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Pete Boss has taught Film Studies at a variety of institutions for over twenty-five years as well as having been involved in different capacities in various kinds of TV and film production. His interest in many aspects of World Cinema goes hand in hand with a longstanding engagement with popular cinema and film genres. Pete has sought to balance his academic career with that of professional musician, having received acclaim for his blues guitar playing with his own band as well as having recorded on sessions with a number of distinguished blues and R&B artists. He has acted as a film and video reviewer on BBC Radio Oxford for many years as well as contributing music reviews for Blueprint.
Warren Buckland is Reader in Film Studies in the School of Arts. He studied photography (Derby, 1987) before moving into film studies (Ph.D. Film Studies, University of East Anglia, 1993). His areas of Research include: (1) film theory; (2) narratology; (3) contemporary cinema (Hollywood blockbusters; puzzle films; new sincerity). He is author/editor of eleven books, including: (ed.) Hollywood Puzzle Films (2014); Film Theory: Rational Reconstructions (2012); (ed.), Puzzle Films: Complex Storytelling in Contemporary Cinema (2009); Directed by Steven Spielberg (2006); Studying Contemporary American Film: A Guide to Movie Analysis (2002) (with Thomas Elsaesser); The Cognitive Semiotics of Film (2000); and the introductory textbook Film Studies: An Introduction (fifth edition, 2015).
Dr James Cateridge is a Senior Lecturer and the Subject Coordinator for BA Film. Both his teaching and his research are driven by a critical engagement with the creative industries and cultural policy in the UK and internationally. He previously worked for Sony Pictures, The Arts Council of England and Screen East, and he recently advised Creative England on film tourism research. He has led student field trips to New York, Berlin and the Cannes Film Festival, and he curates an annual season of classic films chosen by Brookes staff and students at the Ultimate Picture Palace in Oxford.
Govind Chandran is an award-winning producer and filmmaker, specialising in digital filmmaking. His work has been showcased in festivals around the world, with his most recent work including a pilot episode for a new show on Amazon Prime. He has fostered strong ties with the industry and has also worked producing video content in the corporate sector for a number of high profile clients including the NHS.
Jon is subject Coordinator for the Digital Media Production course. With a strong background in the film industry he brings great experience to the students as well as developing links with industry and with world-leading media companies.
Diego Semerene is a media scholar and filmmaker with a Ph.D in Media Arts from the University of Southern California and an M.A. in Cinema Studies from New York University. Before joining Brookes, Diego taught digital media, cinema and fashion theory at Brown University and the American University of Paris. Diego's film work has screened in film festivals around the world, the Anthology Film Archives and the IFC Center, in New York. He is a film critic for Slant Magazine and has published widely on new media technologies, gender and sexual practices. His work has most recently appeared in Discourse, Frames Cinema Journal, and CM: Communication and Media Journal. His research interests include psychoanalysis, queer theory, fashion history, and the essay film. Diego is working on a book manuscript on digital masculinities.
Lindsay Steenberg is Senior Lecturer in Film Studies and Co-ordinator of the MA in Popular Cinema. Her research focuses on violence in contemporary popular cinema and television and she has published widely on the subject of the crime and action genres. She is the author of Forensic Science in Contemporary American Popular Culture and is currently writing a monography entitled The First Rule of Fight Club: Tracing the Gladiatorial Impulse Across Visual Culture for which she has received Brookes Research Excellence Fellowship.
Daniela Treveri Gennari is Reader in Film with a research interest in audiences, popular cinema, film exhibition and programming. Daniela has been leading the AHRC-funded project Italian Cinema Audiences and the BA/Leverhulme funded project European Cinema Audiences (with Ghent University and De Montfort University). Amongst her recent publications: the edited volume Rural Cinema Exhibition and Audiences in a Global Context (Palgrave, forthcoming 2018, with Catherine O’Rawe and Danielle Hipkins), the articles ‘It existed indeed… it was all over the papers’: Memories of film censorship in 1950s Italy, Participations (Volume 14, Issue 1, May 2017, with Silvia Dibeltulo) and Mapping Cinema Memories: Emotional Geographies of Cinema-going in Rome in the1950s, Memories Studies (January 2017, with Catherine O’Rowe and Pierluigi Ercole) and the Special Issue of Alphaville “Cinema Heritage in Europe: preserving and sharing culture by engaging with film exhibition and audiences” (Issue 11, July 2016, with Pierluigi Ercole, Silvia Dibeltulo, Lies Van de Vijver.
From over twenty years professional practice in the fields of television and interactive production, John Twycross has developed a comprehensive understanding of all areas or broadcast, commercial and interactive production. His responsibilities include teaching animation and media production to under and postgraduate students. His research interests are in immersive media production. John is also studying an interdisciplinary PhD drawing together the fields of animation, art and media technology.