About us

Jen Skinner

Programming, Audience Development, Audience Engagement, Education and Project Management.

Jen has 17 years’ experience in film exhibition, from managing Hebden Bridge Picture House to developing the film education programme at the National Media Museum. She has been freelance for the last 3 years working across the independent film sector, regularly working with the ICO, BFI and Into Film. 

Jack Lockhart

Film making, Animating, Design, project management, film exhibition.

Jack Lockhart is a visual artist and film maker who works with video, animation, visual arts and frequently collaborates with artists from other disciplines. Jack often works as a facilitator working with community groups and schools to make films, events and deliver educational workshops.

Specialising in projection in non traditional environments, Jack has delivered screenings and film related projects in a wide range of different environments including Theatres, exhibition spaces.

Alasdair Satchel

Filmmaking, film education, production, creativity, languages, communications.

Alasdair has lived the majority of his life in Argyllshire.  Originally from Dunoon he moved to Mull in 2007.  He trained at the École Jacques Lecoq in Paris.  A freelance filmmaker, Alasdair has been making films since he was 17.  Having also worked in community development he has a solid understanding of funding structures and application processes.  Alasdair has delivered Understanding Cinema, an acclaimed film education project, for the last 7 years.  The project sees Alasdair interpreting and delivering a training from the Cinémathèque Française in Scotland.  He is also a lead practitioner with Scottish Screen, and has delivered film education work throughout the county for Into Film.  

Jim Parkyn

Jim Parkyn has worked with Aardman since 2000, starting on Chicken Run, and has played a part in most productions since then, and has played a part in most productions since then including: Shaun the Sheep, Wallace & Gromit, Chicken Run, and many more. Jim is a Senior Model Maker and Team Leader in the Art Department, as well as an Ambassador for Aardman’s workshops programme. He is involved with outreach work and runs model making workshops across the country for Aardman at various events, festivals, schools and cultural organisations. 

Bill Lawrence, Reel Solutions: 

Programming, Audience Development, Working with Staff and Volunteers, Business Development, Budgets and Financial Management, Public Speaking.

Bill set up Reel Solutions in 2006 to pursue his passion for supporting all forms of cinema. He was Creative Director  at  Showroom Cinema, Sheffield, one of the UK’s leading independent cinemas, and Head of Film at the National  Museum of Photography, Film & Television (later the  National Media Museum), Bradford. He set up three of the city’s  film festivals – Bradford International Film Festival, Bite the Mango Film Festival and Bradford Animation Festival.

In  2006 Bill was one of the key people to set up the partnership board of  Bradford: City of Film and was involved  closely in achieving the UNESCO designation in 2009. Bill is chair of  All Animated  Limited  and is a director on the  Board of  Creative England and previously Screen Yorkshire.