ELISAR CABRERA


Elisar has over 25 years in the film and television industry. He has produced six feature length films (Ibiza Undead, Deadly Virtues, Who's Changing: An Adventure In Time With Fans, Demonsoul, Virtual Terror and Witchcraft X); directed television entertainment (Sex Goddesses on Living); was instrumental in bringing back British wrestling to British TV screens (Revival on Bravo and Frontier Wrestling on Fight!); has experience in home video distribution; and has over 17 years experience in the international sales of feature films and TV dramas.  He sat on the Board of Directors of the New Producers Alliance in the 1990s and sat on the Board of Directors of Film Export UK - an industry body representing the UK international sales sector.  Elisar also has taught feature film marketing and selling at Raindance, London Film Festival and National Film and TV School courses. He advises Raindance's Raw Talent production arm and acquires independent films for their video on demand platform Raindance Releasing. An advocate for filmmaking online, Elisar produces the Raindance Web Fest, the VidfestUK attraction at MCM London Comic Con and is a co-founder of Digital Creators UK.



LISA GIFFORD


Lisa was a publishing and advertising executive for several years, before moving into international film and television sales and marketing.  In 2009, Lisa decided to return to full time education and studied for a first degree in Theatre.  Lisa is now a published playwright and screenwriter, working across film, television and online.  She combines this work with directing and producing, as well as lecturing in writing for the web at film schools and events.   In 2014 Lisa won the US Indie Series Award for Best Writing - Drama for the web series of 3some.  A keen spokesperson for the British web series creators community and for more diversity in film and TV writing and directing, she has recently been interviewed by The Observer, The Stage, Broadcast, The BBC, Wired, Lioness Magazine, 3dot Magazine and many more.