Judith Aston is a Senior Lecturer in Film-making and Creative Media at UWE Bristol, and a co-director of i-Docs – the web-hub and international symposium for discussion and debate on the rapidly evolving genre of interactive documentary. As a creative producer with an academic background in visual anthropology and interaction design, she first began working in this field with the BBC Interactive Television and Apple Computing over twenty years ago and has retained her involvement in this area ever since.
Christopher Morris is an award winning documentary filmmaker. His work in radio and television encompasses documentary, drama, commercials and party political broadcasts. Recurring themes include childhood, religion and marginalised communities. He has won three BAFTA awards, a Royal Television Society Award, The Premios Ondas and prizes at the Celtic, Berlin and Chicago film festivals. Since leaving the BBC in 2003, Chris has been working as a freelance documentary director/producer and a story consultant. Recent projects include Fog of Sex, a Lottery funded drama/documentary about student sex workers and ‘Mametz’, a Lottery funded WW1 site-specific play with Owen Sheers & National Theatre Wales. From 2003-2014, Chris ran the documentary film course at Newport Film School. In 2011 he was made a Professor of Documentary Practice. He is currently the Director of the School of Film & Television at Falmouth University.
Peter Symes joined the BBC in 1970, where he had a long career as a director, producer and executive producer until 2000. Now freelance, he works as educator and executive producer. In 1994 he helped found the Sheffield International Documentary Festival, and was a trustee of the Grierson Trust. He has worked with many different training initiatives, including the Documentary Campus in Germany, which he ran from 2005-9.