THE WRITER/DIRECTOR - JEM KARTO
Jem has worked in the industry for over 10 years, on a wide variety of productions ranging from commercials, music videos to feature films. His roles have developed over time covering roles such as runner, VT op, edit assistant, 1st AD to second unit director on the feature film "Starfish".
"The Good Boy" is one of several short screenplays written by Jem - He has also got 2 feature length screenplays in development.
THE PRODUCER - SAM DOWSON
Sam and Jem are no strangers. The two of them studied together at university and have worked on a number of projects with one another, from short films to music videos.
Sam has had a wide and varied career in the media industry. While studying at Ravensbourne College, he worked as a cameraman and editor for QTV, a concierge company, that wanted to promote hotels, restaurants, shops and events that their members would be interested in. As he came to the end of his university life, with the vision of one day being a producer/director, he was inspired by some wise words given to him. 'To be the best producer or director, it always helps to know what everyone in the team does to make the final product happen.' Thus, he took it upon himself to learn about as many areas of the industry as possible. He has worked as an editor for Disney, Camera assisted at the Baftas, edit assisted and QC'd for an Iranian TV channel, made music videos in Spain, ran the post production department at PR firm TVC and post produced global television/digital adverts for H&O.
Now, Sam has moved into the world of AR and VR as a producer for Zappar, but he hasn't lost touch with his production background as he regularly works with Youtube channel, Budget Videos, helping make their epic trailer reproductions.