Entries by Kelly Mikulla

5 Minutes with Production Designer Anna Deamer

  Introduce yourself… I am a designer and art director and have worked in theatre, film, television and fine art. I teach courses in production design and art direction at Brighton Film School and Wimbledon College of Art alongside my own practice. Currently I make gallery-based work in the form of full size, built and dressed film sets, these are […]


“If you don’t live and breathe it, then don’t bother.”

  A profile of international award-winning film producer and director Michele D’Acosta, whose credits include Fetishes, Kurt and Courtney, Biggie and Tupac, Moonbug and No Distance Left to Run. “A magical thinker” – that’s how Michele D’Acosta defines the role of the film producer, “someone who is singleminded, enthusiastic, tenacious and passionate in pursuit of their vision”. The rollcall […]


5 Minutes with Gaffer Ewan Cassidy

  Introduce yourself… Ewan Cassidy ­ Film and Television Lighting Gaffer Who or what has inspired you to be involved in making film/moving image? My Dad  (a back projectionist). He didn’t exactly encourage me to go into the industry but I guess there was an inbuilt urge to follow in his footsteps. How has Brighton and Hove […]

5 Minutes with Ole Mienert from Panalux

  Introduce yourself… Account Manager – Emerging Film makers at Panalux. My role is finding new talent, supporting emerging film makers with lights, knowledge and finding gaffers for young DoPs. Who or what has inspired you to be involved in making film/moving image? The Third Man. How has Brighton and Hove influenced your work? Only in the way […]

5 Minutes with Locate Productions

  Introduce yourself… Nick Williams, I am a location manager in film & TV. I have worked on large feature films in the past such as Ben Wheatley’s Free Fire and Warner Brothers Batman Begins. I now do lots of commercials around the south east of England and promos & channel branding for Sky, BBC and ITV. What […]

5 minutes with Head of Film School Gary Barber

  Introduce yourself… I work as Head of Brighton Film School, which was relaunched six years ago to offer a wide range of film making courses delivered by industry professionals. I also make films – most recently Dreams are Free, which charts the life of acclaimed jazz musician Bobby Wellins. What inspires you to make film/ moving image? […]


Barry Adamson – Brighton

“Brighton gives you a nudge and makes you feel like you’re not alone” Musician, filmmaker and writer, Barry Adamson is a latter-day Renaissance man. He talks to Film City Brighton about his twin passions, music and film, as well as the special connection he has with the city and the people that live there. According […]

Film Friendly Brighton: the coast’s Hollywood

  Brighton & Hove is to be officially designated a Film Friendly City in recognition of the growing importance of the city as a film and television location, and a centre for creative talent and film related businesses. Councillor Bill Randall, from Brighton & Hove City Council, and Kaye Elliott, Head of Production Services at […]