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Super StarJAYNE MANSFIELD was an American actress in film, theatre, and television. She was also a nightclub entertainer, a singer, and one of the early Playboy Playmates. She was a major Hollywood sex symbol of the 1950s and early 1960s and 20th Century Fox's main sex symbol actress, along with Marilyn Monroe. She was also known for her well-publicized personal life and publicity stunts. Her classic films are THE GIRL CAN’T HELP IT (1956) and WILL SUCCESS SPOIL ROCK HUNTER (1957), both directed by animator Frank Tashlin. She died in a car accident in 1967.

Super StarANTON LAVEY was an American author, actor, musician and occultist. Previously a burlesque organist at the Mayan Theater, a circus lion tamer and a police photographer, he founded the Church of Satan in 1966 and the religion of LaVeyan Satanism. He is said to have consulted on several Hollywood films, most notably ROSEMARY’S BABY (1968) and memorably appears in Kenneth Anger’s INVOCATION OF MY DEMON BROTHER (1969) and THE DEVIL’S RAIN (1975). His book “The Satantic Bible” has sold over a million copies. He died in 1997.


Super StarANN MAGNUSON (voice of Jayne) is an American actress, performance artist and nightclub performer. A founding member of the band Bongwater, she starred in the ABC sitcom "Anything but Love" (1989–92). Film appearances include THE HUNGER (1983), MAKING MR. RIGHT (1987), and PANIC ROOM (2002).

Super StarRICHMOND ARQUETTE (voice of Anton) is an actor and writer, known for FIGHT CLUB (1999), ZODIAC (2007) and SE7EN (1995). Brother of Alexis, David, Patricia, and Rosanna, he belongs to the Arquette acting dynasty began by their father Lewis. Primarily a character actor, he had a breakout starring role in the Sundance hit THIS IS MARTIN BONNER (2013).


Super StarKENNETH ANGER is an American underground experimental filmmaker and author. Working exclusively in short films, he has produced almost forty works since 1937 including SCORPIO RISING and LUCIFER RISING. He is best known for authoring the landmark "Hollywood Babylon" books, which detailed the seamier side of Hollywood.

A.J. BENZA is an American gossip columnist, author and television host. He is best remembered for his stint at the helm of "E!’s Mysteries And Scandals" where he made his signature “Fame, ain’t it a bitch” a household saying. His latest novel "’74 and Sunny" was released last year.

Super StarSUSAN BERNARD is an American author, actress and model. She is the daughter of famed Hollywood photographer Bruno Bernard. She is best known for her role in Russ Meyer’s FASTER, PUSSYCAT! KILL! KILL! (1965) and her numerous books on photography.

Super StarPEACHES CHRIST (Joshua Grannell) is an American underground drag performer, emcee, filmmaker, and actor. He is the director of the indie horror film ALL ABOUT EVIL (2010) and is in his 12th year of producing the Midnight Mass event in San Francisco which now tours internationally.

Super StarCHERYL DUNYE is an American film director, producer, screenwriter, editor and actress. Often cited as the first black lesbian to direct a feature film, her work often concerns themes of race, sexuality and gender. Her films include STRANGER INSIDE (2001) and THE WATERMELON WOMAN (1996). She currently teaches at San Francisco State University.

Super StarTIPPI HEDREN is an American actress, animal activist and author. She is best known for THE BIRDS (1963) and MARNIE (1964). After rescuing a pride of lions for her film ROAR (1981) she established the Shambala Preserve. She has been instrumental in creating laws to protect exotic animals in captivity and in the development of Vietnamese-American nail salons in the United States. She just released "Tippi: A Memoir."

Super StarMARILYN is a British pop singer and songwriter. He is most well known for his 1983 hit "Calling Your Name" and his highly androgynous appearance. He is a long time friend of Boy George and is currently releasing a new album after a decade long absence.

Super StarALISON MARTINO is a Los Angeles-based television producer, columnist for “Los Angeles Magazine” and lifelong resident of the city. Founder of Vintage Los Angeles Facebook page and website, Alison’s current social media reach is over 800 thousand and growing. She spent five years at E! Entertainment Television producing the classic cult series “Mysteries & Scandals," a Hollywood Babylon-esque show which focused on the flip side of fame.

Super StarMATT MOMCHILOV is an American artist. Graduating with a Bachelor of Fine Arts with High Distinction from the California College of the Arts, he has been featured in solo shows in NY, Los Angeles and San Francisco. His current work explores the Satanic Panic popularized by Geraldo Rivera in the 1980s.

