Inglenook is an independent film and theatre company, made up of four creative spirits.

 

MEET THE TEAM

WILLIAM FORSTER 1985 - 2016

 

Passionate about theatre, Will had many theatre productions under his belt and also worked professionally as an assistant director in London for a variety of theatre directors such as Jo Davies, Tim Welton and Julian Woolford. Will was fortunate enough to work closely with individuals such as British orchestrator Sarah Travis, theatre director Braham Murray OBE, and actress Brenda Blethyn. As well as having a strong interest in actor musician work, music theatre and musical theatre, he was quite partial to a bit of devised theatre and new writing.

 

As head of documentary development at Inglenook, Will was managing a number of unique documentaries being produced for professional broadcast, and influencing his work in this area specifically was, ironically, his chronic condition cystic fibrosis. We will endeavour to pick up where Will left off and complete his work, as best we can.

 

John Montegrande

Artistic Director: New Media & Creative Production

John develops all things new media for Inglenook and heads up our creative production. When we know what that all means exactly, we'll give you a shout, but it's safe to say that he will take on anything you can throw at him. A trained actor, John graduated from the BA Hons in Acting: Collaborative and Devised Theatre course from the Royal Central School of Speech & Drama. This specialist training is considered some of the best available worldwide and since graduating John has maintained a close working relationship with the school.

 

John became a co-owner of Inglenook alongside Will, and former Inglenook-er Hannah North, back in 2010. Hannah has played a significant part in developing Inglenook and its portfolio of work over the years. She has since departed to pursue a career in television, taking up a full-time position with the BBC in MediaCityUK, and she remains a close friend of ours - until the court date comes through!

 

 

Michael Mannion

Artistic Director: Film & Commercial

 

 

 

Michael is a skilled writer and stand-up comedian who performs regularly, so he's a real ideas man. Michael has notebook after notebook full of amazing short film and feature film ideas, however, all notebooks are currently lost. His favourite things are brevity, tax returns and sarcasm.

 

Amy Penrose

Artistic Director: Design & Visual Arts

Amy has been the resident designer for Inglenook for many years, since meeting Will during her Theatre Design training at Rose Bruford College. Before Inglenook’s relocation to the north, Amy was a model maker, and set and costume designer for fringe productions in London and small-scale regional theatres, collaborating with established directors including Tim Hopkins and Patrick Sandford. Amy also spent a significant amount of time assisting prominent theatre designers such as Sara Perks, Juliet Shillingford and Sophie Jump.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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