BVE 2018 - First speakers announced

First speakers announced

BVE 2017

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06 Dec 2016

Dexter Fletcher, Tristan Oliver, Mark Herbert, Robert Boake and many more speakers have just been confirmed to appear at BVE 2017. This is just a small taste of what you can look forward to in the Production, Cinematography & Lighting, Post & Workflow and AV, Integration & Live theatres in February. We’ll be announcing more content across all the theatres soon!

The Screen @ BVE

Dexter Fletcher Mark Harrison Speaker Ian Moore

Dexter Fletcher, Actor, Director and Writer
Credits include Eddie the Eagle, Wild Bill, Dead Cert and Sunshine on Leith


Mark Harrison, Managing Director, Digital Production Partnership


Ian Moore, Content Director, The LAD Bible


Cinematography & Lighting Theatre 

Tristan Oliver – Director of Photography, credits include ‘Chicken Run’ and Oscar nominated, ‘The Fantastic Mr Fox’ and 'ParaNorman'

Tristan Oliver

A cinematographer for 26 years, Tristan has worked across the disciplines. His long collaboration with director Nick Park includes Academy award winners, ‘Wrong Trousers’, ‘A Close Shave’ and ‘Curse of the Were-Rabbit’. His work with other directors has produced BAFTA short winners, ‘Stage Fright’ and ‘The Big Story’ as well as the popular feature films ‘Chicken Run’ and the Academy award nominated, ‘The Fantastic Mr Fox’ and 'ParaNorman'. Tristan has just wrapped on the live action shoot for 'Loving Vincent' the first fully painted animated movie where live footage is painstakingly overpainted in the style of Van Gogh. In the field of commercials, he likes to work across the media and has filmed a number of significant live action/animation mix campaigns most notably for Sony, Becks, Tesco and Tennants.  A member of AMPAS & BAFTA, Tristan has sat on the BAFTA Film and Children’s committees with responsibility for children’s and family film. He has chaired the animation category awards’ jury on a number of occasions.

Jonathan Harrison – Director of Photography

Speaker Jonathan Harrison


Jonathan an award winning cinematographer, a renowned public speaker, and also runs the ‘Lighting Matters’ blog.  Due to the wide variety of formats and types of programme input at the BBC, where he trained and worked as a film cameraman for thirteen years Jonathan has developed a truly unique and multi-faceted approach to shooting, with a contemporary, innovative and exciting style. In past 18 years of being freelance, he has successfully undertaken an extremely wide spectrum of national and international projects from technical and scientific, aerial, special effects and in-depth personal documentary to drama and commercials. He shoots regularly for all major UK television channels. 

Production Theatre 

Mark Herbert – Producer, credits include Submarine, Four Lions, This Is England, Dead Man's Shoes, and Phoenix Nights
Speaker Mark Herbert

Mark Herbert is joint CEO of Sheffield based-Warp Films. Warp is known for its multi award winning films and television, and is hailed as one of the UK’s most critically acclaimed independent film production companies. 

Mark produced Warp’s first feature film, Dead Man’s Shoes directed by Shane Meadows in 2004 followed by the BAFTA winning This Is England, and award-winning mini-series’ This Is England ’86,’88 and ‘90. Mark also produced Chris Morris’ first feature Four Lions, Richard Ayoade’s debut Submarine and 2013 feature-documentary The Stone Roses: Made of Stone. Mark completed filming on Shane Meadows’ final installment of This Is England for Channel 4 last year. This Is England ’90 aired on September 13th 2015 and was nominated for three BAFTA TV awards, winning Best Actress for Chanel Cresswell and Best Mini-series.

Robert Boake – Location Manager, Game of Thrones
Robert Boake Speaker

Robert Boake is a world renowned location manager with ten years’ experience working on a vast range of Productions and Genres, providing Creative Scouting, Location Management and Supervision. He is best known for his for work finding the stunning locations for the phenomenally successful Game of Thrones, for which he won a LMGA Award in 2014, for ‘Outstanding Achievement by Location Professional’. 

Rebecca O’Brien –  Producer, Sixteen Films 

Speaker - Rebecca O'Brien


Rebecca O’Brien has been an independent film producer for thirty years. She has produced seventeen feature films directed by Ken Loach, including LAND AND FREEDOM, SWEET SIXTEEN, LOOKING FOR ERIC and THE ANGELS’ SHARE.  Both the THE WIND THAT SHAKES THE BARLEY (2006) and I, DANIEL BLAKE (2016) won the Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival  Her other producing credits include BEAN, directed by Mel Smith, PRINCESA directed by Henrique Goldman and CITY OF TINY LIGHTS directed by Pete Travis. O’Brien is currently on the boards of the European Film Academy and PACT and is a member of the British Screen Advisory Council.  She runs the production company Sixteen Films with Ken Loach and screenwriter Paul Laverty.



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