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  • Andrea Arnold

    Andrea Arnold

    Academy Award winning filmmaker and former actress Andrea Arnold (Wasp), is a staple on the British cinema scene. Andrea’s adaptation of Wuthering Heights, which she directed and co-wrote the screenplay, has received high praise from critics all over the world.

  • Clio Barnard

    Clio Barnard

    BAFTA nominee Clio Barnard (The Arbor) is not your typical filmmaker. Her work has been viewed in cinemas, international film festivals, and art galleries around the globe. Clio’s multidimensional works make her a true artist filmmaker. We are so excited to have her as a Shooting People patron!

  • Mark Cousins

    Mark Cousins

    Director, critic, and host of the the former BBC series Scene by Scene, Mark Cousins knows his film. He has interviewed the likes of Martin Scorsese, David Lynch, and Roman Polanski. Mark’s series The Story of Film: An Odyssey has been screened countless times internationally.

  • Sally Phillips

    Sally Phillips

    The funny and talented Sally Phillips is an actress, comedian, and screenwriter. Famous for her roles in Smack the Pony and the Bridget Jones movies, she is also a talented writer. Sally co-wrote The Decoy Bride, a feature film previewed at multiple film festivals and released in cinemas domestically and internationally.

  • Nicolas Philibert

    Nicolas Philibert

    Widely regarded as one of Europe’s best documentary filmmakers, Nicolas Philibert is a force to be reckoned with. Not only is he a multi-winning director, but also he has been leading the way to bring feature documentaries to cinema audiences. Needless to say, we are honored to have Nicolas as an official patron.

  • Joe Berlinger

    Joe Berlinger

    Documentarian, director, humanitarian, and environmentalist Joe Berlinger seems to always be doing something worth noting. Joe is a two time Emmy and Peabody winner and an Academy Award nominee (Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory). This film heavyweight is a great addition to our official patron team!

  • Plan B

    Plan B

    As a rapper, singer-songwriter, actor, writer, and director there isn’t much this guy can’t do. In 2012, Plan B released Ill Manors, a film which he wrote and directed. He has also been a speaker at a TEDx event, where he spoke about “Youth, Music, and London.” With so much to say, we’re ecstatic that Plan B is an official patron for Shooting People.

  • Ravi Amaratunga

    Ravi Amaratunga

    Ravi Amaratunga is an editor at Channel 4’s Random Acts and The Shooting Gallery. In addition, He’s part of the Creative Diversity department which works with new and emergent film companies. An important figure in the British film industry, Ravi is the perfect candidate to be a Shooting People official patron.

  • Briony Hanson

    Briony Hanson

    Long time Shooter and friend Briony Hanson was appointed new Director of the British Film Council in June 2011. Briony and her new team have already made key changes, opening up resources and support for filmmakers, and there's more to come. We're very pleased to welcome her on board as an official patron.

  • Miranda July

    Miranda July

    Director, writer and artist Miranda July (Me, You and Everyone We Know, The Future) is one of the few creatives who manages to work outside the box but still garner attention from the masses. Her work is unique, funny and at time profound, and her artistic independence makes her a perfect patron for Shooting People.

  • Matt Groening

    Matt Groening

    Matt Groening is a cartoonist, screenwriter and producer. He changed television forever when he created The Simpsons (the animated family first appeared as a series of short bumpers on The Tracey Ullman Show in 1987). He also went on to create Futurama. This man is a quite simply a legend.

  • John Waters

    John Waters

    He’s the Pope of Trash, the Prince of the Puke, the Sultan of Sleaze – yes, we can only be talking about one man – John Waters. Having brought us such exquisite underground classics as Pink Flamingos, Female Trouble and Desperate Living, we are thrilled (and feeling dirty) to welcome Mr Waters to Shooting People. Sir, we salute you!

  • Lena Dunham

    Lena Dunham

    Having stormed SXSW in 2010 with her debut feature Tiny Furniture, Lena has caught the eye of the US indie elite. She's currently filming her own HBO series Girls, which she wrote, directed and stars in. This lady is gonna be big!

  • Paddy Considine

    Paddy Considine

    One of the best actors working in the UK today, Paddy has given remarkable performances A Room for Romeo Brass, Dead Man’s Shoes, My Summer of Love and is a great figurehead for British cinema. He’s also directed his first feature Tyrranasorous, which was Sundance sensation. We can’t wait to see it.

  • Nick Cave

    Nick Cave

    We love it dark and gritty, and Nick Cave offers just that through his fantastic film scores The Assassination of Jesse James, The Road and brilliant writing The Proposition. We are forever thankful to his great talent and fabulous moustache.

  • Lucy Walker

    Lucy Walker

    Berlin Audience Award winner (twice!), Emmy Awards nominee and Sundance regular, Lucy Walker, is director of documentaries including Devil's Playground, Blindsight, Waste Land and Countdown to Zero.

  • Matthew Barney

    Matthew Barney

    American sculptor, filmmaker and performace artist Matthew Barney - of Cremaster film and Restraint drawings fame - is judging October's Film of the Month.

  • Michael Winterbottom

    Michael Winterbottom

    A triple Palme d'Or nominee, Michael Winterbottom is the director of features including 24 Hour Party People, 9 Songs, The Road to Guantanamo and The Killer Inside Me.

