JAYNE MANSFIELD was an American actress in film,
theatre, and television. She was also a nightclub entertainer, a singer, and one of the
early Playboy Playmates. She was a major Hollywood sex symbol of the 1950s and early 1960s
and 20th Century Fox's main sex symbol actress, along with Marilyn Monroe. She was also
known for her well-publicized personal life and publicity stunts. Her classic films are
THE GIRL CAN’T HELP IT (1956) and WILL SUCCESS SPOIL ROCK HUNTER (1957), both directed by
animator Frank Tashlin. She died in a car accident in 1967.
ANTON LAVEY was an American author, actor, musician
and occultist. Previously a burlesque organist at the Mayan Theater, a circus lion tamer
and a police photographer, he founded the Church of Satan in 1966 and the religion of
LaVeyan Satanism. He is said to have consulted on several Hollywood films, most notably
ROSEMARY’S BABY (1968) and memorably appears in Kenneth Anger’s INVOCATION OF MY DEMON
BROTHER (1969) and THE DEVIL’S RAIN (1975). His book “The Satantic Bible” has sold over a
million copies. He died in 1997.
ANN MAGNUSON (voice of Jayne) is an American
actress, performance artist and nightclub performer. A founding member of the band
Bongwater, she starred in the ABC sitcom "Anything but Love" (1989–92). Film appearances
include THE HUNGER (1983), MAKING MR. RIGHT (1987), and PANIC ROOM (2002).
RICHMOND ARQUETTE (voice of Anton) is an actor and
writer, known for FIGHT CLUB (1999), ZODIAC (2007) and SE7EN (1995). Brother of Alexis,
David, Patricia, and Rosanna, he belongs to the Arquette acting dynasty began by their
father Lewis. Primarily a character actor, he had a breakout starring role in the Sundance
hit THIS IS MARTIN BONNER (2013).
KENNETH ANGER is an American underground
experimental filmmaker and author. Working exclusively in short films, he has produced
almost forty works since 1937 including SCORPIO RISING and LUCIFER RISING. He is best
known for authoring the landmark "Hollywood Babylon" books, which detailed the seamier
side of Hollywood.
A.J. BENZA is an American gossip columnist, author and television
host. He is best remembered for his stint at the helm of "E!’s Mysteries And Scandals"
where he made his signature “Fame, ain’t it a bitch” a household saying. His latest novel
"’74 and Sunny" was released last year.
SUSAN BERNARD is an American author, actress and
model. She is the daughter of famed Hollywood photographer Bruno Bernard. She is best
known for her role in Russ Meyer’s FASTER, PUSSYCAT! KILL! KILL! (1965) and her numerous
books on photography.
PEACHES CHRIST (Joshua Grannell) is an American
underground drag performer, emcee, filmmaker, and actor. He is the director of the indie
horror film ALL ABOUT EVIL (2010) and is in his 12th year of producing the Midnight Mass
event in San Francisco which now tours internationally.
CHERYL DUNYE is an American film director, producer,
screenwriter, editor and actress. Often cited as the first black lesbian to direct a
feature film, her work often concerns themes of race, sexuality and gender. Her films
include STRANGER INSIDE (2001) and THE WATERMELON WOMAN (1996). She currently teaches at
San Francisco State University.
TIPPI HEDREN is an American actress, animal
activist and author. She is best known for THE BIRDS (1963) and MARNIE (1964). After
rescuing a pride of lions for her film ROAR (1981) she established the Shambala Preserve.
She has been instrumental in creating laws to protect exotic animals in captivity and in
the development of Vietnamese-American nail salons in the United States. She just released
"Tippi: A Memoir."
MARILYN is a British pop singer and songwriter. He
is most well known for his 1983 hit "Calling Your Name" and his highly androgynous
appearance. He is a long time friend of Boy George and is currently releasing a new album
after a decade long absence.
ALISON MARTINO is a Los Angeles-based television
producer, columnist for “Los Angeles Magazine” and lifelong resident of the city. Founder
of Vintage Los Angeles Facebook page and website, Alison’s current social media reach is
over 800 thousand and growing. She spent five years at E! Entertainment Television
producing the classic cult series “Mysteries & Scandals," a Hollywood Babylon-esque show
which focused on the flip side of fame.
MATT MOMCHILOV is an American artist. Graduating
with a Bachelor of Fine Arts with High Distinction from the California College of the
Arts, he has been featured in solo shows in NY, Los Angeles and San Francisco. His current
work explores the Satanic Panic popularized by Geraldo Rivera in the 1980s.
MIGUEL PENDAS is a board member of the San
Francisco Museum and Historical Society. For nearly twenty years, he was the creative
director of the San Francisco Film Society and historian of the San Francisco
International Film Festival. He graduated from San Francisco State University with a
degree in cinema.
