Creative

Fin Redshaw

Designer
Fin Redshaw graduated with a first class BA Performance Design degree from The Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama in 2016. 
Her design works include In Arabia We’d all be Kings (Bute Theatre), Mojo (Richard Burton Theatre), As it occurs to me (Leicester Square Theatre), Zero for the Young Dudes (Sherman Studio), PLAY Takeover (Bunker Theatre), Islanders (Soho Theatre Upstairs), Muswell Hill (Linbury Studio) and Love Me Now (Tristan Bates Theatre). She has recently designed new musical Pieces Of String (Mercury Theatre Colchester) after winning her category in the Linbury Prize 2017. She was the 2016-17 Old Vic 12 Designer and has also been nominated as Best Designer in The Stage Debut Awards 2018.
Fin has also worked as a design assistant to Rob Howell, Bob Crowley, Jonathan Fensom, Es Devlin and Ian McNeil.
Instgram  @finred      Twitter  @finredshaw    Website  www.finredshaw.com
Agent: Sam Tooby – samtooby@simonhow.com
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Andy Brunskill

Director & Writer
Andy is a director, writer, deviser and dramaturg working across plays, puppetry, dance and large scale events. He is particularly interested in cross-discipline collaboration and is one half of creative duo Brunskill and Grimes. 
Select credits include “The Space Between” (Young Vic); “Red Riding Hood and the Wolf” (Little Angel Theatre); “African Summer Parade” (Longleat Safari Park); “Duck, Death and the Tulip”, “Sing To Me Through Open Windows” (Orange Tree Theatre); “Home” (International Dance Festival Birmingham); Christmas Reindeer Experience (Meadowhall Shopping Centre). Prior to this he directed numerous play at small venues in London including three at the White Bear Theatre as an associate director of the venue. He has directed over 20 shows with and for young people at venues including the Young Vic, the National Theatre and the Orange Tree Theatre. 
He works extensively as a dramaturg and director developing new plays, concepts and ideas for independent artists and companies as well as his own work. He regularly teaches and runs workshops for universities and drama schools across the UK and runs training days, events and courses for law firms, banks, athletes and public speakers.
He was Associate Director of War Horse in the West End, Staff Director at the National Theatre, Jerwood Assistant Director at the Young Vic and a Trainee Director at the Orange Tree Theatre.
Agent: Sam Tooby – samtooby@simonhow.com
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Jimmy Grimes

Puppetry Director, Designer & Maker
Jimmy Grimes is a puppetry director, designer and maker based in London. He was Associate Puppetry Director on the west end production of Warhorse, and is half of creative duo Brunskill & Grimes. He is particularly interested in creating detailed physical and psychological life in creatures, and the role of the visible puppeteer on stage.

Recent work includes forthcoming ‘Dr Dolittle’  (UK Tour), ‘The Hundred and One Dalmatians’ (Birmingham Rep), ‘The Space Between’ (Young Vic), ‘The Borrowers’ (Polka Theatre), ‘Red Riding Hood and the Wolf’ (Little Angel Theatre), and a range of puppetry on advertising campaigns with Blink Studios. He has taught puppetry extensively, at a range of universities and drama schools in the UK including The London Academy of Dramatic Art (Lamda), Mountiview Academy of Performing Arts, East 15 and Surrey University.
Agent: Sam Tooby – samtooby@simonhow.com
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Makalla McPherson

Director & Writer

Makalla McPherson is a graduate from The London Film School MA Screenwriting course, She was the recipient of a £50,000 bursary from Skillset and £10,000 grant from DUK. She wrote her debut play When The Lights Go Out for The Oval Theatre in 2018 supported by The Arts Council. She has directed TV drama series Doctors and most recently Broadcast award children’s drama Apple Tree House. She has been mentored by Coky Giedroyc and spent time on the set of BBC Drama ‘What Remains’. She was selected for The Creative Diversity Network scheme and mentored by Executive Producer Sarah Brown. She is currently working on a short film as well as returning to direct series 3 of Apple Tree House and in development for returning her debut play.
Agent: Sam Tooby – samtooby@simonhow.com

