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Film Directors

Samuel Dore has been a London-based freelance film maker since 2000, and works in all genres of film. His work is primarily focused on drama and music videos; he’s won awards for his short films and has been developing a music video portfolio with mainstream bands. He’s also worked in television making short VTs for See Hear, Vee-TV and Wicked! His website is

Chris gained attention through his ability to lead a team with limited resources and deliver high-quality productions on micro-budgets. In 2015, Chris picked up best director for short film 'Unkillable' presented at the Los Angeles Director's Guild and took home the People's Choice award in the Reed Film Competition at BAFTA.

Neil Alderton is an award winning Television Director with credits on Coronation Street, Emmerdale and EastEnders. He has made Documentaries and Factual Programmes for the BBC and ITV. He is married to TV Writer Maxine Alderton and lives in Manchester.

Lynne trained at The Broadcast Training Centreand at the BBC and National Film School and has an MA in Screenwriting. She's written several short films and two features commissioned by UK Film Council. Lynne has written for Liverpool's Everyman and Playhouse Theatres and was a finalist in the Television Arts Performance Showcase and Runner-up on Linda LaPlante's Screenwriting competition. She has directed on co-productions nationally and internationally and has also been a judge at the Royal Television Society Awards.

ALRA's Notable Alumni
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