BERWYN ROWLANDS

FESTIVAL DIRECTOR

Berwyn believes that popular music started with Abba and was eventually taken to another level by the Pet Shop Boys. When his home was burgled in 2000 he was relieved that his CD collection was not disturbed by the intruder...

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GRANT VIDGEN

FESTIVAL MANAGER

Grant has a passion for putting things into alphabetical order and studying train timetables – which is probably just as well as he’s retained by the Iris Prize team to look after the archive as well organising the travel for...

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Holly Russell-Allison

Head of Outreach & Social Media

Holly has been around Iris since the very beginning, having made appearances over the years in various capacities from audience member to jury coordinator to red coat wearer. After working in Musical Theatre in the West End (sorry Berwyn!) and...

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Harrison Williams

Content Producer

Harrison is a University of South Wales graduate with experience in Short Docs, Music Videos and a variety of other promotional content. His favourite thing to do when working with Iris is Onset photography and BTS, he loves capturing the...

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Kris Francies

Technical and Events Support

Kris has been part of the Iris team for the past 10 years and has undertaken key roles in each of the winner’s films, several of which have been recognised for their excellence with Sundance and Bafta. During the festival...

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Lynne Reynolds

Head of News

Lynne has been involved with the Iris Prize Festival since the beginning, in a professional and personal capacity, and had been helping the team with Welsh language copy and working with Francis on membership developments.  Now she has taken on the...

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Paul Smith

Media Coordinator

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Tom Selway

Iris Prize Host/Presenter

Thomas joins us fresh from the Cardiff Mini Film Festival. He previously presented and produced programming for Made in Cardiff TV and Radio Cardiff. He also hosted two of our Q&As at the Iris Prize Festival in 2017.

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Francis Brown

Iris Members Coordinator

Back in his formative teenage years there were very few films that featured any form of gay content. As a result, whenever anything was shown on TV or at the cinema Francis just had to watch; however bad or obscure....

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Adnan Ahmed

Marketing Assistant

Adnan is an international student from University of South Wales who is currently working part-time with the Iris Prize. He loves working and learning new skills. When he is not busy, he loves scrolling and posting on Facebook. He is...

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Angela Clarke

Production Advisor (Documentary)

Angela Clarke is a Scottish filmmaker living in Wales. In 2019 she founded Wheesht Films, an independent production company based in Cardiff. For the last 17 years Angela has executive produced, directed and developed factual TV content for UK &...

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Erykah Cameron

Podcast Coordinator

I’m Erykah, I’m going into my second year studying media and communication at Cardiff Uni. I have a deep love for all things film, diversity and sausage dogs (not necessarily in that order either). I originally thought that I wanted...

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Charlie Grayson

TikTok Producer

Charlie is a student at University of South Wales.  He is passionate about film and has been creating short films before he could speak [can we check this Ed?]. In 2021 he introduced Team Iris to the joys of TikTok...

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David Llewellyn

David Llewellyn

Short film programmer

David Llewellyn is a novelist and scriptwriter based in Cardiff. He is also the short film programmer for the Iris Prize LGBTQ+ Film festival.

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Sophia Grace

Sophia Grace

Festival Support (Internship)

Hey, my name is Soph (Sophia officially or if I’m in trouble). I recently graduated with a BA at Cardiff Uni in Journalism, Media and English. In my spare time I like to listen to Lady Gaga, Charli XcX as I...

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Seth

Seth Edmonds

Festival Support (Internship)

Hi I’m Seth! I just graduated from Cardiff Uni in Journalism, Media, and Sociology and am now working here as an intern. I like to spend my time enjoying the green spaces in and around the city – but if...

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Stuart Pomeroy

Technical Coordinator

Stuart was introduced to the Iris family during his time at the University of South Wales. He remains with the family and has become an important member of the team responsible for the complicated stuff.

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Jody Tozer

Event Co-ordinator

Jody heads up Bulldozer Films, working with grassroots talent hosting Cardiff Mini Film Festival and three BFI Film Academies in Wales. She also works with new diverse voices as a production Manager with It’s My Shout.

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Nick McNeill

Assistant Volunteer Co-ordinator

Nick has been knocking about the LGBT Community in Cardiff for a number of years and has been a longstanding friend of Iris through his participation in the South Wales Gay Men’s Chorus and is fortunate enough to feature in...

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