NAVIN DEV – Writer/Producer/Director
Navin Dev trained at the prestigious Method actor’s school Drama Centre London, which boasts such alumni as Colin Firth, Michael Fassbender and Tom Hardy. Upon graduating from the school, Dev focused his learned Method approach into directing for the theatre and amongst several UK theatrical productions directed his first written play Intense Isolation in 2005.
Dev soon turned to his main interest of film and in 2006 wrote, produced and directed his first short film The Falling. Following The Falling, Dev soon carved a niche in the fantasy horror genre for which his gothic and psychological horror style would suit best. In 2007 he wrote, produced and directed the short film Red Hood based on the Brothers Grimm classic fairy tale ‘Little Red Riding Hood’. Dev created a second fairy tale theme short film entitled The Tree Man based on the classic Carlo Collodi’s novel ‘The Adventures of Pinocchio’, bearing and honouring the original mature themes of the story.
Dev fully self funded the production of his first feature length film Red Kingdom Rising on a budget below £100K and shot the film on the Super 16mm format, as with Red Hood and The Tree Man, to elaborate upon the organic visual quality of the fairy tale horror themes.
GUILLEM SERRANO – Editor
Born and raised in Catalonia, Guillem Serrano completed his Master’s Degree in Film and Screenwriting at ESCAC. Subsequently, he moved to the UK, and received a Diploma in Filmmaking from the London Film Academy. Serrano works as both a film director and editor, having worked on various projects such as Flamenco Between The Fences documentary (Editor), Bullfighting in Catalunya documentary (Assistant Producer), Coca Cola Zero commercial (Editor) along with a vast number of projects at the London Film Academy.
MARTIN THORNTON – Music Composer
Martin Thornton’s collaboration with 1406 Pictures has been extensive, having musically composed on all of the company’s films. He has elaborated upon his orchestral approach on the films, matching the complex narrative imagery and therefore creating a high form of emotional intelligence embedded within his music.
Thornton’s first professional commission was in 1997 working with the Theatre of Widdershins on their theatrical production of Rumpelstiltskin. He has since continued to compose music for film, theatre, concert hall and various exhibitions. Notable commissions include 2005 New York International Film & Video Festival award winner Do You Like Chinese? and 2006 Edinburgh Festival Fringe award winner The King’s Got Donkey’s Ears!
Thornton also works as an assistant to composer Dominik Scherrer and assists him on several U.K television productions such as Marple, Monroe, Christopher and His Kind and George Gently amongst other productions.
ALFREDO PAZ – Sound Supervisor
Alfredo Paz is the director of Paz Audiovisual Solutions, a company dedicated to sound and audio-visuals for films, new media and live events. The company maintains an international network of facilities and professionals offering innovative and creative sound services. Paz Audiovisual Solutions has conducted sound supervision on 1406 Pictures films The Tree Man (2009) and Red Kingdom Rising (2013).
Paz has an extensive sound engineering/ audio-visual career, working on films, broadcasting, recording studios, and Live Events. During the last 16 years, he has worked on over 30 film projects. He has also been involved in many prestigious live sound jobs and he has worked with world-renowned acts such as José Carreras, Black Eyed Peas, Jamie Cullum and with leading broadcasting companies such as ITV, BBC and BskyB amongst others. In 2000, Paz’s documentary Raza Cósmica was awarded Best Documentary at the XIII Vébron Film Festival (France), and was also nominated in several international film festivals. Additionally, some of the short films he has been involved with have been awarded and nominated on several International film festivals including a BAFTA nominated short and a short film officially selected to the Cannes Short Film Festival.
Paz is a permanent member of the Audio Engineering Society.