The Imaginox Academy of Creative Arts, was set up in 2009, in order to deliver not only online education to a global community but also, to connect groups and individuals across the industry, facilitating a true cross-fertilisation of talent and creativity. Imaginox’s ambitions include creating an online arena, where films and projects can be developed in collaborative networks as well as to develop a global mentorship, recruitment and distribution platform.
We are, in essence, an interactive online film training, development and networking platform, bringing you directly into contact with the Industry’s finest talent. We have a broad diversity of Industry experts, from Blockbusters, such as, Harry Potter, Trainspotting, Twilight, Atonement and Billy Elliot through to Independent Films, like London to Brighton and Cherry Tree Lane. From Directors and Producers through to Cinematographers and Editors, Imaginox will be a growing Film Library to envy and an essential Community to be part of!!
As a member, you will be able to:
The chance to edit a short film from a set of online rushes and have direct feedback from the editor of Harry Potter & Dangerous Liaisons.
Developing your feature film package with a host of industry experts so that when it comes to that crucial, nerve-shattering pitch in Cannes, you are raring to go!
Pitching your feature film to an online panel of Producers and Distributors with the opportunity to win development time & expertise for your project.
Live Broadcasts from independent Festivals and Events, where you will be able to lie back in the comfort of your home and ask questions, directly to the panel.
MEET THE TEAM
ARJUN CHATTERJI - CEO
Since leaving Edinburgh University with an MA in Chinese, Arjun joined the internationally renowned advertising agency, St. Luke's. Having learnt how to quickly 'think on his feet', he was inspired to adopt a strategy of personal creative risk-taking, bringing him to the realisation that ultimately, he wanted to head up his own business independently. He trained at New York Film Academy receiving a diploma in Advanced Filmmaking and later, worked as Creative Assistant to Ashvin Kumar on his feature 'The Forest'.
He received a NFTS/NESTA Incubation grant in 2008 following a pitch to bring quality film education to a global audience, online. And the rest, as they say, is history. His passion and determination to pursue his business vision is focussed on ensuring that Imaginox connects with both the finest talent and the most innovative events, plus delivers the latest technology to create a truly revolutionary platform.
Favourite Films: One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Ran, The Apu Trilogy
"The best thing about working at Imaginox is being constantly surrounded by creative genius, both working in and for the company."
KUMI VIS - NEW BUSINESS, PR AND MARKETING MANAGER
Kumi's role crosses over several aspects of Imaginox, from closely working with tutors, managing marketing communication and publicity. Within this bracket, she is responsible for working alongside established partners and creating new relationships with brands and organisations. She is also your Online Community Manager - so most likely to be your first point of contact on the platform - keeping her a busy Imaginox bee!
An experienced marketing and PR manager with chic creative panache, Kumi has worked with international fashion brands and Pr agencies prior to stepping into the world of film, which has always been a passion. With Imaginox, she has been integral in establishing some of the primary building blocks of the company.
Favourite Films: Temple Grandin, Rendition, Kite Runner
"It's inspiring working within this community and to know that Imaginox is paving the way on so many fronts. Who knows what future collaborations will emerge..."
Contact: email@example.com / +44 (0) 20 7193 2087 / skype: kumiimaginox
ADAM CLEMENTS - VIDEO EDITOR, WEBMASTER AND TECHNICAL GURU
Adam started in filmmaking as a runner (meeting Imaginox CEO Arjun on his first ever short film job!) and then, after completing his training at the Brighton Film School, quickly progressed into post-production as an editor and animator. Continuing to work on projects as diverse as music videos, cinema commercials, web ads and a feature film, enabled Adam to sharpen his skills further, making him a quick and agile editor. He now works at Imaginox where he is the indispensible 'go-to guy' for all things technical, and he has 3 nicknames depending on what mood he's in!
Favourite Films: Pan's Labyrinth, Spirited Away, Withnail and I.
"I'm really interested in all things digital and innovative, and Imaginox is quite a playground - it's a very exciting company to be a part of!"
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org / +44 (0) 20 7193 1558 / skype: adamimaginox
BECKY BAZZARD - MARKETING AND PARTNERSHIP DEVELOPMENT MANAGER
Becky's impressive career in film spans 15 years. In addition to being part of the Imaginox team, she is a board member of Diversity in Visual Arts (DiVA) and a Project Executive on Skillset-funded programmes, 'Marketing Movies Online' and 'The Graduate Fellowship Programme'. In 2010, Becky launched 'Trailermade', an initiative to fast-track promising feature film teams, resulting in a showcase and pitch event in the UK Film Centre, Cannes. At the New Producers Alliance, as Events and Communications Manager, she ran national and international film training events.
She produced the feature 'Captain Eager and the Mark of Voth', released theatrically and distributed by ICA Films. Her award-winning short dramas have been selected for a wide range of international festivals, including Times BFI London, Sydney International, AFM and Raindance festivals, to name but a few.
Favourite Films: The Deer Hunter, Brain Dead, The Wrestler
"It’s great to be part of such an innovative team, helping to develop partnerships and initiatives with and for the industry without boundaries."
We are committed to ensuring this platform remains dynamic and focused on the needs of our members and welcome your feedback on both content and functionality at every stage of the platform’s development. There are also Feedback Tabs on the base of each page of the site and please feel free to contact us at any time on email@example.com.