Tony Earnshaw has a reputation as one of the UK’s leading genre film programmers having organised the popular Fantastic Films Weekend in Bradford for 10 years. He was previously Head of Film Programming at the National Media Museum in Bradford and artistic director of Bradford International Film Festival for 12 years. He was part of the project team that helped deliver Bradford’s designation as the world’s first UNESCO City of Film and has programmed for the National Film Theatre in London. He is also a journalist, broadcaster and award-winning author specialising in the cinema.
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“Big and bearded, he nevertheless looked childlike…” – The Chicago Sun Times on Adam J Marsh, your co-host for FANTASTIQ, pictured here on the set of Devil’s Tower. The film (directed by Owen Tooth) is Adam’s debut as a feature scriptwriter.
Adam J Marsh has more than 10 years’ experience in independent cinema culminating in his current position as QUAD’s cinema programmer and Director of iDFest. He has overseen QUAD’s growth in commerce and reputation over the past three years. He is also a screenwriter – whose debut feature film Devil’s Tower is now on DVD – and a freelance lecturer on Sheffield Hallam’s Screenwriting BA course.
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Every film festival should have a secret weapon, and this is our resident Bouncing Bomb: Darrell Buxton. A walking encyclopaedia on fantastic cinema and editor of The Screaming Sixties and the forthcoming Dead or Alive: British Horror Films 1980-1989, Darrell has been a fixture on the circuit for many years and has worked closely with our friends at the Manchester Festival of Fantastic Films. We are delighted that Darrell brings his expertise and knowledge to Fantastiq.