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STARBURST Film Festival Manchester 26th-28th August 2016

Starburst Film Festival Guests

Festival Guests
Doug Naylor

Doug Naylor

The co-creator of Red Dwarf visits the festival to discuss the upcoming series XI

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Steve Pemberton

Steve Pemberton

Steve is a writer, comedian and screenwriter, best known as a member of The League of Gentlemen with Reece Shearsmith and Mark Gatiss. He will be previewing series 3 of Inside No.9

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Toby Whithouse

Toby Whithouse

Toby is a writer and actor, appearing and writing for Doctor Who and is possibly best known as the creator of Being Human

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Adam Tandy

Adam Tandy

Adam Tandy is appearing as part of the Inside No.9 exclusive. He has worked on some of Televisions best comedy series and will be interesting to hear

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Philip Morris

Philip Morris

Classic 'lost' TV episode hunter is appearing as part of the BFI DVD curates

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John Wagner

John Wagner

Best known for being the co-creating the classic comic book 'anti-hero' Judge Dredd. John joins the festival to chat about Dredd and introduce a screening

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John Glen

John Glen

A hugely successful British director, best known for working on eight James Bond films during the '60s, '70s and '80s. With a Q&A session and John screening his favourite Bond film.

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FutureShock Wrestling

FutureShock Wrestling

FutureShock delivers it's own unique brand of hard hitting, heart stopping action, suitable for all ages, and you can meet the stars at the Festival

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Peter Lamont

Peter Lamont

Peter is an Oscar wining filmmaker best known for his work on Titanic, Aliens, the Bond franchise and that's just few! In a Q&A session he will be talking about working in the film industry and some of his career highlights

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Katy Manning

Katy Manning

Katy played the much loved Dr Who companion Jo Grant and she appears at the festival to talk about her time with the Dr and look at the Sarah Jane Mystery episode The Death of the Doctor

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Martine Beswick

Martine Beswick

Martine is best known for the Hammer film Dr Jekyll and Sister Hyde, as well two appearances in the James Bond films From Russia with Love as the fiery gypsy girl, Zora and Paula Caplan in Thunderball. She has appeared in several films and television series since.

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Stephen LaRiviere

Stephen LaRiviere

Stephen was the creator of 2015’s definitive documentary on Anderson Filmed in Supermarionation and most recently was the brainchild and producer of Thunderbirds 1965

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Marcus Hearn

Marcus Hearn

Marcus is joining the festival to discuss his work in his capacity as as the foremost authority on the golden age of British Horror cinema

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Justin Johnson

Justin Johnson

STARBURST is pleased to welcome Justin as a guest interviewer during the festival weekend

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Stephen Volk

Stephen Volk

Stephen will be introducing 'Gothic' a film by Ken Russell made from Stephen's original script

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Edward Russell

Edward Russell

Edward joins us as part of the Family Day to talking about his time with Dr Who

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Phil Collinson

Phil Collinson

When Doctor Who returned in 2005, Phil Collinson was the man who took on the day to day responsibility for producing the series

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Harley Cokeliss

Harley Cokeliss

Harley talks about the childrens classic Glitterball, as part of the BFI DVD Presents, and hopefully Star Wars as he was Second unit Director on Empire Strikes Back

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Caroline Munro

Caroline Munro

Caroline is a hugely successful and popular actress. As well as being the famous 'Lamb's Navy Rum' girl, she has appeared in several Hammer films, as a ‘Bond Girl’ in the The Spy Who Loved Me and numerous classic horror genre films. She is not to be missed.

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Bob Baker

Bob Baker

Bob will be exploring two of his enduring creations Wallace and Gromit and Dr Who's companion K9

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Peter Beale

Peter Beale

Peter, as Managing Director of Fox UK Productions, was the executive in charge of production of Star Wars, Alien, The Omen, Julia, The Rocky Horror Picture Show, La Luna, and The Other Side of Midnight. Now that is STARBURST worthy! Come and hear him talk about the industry and his work

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Virginia Hey

Virginia Hey

Given her big screen debut with Mel Gibson in Mad Max 2: Road Warrior, portraying Warrior Woman. Viginia will be holding a Q&A session about Mad Max 2 and introducing its screening.

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David Graham

David Graham

David's career has seen him voice and play some great Sci-fi characters from the much-loved Parker in Thunderbirds to appearing in shows such as Dr Who and the Avengers

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Graeme Harper

Graeme Harper

Graeme is best known for his work on the science-fiction series Doctor Who, for which he is the only person to have directed episodes of both the original run and revived run of the programme

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John Walsh

John Walsh

Graduating from the London Film School, he founded Walsh Bros Ltd, which is now one of the UK’s top 100 production companies. His work ranges from television series and dramas for the BBC, Channel 4 and Channel 5 to feature film productions.

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Philip Martin

Philip Martin

Philip Martin is the creator and writer for the seminal TV series ‘Gangsters’ broadcast in mid 1970’s. We are celebrating its 40th anniversary and Philip will be reading his new ‘Gangsters’ script.

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Dez Skinn

Dez Skinn

Founding editor of STARBURST Magazine Dez has gone to create the comic ‘Warrior’ and introduce ‘V for Vendetta’. He has worked on several marvel publications and launched Doctor Who Weekly. We are fortunate to get him for the festival.

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Sha Nazir

Sha Nazir

Sha will be running comic writing and creation master classses at the festival

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Clare Forrest

Clare Forrest

Clare is an comic book illustrator and will be working with Sha Nazir to deliver some of the masters classes

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Tanya Roberts

Tanya Roberts

Best known for her work on the Clone Wars stories she will be joining Sha Nazir to deliver Comic book creation master classes

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Greg Watts

Greg Watts

Greg will be supporting Sha Nazir with the delivery of the Comic Book Master classes

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Starburst Film Festival Highlights

Horror Double Bill

Horror Double Bill

Nightly Horror Double Bill screenings
Including Psychomania (Remastered print) & Dracula 1972 classic films, from the horror genre, to keep you on the edge of your seat...

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RUN!  Gangsters at 40

RUN! Gangsters at 40

The creator of this classic television show Philip Martin is in conversation with Dick Fiddy. Looking back at the series and his new novelisation

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Bob Baker

Bob Baker

Bob Baker, BAFTA winner writer of Wallace and Gromit – A Matter of Loaf and Death. He discusses the characters and their exploits in a Q&A session and introduces the fans favourite W&G short film.

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Battletruck Screening

Battletruck Screening

Harley Cokeliss screens a fully restored copy of his 'post oil wars' 1982 epic Battletruck

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See the Festival Hightlights
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The STARBURST Awards

The STARBURST Awards 2016, sponsored by the Horror Channel, will celebrate the best, the most inspiring and will reward those who are expert in their craft of storytelling and film making. Join us for the big event on Sunday night when the winners will be announced.

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Indie Shorts Film-makers Submission

Independent film-makers are offered the chance to submit their work for consideration to the Starburst Awards. With two categories dedicated to growing and developing talent; your film shorts and features can entered through FilmFreeWay.com

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