DOLLY READ is an English pinup model and actress.
She is best remembered for her appearance in Playboy magazine and as the lead character in
Russ Meyer’s BEYOND THE VALLEY OF THE DOLLS (1970).
YOLONDA ROSS is an American actress, writer and
director. She was nominated for Independent Spirit Awards for her performances in STRANGER
INSIDE (2001) and GO FOR SISTERS (2013). She made her directorial debut with BREAKING
NIGHT (2012). She currently appears in the Netflix series THE GET DOWN.
MAMIE VAN DOREN is an American actress, model,
singer, author and sex symbol who is known for being one of the first actresses to
recreate the look of Marilyn Monroe. Van Doren is perhaps best remembered for the rock 'n'
roll, juvenile delinquency, exploitation movie UNTAMED YOUTH (1957) and SEX KITTENS GO TO
JOHN WATERS is an American film director,
screenwriter, author, actor, stand-up comedian, journalist, visual artist, and art
collector, who rose to fame in the early 1970s for his transgressive cult films of which
PINK FLAMINGOS (1972) and HAIRSPRAY (1988) remain classics to this day. He is also the
king of interviewees, appearing in over 35 documentaries.
MARY WORONOV is an American actress, published
author and figurative painter. She is primarily known as a "cult queen" because of her
work with Andy Warhol and her roles in Roger Corman's cult films. Stand out roles include
CHELSEA GIRLS (1966), ROCK N ROLL HIGH SCHOOL (1979), EATING RAOUL (1982) and THE NEW
DR. BARBARA HAHN studies and teaches southern
history and global history, agriculture, the history of capitalism and the history of
technology. Her recent book, "Making Tobacco Bright: Creating an American Commodity,
1617-1937" (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2011) examines the relationship between the
tobacco industry and tobacco agriculture over three centuries.
DR. EILEEN JONES teaches film history, film
adaptation, and film studies at the University of California, Berkeley. Credits as a
producer, screenwriter, and development executive include SUTURE, THE DEEP END, and
CONCEIVING ADA. The staff film critic of Jacobin magazine, she has written extensive film
criticism for such publications as AlterNet, eXiled, and NSFW Corp. She is author of the
book "Filmsuck, USA."
DR. EVE OISHI is Associate Professor of Cultural
Studies at Claremont Graduate University. Her book, "The Memory Village: Fakeness and the
Forging of Family in Asian American Literature and Film," is forthcoming from Duke
University Press. She is also an independent film and video curator.
DR. JANE ALEXANDER STEWART is a clinical
psychologist in Los Angeles who writes essays about mythic themes in film, and creates
“Myth in Film; Myth in Your Life” seminars for self-exploration. Published in the Jungian
Journal, a collection of her reviews and other writing can be found at www.CinemaShrink.com.
DAWN PATRICIA ROBINSON Featured Performance Artist
is a contemporary theatre artist with
influences from body art, live art and clowning. She was trained in drama/acting at the
Anton-Bruckner-University for music, dance and drama in Linz, Austria(2010-2014). After
finishing her acting training she moved to Leeds, UK to do a postgraduate degree in
Performance at Leeds Beckett University where she finished in September 2015. During her
studies and also before she was involved in several theatre groups in Berlin, many short
movies, two productions at the LandesTheater Linz and performed at several international
theatre festivals in Croatia, Austria, Scotland, Romania, Netherlands and England. After a
traditional drama training in Austria she started to develop her own performances in the
MA with an emphasis on society- and politic-based topics with an ironic side to them.
Currently she lives and works in Berlin, Germany.
EDENAMIUKI AIGUOBASINMWIN (NAMIUKI)Featured Dancer/Albert Johnson
is a young experimental
dance and film artist, with strong foundations in break dance and contemporary dance. A
collaborator with ambitions to work in the theater and on screen.
P. DAVID EBERSOLE & TODD HUGHES EDITORS/PRODUCERS/DIRECTORS
The Ebersole Hughes Company is a unique
creative collaboration from the husband/husband team P. David Ebersole and Todd Hughes,
each an accomplished writer, director and producer. Producing and writing credits include
work with HBO, Showtime, IFC and VH1, as well as live events like the Silver Lake Film
Festival. The duo’s directing credits include Fox Television, Sundance Channel, Lifetime,
indie features, shorts, and music videos. Recent features include their first documentary
HIT SO HARD, about drummer Patty Schemel of Courtney Love’s seminal grunge band Hole. HIT
SO HARD was nominated for a GLAAD Media Award and a NME Award for Best Music Film. It had
its world premiere at SXSW 2011 and was released theatrically in 2012. They are Executive
Producers of the IDA award-winning ROOM 237 which premiered at Sundance, was an official
selection at the Cannes Film Festival and was released in 2013 by IFC.
