Cathy Smith

Cathy has worked in a global role at a senior level in business in Communications, HR and Social Responsibility, having great opportunities to travel and experience many diverse cultures and meet many interesting and influential people.

After leaving this sector Cathy has pursued interests in writing and television, while still finding time to travel and learn Italian.

Simon Hasler

Simon works as a producer for RELSAH productions and recently completed second world war drama “Charlie’s Letters”. The film was directed by his son, the up-and-coming filmmaker, Elliot Hasler. The movie tells the true story of his great-grandfather’s escape from a POW camp and subsequent journey across occupied Europe.

Simon is passionate about helping to develop the film industry in Brighton, and believes in giving young people access to resources and opportunities.

He has also gained twenty-eight years of experience in the Financial Services Sector, providing advice to Private and Business Clients. Simon started Opus Gold Financial Consultants in 2010 and prior to this was a Senior Adviser at Standard Life Client Management.

Ewan Gorman

Ewan is a writer/director based in Brighton. His first feature, the children’s adventure “Young Hunters: The Beast of Bevendean” (2014), which he wrote and directed was represented worldwide by Princ Films Inc and is available on Amazon Prime.

Ewan is one of the founding members of Film Brighton. His film “High Water” is one of the five films in the micro features programme. Ewan is involved with film education and teaches at the Youth Film School, and Hove College.

He has recently directed a short film “Betrayed” for Company Paradiso. He is passionate about equal access to filmmaking for everyone, regardless of race, gender or background.