The Film Bunch is run entirely by volunteers
We work with a team of committed volunteers and are always on the lookout for new people to join us. We need photographers, videographers, BSL interpreters, judges, events team members, marketing assistants and more!
If you’re interested in getting involved, drop us an email to tell us a little bit about you and what you want to get your teeth into.
Shajna Begum (Shaz)
Founder & Director
After graduating in Media Studies and completing a one-year filmmaking programme, Shaz went on to become a freelance film editor. Being hard-of-hearing, she relies on captions and noticed the lack of it at film events, so she set up The Film Bunch to bring everyone together, whether they need captions or not.
Shaz is a fan of making tribute videos - if you want one, you'll have to get on her good side! When she's not editing or planning events for you guys, she's doodling, taking photos of abandoned things or rewatching It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia.
Founding Member, Project Coordinator
Nina has an MA in Art and Media Practice. She enjoys exploring low-tech, experimental approaches to art, photography and filmmaking. Being severely deaf, she is passionate about making the arts accessible for all.
A very good day for Nina would include books, dogs, tea and John Candy films.
Social Media Assistant
James is a filmmaker, writer and social media-user extraordinaire. He made a short film in Japan last year and is currently working on a feature. He works in TV for BBC Two, and has measured out his life in coffee spoons/Starbucks hazelnut lattes.
Arfath is a computer science graduate with a love of all things geeky (especially superheroes). He regularly attends events such as Comic Con. Photography is one of his biggest passions in life. He used to hate taking and being in photos growing up... Now he can't stay away from the camera!
Samar is a British-Egyptian aspiring filmmaker. Since she completed her Master’s in Film, she spends all her days watching International Cinema and all her nights watching Hollywood Classics. Once a month, Samar gets out of her sacred cave to join TFB crew.
Esther has been a Qualified Interpreter for many years helping to breach language barriers and facilitate access to services for the community. She is learning BSL and hopes to become a fluent signer. She cycles everywhere and is always up for a laugh.
Gael Le Cornec
Jos St Hilaire