Caroline is an independent filmmaker. Her films draw on intimate personal stories that shed light on larger social issues. She is inspired by the transformative power of storytelling as a social and political tool.
Caroline is the Student & Emerging Film Programmer for Otherfield. Committed to the development of new and diverse voices, she is currently Co-ordinating Otherfield Shoots! a free film club for young people in Tottenham.
She teaches at the Met Film School and National Film Television School.
Chloe was a rebellious teenager and has been trying to catch up ever since. Through making films, working with other rebel teenagers and her involvement with Otherfield, she is still working out what lies behind rebellion and dissent.
She has been involved with Otherfield since the start, and is overall programme manager.
Dominic is a confident and sensitive self-shooting documentary filmmaker who makes intimate, up-close and personal films about people who remain on the fringes of the social spectrum. His films are character driven and anchored in the present tense.
In 2016, he was selected out of 900 applicants to be a New BBC Documentary Director. He has recently been commissioned by BBC 1 to make a 60' film on his Grandfather who suffers from Dementia. He is currently working at Minnow Films and has shot and directed several films for The Guardian and The British Council.
Howard Slater is an independent writer and researcher based in London. His book, Anomie/Bonhomie was published by Mute Books in 2011 and Anti-Wall, a work that plays with the history of surrealism, will be published by Kuda in 2017. His current area of research is orbiting what can be loosely described as 'anti-psychiatry'. Over the past year he has published texts on David Cooper, Frantz Fanon and Franco Basaglia.
Howard is our resident researcher, autodidact and programme writer.
John Mister is an accidental film editor. While failing to do all the other things he originally set out to do (writing and directing feature films, recording cult albums, ridding the world of famine, war and injustice), he has cut films for an annoying number of much more focused individuals. Has been accidentally associated with Quadrangle/Otherfield since the beginning.
John is our in-house "Disgusted of Crouch End". He sees it as his mission to stop us showing crap films.
Keith Shiri is an international film curator and a visiting Research Fellow at the Centre for Research and Education in Arts and Media (CREAM) University of Westminster. He is a programme advisor to the BFI London Film Festival and the Ouaga Film Lab.
Lasse Johansson is a self-shooting documentary director/producer and educator with a background in fine art and sociology. Aside from making his own independent films, his commissioned work has been wide ranging. He has made films for charities, educational organisations and visual artists. Lasse is the co-founder of Fugitive Images, an East London based artist collective and course tutor on the MA programme in Ethnographic & Documentary Filmmaking by Practice at UCL.
Lasse coordinates our Rough Cut Screenings at IoL and advises with programming.
Passionate about political and experimental cinema, collective narratives, memory and new media, Ludo is a documentary filmmaker interested in all forms of "cinema of reality" able to document the diversity of independent forms of life. Ludo lives and works in London, where she is Lecturer at the university and where, as an Italian, she committed, despite the current political challenges, to build bridges with the Mediterranean world she comes from.
Ludo co-ordinates Otherform experimental strand as well as Emerging Shorts with Caroline.
Maha is a documentary filmmaker with a background in academia and international media development. She works independently and makes her living developing, and running a number of projects for the BBC's international charity, BBC Media Action, using film and other forms of media.
Maha is workshop programmer at Otherfield.
Malcolm is trained in Psychotherapy and Counselling and works in West London managing mental health services. His work has been about bringing therapy into community and this led to his collaboration with Otherfield in 2016, developing and delivering therapeutic workshops for last year's festival. Malcolm has collaborated with Pitch Black Films as a Producer working on several documentary films.
Malcolm is our chair. This year he has overseen major changes to the way we are organised. He keeps us honest, focussed and (mostly) sane.
Rosie is a filmmaker from London who makes work in response to where she lives. In 2016, she was an associate artist at Open School East. Rosie is interested in how landscape and memory are inter-twined, especially within the context of London's housing crisis. She has a background of theatre making and devising and brings these processes into filmmaking, exploring collaborative ways of generating documentary material. Rosie is part of the emerging filmmakers strand at Otherfield and is currently working on Otherfield Shoots!, a free film club for young people in Tottenham.
Sarah is a documentary producer, researcher and writer whose main interest is in telling the stories of those negotiating complex identities. She has worked in independent film, for broadcasters such as C4 and BBC and as a writer on subjects such as minorities in Britain, migration and refugee movements, conscientiously objecting soldiers and the English-Scottish borderland.
Sarah is Otherfield's production manager.
Reconfigured filmmaker with formative roots in techno, warez/demoscene and drug trade, as well as an extensive background in arts and media; including journalism, programming, live visuals performances, electronic music production, and organisation of raves and festivals.
A misfit fitted as Otherfield's tech-engine.