Gareth Unwin is the Oscar and BAFTA Award-winning CEO of Bedlam Film Productions. He is the producer of the record-breaking, critically acclaimed film “The King's Speech”, which premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival where it took home the celebrated Audience Award. Following which it won seven BAFTAs and four Oscars, including Best Film, which was presented to Gareth by Steven Spielberg. The film would eventually win in excess of 80 internationally recognized film awards and gross over $450 million worldwide in theatrical receipts alone, making it the highest grossing British independent film of all time. Gareth is also the producer of the British thriller “Exam”, which was nominated for a BAFTA and won Spirit and Dinard awards. He has since then produced the award-winning film “Zaytoun”, which was the first film to be made under the UK-Israeli co-production treaty, as well as BAFTA nominated “Kilo Two Bravo”, for which he additionally personally oversaw theatrical distribution in the UK. Gareth frequently collaborates with Cinemagic, a charity that encourages and inspires young people desiring to work within the film industry. And he is an Honorary Fellow of Ravensbourne College of Design & Communication where he frequently lectures.
Bob Scott is a director of photography and camera operator. Bob’s DP credits include the number one box office hit “War Room”, as well as faith-based box office successes such as “Fireproof”, “Facing The Giants” and “Courageous”. And Bob has also worked as a camera operator on some of Hollywood’s biggest titles including “2 Fast 2 Furious”, “Any Given Sunday”, “The Bourne Ultimatum”, and television shows such as “Friday Night Lights” and “Nashville”.
Chris Vogler is an internationally known development executive who has worked for Disney, Warner Bros, Fox and many other major studios and production companies. As a veteran story consultant for major Hollywood film companies and a respected teacher of filmmakers and writers around the globe, his book The Writer's Journey has become an international best seller, a modern classic, and required reading for countless executives and film students. Since publication The Writer's Journey has influenced scores of screenplays, including those of “The Lion King”, “Fight Club”, “Black Swan” and “Noah”. Chris remains a highly sought-after consultant to major studios and actors. Students of his work include Oscar winning screenwriter Bruce Joel Rubin and Oscar nominated screenwriter/director Darren Aronofsky.
George Escobar is Vice President of WND Films, as well as an accomplished director, producer and writer. His work as director includes “The Rabbi Who Found Messiah”, “Come What May”, and “The Isaiah 9:10 Judgment”, which retained the number 1 spot on Amazon’s Faith DVD chart for 75 weeks. And his work as producer includes documentary films such as “The Last Pope?” and “Disinformation”. George also wrote, produced, and co-directed “Alone Yet Not Alone” which made history in 2014 when its Oscar nomination for Best Original Song was rescinded. George has been Vice President for Discovery, Executive Director for AOL, and a producing fellow at the American Film Institute. He holds seven U.S. patents in technology and user interface design and has taught filmmaking to over 1,500 students.
Ash Greyson is the founder of Ribbow Media Group where he has led the digital strategy for numerous film releases including “2016: Obama’s America”, “God’s Not Dead”, “The Giver”, “Earth to Echo” and the number 1 box office hit “War Room”. Ash is an innovator, a change-maker and an expert in helping companies transition to the digital universe, as well as a frequent speaker on the subject of emerging trends in digital marketing. Previously Ash helmed one of the most high traffic religious websites as editor-in-chief of Beliefnet.com, during which time the website saw traffic skyrocket more than 400% through SEO optimization and strategic social media partnerships. In addition, as a director and producer, Ash has collaborated on many music videos with artists such as Grammy Award winner “Weird” Al Yankovic and Oscar nominated Gus Van Sant. His work as director also includes the documentary film “Strong Enough To Break” about the Grammy nominated group “Hanson”. And Ash’s past and present clients for digital marketing include Lionsgate, Affirm Films, Echolight Studios, Sony Pictures, Walden Media, Paramount, Focus Features, and The Weinstein Company. Ash is truly one of the world’s brightest minds in film digital marketing.
Barrett Leigh is a veteran of large and franchise movie production. His past work includes being production supervisor of “Fast & Furious 6”, “This is 40”, “Bridesmaids”, “The Karate Kid” and “Year One”, as well as production coordinator roles for “The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift”, “Knocked Up”, and “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest”. Barrett has been a long term collaborator of Judd Apatow’s, and today is moving into becoming a producer in his own right. Barrett is a true authority on turning concepts into realities, and is absolutely the guy you want on speed dial when facing a filming challenge.
John Shepherd is founder and president of MPower Pictures. He manages the development, financing and production of the company’s slate. John has produced over 20 independent features, been the showrunner of a critically acclaimed web series, and served as an executive at DreamWorks. Prior to co-founding MPower Pictures, John produced such award-winning films as “The Ultimate Gift” and “Bobby Jones: Stroke of Genius.” And with MPower Pictures John has produced a critically acclaimed body of work including the Toronto Film Festival nominated “The Stoning of Soraya M” starring Jim Caviezel, as well as the upcoming Shia LeBoeuf movie “Man Down”, which co-stars Kate Mara and Gary Oldman. Additionally MPower’s past releases include Golden Globe nominated “Machine Gun Preacher” with Gerard Butler, and Toronto Film Festival winner “Bella”.
Dr. Linda Seger created the script consulting profession in 1981 and is one of the world’s foremost script consultants. She is also the most prolific author on the subject of screenwriting with nine books on the subject and is known worldwide as one of the industry’s utmost experts in the field of screenwriting. Dr Seger has consulted on over 100 produced feature films, television shows, and plays, and her clients have won numerous awards, including Academy Awards, awards from numerous film festivals, as well as achieving box office hits. She has lectured on screenwriting in 33 countries on all 6 continents, and she has trained over 75 script consultants on her method internationally. Dr Seger’s clients include writers, directors, producers, executives and companies, in film, television, and theater. They range from beginners to Academy Award winners such as Peter Jackson and William Kelley. Dr Seger is the recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Redemptive Film Festival for her 30+ years of work as a script consultant. She is a recipient of the Candlelight Award for being a “Light to the Entertainment Industry,” the Distinguished Alumni Award from Pacific School of Religion, and The Moondance Film Festival Living Legacy Award for her support of Women in the Film Industry.