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Stuart Benson

Writer
Fin Redshaw graduated with a first class BA Performance Design degree from The Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama in 2016. 
Her design works include In Arabia We’d all be Kings (Bute Theatre), Mojo (Richard Burton Theatre), As it occurs to me (Leicester Square Theatre), Zero for the Young Dudes (Sherman Studio), PLAY Takeover (Bunker Theatre), Islanders (Soho Theatre Upstairs), Muswell Hill (Linbury Studio) and Love Me Now (Tristan Bates Theatre). She has recently designed new musical Pieces Of String (Mercury Theatre Colchester) after winning her category in the Linbury Prize 2017. She was the 2016-17 Old Vic 12 Designer and has also been nominated as Best Designer in The Stage Debut Awards 2018.
Fin has also worked as a design assistant to Rob Howell, Bob Crowley, Jonathan Fensom, Es Devlin and Ian McNeil.
Agent: Sam Tooby – samtooby@simonhow.com
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Paul Davidson

Writer

After undertaking the MA Screen writing course alongside MA Screen Acting at The Drama Centre London, Paul wrote his first short film for the Graduate Showcase. Since then he has been involved in numerous projects both in the UK as well as internationally. 
He wrote award winning music video ‘Witch In Me’, has had his work showcased at BAC in London, and has released the short comedy film ‘Article 50’ a co-production with Mini Mammoth Films and Paper Smokers, which was nominated for a
wards including ‘Best British Film’ Paul has experience as a stand up comedian and working in improvisational comedy groups. He is a keen writer for both stage and screen and is currently work-shopping a play about three pioneering women, as well as developing his first feature screenplay based on the true story of Herbert Kilpin, the founder of AC Milan.
Aside from writing alone, Paul has also co-written ‘Spam’ a short format comedy with BBC writers room alumni Stuart Benson, which has gotten interest from top British talent to play one of the lead characters. Paul with be teaming up with Stuart again to write ‘FML’- a series of social media/ short sketches for anyone who has ever worked a job they hated.

Agent: Sam Tooby – samtooby@simonhow.com
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James Robert Moore

Assistant/Resident Director
James trained as an actor at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York.
As Director: GUYS AND DOLLS (New Wimbledon Theatre) and 57TH NATIONAL MATHLETE SUM-IT (Stockwell Playhouse).
As Assistant Director: CALENDAR GIRLS THE MUSICAL (Phoenix Theatre, London) THE FULL MONTY (2016/2017 UK Tour), JERRY’S GIRLS (St James Theatre and Jermyn Street Theatre). Workshops include THE BAND MUSICAL. James was most recently assistant to director and choreographer Drew McOnie on STRICTLY BALLROOM (Piccadilly Theatre London).
Acting credits include: Fanny & Stella (Above The Stag); Privates on Parade (Greenwich Theatre and Manor Pavilion, Sidmouth); Expectations (Arcola Theatre); Meet Me in St Louis and Before The Night Is Through (Landor Theatre) and The Road To Qatar! (Edinburgh Fringe Festival).
James is also a keen playwright and was shortlisted for The Old Vic 12 in 2016. His debut play POSTERBOY won first prize in the Arch and Bruce Brown Playwright Competition in November 2017.
Agent: Sam Tooby – samtooby@simonhow.com
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Jonas Grimas

