Learn from Filmmaking Professionals

Our Tutors

Tutors

Our Academic team at Central Film School is made up of industry professionals, with a number of years and breadth of experience in filmmaking, screenwriting and production.

Together, the Tutors and the Curriculum and Production Team provide practical, hands on training, current methodology and insight into today's film industry.

The Curriculum and Production Team

are industry practitioners and experienced educators. They oversee the design of the curriculum, production schedules and select the tutors that will be teaching you.

David Knight

Head of Curriculum

David oversees the Academic Programme at the Central Film School.  David brings together a broad spectrum of skills and expertise to his professional practice as an educator, director of photography and director.  He has shot sequences for the 2012 Olympic Games and installations at Tate Modern and on cinema, broadcast and online platforms in the UK, and internationally.  As a director, David has made over 60 commercials for brands including: 21st Century Fox, New Line Cinema, Disney, T Mobile, Virgin, KFC, TOMY and McDonalds.

Sabina Sattar

Head of Production

Sabina is responsible for production and resourcing in the school both across the academic and operational provision.  Sabina was a Production Designer for 10 years working with all the major broadcasters.  She produced the feature “Summer Scars which was nominated for Best Fmm at th 2008 Baftas Cymru Awards.  She has also written, produced, directed and sold several award-winning short films.  Sabina is a vital link between the Central Film School and the Industry network.

David Knight

Head of Curriculum

David oversees the Academic Programme at the Central Film School.  David brings together a broad spectrum of skills and expertise to his professional practice as an educator, director of photography and director.  He has shot sequences for the 2012 Olympic Games and installations at Tate Modern and on cinema, broadcast and online platforms in the UK, and internationally.  As a director, David has made over 60 commercials for brands including: 21st Century Fox, New Line Cinema, Disney, T Mobile, Virgin, KFC, TOMY and McDonalds.

Sabina Sattar

Head of Production

Sabina is responsible for production and resourcing in the school both across the academic and operational provision.  Sabina was a Production Designer for 10 years working with all the major broadcasters.  She produced the feature “Summer Scars which was nominated for Best Fmm at th 2008 Baftas Cymru Awards.  She has also written, produced, directed and sold several award-winning short films.  Sabina is a vital link between the Central Film School and the Industry network.

Gladys San Juan

BA Programme Leader

Gladys San Juan oversees the BA Programmes providing suort to students throughout their studies and filmmaking projects, and providing support to tutors. Gladys extensive filmmaking experienc include content-develpment work on film sets. She co-produced an international award winning fan film “The Hunt for Gollum”,and went on to work on films including Starwars Episode 7. She has recently made her directoral debut on the completed film “Elephant”.

Dr. Marc Coker

MA Programme Leader

Dr. Marc Coker oversees the the MA programmes. He is a Senior Lecturer, Producer and Cameraman with strong practical experience across Higher Education and commercial organisations. He has recently completed a Doctorate in Fine Art, focusing on the combined mediums of analogue and digital film. In his career, he has produced a total of twenty-three completed stand alone films.

Gladys San Juan

BA Programme Leader

Gladys San Juan oversees the BA Programmes, providing support to students throughout their studies and filmmaking projects.  Gladys extensive filmmaking experience includes content-development work on film sets. She co-produced an international award-winning fan film “The Hunt for Gollum”, and has worked on several films including ‘The Berberian Sound Studio’ and Star Wars episode 7. She has recently made her directorial debut on the completed film “Elephant”.

Dr. Marc Coker

MA Programme Leader

Dr. Marc Coker oversees the the MA programmes. He is a Senior Lecturer, Producer and Cameraman with strong practical experience across Higher Education and commercial organisations. He has recently completed a Doctorate in Fine Art, focusing on the combined mediums of analogue and digital film. In his career, he has produced a total of twenty-three completed stand alone films.

Tutors

Tutors are supported by the Curriculum and Production Team, so that you learn from Filmmaking Professionals to gain the skills and knowledge required to build a successful career in the film and creative industries.

