MEET OUR TEAM - A FEW OF THEM
CO-FOUNDER & DIRECTOR OF LEARNING INNOVATION
Dom Foulsham is a former factual and entertainment writer, PSC director and producer for both BBC and Channel 4, a features writer and industry specialist for The Times and Financial Times and is the Founder and Director of Curriculum for UKfilmNet.
An award winning teacher, he has worked as Adjunct Professor and Senior lecturer in Film & TV in both the UK and US..
CO-FOUNDER & CHAIR
A passionate Independent filmmaker and a 25 year veteran of Higher Education and broadcasting - in Steve’s most recent role as former Head of Media & Creative Industries at Bucks New University he oversaw the generation of £25m in enrolments.
He is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Association and combined with his continuing achievements as Director of Spacerocket Media Ltd specialising in live music 360 video and 9.1 audio for immersive VR.
DIRECTOR & LEARNING CTO
Doug enjoys an eclectic and highly successful career that has spanned technology, teaching, the law and even robotics. He is a proven educator having taught in more than half a dozen countries around the world. As Project CTO Doug brings a unique combination of expertise from the chalkface of education and the leading edge of e-learning through Moodle amongst many other digital skillsets. His background as a passionate educator ensures that learning and teaching is at the heart of all technology tools and approaches we deliver.
SPONSORSHIP & END USER EXPERIENCE (P/T)
From small business management, ownership and design, through to large-enterprise organizational development & learning, as a Graduate of SImmons School of Management, Halani is above all else an expert in third sector fund raising, resourcing & process management. Before joining UKfilmNet her roles have included Emotional-Intelligence led patient experience strategies for world renowned Brigham & Women's Hospital Boston, through to data driven product & service training & development at In Natura, a retail business she founded in 2001
With over 14 years of experience, Petrica is taking good care of the back-end and the frontend of the platform. He is an excellent professional with an in-depth understanding of both small and large enterprises.
With passion and determination, Petrica will make all efforts to deliver rich user experience, system security and performance. Petrica is a true Drupalogist, equally happy with core admin and creation of engaging tools and features built with both Drupal modules and third party integration.
OPERATIONS & SYSTEMS
British born and raised but trained in Chicago, Illinois, Trevor has worked on a number of key Operational & Staff Systems leadership functions including Operations Manager EMEIA Andersen Consulting in London securing a range of staff strategies and change management in his time at one of the big five accounting practices.
Prior to that project manager at ArsDigita - the ground breaking Cambridge, Massachusetts web development company responsible for a host of web tools and innovations used in the development of Web 2.0
PRODUCER & PRODUCTION TALENT
Mostafa is an experienced filmmaker who has worked extensively within the broadcast and TV industry for over 25 years.
He has worked for some of the leading media companies in the industry including BBC, ITV, SKY, Al-Jazeera, NBC, Disney and MBC ranging in positions from editor, producer to director and senior producer. With a Master’s Degree in filmmaking and an award in education and training he also lectures at Ravensbourne University London.
MOODLE THEME DEVELOPER
Gareth is a software engineer and ex-ICT teacher with over ten years experience developing Moodle plugins, mainly course formats and themes.
He has an MSc in Computing along with a BSc and PGCE (Secondary) and membership of the British Computer Society. His stunning work as a Moodle Theme developer is, in short legendary within the Moodle community."
Originally from Lima, Peru, Carlos Chiarella is UKfilmNet's Chief Moodle Technologist.
Graduating from University of Lima with a Bachelors in Industrial Engineering as well as a Diploma in Internet Solutions Development from CDI College, Carlos brings more than 15 years of passion, enthusiasm & expertise in the education sector. Now based in Toronto with his wife and as an avid technologist, he's most likely cheering on his soccer team & sometimes playing, too.
AWS DEVOPS & ARCHITECT
Marty is a full-stack engineer focusing on cloud technologies with a background and enthusiastic passion in both educational and Internet of Things applications running at scale.
As an experienced certified AWS cloud architect, Marty has a strong background in cloud best practices and technologies, and strives to consistently deliver first-class performance, security and reliability in every project.
Originally Danae is a public archaeologist and has a BA and MA in archaeology, however she is currently interested in moving towards a career in outreach and fundraising.
She will be working alongside other volunteers to develop and write bids in order to pursue different fundraising avenues so that UKfilmNet can reach as many people across the country as possible.
Alison is a researcher by background and has also volunteered as a Master Gardener. She is looking forward to the challenge of learning about and doing fundraising to build film skills for tomorrow.
AWS DEVOPS & ARCHITECT
Andy is a DevOps engineer and architect with 20 years experience designing and building servers, platforms and more recently cloud infrastructure for the likes of the BBC, Rackspace and Pearson. When not building platforms for companies Andy loves watching and reading about football and rocket launches, usually separately.
Jake is a student currently immersed in his final year studying Film and Video Production Technology at the University of Surrey in Guildford, UK.With a strong interest in Digital Cinema Technology and Cinematography, Jake is pitching his skills and enthusiasm into UKfilmNet as he works towards his aspiration of becoming a Camera Assistant and Operator.
PRODUCTION & TALENT
Will is an experienced Producer that has led a wide variety of projects from live footage to game engines, whilst developing technologies and various practices through VR and AR.
ALways exploring avenues for deeper learning - we is keen to branch outwards from his background in various industries and sectors, as well as his recent position as an Associate Lecturer at UAL.
COMMUNITY SUPPORT, eLEARNING & MOODLE EXPERT
A proven Moodle Administrator, Teacher, e-Learning Developer, Project Manager & Multimedia Developer Henry started has been in e-Learning since 1999 as a Teaching & Learning Development Support Officer, later joining Vodafone as Web Developer.
Henry brings a decade in eLearning positions in public, private and charity sectors with a passion for e-Learning as a lifelong learning solution believing that every user is unique, and that an effective e-Learning solution should cater for different learning styles and preferences.
An experienced Bid Consultant, Trish has worked on many educational, commercial and public sector bids. With a background in HE/FE education she understands the challenges and requirements to gain funding for and to deliver education packages. This is an area of special interest to Trish as her son intends to go into this theatre/film when he leaves school. She is looking forward to being able to use her skills to increase the funding that UKfilmNet receives, so it can successfully achieve its goals and deliver high quality training to those who would normally struggle to access it.
The fact is that the real team are the hundreds of teachers and lecturers, the many dozens of film and media experts and award winning creatives and the unnamed volunteers who have all given up their time to make this project possible. The biggest ideas come from the smallest of collective outlooks. But when shared amongst the UK's 288,000 learners, it becomes a revolution.
Spanning five years of tireless expertise and dedication, totally more than ten thousand man hours of Hi Definition filming, editing, recruitment, persuasion, passion, writing and collaboration, too many people to name individually have come together to find a smart way to deeply enrich how young people and new entrants to film and media production can learn from the current generation of industry creatives.