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Filmmaking BA(Hons): Who teaches this course

About Kingston School of Art

The course is taught at Kingston School of Art, one of the leading art and design institutions in Europe. Our teaching is guided by two principles: that our students learn by the process of making; and that students are critical practitioners who contribute to the development of the subject areas.

Many of the staff in Kingston School of Art are current practitioners and have extensive experience and professional links, helping you to develop your skills, networks and gain access to industry contacts.

Staff teaching on this course

The Filmmaking BA(Hons) is led by Cjoint course leaders Richard Squires and Lucy Parker.

Richard Squires is a filmmaker and animator. Past projects include ‘Programme', a hybrid documentary work about the Salpêtrière Hospital, Paris premiered at Whitechapel Gallery, London (2007) and ‘Francis' an Animate Projects commission for Channel 4 (2007). Squires' long-form documentary ‘The Hysterical Laughter of the Cartoon Villain' (working title), funded by the Wellcome Trust and Arts Council England, is due for release in 2018. His films are distributed by Light Cone, Paris and his projects have been funded by Arts Council England, Channel 4, Animate Projects, Film London, The Wellcome Trust and Radiator 002 Festival of New Technology Art.  

Lucy Parker through her filmmaking she considers ways in which communities are formed and act together. She is interested in ways that social networks, particularly educational, give agency to individuals and how film can have a social impact in its production and screening. Her current research is into the blacklisting of workers in the UK, for economic and political reasons. Lucy's films are distributed by LUX, London. She was the 2016 filmmaker in residence at the Berwick Film and Media Arts Festival, UK. Her films have been screened at locations including Rotterdam Film Festival, Toronto International Film Festival, the Jerwood Space London, ICA, Milton Keynes Gallery, Outpost, Leeds Film festival, Images Festival Toronto.


Edward Lawrenson, senior lecturer in filmmaking, is an award winning filmmaker: his 2015 documentary/archive film 'Abandoned Goods' was awarded the Golden Leopard for Best International Short at the Locarno Film Festival. It was featured in a major exhibition by the Wellcome Trust in London in October 2016. Edward writes on cinema for a number of publications, and was deputy editor of Sight & Sound (2000-2006). He is currently a programme consultant for BFI London Film Festival, and previously programmed for the Edinburgh International Film Festival. He is currently working on a documentary on new town architecture in West Africa, funded by UCL Border Crossings and the Irish Arts Council.

Kolton Lee is an award winning filmmaker, novelist and academic. A graduate of the National Film & Television School, he has written for a number of television shows, has made two independent feature films and is a published author. He has taught Screenwriting and Directing at a number of different institutions and is a former Programme Leader for the BA Screenwriting programme at Central Film School. Kolton is currently a Senior Lecturer in Filmmaking at Kingston University.

Anne-Kathrine Bindesboll senior lecturer and filmmaker Anne Kathrine Bindesbøll holds a graduate degree in film from California Institute of the Arts (CalArts) and an undergraduate degree in film studies from the University of Copenhagen. Her work is concerned with minimal explorations of space, gesture and ambiguity. She is the director of Boy, a coming of age story about a teenager coping with the aftermath of an incestuous relationship with his stepmother, and is currently working on a film investigating familial relationships of two. Through Kingston University, she is currently involved as a mentor in Stop Play Record, a scheme for young filmmakers in partnership with Random Acts (Channel 4) and the ICA.

Barbara Nicholls is a skilled Cinematographer having worked in the film and television industry for over 30 years. Filming for broadcasters in over 50 countries, including war zones and remote regions of the world, her work ranges across observational and historical/political documentaries, arts promos, feature films and short dramas as well as commercials and artist's authored films in both film and digital. She has enjoyed long and rewarding working relationships with many directors and has worked with a wide range of creative talent including Damien Hirst, Patience Agbabi, Malcolm McClaren, Zaha Hadid, Asian Dub Foundation, Akram Khan, Isabella Rossellini, Talvin Singh, Simon Rattle, Grooverider and the rapper JC001 etc. Whilst at the Centre for Contemporary Cultural Studies under Prof Stuart Hall, she collaborated on contemporary media analysis and also applied Laclau's notion of the "popular" to documentary practice and the State in 1930s - 1960s America, for her dissertation for the MA in Cultural Theory. She teaches cinematography and lighting to the BA Filmmaking and Ma Experimental courses at Knights Park campus.

Lucy Harris is an artist filmmaker and professional editor who specialises in working with visual artists, experimental and independent documentary filmmakers, and arts organisations. In recognition of her outstanding contribution to artists' film she was awarded the Jules Wright Prize 2016. Recent projects include Vivian's Garden by Rosalind Nashashibi, which is nominated for the Turner Prize 2017, NADA: Act 3 The Exhibition by Jasmina Cibic and Heated Gloves by William English. Her own film works have been exhibited in galleries, cinemas and film festivals in the UK and internationally, including the Whitechapel, BFI and ICA cinemas. In 2016/17 she was the recipient of the Rita Harris ACME studio award. She works as visiting lecturer at Kingston University and the London Film School.

Phillip Warnell is Director of Studies for MA Experimental Film and an award-winning artist filmmaker and academic , working primarily in the area of experimental documentary. His feature ‘Ming of Harlem' Ming of Harlem has screened internationally and was awarded winner of Grand Prix Georges de Beauregard International Jury prize at FID Marseille Film Festival, 2014.

Film staff are highly research-active, with significant national and international profiles within cinema, expanded cinema, experimental film and genre-based narrative work. Filmmaking staff are supported by highly qualified staff from the wider Faculty, notably from the Department of Critical and Historical Studies.

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