Super StarMIGUEL PENDAS is a board member of the San Francisco Museum and Historical Society. For nearly twenty years, he was the creative director of the San Francisco Film Society and historian of the San Francisco International Film Festival. He graduated from San Francisco State University with a degree in cinema.

Super StarDOLLY READ is an English pinup model and actress. She is best remembered for her appearance in Playboy magazine and as the lead character in Russ Meyer’s BEYOND THE VALLEY OF THE DOLLS (1970).

Super StarYOLONDA ROSS is an American actress, writer and director. She was nominated for Independent Spirit Awards for her performances in STRANGER INSIDE (2001) and GO FOR SISTERS (2013). She made her directorial debut with BREAKING NIGHT (2012). She currently appears in the Netflix series THE GET DOWN.

Super StarMAMIE VAN DOREN is an American actress, model, singer, author and sex symbol who is known for being one of the first actresses to recreate the look of Marilyn Monroe. Van Doren is perhaps best remembered for the rock 'n' roll, juvenile delinquency, exploitation movie UNTAMED YOUTH (1957) and SEX KITTENS GO TO COLLEGE (1960).

Super StarJOHN WATERS is an American film director, screenwriter, author, actor, stand-up comedian, journalist, visual artist, and art collector, who rose to fame in the early 1970s for his transgressive cult films of which PINK FLAMINGOS (1972) and HAIRSPRAY (1988) remain classics to this day. He is also the king of interviewees, appearing in over 35 documentaries.

Super StarMARY WORONOV is an American actress, published author and figurative painter. She is primarily known as a "cult queen" because of her work with Andy Warhol and her roles in Roger Corman's cult films. Stand out roles include CHELSEA GIRLS (1966), ROCK N ROLL HIGH SCHOOL (1979), EATING RAOUL (1982) and THE NEW WOMEN (2001).


Super StarDR. BARBARA HAHN studies and teaches southern history and global history, agriculture, the history of capitalism and the history of technology. Her recent book, "Making Tobacco Bright: Creating an American Commodity, 1617-1937" (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2011) examines the relationship between the tobacco industry and tobacco agriculture over three centuries.

Super StarDR. EILEEN JONES teaches film history, film adaptation, and film studies at the University of California, Berkeley. Credits as a producer, screenwriter, and development executive include SUTURE, THE DEEP END, and CONCEIVING ADA. The staff film critic of Jacobin magazine, she has written extensive film criticism for such publications as AlterNet, eXiled, and NSFW Corp. She is author of the book "Filmsuck, USA."

Super StarDR. EVE OISHI is Associate Professor of Cultural Studies at Claremont Graduate University. Her book, "The Memory Village: Fakeness and the Forging of Family in Asian American Literature and Film," is forthcoming from Duke University Press. She is also an independent film and video curator.

Super StarDR. JANE ALEXANDER STEWART is a clinical psychologist in Los Angeles who writes essays about mythic themes in film, and creates “Myth in Film; Myth in Your Life” seminars for self-exploration. Published in the Jungian Journal, a collection of her reviews and other writing can be found at


Super StarDAWN PATRICIA ROBINSON Featured Performance Artist
is a contemporary theatre artist with influences from body art, live art and clowning. She was trained in drama/acting at the Anton-Bruckner-University for music, dance and drama in Linz, Austria(2010-2014). After finishing her acting training she moved to Leeds, UK to do a postgraduate degree in Performance at Leeds Beckett University where she finished in September 2015. During her studies and also before she was involved in several theatre groups in Berlin, many short movies, two productions at the LandesTheater Linz and performed at several international theatre festivals in Croatia, Austria, Scotland, Romania, Netherlands and England. After a traditional drama training in Austria she started to develop her own performances in the MA with an emphasis on society- and politic-based topics with an ironic side to them. Currently she lives and works in Berlin, Germany.

Super StarEDENAMIUKI AIGUOBASINMWIN (NAMIUKI)Featured Dancer/Albert Johnson
is a young experimental dance and film artist, with strong foundations in break dance and contemporary dance. A collaborator with ambitions to work in the theater and on screen.


