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The Team

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  • Michael Bickerton


    Michael Bickerton is a lecturer on the  BSc (Hons) Digital Film Production  course. Michael has been producing and teaching film for over twenty years. He has international production experience and has taught on prestige courses (such as the UK Film Council’s  Introduction to Screenwriting ). He organises the annual ...

  • Dr Oliver Carter

    Reader in Creative Economies

    Dr. Oliver Carter is a Reader in Creative Economies at the Birmingham Centre for Media and Cultural Research, Birmingham City University. His research focuses on alternative economies of cultural production; informal forms of industry that are often removed from a formal cultural industries discourse. He is the author of the...

  • Matt Cusworth

    Technical demonstrator

    After a short stint as an offline editor, Matt decided that production was where his passions lay. Working initially as an assistant director and stand-by prop man for the BBC until he eventually found his calling in the camera department. From his 8 years working in industry, matts television and film credits include:...

  • Ravi Deprees

    Professor of Moving Image

    Ravi Deprees, Professor of Moving Image, is an award winning photographer, film maker and artist who has established an international reputation for focusing on the intersection of the still and moving image. His work involves themes of identity, use of historical archives, psychology and the subconscious, expressed through...

  • Professor Rajinder Dudrah

    Professor of Cultural Studies & Creative Industries

    Rajinder joined Birmingham City University in 2016 and was previously Senior Lecturer in Screen Studies at the University of Manchester, where he held senior roles as Director of Centre for Screen Studies and Head of Dept of Drama (2007-2010). He has been appointed to serve on Sub-panel 25: Area Studies of the Research...

  • Frank Mannion

    Senior Lecturer Film Distribution and Marketing / Movie Producer, Swipe Films

    Frank Mannion runs the award-winning production, sales and distribution company, Swipe Films. The company has built up a valuable library of over 25 films, winning over 100 awards at major festivals around the world, including the Cannes and Sundance Film Festivals. Frank Mannion's movies include: 'Get Lucky' starring...

  • Robert Mclaughlin


    Robert is a lecturer whose emphasis is on student engagement with industry and external partnership development. He is a Prince2 Practitioner whose area of teaching is industry contextualisation, business, marketing and the work environment.   He writes for media focused, genre and technology websites and a semi-regular...

  • Alan McQueen

    Specialist Lecturer Film Business

    Alan McQueen has spent the last 30 years working with the most important and influential UK film companies. He started his career in the film and home entertainment industry in 1983 with MSD Holdings. He then joined Palace Pictures, headed by Nik Powell and Steve Woolley. Palace Pictures were the most inventive, influential and...

  • Professor Xavier Mendik

    Institutional Lead for the BCU Film Futures/BFI Partnership | Director of BCU Film Futures | Professor of Cult Cinema Studies

    Xavier Mendik  is a Professor of Cult Cinema Studies at Birmingham City University, where he also runs the annual  Cine-Excess  International Film Festival ( ). He is the author, editor and co-editor of nine volumes on cult cinema traditions, including  Bodies of Desire and Bodies in Distress:...

  • Pip Piper

    Lecturer in Film and Live Project Tutor

    Pip has been producing films for over 15 years from corporate to music videos to documentary and feature film. His debut feature film 'The Insatiable Moon', which he produced with Tim Sanders (Lord of the Rings / Whale Rider) and shot in NZ in late 2009, won Best Foreign Film at Moondance in the US and Best Actor and Best...

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