We’re a talented and passionate team of creative individuals who are keen to support your production as best we can. Meet the team below.
Claire moved to Norfolk in 2010 having spent 4 years in Los Angeles heading up the US office of the UK Film Council, representing the interests of the UK film industry. Successfully restructured operations; implemented business plan promoting UK’s film infrastructure & production incentives to US studios.
Prior to that, as Head of Development & Production at Scottish Screen, Claire oversaw the production / script development of 12 Scottish feature films (including Oscar & BAFTA award winning titles).
Since moving to Norfolk as a Project Manager she established a consultancy to support local charities & businesses in the delivery of creatively driven projects. These have included a £800k+ fundraise for film education charity Cinema City Ltd to create an accessible film & exhibition space at Cinema City – the John Hurt Centre; as Business Operations Manager of the Sir John Hurt Film Trust, oversaw day-to-day management of the charity & the delivery of several film education activities & various fundraising initiatives; on behalf of UEA Consulting Ltd delivered market research for Cast Role-Play Training to inform its business development strategy to expand its training services in the EofE; produced fundraising gala for the Sir John Hurt Film Trust at Cinema City; executed a bid writing assignment to the BFI Audience Development Fund on behalf of the Norwich Film Festival & more recently project managed the ‘mothballing’ of the Maddermarket Theatre in Norwich (due to Covid-19) in preparation for its re-opening in Autumn 2021.
Most recently Claire’s focus has been on the development of Norfolk Screen & its subsequent launch in November 2020, together with co-founder Craig Higgins.
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Craig co-founded Norfolk Screen in 2020 to help champion the regional screen sector and has since worked alongside a number of productions who have filmed in the region to ensure they are signposted to the relevant areas. His work has seen him grow and develop the Norfolk Screen Directories, Promotion of the sector, Sponsorship and has helped to organise a number of industry events.
Prior to this Craig helped to oversee the development and growth of the Norwich Film Festival and was responsible for working collaboratively with a board of trustees. His work supported the Festival receiving a BAFTA & BIFA Shorts Qualifying title, supporting the growth of submissions and film screenings along with recruiting a number of industry patrons such as Olivia Colman, Stephen Fry, Julian Jarrold, Brian Cox, John Collee and Hugh Jackman – who became a Friend of The Festival.
Craig has also organised a number of high profile events for the benefit of local filmmakers and the general public, which have included the attendance of famous faces such as Michael Palin, Juliet Stevenson, Christopher Eccleston, David Morrissey, Jane Horrocks, Joe Cornish, Jessica Stevenson etc.. and has hosted numerous industry sessions/panels and screenings in collaboration with national bodies such as BAFTA, Screen Skills, Creative England etc…
Craig is a voting member with the British Independent Film Awards (BIFA) and is a Shorts Screener for the Tribeca Film Festival.
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Production Liaison Manager
Evie is Norfolk born & bred and draws on her extensive skills and experience as a Production Manager / Organiser of Chaos to assist with growing our databases and leading on Production enquiries. Evie has demonstrated a valuable knowledge of Norfolk, has excellent links with a variety of organisations within the region and is able to work alongside productions to help make filming in the region as easy as possible.
She’s worked at several local Production Companies including Eye Film & TV, Emmy-award-winners Ember Films & The JMS Group where she’s worked on content for hundreds of clients including Zeiss, Purina, Triumph, FXHome, Goodwin Barrett, Finisterre, Hoseasons, Start-rite and even a Heritage Lottery Funded short docu-drama about one of Norfolk’s English Heritage sites, Thetford Warren Lodge.
Evie also manages TV Commercial Productions where she keeps up to date on the BCAP Code and Covid safety guidance to efficiently oversee TV Commercial productions from initial concepts through Production (both in studio & on location), clearance through Clearcast and delivery to Broadcasters.
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Meet our talented team of volunteers
Elena is a Social media and Marketing volunteer and a film and television student at the University of East Anglia. Her experience of acting in a feature film in India sparked her passion for film but it made her realise she wanted to get behind the lens. She has worked as a production assistant and a set runner for a variety of projects.
Her most recent work was on a small production for documentarist Mark Craig (The Last Man on The Moon, 2014). She has also written, directed, and produced a music video for up-and-coming musician Mataz. Elena also had a short placement working for magazine company GuidetoSurrey, where she researched and wrote promotional articles on Guildford.
Elena is excited to be volunteering for Norfolk Screen to promote all the talent, facilities, and beautiful locations, the county has to offer.
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Anj is our website administrator volunteer and helps to ensure that the website runs smoothly. She has lived and worked in Norfolk since 1993, having moved here for a short-term training contract but becoming so enchanted by the beauty of the county, its relaxed way of life and the friendliness of Nor‘folk’, that it soon became home.
Anj has a background in professional writing and creative design and back in the day she was a volunteer with Eastern Screen, assisting with the administration of its locations databases. She remembers the excitement of some of the productions that were connected to Norfolk around that time, such as Die Another Day and she still cheers at Gwyneth Paltrow’s beach scene (filmed on location at Holkham) at the end of Shakespeare in Love, it was a proud moment for Eastern Screen and a testament to the team’s tireless work to promote Norfolk as a key filming location.
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