Whose Involved

Lee Greenhough - Writer / Director

An award-winning Independent Filmmaker, Writer, and Director. Originally trained in Method acting, he has also been mentored in creative writing by a former BAFTA winner and is a regular at the London Screenwriting Festival. Lee has raised a substantial amount of money for various charities with his award-winning short films and has been screenwriting and directing judge at the prestigious Top Shorts Film Festival. 

Working on various projects including pre-production on his new British thriller feature film ‘On Our Own’, also looking for Producers for his latest feature screenplay ‘Together Apart’ and an original TV show pilot 'Verifying Vincent'. 

Presently running an Aerial Cinematography company, he recently filmed at the prestigious Windsor Park Half Marathon and also did aerial shots for a Bollywood feature film. 

In his spare time, he currently produces and presents a radio show all about film on a prominent radio station in Coventry, interviewing like-minded creatives from in and around the Midlands. Always eager on helping others and getting to know more creative people who want to make a difference.

"To achieve extraordinary results requires extraordinary actions”

Paul Horton - Director of Photography

Paul has over 15 year's experience as a professional Cinematographer and Cameraman.

Working within the media industry in both freelance and full-time positions he has worked on a range of projects from popular feature films to classic British TV shows such as Hollyoaks.

Having worked for a well-known production company for a number of years on projects that included Live Events, Media Communications, and Public Relations. Paul has also been involved in filming and interviewing high-level government officials.

Recently passing his PFCO Drone Licence, Paul is now Media Manager at the largest privately owned motor group in the UK, producing videos and high-end content for some of the most renowned brands in the world. 

An expert in a range of different editing software’s and platforms, Paul can create visually stunning pieces on strict timeframes and always to budget.

In his free time he enjoys making independent short films and in 2019 is venturing into his first feature.

Ash Gardiner - Assistant Director

Ash is a freelance Producer and Assistant Director based near Birmingham in the Midlands, who's worked on countless TV, Film, Commercial and Corporate productions to date.

He started his career after graduating from University with a 2:1 in TV & Film Production. At the start, he wasn't the best camera operator and didn't know how to cut the best film but he did know how to organise people and manage situations.  And from there it all began.

Over the following 8 years, he worked his way up the ladder from runner to 1st AD and then onto Producing which is where he is now.  He specialises in commercials, branded films, music videos and anything in between, working on prestigious brands such as Centre Parks and Bentley Motors Limited.

His trademark skills are remaining calm under pressure, creative thinking when it comes to problem-solving, strong management and solid organisational skills. 

Matthew S Jones - Sound Recordist

Matthew is a Midlands based freelance Production Sound Mixer/Sound Recordist, with experience working on numerous feature films, shorts, documentaries, commercials, and corporate productions.

He enjoys working on all types of production, but drama is his favoured genre to work in. Always fond of a challenge, Matt enjoys working on productions that push him to find solutions to any problem that may arise in order to get the best sound possible.  

Grant Snaith - 1st AC (Assistant Camera)

Born and raised in the small Midlands town of Bedworth, Grant Snaith is a recent graduate of Coventry University where he honed and perfected his craft after having found a passion for storytelling in all mediums at an early age.

His exploration into the art of weaving tales has taken him all across the UK as well as other countries such as Turkey, Czech Republic and New Zealand creating a myriad of projects from narrative film, to client commissioned content and travel vlogs. Over recent years, Grant has begun to specialise as a Director and Writer for narrative films and online content.

In addition to Directing and Writing, Grant also has a lot of experience in other aspects of filmmaking such as Sound Design which he received an award for whilst working on hammer horror feature The House of Screaming Death and editing which granted him a job in New Zealand for six months for a company called Sproutmedia NZ. 

Merryn Rae Peachey - Script Supervisor

Merryn Rae is a National Film and Television School trained Script Supervisor for both Television and Film and is very excited to see what this project has in store for her. Merryn Rae set foot on her first film set when she was 14, and the filming bug never left. After struggling to find her perfect role in the industry she discovered Script Supervision and has flourished in the role. On previous sets, she has been praised for her keen eye for detail and extensive memory for prop placement and movement. Having worked on a feature that sadly fell through previously, she is eager to get stuck into A Kidnap and continue to hone her craft.

Abbie Allen - PR and Film Administrator

Abbie is a freelance scriptwriter and script reader. She studied BA Scriptwriting at the University of South Wales in Cardiff, sparking her interest in getting involved in getting projects made. Her first short film ANYTHING on the theme of youth homelessness was nominated for Best Short Film at the Birmingham Film Festival 2018. She currently has a number of feature screenplays going through development.

She aspires to express herself through writing and working on as many productions as she can while showing how having Asperger Syndrome is not limiting in any way to herself and other creatives.

Marta de Nitto Persone - Assistant Producer 

Marta de Nitto Personé is an Italian screenwriterproducer 1st AD and script supervisor. She has been in the international film industry for three years and already collected many successful experiences both in Italy and the UK. 

In Italy, Marta was co-screenwriter, 1AD and Assistant Producer for 'La giraffa senza gamba', a short film selected to the 74. Venice Film Festival. In 2017, Marta created and run ‘Scrittura Sceneggiatura Salento’, an itinerant screenwriting workshop that involved many secondary schools and institutions in the whole region of Puglia, like the marvellous Museo Diocesano di Nardò among others. 

In June 2018, Marta moved to London and was selected by the prestigious independent film association Raindance, where she has been Blog Editor and Course Coordinator Assistant for Raindance Filmmaking School. During the 2018 Raindance Film Festival, Marta was responsible for one hundred people involved in the festival and wrote several Q&A to introduce filmmakers and industry professionals to the audience in cinemas. 

In the meantime, she was involved in several independent short films, commercials and music videos as Producer, 1st AD and Script Supervisor (‘Helga’, ‘Awake’, ‘Mother Impossible’, ‘Green’, ‘The Fire’, ‘The Long Ride’, ‘The Chair’, Vodafone-Adobe Video Commercial). 

At the moment, Marta is writing a TV Series called ‘Shary Tales’, an innovative dystopian-thriller that gained interest from many production companies and is now in script development.