Colin is an award winning Cambridge based filmmaker, founder and managing director of DragonLight Films. Colin has produced and directed dozens of short films, documentaries and promotional content for clients including the United Nations, the Salvation Army, the University of Cambridge, UNESCO, the Wellcome Trust, Rosetta Stone, DMG Media and Bear Grylls. He hosts a popular local filmmaking group “Ruptured Screen” and is big advocate for developing local filmmaking talent.
Before filmmaking, he spent 10 years in the field of corporate Learning and Development and has lived and worked in China & Australia. In 2017, Colin & James won the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) “Best Research Film of the Year” for their documentary film Pain in the Machine.
James started out as an ethnographic film editor. He cut three feature documentaries before moving to directing. He has had three shorts accepted by the Cannes Film Festival SFC, and he has won awards for his films in Los Angeles and Barcelona. He has produced commercial work for clients including Barclays, Samsung, BT, QVC and MTV.
James has also produced a wide range of interactive multimedia installations including mobile applications, touchscreens, projection and holographic systems for: The National Holocaust Centre, Weald and Downland Living Museum, Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service, Heath Robinson Museum, Westonbirt National Arboretum (Forestry Commission) and National Maritime Museum.
Jeremy Dawson is Director of Photography and has worked on several short and feature films. He recently shot and directed his first feature length documentary Hope Alive in Africa for charity Operation Orphan. He is currently finalising a short documentary series about homelessness.