TV & Film Director
Jonas was named Cultural Personality of the Year at The Stockholm Cultural Awards in 2011, He is a Swedish film director, writer and producer who has been living in London since 1988. He won the BAFTA Film Award for best short film with ARTISTEN (The Artist) and was nominated for the same award with MAROONED starring Robert Carlyle.
He has made a name for himself making primetime British crime dramas directing episodes of HAMISH MACBETH, SILENT WITNESS and SECOND SIGHT starring Clive Owen, HOPE & GLORY with Sir Lenny Henry and THE HELLO GIRLS and many others. He was also a principal contributor to ITV’s HEARTBEAT, directing 30 episodes.
Invited back to Sweden he has directed two WALLANDER films: The Tricksters and The Photographer, RADIO SHADOW and THE COMMISSION. He won the prestigious job of adapting and directing Camilla Läckberg best-selling novels and ISPRINSESSAN (The Ice Princess) and PREDIKANTEN (The Preacher) for television.
Currently developing a string of feature film projects, he has made a number of documentaries, music and art films; with artist Stephen Chambers RA for the Royal Academy of Arts in London and the Venice Biennale. In the last year he has completed two short films, mentored 15 directors and writers making features and short films at the Met Film School, run two International Directing Summer Schools at the London Film School  and guest lectured at Goldsmith’s and The National Film & Television School.
For complete list of credits and awards please visit his webpage: www.jonasgrimas.com
Agent: Sam Tooby – samtooby@simonhow.com
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Hugh Purves

Puppet & Prop Designer/Maker
Hugh is a puppet designer & performer and costume and prop-maker based in London. He has made puppets, props and costume for Theatre and Film projects large and small. Significant credits include: Siegfried – Chicago Lyric Opera, Vivaldi’s 4 Seasons Recomposed – Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre, The Grinning Man – Bristol Old Vic & Trafalgar Studios, Running Wild – Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre & The Lorax – The Old Vic.”
Twitter: @Otodyn
Instagram: @Otodyn
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Amy Draper

Director
Amy is a theatre-maker and director based in Bristol. She mainly makes new work for audiences of all ages.
Work includes Princess Charming (tour 2018 and Ovalhouse 2017); Islander (Mull Theatre and Scotland tour); Day of the Living (RSC); These Trees are Made of Blood (revival – Arcola); Bob (R&D at the RSC); Mother Courage (Fourth Monkey); Hansel and Gretel and Much Ado about Nothing (Iris Theatre – 5 Off-West End Award nominations, including Best Director); The Tempest, Macbeth, These Trees are Made of Blood, Usagi Yojimbo and Sunday Morning at the Centre of the World (Southwark Playhouse); Life on the Refrigerator Door (Yard Theatre); The Door (Park Theatre) and Angel Cake (Camden People’s Theatre).
Assistant Directing includes Comus (Shakespeare’s Globe); The Famous Victories of Henry V (RSC) and shows at the Arcola, Gate and Finborough. In 2013 she was the Community Director for the CASA Latin American Theatre Festival. She works as a freelance practitioner for the RSC Education Department.
Agent: Sam Tooby – samtooby@simonhow.com
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Ali Hunter

Lighting Designer
Ali works as a lighting designer for theatre, dance, opera and everything in between. She trained on the postgraduate diploma in Lighting Design and Stage Electrics at RADA. Ali had a previous life as a linguist, studying international cinema, art, literature, architecture and she draws on all these influences in her lighting design work. She is fluent in Spanish and French and holds a New Zealand passport, allowing her to work in Australia and NZ visa-free.
Recent Credits: 16:30 (Barking Broadway), The War on Terry (Landor Space), The Boatswain’s Mate (Arcola), The Play About my Dad (Jermyn Street Theatre), The Biograph Girl (Finborough), Isaac Came Home from the Mountain (Theatre 503), Gracie (Finborough), Tune-D In (The Place),Woman Before a Glass (Jermyn Street Theatre), The Acid Test (The Cockpit Theatre), Doodle (Waterloo East Theatre), Cause (Vault Festival) Empty Beds and Moments (Hope Theatre), Rattlesnake (Open Clasp), Tenderly (New Wimbledon Studio), Katzenmusik (Royal Court), Foreign Body (Women of the World and Vault Festival). Ali is the Young Associate Lighting Designer for the Matthew Bourne’s New Adventures.
Agent: Sam Tooby – samtooby@simonhow.com
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Jack Nurse

