Committee

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CHAIR - Sam Kelly

As Chair, I am the first port of call for liaising with the Student's Union and the committee. I chair our regular meetings, and generally keep an eye on what everyone in the committee is doing. My main responsibility is to lead the team, support everyone and ensure Film Unit is moving in the right direction

What is your favourite thing about Film Unit?
Being part of a community centred aroundt people who are passionate about providing Sheffield with great cinema experiences


What do you study?
English Literature

What are your favourite films?
City of God, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Apocalypse Now, Touching the Void, There Will Be Blood, We Need To Talk About Kevin, The Third Man

VICE-CHAIR - Colm McKenna

Dealing with work delegated to me and knowing enough about other roles to cover if necessary


What do you study?
Philosophy

What is your favourite thing about Film Unit?
Being involved in one of the longest running societies and helping an independent cinema

What are your favourite films?
La Strada, Faces, Manhattan, Stardust Memories, Grave of The Fireflies, If...

TREASURER - Callan Denham

I am responsible for any financial aspects of the Film Unit, such as monitoring the budget. Essentially Smaug guarding the Film Unit gold hoard


What do you study?
Zoology

What is your favourite thing about Film Unit?
The people you get to work with, along with the community you become a part of

What are your favourite films?
Kong: Skull Island, Godzilla (2014), Pacific Rim

SECRETARY - Charles Joynson

I type


What do you study?
History

What is your favourite thing about Film Unit?
Seeing the classics on the big screen

What are your favourite films?
Trainspotting, Mean Streets, Reservoir Dogs, The Great escape, School of Rock

SOCIAL SECRETARY AND INCLUSIONS OFFICER -
Harry Hirst

I ensure that Film Unit is accessible for anyone and also plan socials for members to help build a sense of community within the volunteers


What do you study?
Computer Science

What is your favourite thing about Film Unit?
Being able to get the full cinema experience for a fraction of the price of big chains

What are your favourite films?
Your Name, They Way Way Back, Inception, Scott Pilgrim vs the World, The Princess Bride, Pirates of the Caribbean, Begin Again, Sunshine, The Last Samurai, Sing Street, Treasure Planet

CHIEF HOUSE MANAGER - Sukayna Najmudin

Along with Jon, it's my job to make sure we always have front of house staff for the screenings - without them, we can't run the films! We do everything from recruitment, to training, to writing references (I love a bit of admin!)


What do you study?
Life (2017 Graduate)

What is your favourite thing about Film Unit?
This changes every single time I have to write one of these: I love that we really make an effort to engage with both students and the community. We are attempting to make a great cinema experience accessible to everyone in society and that can be seen in the programmes we offer. More than that, it is an honour to be part of such a passionate and hard working team! I <3 FU

What are your favourite films?
The Princess Bride, Clueless, Bend it Like Beckham, Sister Act, Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit, East is East and Forrest Gump (Tom Hanks is a babe!)

CHIEF HOUSE MANAGER - Jonathan Hill

Sharing duties with Sukayna, it's my role to recruit individuals, make sure all screenings are covered by staff and to oversee training. We do some admin, including log sheets and references, as well as organise Give It A Go sessions throughout the year


What do you study?
History

What is your favourite thing about Film Unit?
Meeting like-minded people from diverse backgrounds to form a wonderful community, and free films on the big screen

What are your favourite films?
Snatch, The Shawshank Redemption, Pulp Fiction, The Hunting Party, Untouchable, The Green Mile, The Game, Frost/Nixon, Bad Santa, Source Code, L.A Confidential

CHIEF PROJECTIONIST - Jack Denny

The aim is to make sure every screening is kept to the highest standards to ensure the best viewing experience for the audience. This involves making sure there is someone to project every screening, preparing every movie for screening and dealing with problems that affect the projector


What do you study?
Computer Science

What is your favourite thing about Film Unit?
The friendly and diverse community where at one minute you could have an in-depth conversation about Tarkovsky followed by celebrating the brilliance that is the Princess Bride!

What are your favourite films?
Blue Velvet, Airplane!, Vertigo, The 'Before' Trilogy, Kill List, Mirror, Stalker, A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night, Blade Runner, Cinema Paradiso, Journey to Italy, The Werkmeister Harmonies

CHIEF PROJECTIONIST - Germayne Williams-Sylvester

It's my job to ensure all showings (including special showings) have a person allocated to them, and are run smoothly. Also entails keeping everyone updated with any changes to the cinema


What do you study?
Material Science and Engineering

What is your favourite thing about Film Unit?
I really enjoy the immersive and unique experience that the Film Unit team provides, and I'm very happy to be able to contribute towards that!

