plantation; Solid Air


Lorna Tucker

Director – Amá; Westwood: Punk, Icon, Activist; Red Shoes


Liza Vespi

Director, Raindance Toronto


Susan Wokoma

Actor – Dark Mon£y; Year of the Rabbit; Porters


David Yates

Director – Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald; The Legend of Tarzan; Harry Potter franchise


Billy Zane

Actor – Titanic; The Phantom; Twin Peaks


Magdalena Żelasko

Director, Lets Cee Film Festival






Alice Taylor – Vice President, StudioLAB, The Walt Disney Studios

Ana Ribeiro – Game Designer, Arvore Studio

Andy Lanning – Executive Creative Director, Magic Leap Studios

Anna Ticktin – Content Operations, Samsung VR Video

Blake Kammerdiener – XR Programmer, SXSW

Charlotte Mikkelborg – XR Creator, Picture This Productions

Chuck Freedman – Head of Developer Relations, Bose

Curtis Hickman – Co-founder and Chief Creative Officer, THE VOID

Dan Tucker – Curator, York Biennale

Eleanor Whitley – Executive Producer, Marshmallow Laser Feast

Emma Cooper – Executive Producer – Alternate Realities, Sheffield Doc/Fest

Grace Boyle – Founder and Director, The Feelies

Henry Chu – International Editor, Variety

Jake Sally – Head of Immersive Development, RYOT

Jamie Feltham – Senior Editor, Upload VR

Jon Wardle – Director, National Film and Television School

Katie Grayson – Head of Passion Experience

Matthew Neutra – Lead Experience Engineer, Bose

Mehrad Noori – Executive Producer & Director, Global Programming, NBCUniversal

Nina Salomons – Filmmaker and XR Creator

Sarah Ellis – Director of Digital Development, Royal Shakespeare Company

Toby Coffey – Head of Digital Development, The National Theatre

Vicki Dobbs Beck – Executive in Charge, ILMxLAB





Vicky Howell

Writer and director – The Syndicate; The Bloody Mary Show; 616


Sheridan Humphreys

Creative writer, screenwriter, academic (Greenwich, Royal Holloway, King’s College London)


Jazza John

Strategic Partner Manager – Creator and Artist Development, YouTube


Anna Macdonald

Co-founder and Joint Principal, London Film Academy


Jenni Powell

Producer – Blackout; The New Adventures of Peter and Wendy; The Lizzie Bennet Diaries


Phillip Whiteman

Director, editor, videographer, producer, curator