Lisa Brook – Artistic Director & CEO
Lisa is the Founder and Director of Live Cinema UK, establishing the organisation in 2014 to support the national live cinema sector. Lisa fell in love with live cinema events whilst working in her previous roles at Sheffield Doc/Fest and Leeds International Film Festival, and not finding a national organisation to advise on producing work for big screens with extra live performance and interactivity, she set up Live Cinema UK to do just that..
Favourite film: The Passion of Joan of Arc (preferably with new exciting live score…)
Liz Harkman – Managing Director
Liz has a wealth of experience in running small charities and project consultancy within the screen and festival sector. She has a love of culture and the arts and a long term passion for film & festivals. Liz has extensive knowledge and understanding of managing small not for profit organisations and has developed business and strategic skills working for small creative companies.
Kate Wellham – Immersion Coordinator
Kate is a researcher, content creator and digital producer. Kate creates documentary video as well as 360 degree immersive video for online audiences. As the immersion coordinator for Live Cinema UK, Kate works with artists to create immersive content for fulldome exhibition, and looks at ways to use livestreaming to bring remote locations and events to in-person and online audiences. She also oversees the administration of the Europe-wide Fulldome Creative Network, bringing together fulldome practitioners and venues to make the medium more accessible to mainstream audiences and diverse artists.
Favourite film: Showgirls
Hannah McHaffie – Marketing and Operations Coordinator
Hannah joined the Live Cinema UK team in February 2019. Before that, she was Film Programme Coordinator at Sheffield Doc/Fest. Hannah is a big fan of vines and has been known to take karaoke pretty seriously. She makes a mean cuppa.
Favourite film: What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?
Ruth Coalson – Fulldome Consultant
Ruth is an independent consultant and executive producer in the immersive, Fulldome, VR, AR and creative sector. Ruth has worked in the sector for over 25 years and is a highly experienced business development director helping businesses enter and scale into new markets. She is a dedicated advocate for large format film and new video entertainment and has recently co-developed a VR production tool, Festoon, which streamlines the production process for creators to maximise the potential of Fulldome and immersive experiences.