The Team

JOHN LANGRIDGE

Producer | Writer

Director

 

John Langridge’s acclaimed debut Walking Shadows, premiered at the Cannes Film Festival in May 2000 and was subsequently selected for the Portobello Film Festival in September of that year. Going on to further develop his own unique style with numerous shorts, including the experimental Home Help (2002) and Away (2006), John made his feature debut in 2011 with the darkly comic thriller, Four, starring Martin Compston, Craig Conway, Sean Pertwee and Keirston Wareing.

 

Picked up and distributed to solid reviews in the UK by High Flyers Films and subsequently by Final Cut Films internationally.  Four premiered at the Empire Leicester Square in October 2011.

 

Filming has just wrapped on John Langridge's second  feature film '13 Graves'.

MORGAN JAMES

Executive Producer

 

Morgan has been an actor since his debut at the tender age of 9 in the BBC drama The Citadel. He has a BA Hons degree in Drama and American History from Brunel University.


He has worked extensively as an actor in the theatre, on screen and as a voice over artist. He is also a respected business coach, specialising in language, behaviour and communication and qualified as an executive coach in 2013.

 

Morgan has performed his own 1 man show on the London cabaret circuit for many years at such prestigious venues as The 606 club, The Pheasantry, Pizza on the Park, The Leicester Square theatre, Lauderdale House and the Battersea Barge.  
You can hear his music at www.morganjames.info

 

It his passion for working in film and his experience in the business sector that have led Morgan to producing and becoming part of Drop Dead Films.

MICHAEL JOHN

Executive Producer

 

Michael has worked for over 15 years delivering training programmes for professional actors and the general public, from concept through development and delivery.

 

His project experience includes producing seasons of work with Directors UK, Casting Networks International and The Royal Court Theatre among many others. He co-produced Talking Heads LA, a series of industry interviews with leading Hollywood players, and produced London VS LA - a series of Industry panel debates.

 

Through Script to Screen he has worked with many filmmakers developing short films with actors from creation through to delivery. Michael has worked closely with many Casting Directors on various projects, events and workshops.

 

He was part of the audition panel for the Talent Boost - supported by the BBC - which developed culturally diverse film projects in London, Leeds, Cardiff, Belfast and Glasgow.  

EMILY WELLS

Co-Founder | Producer

 

Having spent almost ten years working as a Model and then an Event Manager, Emily decided to return to education in 2008. She graduated from the University of Brighton in 2011 with a BA (Hons) in International Event Management. 

 

She subsequently stayed on at the university as a Marketing Project Officer, undertaking a wide range of roles and responsibilities, including the management of online content and social media, video and short film production and the development of effective long term marketing strategies. 

 

For the last few years, Emily has worked as a Content Writer and Editor. She is currently undertaking part time study to gain a Postgraduate Law Diploma (Law CPE PGDip).

SIMON OLIVIER

Writer | Director

 

Simon’s love of storytelling and cinema has seen him explore various guises since graduating in 1999. After bouts in telecine houses and production companies, then as a researcher and a camera assistant, he turned to writing. He has written several screenplays, and been commissioned to rewrite and ‘doctor’ several others, by companies from London to Los Angeles. 

 

He began exploring his lifelong desire to direct in 2008, creating music videos for local bands that he often wrote, lit, filmed, produced, directed and edited himself.

 

This lead to him directing brand work for Bacardi UK and Bacardi Europe, and his well-received feature documentary Eva Cassidy: Timeless Voice aired on Sky Arts in 2013.

 

Always looking to tell original stories in striking and engrossing ways, it’s Simon’s intention to create world-class films that balance unique artistry with down-to-earth insight and broad audience appeal.

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