Natalie Keymist is a London based socially engaged hybrid and photographic artist and educator with a passion for the visual arts. Drawing influence from the human experience and trying to find connections in what seem to be opposing places.
Shelly Wain is a social engagement artist and animator. She works with museums, galleries and art centres to create meaningful connections and activities for audiences to engage with. She is also is a regular visitor to children's hospitals on behalf of the National Portrait Gallery.
Last year at LLF Shelly facilitated two anime workshops based on Studio Ghibli's work. Participants added their favourite Ghibli character to a mural or made a dragon kite.
Run by volunteer film enthusiasts, Leytonstone Pop Up Film Club has presented a monthly screening in Leytonstone Library for the past 11 years, starting with a screening of local director Alfred Hitchcock’s early silent film The Lodger.
Reza Ben Gajra is a visual artist living & working in London. His paintings & silverpoint drawings can be viewed at rezabengajra.com. Reza facilitates art & animation workshops for children, families & adults with the Barbican Centre, the Southbank Centre, LSO Discovery & Turner Contemporary, and also directly in schools. He also leads interactive cine-literacy cinema sessions at the BFI.
John trained as a Painter and filmmaker at Liverpool John Moores University and as an animator/film maker at the Royal College of Art, his work since then has been a combination of commercial animation and social engagement art projects specialising in art, animation and film making.
Last year at LLF John ran the Five Frame Flip workshop, it’s a fun, quick and a visually stunning way of introducing people of all ages to the principals of drawn animation.