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Evrim Ersoy was born in Istanbul but has spent the majority of his life in London. Having script edited the award winning festival favourite short film ‘To My Mother and Father,’ he moved on to directing with ‘Tokophobia’ which played at a number of prestigious film festivals all over the world.
Along with this he co-created and directed trailer/web series ‘Daddy Cross,’ which has spawned a Master class that is currently being toured around film festivals worldwide.
His latest directorial effort, ‘Abdullah’ is already garnering a lot of interest as it tours the festival circuit. Evrim also works as a programmer for a number of genre film festivals including Fantastic Fest, Boston Underground Film Festival, and BeyondFest. He is currently working on his first feature ’12’.
James Pearcey started producing in 2006 on a short 16mm World War II film. He then worked on features ‘Shot of Love’ and ‘Birthday’, as well as a number of short films and television programs in Australia, India and New York.
Russell Would has worked in a range of technical roles including as a projectionist and digital archivist for the British Film Institute. His work for the London Film Festival in particular has given him experience in post-production and in building production workflows.
In 2010 James and Russell formed Ne’er Do Well Films and went on to produce the short films ‘To My Mother and Father’, ‘Death of a Projectionist, ‘Daddy Cross’ and ‘Tokophobia’. The pair created the worldwide festival favourite ‘Turn Off Your Bloody Phone’ idents. The experimental ‘Daddy Cross’ web series/franchise provided opportunities for further professional growth as producers, as well as experience in writing and directing.
In 2014 they produced the ambitious low-budget 35mm short, ‘Abdullah’ and are currently progressing swiftly towards their first feature.
Katherine O’Shea undertook two film placements in 2007, editing and updating the location archive for regional agency Screen East and working on set with Bruizer Creative Film & Video, before gaining further production experience as the Production Assistant for Chisenhale Gallery and City Projects during the pre-production and filming of two independent short films – ‘Popular Unrest’ (Dir. Melanie Gilligan, 2010) and ‘The Empty Plan’ (Dir. D. Panos A. Kirschner, 2010).
In 2013 Katherine began working as the Festival Coordinator for Film4 FrightFest, the UK’s premiere international fantasy and horror film festival, returning in 2014 to plan, implement and manage the day-to-day running of the five day event for over 800 genre fans. Having also worked for the Programme and Guest team at the 57TH BFI London Film Festival, Katherine joined Ne’er Do Well Films in 2014, taking on a producer role in `Abdullah’.
A regular on the festival circuit, Nicole McControversy has been an event producer and organiser of the Boston Underground Film Festival since 2007, currently presiding over New England’s largest genre event as Director of Programming.
In 2011, she ventured into music video production, working on Ted Cormey’s shot-for-shot remake of The Prisoner’s opening credit sequence for Boston band Do Not Forsake Me Oh My Darling’s “Arrival,” which was named one of TIME Magazine’s most creative videos of that year.
She also worked on Andre Obin’s “Valencia” and Box Five’s “My Hands Gave Way.” Venturing beyond the art department, Nicole most recently served as Assistant Director for upcoming dark comedy short “BJORN,” set to hit the festival circuit in 2015. With a wide array of interests, skills, and experience, Nicole joined Ne’er Do Well Films in 2014 as a Producer.