Resident Director & Director
Jack is a critically-acclaimed director and theatre-maker. He trained at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and is the co-founder of Glasgow based theatre company Wonder Fools.
Jack’s work has been presented in theatres across the UK including the Citizens Theatre, Traverse Theatre, Tron Theatre, HOME, New Wolsey Theatre, Macrobert Arts Centre, Camden People’s Theatre, New Diorama Theatre, Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and the Arches amongst others.
In 2014 Jack co-founded Wonder Fools, a Glasgow based theatre company. As a director for Wonder Fools, credits include: 549: Scots of the Spanish Civil War, McNeill of Tranent: Fastest Man in the World and The Coolidge Effect. Other directing credits include: Lampedusa (Citizens Theatre); O (Royal Conservatoire of Scotland); Too Fast and Sparkleshark (Fullarton Theatre). 
As an assistant director, Jack’s credits include Oresteia: This Restless House (Citizens Theatre/National Theatre of Scotland), Blackbird (Citizens Theatre), The Winter’s Tale (Royal Lyceum), Hay Fever (Royal Lyceum/Citizens Theatre) and The Broons (Sell A Door) for which he was Staff Director on its Scottish tour. Jack was also a member of the Almeida Theatre’s inaugural Resident Director Network 2016-17. 
Currently, Jack is planning a Scottish tour of his production of 549: Scots of the Spanish Civil War for Spring 2019; and preparing to become the Resident Director of the UK Tour of Dr Dolittle by Leslie Bricusse for Music and Lyrics (2018-2019).
Agent: Sam Tooby – samtooby@simonhow.com
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Simon Kane

Director
As a director, Simon has worked on numerous plays and musicals with adults and children, his own writing and has been Associate/Resident Director to several high profile directors including Phil Willmott (Artistic Director of Steam Industry incorporating Finborough Theatre), Emma Callander (Associate Director of Traverse Theatre), Luke Sheppard (Director – In The Heights, Adrian Mole, Peter and The Starcatcher, Associate Director on Matilda), Racky Plews (American Idiot, Footloose) and Joe Douglas (Associate Director of the Dundee Rep Theatre and previously on Black Watch, National Theatre of Scotland). He is co-founder and director of the theatre company OddFlock.

In producing capacities, Simon has worked for the Battersea Arts Centre, Finborough Theatre, Youth Music Theatre UK, Crow Theatre, and the Artsdepot.
Simon’s recent work includes Infinite Joy at Southwark Playhouse and Oh My, Nellie Bly at The Bridewell Theatre for The MTA
Agent: JBR – jbr@simonhow.com

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Charlie Brunskill

Bushcraft Expert
Charlie is a high skilled Bushcraft instructor, teacher and writer and a serving Army Commando within the Royal Engineers. He is passionate about sharing his enthusiasm for all things outdoors. As a qualified Bushcraft and Survival instructor he advocates for the use of natural resources in wilderness living.

Recent work includes: extensive work with The Hive UK as lead instructor on Bushcraft skills and wilderness crafts for survival with modules including “Destination Jungle” and “Katniss Squad”; “Escape and Evasion” training for various school groups; published article on the history of survival for ‘The Tricorne’.
He devises workshops for outdoor companies as an expert advisor on the subject and has delivered various Bushcraft presentations for the British Army and Cadets on fire lighting, butchery and teaching on the natural world
Charlie regularly works with children, adults, professionals and military personnel focussing on the natural world and the importance of our countryside. He is passionate about passing on this information and the fact that, with just a tiny bit of knowledge, the natural world can be so much more interactive and interesting than just fields and trees.
When not instructing he is often found in the woods studying trees and their folklore, plants and their medicinal uses and manufacturing crafts from nature.
Charlie is a confident presenter and interested in TV and documentary work. His presenting style can be seen on his new YouTube channel and on his Instagram.
Instagram- charlie_brunskill_bushcraft
YouTube – Charlie Brunskill Bushcraft
Agent: Sam Tooby – samtooby@simonhow.com

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