The Ebersole Hughes Company is a unique creative collaboration from the husband/husband team P. David Ebersole and Todd Hughes, each an accomplished writer, director and producer. Producing and writing credits include work with HBO, Showtime, IFC and VH1, as well as live events like the Silver Lake Film Festival. The duo’s directing credits include Fox Television, Sundance Channel, Lifetime, indie features, shorts, and music videos. Recent features include their first documentary HIT SO HARD, about drummer Patty Schemel of Courtney Love’s seminal grunge band Hole. HIT SO HARD was nominated for a GLAAD Media Award and a NME Award for Best Music Film. It had its world premiere at SXSW 2011 and was released theatrically in 2012. They are Executive Producers of the IDA award-winning ROOM 237 which premiered at Sundance, was an official selection at the Cannes Film Festival and was released in 2013 by IFC.

Most recently, Ebersole Hughes created Lifetime’s award-winning DEAR MOM, LOVE CHER a documentary about Georgia Holt, the mother of international superstar Cher. The Ebersole Hughes Company has also been Executive Producer on the feature films A REUNION (2014, directed by Hernando Bansuelo) and ALASKA IS A DRAG (2016, directed by Shaz Bennett). Their latest venture, MANSFIELD 66/67, is the first co-directing credit for the pair and it celebrates the legendary story of Jayne Mansfield's fateful last two years of life on the 50th anniversary of her death.

is the Dean of Screen at the London College of Communication at University of the Arts London. Previously she was the Director of the Northern Film School at Leeds Beckett University where she both produced and shot the documentary feature MANSFIELD 66/67, bringing in over 100 staff and students to feature in and crew on the film. Besides her primary role as cinematographer on films such as HIT SO HARD (2011) and THE NEW WOMEN (2001), Larra has also written and directed both films and television. Her work has been distributed in cinemas and on television and has been seen in over 60 film festivals worldwide.

spent the 90’s playing in art punk bands in New York before becoming a director of photography. This stint culminated in musical performances with artists like Matthew Barney and Glenn Branca in venues like Disney Hall in Los Angeles, The Manchester Opera House, and Art Basel in Switzerland. He transitioned to shooting musical artists like Will I Am, Miley Cyrus, Justin Timberlake, Kylie Minogue, and Ozzy Osbourne. The range of his work includes three seasons of the hit television show, "It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia," three seasons of cult-tv show, "Wonder Showzen," and one season of "Dice" for Showtime. In 2015 he shot a Netflix original movie, A VERY MURRAY CHRISTMAS, starring Bill Murray and directed by Sofia Coppola. This is his third feature with Ebersole Hughes, having previously done HIT SO HARD (2011) and DEAR MOM, LOVE CHER (2013).

is a British Asian filmmaker, with a background in Film Production management. He studied British Film and Television production from the University of Leeds; afterwards, Syed joined the Northern Film School and completed his MA in Filmmaking, as a creative producer, where he worked on numerous short films and has been credited as a producer on three of the five short films made in the final year. Syed is passionate about collaborating with filmmakers, which lead him into working with The Ebersole Hughes Company as line/associate producer for MANSFIELD 66/67. Currently, he is employed with the award-winning team of SOC films as an Associate Producer working towards furthering his career in documentary film-making.

is a Dutch filmmaker based in both the Netherlands and the UK. She started studying Audiovisual Media at the Utrecht School of the Arts with the main focus on writing and directing. After graduating with her short film PAPER ISLAND, she continued her studies with an MA in Filmmaking at the Northern Film School in Leeds, where she graduated in 2015. During her time at the Film School, she focussed on both directing and producing and worked on several short films, which have been doing the festival circuit. Laura is currently working as a production coordinator at the Northern Film School, which lead her into working on MANSFIELD 66/67 with The Ebersole Hughes Company. Laura is currently developing new projects both as a director and as a producer.

Originally from London, Ben moved to Hollywood to pursue his dream of creating sounds for feature films. Two decades and nearly 100 films later, Ben is just getting started. Part of a rare breed that is as good at designing sounds as he is at mixing them, Ben began working at Technicolor in 2013 and has already contributed his skills to films for Blumhouse, Lionsgate and Focus Features. Ben took home the Oscar for Sound Mixing and BAFTA for Sound on the indie film WHIPLASH. Ben is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. In addition to his Oscar win, Ben cites his proudest professional moments as working with Angelina Jolie on her directorial debut, IN THE LAND OF BLOOD AND HONEY, and his part in designing sounds for the Academy Award nominated TWISTER.

completed his PhD in popular musicology at the Université de Montréal studying with Professor Philip Tagg. His research interests are in the field of semiotics and these are applied to a number of topics across music production and music for film and television. He is research co-ordinator for Leeds Beckett University and also a member of NIMiMS, an international body of scholars interested in all aspects of musical sound.

is a Film Composer, Musician and Writer. Graduating with 1st Class Honours from Leeds Beckett University in Music Production and Performance, James joined the MA in Music For Moving Image course in partnership with the Northern Film School in 2016. As a writer, James has published works on the cultural and societal implications and use values of music. Most recently, his paper on the link between creativity and mental disorder, titled “The ‘Tortured Artist’ & the Myth of the '27 Club'", was published by Leeds Beckett University to be taught in the Music in Context programme.

