Ben Rider (Festival Director) – Ben is a London (UK) based independent writer/director. His latest feature film, People in Landscape stars Gina Gershon and Oscar nominee Eric Roberts. He has acted as a cinematography judge for TMFF for the last four years and is the Festival Director of The Monkey Bread Tree Film Awards. His B-Movie horror-comedy Suburban Coffin is currently his most widely seen film… thanks to piracy!
Xavier Baeyens – Xavier was born in Belgium, and graduated in 2016 at the Met Film School in Berlin. He shot two short films in Germany (Berlin Virgin and Crowbar Vigilante) as well as collaborating with other filmmakers in various roles, before returning to Belgium to make Ménajeux-à-Trois, the first film in his native language. He also collaborated with director Ben Rider on the anthology feature Blood & Bones. Baeyens is currently finishing his sci-fi horror short Mutti, starring Nicolo Pasetti (The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society). Currently, he freelances as a filmmaker and set photographer in Belgium, Germany and the UK.
Jamie Thornham (Pumpkin Head Awards 2020 winner @ Horrors4You) – From the darkest depths of East Yorkshire, Jamie Thornham emerged as a horror filmmaker and ambient musician. Following the moderate success of his graduation cult film, Unspeakable Things (2017), he went on to direct the spooky, award-winning short, LEASH (2020) . Now London-based, he continues to write upcoming horror projects.
Anonymous Several of our judges are anonymous, but they’re well-established indie filmmakers, some of whom have even worked on Hollywood productions.
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