  • Joana Vicente

    Joana Vicente

    One of NYC’s top film players, Joana has produced excellent indie flicks such as Coffee and Cigarettes, Welcome to the Dollhouse and The Assisination of Richard Nixon.

  • Jason Solomans

    Jason Solomons

    Jason is Film Critic for The Observer, presenter of the Film Weekly podcast on Guardian.co.uk and Chairman of the London Film Critics' Circle.

  • Ted Hope

    Ted Hope

    The very embodiment of indie, producer Ted Hope has brought us ‘21 Grams’, ‘In The Bedroom’, ‘Happiness’, and the Sundance Grand Jury Prize winners ‘American Splendor’, ‘The Brothers McMullen’ and ‘What Happened Was...’. The list goes on.... Ted's blog is compulsory reading for indie filmmakers.

  • Andrew Kotting

    Andrew Kotting

    One of Britain’s most interesting filmmakers, Andrew works in narrative, documentary and artist film. He’s director of the award-winning Galavant, alongside other work such as his installation piece In the Wake of Dead Dad. Read more here

  • Larry Charles

    Larry Charles

    Writer, producer, and director on some of film and TV’s most successful and controversial comedies, including Bruno, Borat, Seinfeld, Curb Your Enthusiasm, and Religulous.

  • Michael Nyman

    Michael Nyman

    Composer of numerous films including The Cook the Thief His Wife & Her Lover, The Piano and Man on Wire. Nyman is also a conductor, bandleader, pianist, author, musicologist, photographer and film-maker.

  • Vincent Moon

    Vincent Moon

    Director and Cinematographer of some of today's most innovative music videos, including A Skin, A Night, Miroir noir and All Tomorrow's Parties. It doesn't get much cooler than Vincent.

  • Asif Kapadia

    Asif Kapadia

    Writer, Director and Shooter since 2004, Asif Kapadia won multiple awards for his debut feature, The Warrior. His film, Far North received its premiere at the Venice Film Festival 2007.

  • Adam Smith

    Adam Smith

    Director Adam Smith is the creator of punchy, quirky, slick visuals for the likes of The Streets, The Chemical Brothers and Jamie T. More recently he has directed 5 episodes of C4's Skins.
    Watch Adam's films here

  • Martha Fiennes

    Martha Fiennes

    London-based director of the award-winning Onegin and Chromophobia, as well as numerous music videos. Belongs to 'that' British film dynasty.

  • Christine Vachon

    Christine Vachon

    Tough, Funny, Smart, Producer of over 30 exceptional indie films and author of A Killer Life - How an independent producer survives deals and disasters in Hollywood and beyond. read the interview here.

  • Cara Mertes

    Cara Mertes

    Director of the Documentary Film Program at the Sundance Institute. We are delighted to have Cara as a patron of our Documentary Network.

  • Peter Biskind

    Peter Biskind

    Film Writer, author of Down and Dirty Pictures, Easy Rider Raging Bulls. One of our New York based patrons. Read interview.

  • Stuart Beattie

    Stuart Beattie

    Writer of Collateral, Australia and story writer of Pirates of the Caribbean. Pictured with Shooters founder Cath Le Couteur. Read interview.

  • Danny Boyle

    Danny Boyle

    Director of Slumdog Millionaire, Trainspotting, Shallow Grave, 28 Days Later, The Beach. Pictured talking at a Shooters event.

  • Penny Woolcock

    Penny Woolcock

    Director of documentary Tina Goes Shopping, feature film Principles of Lust and film opera The Death of Klinghoffer.

  • Peter Biskind

    Richard E Grant

    Actor, Writer and Director, pictured here after the Shooters interview on his Directorial Debut Wah-Wah with interviewer Mike Figgis.

  • Kevin Macdonald

    Kevin Macdonald

    Director of Touching the Void, One Day in September. Patron of the Documentary Network.

  • Albert Maysles

    Albert Maysles

    The great American documentary director. Another of our New York patrons and the man who gave Jess at Shooting People his spare glasses frames - www.albertmayslesglasses.com

  • Tom McCarthy

    Tom McCarthy

    Writer/director of The Station Agent, The Visitor (academy nomination for Richard Jenkins) and actor (lots of things). Our first New York patron.

  • Nick Park

    Nick Park

    Animator, director of Chicken Run, Wallace & Gromit, Creature Comforts. Patron of the Animation Network.

  • Morgan Spurlock

    Morgan Spurlock

    New York based director of Supersize Me, Where in the world is Osama Bin Laden?. Also a very funny man. Read interview.

  • Sally Potter

    Sally Potter

    Film Artist, Choreographer, Performance Artist and Writer who Directed Orlando, The Tango Lesson, The Man Who Cried and Rage.

  • Stepheh Woolley

    Stephen Woolley

    Producer and Exec Producer of over 40 films including In the Company of Wolves and The Crying Game. Read shooters interview here on what it was like to direct his first film Stoned.

  • Mike Figgis with Cath Le Couteur and Jessica Search

    Mike Figgis

    Founding patron of Shooting People, Mike Figgis, is best known for his films Leaving Las Vegas and Timecode. He also directed an episode of The Sopranos (cool!).