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ABOUT US

ESSEX FILM COLLECTIVE is a network of talented, reliable creatives who work across all areas of the industry that are based in Essex, UK. We provide support and opportunities for film makers in Essex and help people to unite within the county. ESSEX FILM COLLECTIVE aims to help grow Essex’s reputation as a thriving hub for independent film & TV. There is so much talent here we all just need to connect.

MEET OUR AMAZING TEAM

Learn a bit more about the people representing the collective...
LILY

Lily Streames

Lily is an Actor, Writer and Producer and has worked across the world in both theatre and film. Lily founded ESSEX FILM COLLECTIVE in November 2020.

LEE

Lee Lawrence

Lee's background is in fine art film and moving image. He is a street photographer and an avid fan of new wave Greek cinema. Lee is also the Director of Southend based art studio theblokhouse.

LOU

LOU'

Lou is the manager of the Essex Film Collective website and is responsible for the essential functionality of the membership system. Lou's background is primarily in design & marketing, and has worked with both local and international digital media agencies to build creative things.

EL

Elloise Bennett

Elloise trained as an actor at Italia Conti Academy and finalised her education with a top up degree at Laine Theatre Arts. Since graduating in 2021 Elloise is broadening her horizons within the fashion industry, training in singing and keeping in touch with the acting community as our assistant. Elloise is thrilled to be part of the team.

JAMIE

Jamie Weston

Jamie Weston is an award-winning Film Director whose previous feature movies (FoxTrap, Darker Shades of Elise, Mandy the Doll and Journey’s End: The Story) have been distributed by the likes of Sony Home Entertainment & Lionsgate. Weston’s latest short films ‘WINGS’ and ‘Terminus’ currently captivate audiences worldwide - securing a years contract with Channel 4 while gaining almost 1 million views and is now available on BFI player.

BEHIND THE LENS

A little sneak peak into what we do...

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