Meet The Indie Team
Honorary Patron : Ken Loach
Ken Loach is one of Britain’s best known and most socially engaged contemporary film directors. He was born in 1936 in Nuneaton, attended King Edward VI Grammar School and went on to study law at St. Peter’s Hall, Oxford. After a spell in the theatre, Loach was recruited by the BBC in 1963 as a television director. This launched a long career directing nearly thirty films for television and the cinema, from Cathy Come Home and Kes in the sixties to Land And Freedom, Sweet Sixteen, The Wind That Shakes The Barley (Cannes Palme D’Or winner 2006), Looking for Eric (2009) and Jimmy’s Hall (2014).
Lenny Abrahamson : Filmmaker
Pat Murphy : Filmmaker
Bill Morrison : Filmmaker
Louis Marcus : Filmmaker
Roger Shannon : Filmmaker, Professor of Film & Television, Edgehill University
John Smith : Filmmaker, Professor of Fine Art, University of East London
Laurent Crouzeix : Clermont Ferrand International Short Film Festival
IndieCork is a cooperative organisation registered with the Companies Registration Office as an Industrial and Mutual Society. The organisation is owned by its members, who are all shareholders in the company and who elect the Management Committee. All members are entitled to put themselves forward for election, and as posts on the committee are of a fixed term, IndieCork welcomes all expressions of interest in becoming actively involved with the organisation. The current committee was confirmed in place at an Annual General Meeting held in March 2014.
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