Published on: 02 April 2019 in Events

About Challenge TRINITY

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Challenge TRINITY offers Directors UK members the chance to get their hands on a TRINITY holding an ALEXA LF or ALEXA Mini with Signature Prime lenses, and to be teamed up with experienced, top-notch TRINITY operators to make a film...in one shot. 

The winners of the first ever Challenge TRINITY were Diego Barraza (The Letter), Daphne Schmon and Emily Carlton (Exit To Stage), Martin Gooch (A Midwinter Night’s Dream), Luke Bradford (One), George Milton (A Bullet Wasted) and Isabel Anderton (The Yearning). You can find out more about the winners below. 


Luke Bradford

Luke Bradford is a writer and director known for The Light (2017), Can’t Go Back (2018) and Risk (2018). After graduating in 2000 with a 1st Class Degree from Bournemouth University’s Television & Video Production BA (Hons), Luke has produced a broad range of content from commercials to self-shooting documentary, and shorts to experimental animation. He has won multiple awards and raised millions of pounds for charities. Luke has worked with several household brands, global charities & public figures such as Toyota, Samsung, YouTube, Disney, Great Ormond Street Hospital, 10 Downing Street & The Archbishop of Canterbury. frogspawnfilm.com.

Daphne Schmon  

Daphne Schmon is an award-winning Greek-American director. She founded Seek Films in 2009 and her first feature documentary Children Of The Wind (2012) won eight festival awards including “Best Documentary” and “Best Emerging Filmmaker” at X-Dance and a nomination for the “CNN Best Documentary Award.” Her work has been featured on CNN, Amazon, and SBS. Her first narrative short All Of Me (2017) was made with an all-female crew and played at over 25 international film festivals, receiving 3 awards and 6 nominations. Daphne is co-founder of the ‘Breaking Through The Lens’ event series and an active member of WIFTV and Cinesisters. seek-films.com 

Emily Carlton 

Emily Carlton is a screenwriter and producer with Seek Films. She has had three short film scripts produced: All Of Me (2017), which has played at 25 international film festivals to date, The Invaders Song (2018) which premiered at Palm Springs International Film Festival and Full English (2018) which was recently nominated for ‘Best Screenplay’ at the LiftOff Awards 2019. She recently wrapped on her directorial debut, short film Exit To Stage (2019) made with the support of Directors UK and ARRI. Emily is a co-founder of the ‘Breaking Through The Lens’ event series and an active member of WIFTV and BAFTA Crew. seek-films.com 

Martin Gooch

Martin Gooch is a BBC Trained Director known for his work on The Search for Simon (2013), The Gatehouse (2016) and Black Flowers (2018). His short films The Curse of Ian Spatchcock and Arthur’s Amazing Things were winners with BBC Best New Director (2001/2002) which led Martin to direct Doctors (BBC), Hollyoaks (C4) and Spooks Interactive, which won a BAFTA and was nominated for an EMMY. Martin has a master’s degree in screenwriting from the University of the Arts (London) and has written 21 feature films. martingooch.com 

Diego Barraza  

Diego Barraza is a Cinematographer and Director, known for directing films such as Sandstorm (2015), Stop Me (2016) and Cross (2017). Diego is the winner of the 2018 Best Short Film Audience Award at the Tallahassee Film Festival. In 2000, he won the Mole & Richardson’s Hollywood “Millennium Lighting Contest”. His experimental film Different trains, distant memories, played alongside a live performance of the music of Steve Reich, and his live film work toured the UK with The Modulus Quartet supported by the UK Arts Council. Diego also teaches film-making to Sussex youth and runs his own production company SaGuarda Studios Ltd. saguardastudios.com.

Isabel Anderton

Originally from an archaeology background, Isabel Anderton has directed three acclaimed short films to date, two which were funded through the UK Film Council. Young Offender won the ITV Short Film Award at Encounters and has screened internationally at numerous festivals. Plongeur was one of the finalists in the Soho House Short Film Competition. In addition, Isabel is an alumni of the Berlinale Talent Campus and has been mentored by BAFTA and Emmy-winning screenwriter Abi Morgan.

George Milton

George Milton is a UK director who graduated from the Royal College of Art with an MA in Film & TV Directing and a portfolio of award-winning shorts. George has directed several ITV and BBC comedy and drama shows, and co-wrote and directed two feature films, Appetite and the critically acclaimed The Truth.

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