Annabelle Lopez Ochoa, Choreographer

Annabelle is a prolific choreographer who has created works for more than 60 dance companies around the world such as the Dutch National Ballet, English National Ballet and New York City Ballet among others. “A Streetcar Named Desire”, created for the Scottish Ballet in 2012 won Best Choreography at the National Dance Awards and was nominated for an Olivier Award. Annabelle is the recipient of the prestigious Jacob’s Pillow Dance Award 2019.

Niklas Aarre

Wesbite and Social Media Manager


Niklas is a freelance theatre director and trained actor. He has directed and assisted on productions for fringe festivals and professional production houses. Most notably he worked on a five-star production of Daddy Long Legs at the Barn Theatre. As an actor, Niklas has toured to LA, worked with the RSC in their Youth Ensemble and was in Fantastic Beasts, The Crimes of Grindelwald.

Simon Pearce



Simon is a freelance editor and has worked for companies including the BBC, Icon Films and National Geographic, as well as on several short and feature length dramas, including Kae’s award-winning shorts “I Am Sami” and “A Special Guest”. He has also directed two of his own feature length films, “Shank”, and "Judas Ghost".

Jon Miles 

Tax Adviser

Jon is one of Bath’s leading Chartered Accountants and Chartered Tax Advisors and specialises in corporate and shareholder tax; including various tax reliefs relating to share related investments (some film related) and employee share incentive schemes, such as Enterprise Management Incentives. He has an interest in film and is passionate about promoting the Arts.  As a director of Richardson Swift, Jon has worked on various projects involving companies with private investors, including advising an award-winning production company on Enterprise Investment Scheme and other related matters.   

Kae Bahar

Producer, Writer & Director

UK based Kurdistan-born, Kae Bahar studied in Europe, having worked as a documentary filmmaker and actor. His directorial debut in film drama, I AM SAMI, has won 53 awards in Festivals around the world. A SPECIAL GUEST is his second fiction film in preparation for his feature debut, DOLPHINS IN THE SKY.


Pam Downe

Costume Design

Pam has had a successful design career across both film and drama.

She has created costumes for the television series 'Larkrise to Candleford', 'The Night Watch' and ‘The Enfield Haunting’. In film, some of her designs can be seen in ‘'Modigliani' starring Andy Garcia, 'Still Life' starring Eddie Marsan. Pam has recently involved in the film 'Where hands  touch'.

Eve Betts

Sponsor & Product Placement Manager

Eve is a professional filmmaker and photographer. She works at Bath Spa University as their chief filmmaker, photographer and drone pilot, travelling nationally and internationally, creating high quality marketing and documentary films. Her previous work has also included radio and television, including for the Sky News, BBC, ITV and Heart Radio.

Vaughan Taylor 

Account Manager

Vaughan has been working in finance for 6 years. With his studies being towards financial accounting. He is very excited to be a part of the project and turn his theory into practical. He has also been involved in a number of performances himself and can't wait to mix two of his loves.

Kathryn Carmichael


Kathryn is currently studying her MA at Pinewood Studios. Graduating with a BA in

Acting in 2014, Kathryn performed at the Royal Albert Hall, and appeared in a number of TV dramas and a Feature Film. Her own Production Company DAYDREAMS

PRODUCTIONS has produced short films, and Kathryn has directed commercials for Heineken and Easy Jet.

Marius Frank

Co-Musical Director


Marius has combined an outstanding career in education with a professional life as a composer, arranger, band leader and multi-instrumentalist. As a top jazz bass guitarist, his group Taboola Rasa was one of the most successful west country bands of the late eighties and early nineties. Marius still performs regularly with his partner Cindy Stratton.

David Caines

Graphic Designer


David is a graphic designer and visual artist based in London. His communications and design work includes projects for the 57th Venice Bienniale, the National Trust, the BFI and the Live Art Development Agency. His interests include branding and identity, book design, illustration, art direction, campaigns and events. David also makes paintings and regularly exhibits his work. In 2015 he was shortlisted for the East London Painting Prize.


Pavel Douglas

Casting Associate for Local Talent

Pavel is an award winning professional Actor and Director, appearing in countless Film, Tv and Radio productions and as a leading regular in Lovejoy, Eastenders, and Doctors. Bath audiences will know him from performances at The Rondo and Ustinov, from numerous Compere and Stand-Up gigs all over the city, and as a longstanding member of The Natural Theatre Company.

Lucy Jenkins and Sooki McShane


Casting Directors

London-based casting directors Lucy and Sooki have two shows in the West End – the Olivier Award-winning The Play That Goes Wrong and A Comedy About a Bank Robbery. Short films: A Special Guest and the Oscar-winning The Confession. Features Bliss! Widow’s Walk, For Love or Money, Dark Encounter. Lucy and Sooki are members of the CDG and BAFTA.

Cindy Stratton

Co-Musical Director Sasparella

Cindy Stratton (BA Hons  Music, P.G.C.E.) is an award winning singer songwriter from the West Country. She has made six albums and written well over eighty songs. Her performance credits include Glastonbury festival and Theater Royal Drury Lane. Cindy also teaches singing and is the co-musical director of the popular all female choir Sassparella.

Brittany McComas

Script Editor


Brittany made her scriptwriting début on the Royal Television Society Award Winning comedy series Liquid Soap. Her debut film, Dr. Sugarloaf, world premiered at the 69th Cannes Film Festival and is in global distribution with Shorts International. While her feature film, American Fango, received int. acclaim as a multi-award winning film including Best Screenplay.

Dr Christopher Lewis-Smith

Dance Consultant


Chris is currently Course Director for Postgraduate Dance at Bath Spa University, UK. His interests lie in the language and design of movement, the language and design of landscape, and the relationships between them. His teaching and his creative practice are in the areas of screendance, collaborative and interdisciplinary practice, and writing. 

Chris Stoaling

1st Assistant Director

Chris has worked in the film & television industries full time since 1996 on a variety of projects including; Stardust, Game Of Thrones, King’s Speech, A Very English Scandal & The Crown. Having been born and raised in Bath, ‘Dolphin’s In The Sky’ is an exciting opportunity to apply my experience in my home town.

Matt McCabe

Press Officer

Matt graduated in 1986 with a BA in Film and Animation, and then spent the next 18 years working freelance in TV, rising to Senior Producer. After a stint in government communications, he moved to Bath where he runs a small holding, and works part time for MP Wera Hobhouse.

Avtar Bains

Visual Effects


Currently, Avtar Bains is a freelance Flame Artist and VFX Supervisor. He got his start at The BBC before spending 20 years working with an international VFX company. He has also worked on many groundbreaking projects such as the James Bond title sequences, films such as Harry Brown and Four Lions, and has been awarded two Emmys for his VFX work.

Louise Mead

Hair & Make Up Artist

Louise is a professional hair and makeup artist, who was born in Bath and trained at the Bath Academy of Media Makeup. She has worked in all areas of her craft, such as film, music videos, commercials, theatre and photoshoots for brands, but her absolute passion is working in film and being part of the creative process.

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