Director | Georgia Oakley
After an English degree, Georgia moved to London to make films. She has since screened short films at dozens of international festivals including New York Film Festival, London Short Film Festival, Berlin Short Film Festival, Aesthetica + Bird's Eye View. Her 2014 film Callow & Sons was funded by the Kevin Spacey Foundation and picked up awards in San Francisco and Mumbai.
When she's not making shorts, Georgia works in advertising and shoots the occasional documentary. She is represented by Ollie Azis at Independent Talent.
Producer / Writer | Emily Taaffe
This is Emily's first short film as a writer or a producer. She likes the view from this side!
Producer | Rebecca Cronshey
Rebecca founded Litmus Pictures with Victoria Zalin in 2016, after meeting in a muddy field on the set of FAR FROM THE MADDING CROWD. They are currently in development on two features and a TV series.
Prior to producing LITTLE BIRD, Rebecca began her career in the UK Theatrical Team at Twentieth Century Fox before moving into production as an assistant to DNA Films, Thomas Vinterberg, Nira Park and Michael Grandage. For the past two years she has been working as a researcher for leading industry writers and directors; most recently for Joe Wright on his latest feature, DARKEST HOUR.
Producer | Victoria Zalin
Victoria is new to the world of producing having spent several years in the production department on feature films including RUSH, FAR FROM THE MADDING CROWD and A UNITED KINGDOM. She is one half of Litmus Pictures, a production company set up with fellow producer Rebecca Cronshey with the aim of bringing remarkable female stories to screen. LITTLE BIRD is her debut as a producer.
Cinematographer | Nanu Segal
Nanu Segal is an award-winning cinematographer based in the UK. Since training at the NFTS in the UK, Nanu has shot a range of feature films, from art house (All Good Children, Song of Songs), to genre (Donkey Punch, The Children), as well as numerous short films which have collected many awards from film festivals across the globe (Cannes Cinefondation Award / BAFTA / Rhode Island). Alongside her narrative work, Nanu shoots commercials for companies such as Rattling Stick, Gorgeous, Smuggler, MJZ and Moxie, to name a few. Nanu’s work has taken her all over the world, from her home turf of London, to the US, South America, Africa and all through Europe.
Production Designer | Carly Reddin
After graduating with a first class degree in Design for Film and Television at Nottingham Trent University, Carly Reddin won the prestigious Philip Leverhulme Prize to attend The Royal College of Art's National Film and Television School in 2005.
Her graduation film, 'For the Love of God', was the only British film in official competition at the 2007 Cannes Film Festival.
Since then, as a working professional, she has worked with a talented array of award winning directors.
Carly has production designed two features so far: ‘Hello Carter’ dir. Anthony Wilcox and ‘The Face of an Angel’ dir. Michael Winterbottom.
She has also designed the TV series 'Aber Bergen' in Norway and most recently a short film starring John Malkovich in Paris.
Editor | Erline O'Donovan
Erline started making films when she was 9 years old and she has been editing since early 2007. She attended the ESEC (Paris) after college in the editing department before moving to the UK to further her career. She has gone on to assist on films such as Ex Machina and Tarzan Untamed, and was additional editor on a few films including Big Game before recently editing her first feature, Just Charlie. She’s about to edit her second feature, Milk & Honey.
Costume Designer | Sinéad O'sullivan
Sinéad is a graduate of Trinity College Dublin and RADA. She has worked in the UK film industry for the past six years and is currently assistant designing for Jacqueline Durran. Credits as an assistant designer include Beauty and the Beast (2017), Pan (2015), Macbeth (2015) Mr Turner (2014) The World’s End (2013), The Double (2013) and Anna Karenina (2012). She has also worked on The Dark Knight Rises, and Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy.She has designed a number of short films and music videos, and has recently published a directory on ethical sourcing for costume departments in film, tv and theatre.
Composer | Isobel waller Bridge
Isobel Waller-Bridge is an award-winning composer for film, television and theatre, who’s work for television and film includes Fleabag (BBC/Amazon); War & Peace (BBC, Emmy Nominated for Best Score); Frozen Planet (3 BAFTA wins, RTS nominated); True Appaloosa (BBC4). Lauded for her trademark electronic sound worlds and scoring sweeping melodies for large-scale orchestra, Isobel’s work has awarded her with a number of prestigious awards, including Best Composer at Bafta recognised Underwire Film Festival, and winner of Best Sound Designer at Off West End Theatre Awards. She has collaborated with Oscar Winning composer Stephen Warbeck, Multi Bafta and Emmy Award winning composer George Fenton, and Ivor Novello and Bafta winning composer Martin Phipps, amongst others.
Re-recording mixer | James Mather AMPAS
James’ first significant break came when working on ‘Chicken Run’ and the films success enabled him to continue to work as a Supervising Sound Editor from then on. In 2005, after critical success with ‘Notes on a Scandal’, David Yates and Warner Bros. called on James to Supervise the sound for ‘Harry Potter and The Order of the Phoenix’. This second major break created the opportunity to work on a string of blockbuster films, including the last 4 Harry Potter instalments, ‘Sherlock Holmes’, ‘Clash of the Titans’, ‘Mission Impossible:Rogue Nation’, Ken Brannagh's ‘Cinderella’ and currently DC’s ‘Wonder Woman’. James has also been credited with both Sound Supervising and Re-Recording on the recent ‘Me Before You’, ‘A United Kingdom’ and Sean Ellis’ ‘Anthropoid’.
Sound recordist | Sara Lima
Originally from Brazil, Sara is a London-based sound recordist/production sound mixer working in feature films as well as in documentaries. Recently she recorded the location sound for Barney Elliott’s feature “Oliver’s Deal” filmed in NY and Peru (premieres 2015). Previously to that she worked on Christian Lo’s Norwegian feature “Tough guys”. As well as Kim Longinotto’s documentary named “Salma” (premiered at Sundance 2013).