60 HOUR FILM CHALLENGE 2017 JUDGES

JENNIFER HANDORF

PRODUCER

OLLY BLACKBURN

DIRECTOR

TOM GEENS

DIRECTOR

THE BLAINE BROTHERS

DIRECTORS

Jennifer Handorf is an award winning film producer. She has produced numerous shorts including Ben Wheatley’s Precinct 13 and Pop Foul which won her the prestigious student Academy Award. Recently she has produced some of the best British genre movies, including The Borderlands, The Forgotten and The Devil’s Business. Her latest films are Alice Lowe’s Prevenge, Ben Parker’s The Chamber and Melissa Joan Hart’s The Watcher in the Woods, starring Anjelica Huston. In addition to her own projects, she has also consulted for several production companies and distributors, including Metrodome and HeadGear Films, and is currently in production on her slate of female driven genre films through her company Dark Matter.’

Olly Blackburn is an award­ winning film director and screenwriter. His feature film debut Donkey Punch premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and was shown in competition at festivals around the world including Edinburgh, Amsterdam and Sitges. His second feature film Kristy premiered at the 2014 London Film Festival and he has recently directed several episodes of the critically acclaimed E4 crime drama Glue and ITVs Victoria. As a screenwriter and script consultant, he has worked with directors including Niels Arden Oplev (Girl With The Dragon Tattoo), Nikolaj Arcel (A Royal Affair).

Tom Geens is an award winning film director and screenwriter. He has directed numerous short films including Please, Wrong, Shame and You’re The Stranger Here alongside commercials all over Europe. He shot his debut feature Menteur (2009) which premiered at Karlovy Vary film festival. His latest feature is critical acclaimed Couple In A Hole starring Kate Dickie (Game of Thrones) which debuted at the 2015 Toronto Film Festival and won best film at Dinard British Film Festival.

The Blaine Brothers are an award winning writer-director duo for film and TV. They have created an eclectic mix of short films, sketches, music videos and documentaries for companies such as FILM4, BBC and Tiger Aspect. Their work has been both BIFA nominated and BAFTA shortlisted three times and were featured on the prestigious Screen International “Stars of Tomorrow” list in 2006. Their critical acclaimed debut feature Nina Forever (2015) received its world premiere at SXSW and has recieved awards at BIFA and Frightfest.