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Valeria Bullo

Tutor, Producer, Physical Production

Valeria started her film career in corporate films and documentaries before moving into independent feature films for companies like Warp and Revolution. She worked her way up through the ranks of production, eventually undertaking roles working on big budget studio feature films for Warner Brothers, Universal and Disney including Inception, Fury Road and Maleficent. In her role at Pathe as Production Executive, from 2014 to 2019, Valeria helped to oversee and support each production from development through to distribution on films including Pride, Selma and Judy, which has just won. She is currently working as a freelance production consultant and independent producer. Valeria is the founder of CineMamasUK; an online platform launching in 2020 aimed at helping job-sharing and encouraging flexibility in the film industry. The platform will support parents and carers wanting to job share, by providing valuable information and helping them find someone to buddy up with, but also assist producers and HoDs to manage job sharing crew.

Patrick Tucker

Tutor, Director

Patrick began his creative career with an MA in Theatre Directing at Boston University, followed by the BBC Screen Directing training programmes. After launching Screen Acting programmes at the Royal Shakespeare Company, an extensive career over 40 years in Television Directing followed, including work on ‘Brookside’ ‘Casualty’, ‘Angels’, ‘As The Leaves Fall’, ‘Fair City’ and ‘Olympiada’. Patrick is a published author and his book ‘Secrets of Screen Acting’ is in its third edition. His relationship with Shakespeare and The Globe has continued throughout his career and theatre directing credits include ‘Cymbeline’ and ‘The Life and Death of King John’, both performed at Shakespeare’s Globe, London. As well as teaching on Central Film School’s short, BA and MA programmes, Patrick has also taught at ALRA, Screen Actors Guild (New York), Drama Studio London , New York Conservatory for Dramatic Art and Yale. He was the 2013 Eccles Scholar at the University of Southern Utah and has been a judge at the UK Film Festival.

Fiona Lloyd-Davis

Documentary Filmmaking Tutor

Fiona has been making documentary films, writing and taking pictures about human rights issues in areas of conflict since 1992, and has worked all over the world from Bosnia, Iraq, Pakistan, to the Democratic Republic of Congo. She’s won a number of awards including two Royal Television Society Awards and has worked for the BBC, Channel 4, ITN, and Al Jazeera throughout her career. She is a widely published and exhibited photojournalist in UK broadsheets and magazines such as the Guardian, The Observer magazine and the Herald.

Martyn Bray

Module Leader, Cinematography

Martyn is an award winning cinematographer with a long standing relationship with London’s most prestigious production companies, including the Ridley Scott Associates. Throughout his career, he has worked in the camera department on feature films, first as a clapper loader working up through the ranks to Director of Photography, doing projects with BBC and Channel 4. In 2011 his interest in education led him to mentoring creative professionals and lecturing in Cinematography at Four Corners. Since 2013 Martyn has been a core tutor at Central Film School, specialising in Cinematography and Colour Grading.

Anji Loman Field

Anji has been writing drama for television, radio and film for over two decades. A former contract writer for “EastEnders”, she has also written for BBC’s “Holby City” and “Doctors”. She worked on “Taste of Life” for BBC Media Action in Cambodia and was the creator and show-runner of “House of Many Windows”, a long running BBC Media Action TV drama series set in Vietnam. Her work for the German market includes comedy drama series “Singles”, a TV movie “Email to God” and the comedy feature film “Love Scenes from Planet Earth”.

Mark Lonsdale

Tutor, Production

Mark has made broadcast programmes for Channel Four, Channel Five, MTV and Arte. After a successful career in music video production, running Eyeline, he has gone on to make award winning short dramas and documentaries and campaign films for fashion and lifestyle brands.

David Lemon

Tutor, Screenwriter

David has written short films for Sky movies, and dramas for Radio 4, and has recently done two feature films, Faintheart, and Containment. He writes across a variety of media including children’s television and written for soap operas on the BBC.

Francisco Cruzat

Filmmaking Tutor

Francisco graduated from the University of Arts London with a BA Hons in Film Photography and Television. Soon after graduating he did his first feature film project for Channel 4, a Chilean-Bulgarian Channel 4 co-production. For the last 10 years he has worked as a producer in London, setting up a branch of Streetwise Films, a Dubai based commercial company and has produced adverts for British Airways and Huawei. For the past three years Francisco has worked on Short and Feature films in London and was Producer on a Feature Film shot in 2018 that is soon to be released and has a number of projects that will be shot in the second half of 2020.

Some of the films our tutors have worked on include: