The Confessor

Colin Prockter (Father Ray)

A veteran character actor with an extensive list of stage and screen credits, Colin is also one of the most recognisable faces on British television, having appeared in just about every major drama series during the last thirty years, from Z-Cars, The Sweeney and Dempsey and Makepeace to The Bill and Doctor Who.

His most high-profile role was Rodney Bostock, manager of the Rovers Return in Coronation Street in 1995. A frequent visitor to Weatherfield, Colin has trod the cobbles as three other characters over the years.

Away from acting, Colin co-wrote the much-loved eighties children’s classic Luna for ITV, which is now a cult classic.

As a point of trivia, Colin worked with Ridley Scott on a Newcastle Brown Ale advert back in the seventies.

Tim Prior (The stranger)

Tim lives in Bristol, and works as a freelance actor and workshop leader. A member of Spotlight & Equity, he has film and voice-over experience, and has toured in shows across Europe, including Germany, Italy and Latvia. He has performed several times at the Bristol Old Vic and at the Edinburgh Festival. He is an experienced role-player, and has role-played for the Army (Welfare Unit), Bristol Zoo, the University of the West of England (Law Dep’t), City Jesters, and others.

Tim has taught various theatrical styles and techniques including physical theatre, mask, pantomime, forum theatre, inpro/devising and role-play. He has directed and co-written shows for, amongst others, Travelling Light Youth Theatre, with performances at the Bristol New Vic and at The Egg, Bath Theatre Royal. He has also helped create Forum Theatre Pieces for Transparent Theatre, taking them to inner city youth centres and schools in and around Bristol.

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Rob James (Director)

Rob has collaborated with multiple filmmakers and media companies throughout the southwest and has a broad range of abilities within film and video production. The Confessor represents his first venture into directing drama with a professional crew.

Rob regularly develops and facilitates community digital media programs and over the last 18 months has worked directly with thousands of children and young people on a wide range of film-based projects. These have included working with children in care, unaccompanied asylum seekers and individuals with special educational needs.

Chris Jackson (Writer)

Chris studied Film and Television at Aberystwyth University and Screenwriting at Bournemouth University.

He has worked as a freelance film and television journalist for magazines such as Shivers, Film Review and TV Zone but his true ambition lies in writing for film and television.

Last year, Chris made the final eight in the respected Training and Performance Showcase (TAPS) Continuing Drama course, narrowly missing out on seeing his one-off drama script Indian Summer filmed with professional actors on the Emmerdale sets.

Away from his day job as a Communications Officer for Gloucestershire Constabulary he continues to develop a number of screenplays, including another short film project with Rob James.

Simon Cox (Director of Photography)

For the last 13 years Simon has been working as a Lighting Cameraman, resulting so far in two award winning documentaries; an EMMY in 1999 for The Phil "> Best International Arts Documentary, and a Nat West EMMA in 2003 for, The Hidden Jihad "> Best Television Documentary.

Highly versatile, Simon has filmed for a huge variety of projects covering subjects ranging from the crossing of the Atlantic Ocean and zero gravity atmospheres to young children learning to throw a Viking axe.

Equally at home working closely with a team or left to his own resources he understands the need for a true empathy with the contributor and subject matter.

He is very experienced and resourceful on all formats including the latest High Definition cameras and equipment.

To employ Simon’s services, you can contact him directly on 07771 596 730 or via his diary service: Films @ 59 on: 0117 906 4334

Alan Deacon (Composer)

Alan has worked in the Sound and Music World for over twenty years, during which time he has played keyboards for signed acts, and has acquired extensive studio and live engineering experience with signed and touring bands.

He gained a degree in Creative Music Technology from Bath Spa University, specializing in Film Music. Since then he has become deeply involved in composition and sound design for film and TV.

Alan also runs his own Bristol based 5.1 surround studio, teaches Music Technology, is an Apple Certified Logic Trainer and a Digidesign Certified ProTools operator.

Vicente Villaescusa (Sound Recordist)

After graduating with a BA (Hons) in Media Practice, Vicente Villaescusa specialised, as he had always wanted, in the sound department.

He has spent the last few years working in the sound department for different films, documentaries and other projects in Bristol and abroad.

Little by little he is learning the ins and outs of sound recording techniques as well as mixing and assisting the sound engineer.

He has also been able to buy his own live sound recording kit as well as build his own post-production studio. With all of that, he is willing and prepared to embark on any type of project.

Inma Azorin

Inma is a mobile hair stylist and make-up artist based in Bristol.

Born in Spain, Inma Azorin completed Human Resources Studies and a Business MA in Murcia, Spain.

Nevertheless she discovered her real passion for hair and make-up when she moved to Bristol in 2002.

Since then, Inma has been training in NVQ level 2 & 3 in Hairdressing, Barbering, Creative Cuts, Indian Head Massage, Fashion & Photography Make-up, Cosmetic Make-up and Beauty Consultancy, Theatrical and Media make-up and Vintage hair and make-up courses.

Throughout the last four years, Inma has gained valuable experience working with different photographers, fashion designers, film makers and artists in general, enabling her to develop her versatility and cover almost any area of hairdressing and make up. Amongst her many areas of expertise are bridal, photographic, fashion, TV, film, face and body painting, special effects and theatrical make up.

Her work has featured in various magazines, catalogues, films, music videos, websites, and other publications.

Kat Bennet (Stills Photographer)

Kat has worked as photographer on two award-winning films by K. Akeseh Tsakpo: "The End" - a thought-provoking film involving an unwanted confrontation, and "Detour" - a chilling tale of a hitch-hiker with an ability to foresee how people will die. Also, "On Ice", an anti-bullying film by the BBC.

Away from the film industry, Kat has taken promotional shots for many lives bands and for live music events. She has also provided the cover shots for Glos magazine and various features and adverts.

Jon Lowe (Carpenter)

Jon grew up in rural Gloucestershire, where he developed a strong interest in traditional country crafts and practices.

After studying sciences and History for A-level at school, he completed a degree in Archaeology at the University of Reading in 2006, before returning to Gloucestershire.

He subsequently worked as an interior fitter before breaking into the traditional bespoke timber framing post and beam carpentry scene, focusing on oak.

Jon developed an interest in timber frame conservation and restoration work and has worked on both new build and restoration projects across the UK.

Kodjo Akesah Tsakpo (Story Consultant)

Kodjo’s career as a writer and director of award-winning short films has so far been a fledgling but promising one. His embryonic interest in thrillers, television drama and popular culture have culminated in his fourth short film, ‘Detour’ (South West Screen, UKFC), winning Best Short Film at Screamfest 08 in Los Angeles,being nominated for the HBO Short Film Award and being bought by HBO under an exclusive two-year license for its US territories.

His previous short films have enjoyed terrestrial UK television broadcast (‘The End’, ITV West, 2006) and been honoured in national and international competition.

He is currently developing the screenplay for his feature thriller, ‘Shift’, and is actively seeking finance and partners.