What are your favourite films?
Inception, Sing Street, The Equalizer, Spirited Away, The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, and I Robot

AnTS COORDINATOR- Carla Baceanu

In charge of organising trailers for upcoming films (sourcing and editing), coordinate ads, making sure they are in place, responsible for DCPing slides and trailers


What do you study?
Bioengineering

What is your favourite thing about Film Unit?
Great movies and even greater people!

What are your favourite films?
12 Angry Men, Mulholland Drive, Gone with the Wind, The Breakfast Club, Lost in Translation, Inglorious Basterds, Fargo, The Royal Tenenbaums, Rear Window, Annie Hall, The Double Life of Veronique

PUBLICITY OFFICER - Jade Hanning

Publicising the Film Unit via social media etc


What do you study?
Biology (Alumni)

What is your favourite thing about Film Unit?
Free Films on the big screen!

What are your favourite films?
Amores Perros, Amour, Blue is the Warmest Colour, Eternal Sunshine of a Spotless Mind, The Broken Circle Breakdown, Before Midnight, The Hunt

PUBLICITY OFFICER - Kaitlyn Keenhold

Ensuring Film Unit gets publicity!


What do you study?
Archaelogy

What is your favourite thing about Film Unit?
I'm really glad to be a part of Film Unit because it's a way to get involved at Sheffield while keeping up to date with interesting films at the same time

What are your favourite films?
Kiki's Delivery Service, The Truman Show, The Place Beyond The Pines, Memento, Mr. Nobody, Your Name

PUBLICITY OFFICER - Liam Speak

I make lots of Facebook posts


What do you study?
Physics

What is your favourite thing about Film Unit?
Film Unit

What are your favourite films?
The Dark Knight, Kingsman, The Matrix

EVENTS COORDINATOR - Sebina Kalawadwala

I will be organising film unit events such as Eurovision, a special horror movie screening on Halloween and lots of other exciting things!


What do you study?
Civil and Structural Engineering

What is your favourite thing about Film Unit?
I love watching movies, meeting new people and organising events, so it's the best fit!

What are your favourite films?
Fantastic Four, Suicide Squad (most Marvel and DC movies tbh), The Proposal, What happens in Vegas!

OUTREACH OFFICER - Christine Wong

I help make sure all people outside of uni can be involved in Film Unit too!


What do you study?
German and Music

What is your favourite thing about Film Unit?
Amazing people running a great cinema for the people in Sheffield

What are your favourite films?
Castle in the Sky (and most of the other Ghibli films tbh), Rush Hour, The Matrix, Inception, The Borrowers, Up

EDITOR-IN-CHIEF - Eliora Benarroche

Editing of the programme and Newsletter


What do you study?
English/Translation

What is your favourite thing about Film Unit?
Great team that does a great job in a great atmosphere

Her, Le Premier Jour du Reste de ta Vie

SOCIETIES OFFICER - Ahmad Safwan

Get in contact with other societies


What do you study?
Mechanical Engineering

What is your favourite thing about Film Unit?
Bring communities closer together & I want to be a part of the wonderful committee :D

What are your favourite films?
Inception, Interstellar, Gravity, Shutter Island, Predestination, Lego Batman :D

WEBMASTER - David Lovell

I make sure the Film Unit website is beautiful and up to date


What do you study?
Robotic and Mechatronic Engineering (Alumni)

What is your favourite thing about Film Unit?
I love the accessibility of the films, the culture of the team and the variety of the screenings

What are your favourite films?
Groundhog Day

SPECIAL SHOWS LIASON - Mita Suri

Organise film screenings outside the regular schedule, as requested by societies, external organisations or individuals. So if you want to show a movie with Film Unit, contact me!


What do you study?
Politics

What is your favourite thing about Film Unit?
I get to watch films for free!

What are your favourite films?
Pan's Labrynith, Princess Mononoke, What We Do In the Shadows

DESIGN OFFICER - Rabiah Ansar

I decide the aesthetic


What do you study?
Orthoptics

What is your favourite thing about Film Unit?
Chill people and sick films

What are your favourite films?
A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night, Hot Rod, In The Mood For Love, Diary Of A Wimpy Kid, The Kings Of Summer

MEDIA OFFICER - Rhys Munden

I organise the radio show and make any videos for publicity


What do you study?
Mathematics

What is your favourite thing about Film Unit?
It's cheap

What are your favourite films?
Paris, Texas. It is one of very few films with the power to make me well up

SELECTIONS OFFICER - Gabriela Di Castro Calderón

Organise the meetings to decide which films to show each semester. I try to assemble a schedule that has something for everyone to enjoy, while also maybe push some of my favourites in ;)


What do you study?
Architecture

What is your favourite thing about Film Unit?
The amazing community of people from diverse backgrounds who come together to celebrate film <3 (Plus it's not a bad thing to get a free movie out of it)

What are your favourite films?
Amélie, The Fall, Labyrinth,Interstellar, Pride, Emperor's New Groove, Inception, The Grand Budapest Hotel, Children Of Men