As an artist and designer Jane has more than twenty years' professional experience within the creative industries. Initially starting out as a sculptor and theatre, set and costume designer she moved to work as a production designer on film sets. She did the Academy Award®™ winning stop-motion animated film PETER AND THE WOLF (2006). Her other credits include MORVERN CALLAR (2002), SMALL DEATHS (1996), GASMAN (1997) and RATCATCHER (1999).

An alumni of Leeds college of Art and later, Chelsea college of arts, Rosa initially worked within the visual arts, studying and exhibiting in the mediums of sculpture and installation. She graduated from the Northern Film School in 2016, moving her practice into Production design and Filmmaking. Her credits include SWALLOWS AND AMAZONS (2016) VICTORIA (2016). A continuing fascination with how we tell stories with the spaces and objects around us, Rosa continues to make and create and develop as a film and spatial designer.

has had an artistically diverse and eclectic career, collaborating and performing extensively and internationally with the following companies/artists: Adventures in Motion Pictures, Bedlam Dance Company (founder member), Aletta Collins, Victoria Marks and David Dorfman (USA), Kumiko Kimoto (USA), Vincent Dance Theatre, Daniel Belton (New Zealand), Fiona Millward, Karl J Llewyn, Alex Reynolds, Andrea Buckley, Maria La Ribot (Spain), Colin Poole, Crying Out Loud, New Art Club, h2dance, Sue MacLennan, Mark Whitelaw, Ben Wright, Anna Willliams, Akram Khan, Jonathan Lunn, Wendy Houstoun, Matthias Sperling, Oliver Bray, Gary Clarke, Deborah Hay and Siobhan Davies Dance. more

has been a Senior Lecturer in Dance at Leeds Beckett University since May 2013. Prior to this, Sarah was Course Leader for the Undergraduate Dance Programme based within the Hull School of Art and Design, Hull College. Over the last 10 years, Sarah has worked across a number of Higher Education Institutions within the UK lecturing in Choreography, Community Arts Practice, Dance Techniques, and Critical Dance Studies. Throughout that time, she has continued to work as a performer and choreographer. Sarah’s broad research interests include the exploration of the relationship between publicly funded arts and the commercial sector, the development of choreographic making strategies, and the impact of digital technologies on teaching and learning within the arts.

has worked in Performing Arts and Higher Education for the last 25 years, designing and delivering curricula, leading teams of people and directing programmes in Drama, Theatre, Contemporary Arts Practice and Performance. Previous to establishing the Performing Arts department at Leeds Beckett University, Teresa led performance programmes at Manchester Metropolitan University (MA in Contemporary Arts); The University of Hull: Scarborough Campus (BA Theatre Studies); The University of Leeds (MA Performance) and De Montfort University, Leicester (BA Theatre). more

teaches across all courses at the Northern Film School and specialising in sound recording and design, documentary filmmaking, work-based learning and employability. Laura’s background is in location sound recording and she has worked for the BBC, Channel 5, ITV Yorkshire and the Discovery Channel. She specialises in factual television programmes, but also has credits for sound post-production in fiction films, for the BBC and has had her work shown in art galleries internationally. more

is a 2D Traditional Animator, and Director/Designer. He is a part-time tutor on the Access to Motion Graphics course for adults at Tower Hamlets College, East London and a part-time lecturer at Leeds Beckett University. Graduating from the Surrey Institute of Art & Design Animation BA, Elroy began working as an Animator professionally in 1995. His company Pastcherie was launched to make beautifully Animated films that not only entertain but also make social comment. more

is Head of Animation at the Northern Film School, Leeds Beckett University, teaching Experimental Film, Research-based filmmaking practices, Animation and Moving Image Theory. Her practice-based doctorate, supervised by Andrew Kotting and Dominic Rahtz, investigates specific camera movement through cinematic space - contexts, meaning and affect - positing this as a popular trope that communicates the psychological experience of transitional space as described by D.W.Winnicott. A graduate of the National Film and Television School, she was taught by Jerzy Kucia and Piotr Dumala in UK and Poland and has a keen interest in Eastern European Animation and Experimental Animation techniques.


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