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 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 works as Head...

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Paul Smith

Media Support

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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 - Iris Prize

Adnan Ahmed

Marketing Assistant

Adnan, an international graduate student from the University of South Wales, has recently completed his degree and now works full-time with the Iris Prize. He has a strong passion for working, learning new skills, and staying engaged on social media...

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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

Marketing Support

Erykah has just graduated from Cardiff University in Media and Communications. She started her journey with Iris in 2021 as an Intern and has stuck around ever since! Erykah is really passionate about film and diversity, and so loves everything...

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Seth Edmonds

Assistant to the Director

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

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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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Bethan Evelyn

Audience Analyst

Bethan is responsible for the 2023 Audience Survey, making sure we know what we need to know to make sure we offer you, our audience, the best experience ever! She is also one of our pre-selection panel members. Bethan is...

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Damian Kerlin - The Iris Podcaster

Damian Kerlin

The Iris Podcaster

Damian Kerlin is a writer, broadcaster and content creator. Damian has written for Attitude, The Telegraph, The Independent, The Belfast Telegraph, Out News Global, Gay Community News and Left Foot Forward. Damian featured as part of Sony’s Broccolli Productions award...

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