About Us

Barnes Film Academy is the brainchild of Samuel Cullis, Head of Media Studies at The Harrodian School in Barnes. The Harrodian is a forward thinking, technologically advanced school that has produced talent such as Robert Pattinson, George MacKay, Alice Felgate, Caggie Dunlop, Tom Sturridge, Will Poulter and Jack Harries.

All staff members are experienced practitioners and are fully CRB checked.

Samuel

Samuel Cullis

Samuel Cullis has been passionate about films since he first picked up his parents' video camera as a child. Since then he has gone on to study film at University in Wales and America before teaching film and media studies at three different schools in the last ten years. He has worked extensively on educational films, shooting several school promotional films in each of the schools he has worked at.

He has worked with cre8ive schools on ‘film in a week’ and was funded by Kent County Council to create ‘Drunk Eyes’, a film on disaffected students in the Kent area warning about the dangers of alcohol.

Samuel’s favourite director is Paul Thomas Anderson and his favourite film is Stand By Me. This is his first film school in London.

Louis Blair

Louis Blair

Louis is a freelance broadcast editor and filmmaker. He has a background in video production, camera operating and is currently based in central London. He has worked on numerous film and TV shows including Dr Who, Michael Mcintyre, 8 Out of 10 Cats and the Ayrton Senna Documentary. A member of the Guild of Television Cameramen, Louis loves working with students on filmmaking projects having worked extensively with Children in Need and the Disney channel. His favourite film is District 9 and his favourite director is Peter Jackson.

Mickey Catelin

MICKEY CATELIN

Mickey is currently at university studying her undergraduate degree in English with Film and Television Studies. She is interested in and enjoys exploring aspects of the media. She loves being part of BFA, having been a part of the programme since its establishment. Mickey's favourite film is 'Bridget Jones's Diary' and her favourite director is Richard Curtis.

Barnes Film Academy offers work experience opportunities for teenagers aged between 15 and 18 with a keen interest in filmmaking. We offer a project based filmmaking experience culminating in a screening on a full size cinema screen. Barnes Film Academy have screened films at the Edinburgh Festival, The Olympic Cinema in Barnes, and on Luna Cinema's open air screens. This can be invaluable for university applications in the media field.

Email info@barnesfilmacademy.com with a 500 word statement explaining your current experience and reasons why you would like to be involved.

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