Ebersole Hughes created Lifetime’s award-winning DEAR MOM, LOVE CHER a documentary about
Georgia Holt, the mother of international superstar Cher. The Ebersole Hughes Company has
also been Executive Producer on the feature films A REUNION (2014, directed by Hernando
Bansuelo) and ALASKA IS A DRAG (2016, directed by Shaz Bennett). Their latest venture,
MANSFIELD 66/67, is the first co-directing credit for the pair and it celebrates the
legendary story of Jayne Mansfield's fateful last two years of life on the 50th
anniversary of her death.
LARRA ANDERSON PRODUCER/DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY (UK)
is the Dean of Screen at the
London College of Communication at University of the Arts London. Previously she was the
Director of the Northern Film School at Leeds Beckett University where she both produced
and shot the documentary feature MANSFIELD 66/67, bringing in over 100 staff and students
to feature in and crew on the film. Besides her primary role as cinematographer on films
such as HIT SO HARD (2011) and THE NEW WOMEN (2001), Larra has also written and directed
both films and television. Her work has been distributed in cinemas and on television and
has been seen in over 60 film festivals worldwide.
JOHN TANZER DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY (USA)
spent the 90’s playing in art punk bands
in New York before becoming a director of photography. This stint culminated in musical
performances with artists like Matthew Barney and Glenn Branca in venues like Disney Hall
in Los Angeles, The Manchester Opera House, and Art Basel in Switzerland. He transitioned
to shooting musical artists like Will I Am, Miley Cyrus, Justin Timberlake, Kylie Minogue,
and Ozzy Osbourne. The range of his work includes three seasons of the hit television
show, "It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia," three seasons of cult-tv show, "Wonder
Showzen," and one season of "Dice" for Showtime. In 2015 he shot a Netflix original
movie, A VERY MURRAY CHRISTMAS, starring Bill Murray and directed by Sofia Coppola. This
is his third feature with Ebersole Hughes, having previously done HIT SO HARD (2011) and
DEAR MOM, LOVE CHER (2013).
SYED AYUB ASSOCIATE PRODUCER
is a British Asian filmmaker, with a background in
Film Production management. He studied British Film and Television production from the
University of Leeds; afterwards, Syed joined the Northern Film School and completed his MA
in Filmmaking, as a creative producer, where he worked on numerous short films and has
been credited as a producer on three of the five short films made in the final year. Syed
is passionate about collaborating with filmmakers, which lead him into working with The
Ebersole Hughes Company as line/associate producer for MANSFIELD 66/67. Currently, he is
employed with the award-winning team of SOC films as an Associate Producer working towards
furthering his career in documentary film-making.
LAURA TORENBEEK ASSOCIATE PRODUCER
is a Dutch filmmaker based in both the Netherlands
and the UK. She started studying Audiovisual Media at the Utrecht School of the Arts with
the main focus on writing and directing. After graduating with her short film PAPER
ISLAND, she continued her studies with an MA in Filmmaking at the Northern Film School in
Leeds, where she graduated in 2015. During her time at the Film School, she focussed on
both directing and producing and worked on several short films, which have been doing the
festival circuit. Laura is currently working as a production coordinator at the Northern
Film School, which lead her into working on MANSFIELD 66/67 with The Ebersole Hughes
Company. Laura is currently developing new projects both as a director and as a
BEN WILKINS RE-RECORDING MIXER
Originally from London, Ben moved to Hollywood to
pursue his dream of creating sounds for feature films. Two decades and nearly 100 films
later, Ben is just getting started. Part of a rare breed that is as good at designing
sounds as he is at mixing them, Ben began working at Technicolor in 2013 and has already
contributed his skills to films for Blumhouse, Lionsgate and Focus Features. Ben took home
the Oscar for Sound Mixing and BAFTA for Sound on the indie film WHIPLASH. Ben is a member
of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. In addition to his Oscar win, Ben
cites his proudest professional moments as working with Angelina Jolie on her directorial
debut, IN THE LAND OF BLOOD AND HONEY, and his part in designing sounds for the Academy
Award nominated TWISTER.
DR. ROBERT DAVIS ORIGINAL MUSIC
completed his PhD in popular musicology at the
Université de Montréal studying with Professor Philip Tagg. His research
interests are in the field of semiotics and these are applied to a number of topics across
music production and music for film and television. He is research co-ordinator for Leeds
Beckett University and also a member of NIMiMS, an international body of scholars
interested in all aspects of musical sound.
