Dino Longo Sabanovic
Writer / Director
Dino is a young Bosnian actor-director and writer. His career moves between theatre and cinema, where he acts and directs. He studied acting with the great Larry Moss. He was selected by Bela Tarr as one of the 10 young directors who collaborate with the Hungarian director on a collective film that was presented at the Locarno film Festivals 2019. The Tempest, his first short film was shoot entirely on an iPhone and has been selected for several festivals. Dino recently founded his own production company 2roomsproductions with which he produced his first feature film NADA.
Elias graduated from The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama as an actor but has been writing a long time, sometimes short stories, scripts and even one fantasy novel. His first short film Kantsaywhere, a dystopian film on the theme of Eugenics, screened at the BFI and at the Rhode Island Film Festival. He then wrote his first play, Gary’s Not Well, which was performed at the Bread and Roses in Clapham. After that, his second play followed, Murder at Inverforth House, a farcical Murder Mystery Comedy. Elias also recently finished a pilot for a mini-series based on the life of Frederick Yeo Thomas, codenamed (The White Rabbit) and has had help from acclaimed director Bruce Robinson (The Killing Fields, Withnail & I). In December 2020, his short story ‘Wrong in Radford’ was published by Catharsis Magazine. Elias is now working on a pilot called Sapiens, which explores the future of humanity and our co-existence with AI. Alongside his writing, he works as an Agents Assistant at a talent agency.
After thirty years as a TV producer and director, working on a diverse range of high
end projects across advertising, documentaries, numerous music videos, the occasional feature film and even art projects - the truth is I still love the magic of turning a script idea into a piece of film.
“I believe even the simplest stories can benefit from being expressed in a beautiful and cinematic way”.
Heidi Mumford-Yeo’s debut novel PEUNUMBRA, a dark psychological thriller was listed at the top of the Amazon charts and she is currently working on the prequel, Antumbra. She has a series of children’s books in publication, ‘The Adventures of Freddy’ highlighting the importance of conservation and animal rights. Heidi is currently working alongside an experienced production team on her latest project which is for television. Her background has attracted Heidi to powerful and compelling human interest narratives depicting social challenges, as well as profound and evocative stories of personal triumph over adversity, mental health crisis and themes on social injustice.
Heidi has a law degree and is currently an MSt student at the University of Cambridge and plans to continue her PhD in Literature.
“Since almost always, it is through images, visuals, and frames that I have viewed the world. I’ve always dreamt of creating films.”
July directed her first short film at the age of 17 and went on to study at Penninghen Art school Paris. Her first feature film, ‘Blockbuster’, was the first original Netflix France film which was released on January 24, 2018. Since then she has been signed to direct two further feature films that are currently in development and commissioned to direct a new series for French TV.
“I know that I speak in the language of images all the time, in any case, that's what I want to explore”
Lichelli Lazar-Lea - Writer.
Born in Trinidad, raised in England and receiving a scholarship from BAFTA/LA to study at UCLA Film School, Lichelli Lazar-Lea has a truly international reach to her storytelling. Genre-wise she writes everything from twisty supernatural and crime thrillers to comedies and biographies. An extract from her memoir about meeting her biological father for the first time at age 19 went viral on Facebook, amassing over 1.6M views to date.
Lucille Howe is an actress and award-winning writer. As a journalist of more than 20 years, her work has been published in, among other publications, The Guardian, Sunday Times’ Style, The Telegraph and Grazia. During her time as Features Editor on Cosmopolitan magazine, Australia, she wrote the novel Bondi Blonde on which her feature film Bondi Britt is based.