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Meet the industry professionals behind the 2024 Starling Film Festival.


Daniel Newsham

Co Founder & Co-Director

Bio coming soon!

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Molly Hall

Co Founder & Co-Director

Molly graduated from Liverpool John Moores University in 2021 with a Masters degree in Film Studies. Shortly after, she co-founded the Starling Film Festival and is currently one of the Festival Directors as well as the Production Assistant for the Film company, Mad as Birds Films.

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Ciaran Wainwright

Co Founder & Co-Director

Graduated SAE institute in 2019 and in 2021 graduated from LJMU with a a Masters Degree in Film Studies. Following graduation, Ciaran co-founded the Starling Film Festival and is currently developing projects and freelancing as a photographer/writer.

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Tom McCann

Media Graphics Designer

Tom is currently an art student with the hopes of joining the filmmaking art world as soon as he finishes his studies.  Tom designed the Festival poster for the Second Edition of the Starling Film Festival (this can be found in our archives!) and will be designing this years one as well!

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Jessi Platt

Media Graphics Designer

Bio coming soon!

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Cloe Davis

Festival Photographer

Bio coming soon! In the mean time why not take a look at some of Cloe`s photos in our archives!

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Megan Victoria Williams

Social Media (Tiktok & X)

Megan graduated with a 2:1 in her Film Studies Masters degree at LJMU. She is an aspiring stage manager from Wales who works with two theatre companies, Work In Progress Theatre and Theatere Fach ( North Wales, Anglesey) . Meg enjoys creating websites and social media posts in her spare time for companies, she is setting up her own Digital Marketing business.

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