JAMES PETER MOFFATT ORIGINAL MUSIC
is a Film Composer, Musician and Writer. Graduating with
1st Class Honours from Leeds Beckett University in Music Production and Performance, James
joined the MA in Music For Moving Image course in partnership with the Northern Film
School in 2016. As a writer, James has published works on the cultural and societal
implications and use values of music. Most recently, his paper on the link between
creativity and mental disorder, titled “The ‘Tortured Artist’ & the Myth of the '27
Club'", was published by Leeds Beckett University to be taught in the Music in Context
JANE MORTON PRODUCTION
As an artist and designer Jane has more than twenty years' professional
experience within the creative industries. Initially starting out as a sculptor and
theatre, set and costume designer she moved to work as a production designer on film sets.
She did the Academy Award®™ winning stop-motion animated film PETER AND THE WOLF
(2006). Her other credits include MORVERN CALLAR (2002), SMALL DEATHS (1996), GASMAN
(1997) and RATCATCHER (1999).
ROSA NOLAN-WARREN ART
An alumni of Leeds college of Art and later, Chelsea college of arts,
Rosa initially worked within the visual arts, studying and exhibiting in the mediums of
sculpture and installation. She graduated from the Northern Film School in 2016, moving
her practice into Production design and Filmmaking. Her credits include SWALLOWS AND
AMAZONS (2016) VICTORIA (2016). A continuing fascination with how we tell stories with the
spaces and objects around us, Rosa continues to make and create and develop as a film and
RACHEL KRISCHE CHOREOGRAPHER
has had an artistically diverse and eclectic career,
collaborating and performing extensively and internationally with the following
companies/artists: Adventures in Motion Pictures, Bedlam Dance Company (founder member),
Aletta Collins, Victoria Marks and David Dorfman (USA), Kumiko Kimoto (USA), Vincent Dance
Theatre, Daniel Belton (New Zealand), Fiona Millward, Karl J Llewyn, Alex Reynolds, Andrea
Buckley, Maria La Ribot (Spain), Colin Poole, Crying Out Loud, New Art Club, h2dance, Sue
MacLennan, Mark Whitelaw, Ben Wright, Anna Willliams, Akram Khan, Jonathan Lunn, Wendy
Houstoun, Matthias Sperling, Oliver Bray, Gary Clarke, Deborah Hay and Siobhan Davies
SARAH ROE CHOREOGRAPHER
has been a Senior Lecturer in Dance at Leeds Beckett
University since May 2013. Prior to this, Sarah was Course Leader for the Undergraduate
Dance Programme based within the Hull School of Art and Design, Hull College. Over the
last 10 years, Sarah has worked across a number of Higher Education Institutions within
the UK lecturing in Choreography, Community Arts Practice, Dance Techniques, and Critical
Dance Studies. Throughout that time, she has continued to work as a performer and
choreographer. Sarah’s broad research interests include the exploration of the
relationship between publicly funded arts and the commercial sector, the development of
choreographic making strategies, and the impact of digital technologies on teaching and
learning within the arts.
TERESA BRAYSHAW PERFORMANCE ART
has worked in Performing Arts and Higher Education for
the last 25 years, designing and delivering curricula, leading teams of people and
directing programmes in Drama, Theatre, Contemporary Arts Practice and Performance.
Previous to establishing the Performing Arts department at Leeds Beckett University,
Teresa led performance programmes at Manchester Metropolitan University (MA in
Contemporary Arts); The University of Hull: Scarborough Campus (BA Theatre Studies); The
University of Leeds (MA Performance) and De Montfort University, Leicester (BA Theatre).
LAURA TAYLOR SOUND
teaches across all courses at the Northern Film School and specialising
in sound recording and design, documentary filmmaking, work-based learning and
employability. Laura’s background is in location sound recording and she has worked for
the BBC, Channel 5, ITV Yorkshire and the Discovery Channel. She specialises in factual
television programmes, but also has credits for sound post-production in fiction films,
for the BBC and has had her work shown in art galleries internationally. more
ELROY SIMMONS ANIMATION DESIGNER AND DIRECTOR
is a 2D Traditional Animator, and
Director/Designer. He is a part-time tutor on the Access to Motion Graphics course for
adults at Tower Hamlets College, East London and a part-time lecturer at Leeds Beckett
University. Graduating from the Surrey Institute of Art & Design Animation BA, Elroy began
working as an Animator professionally in 1995. His company Pastcherie was launched to make
beautifully Animated films that not only entertain but also make social comment. more
DR. SARAH BOWEN ANIMATION PRODUCER
is Head of Animation at the Northern Film School,
Leeds Beckett University, teaching Experimental Film, Research-based filmmaking practices,
Animation and Moving Image Theory.
Her practice-based doctorate, supervised by Andrew Kotting and Dominic Rahtz, investigates
specific camera movement through cinematic space - contexts, meaning and affect - positing
this as a popular trope that communicates the psychological experience of transitional
space as described by D.W.Winnicott.
A graduate of the National Film and Television School, she was taught by Jerzy Kucia and
Piotr Dumala in UK and Poland and has a keen interest in Eastern European Animation and
Experimental Animation techniques.