THE TEAM

The ECFF team is comprised of group of passionate supporters of Arts and Culture in Earl’s Court. 

Sean Duffy – Producer

Sean Duffy has been producing theatre and film for many years in London. He is passionate about working with emerging film-makers to enable them to bring their scripts to screen, and believes in developing collaborations with business and institutions to build a creative community.

Sean has a extensive experience of creating business plans/budgets and securing funding to deliver their creative/community objectives. Importantly, he also enjoys the marketing aspect to ensure that the films are screened to large audiences. Recently, Sean Duffy has been involved in script development and offering artistic suggestions to film makers.

Film Earl’s Court is a great platform make films and build an exciting and innovative creative community and working with others to achieve this. A significant recent success was the production of the critically acclaimed (and sellout run) of Hangover Square.

Sean has a wide ranging career in business development. The next aim of Film Earl’s Court is to make a feature film. Sean has a BA (Hons) degree in English Literature.

Caroline Tod Richardson – Producer

Caroline is the Co-Founder and Producer of the Earl’s Court Film Festival and Film Earl’s Court.  A passionate advocate of the global short film scene, Caroline and the Film Earl’s Court team provide opportunities to emerging UK and International filmmakers by way of promotion, funding and co-production support.

 Film and theatre production projects: Twelfth Night (2014), Much Ado About Nothing (2015); Executive Producer of the documentary short film Jan (2017), which was made at Asylum Link Merseyside; Executive Producer of Last Day of Summer (2017), winner at the 2018 YAA (Young Artist Award) in Los Angeles; Director and Executive Producer for the talking heads documentary Memories of Fr Bill Kirkpatrick (2018), which will be premiered alongside Scenes From The Life Of A Priest. Caroline was also the Executive Producer for another recent short film, For Rosie (2019), which was filmed in her native North West Liverpool region.

Awards: Caroline is the recipient of the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea Mayor’s Award for services to the community in Earl’s Court, particularly for her work supporting older people and the arts. 

Career: A grass roots educator and mentor, Caroline Tod-Richardson is a graduate of City, University of London. She spent over twenty years working within the public sector. Caroline’s career started as a Play Specialist at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children, and then, as a qualified teacher (PGCE), went on to teach at Newham College of Further Education and Charing Cross Hospital.

Charitable Trust: Caroline is the Founder of the Liverpool and London-based charity – The Caroline Tod Charitable Trust (2005). “It is an honour to have formed meaningful and supportive relationships over these past 15 years. The projects we focus on are in the Health, Welfare and Education sectors.”  (registered Charity Number 1046157). 

Toby Brown – Producer

Toby Brown is Chairman of the Earls Court Community Trust and Co-Director of TLC Estate Agents. He has lived in the Earl’s Court Area all his life and has worked in the real estate industry in the area for 10 years.

Toby produces a wide range of local events for the community each year, from Jazz parties to Shakespeare plays, and, in June 2016, a wonderful production of Alice in Wonderland, in which 62 local children were involved.

He is a great lover of the arts, and especially film, Toby has an MA in Screen Performance from Drama Centre London.

Deborah Cleary – Marketing Advisor

Deborah Cleary is the promotional, digital and marketing lead for the Earl’s Court Film Festival.

She is the publisher and editor of local Arts and Culture newspaper, The Court and co-founder and shareholder of UK-based technology marketing and content agencies, Vox Corporation and Fast Forward.

Past positions have included: Public Relations Director for the Abu Dhabi Government’s federal green energy roll-out initiative, The Dubai Diamond and Dubai Metals and Commodities Exchange; Director of Operations at Oryx Corporation, the UAE’s leading freehold property agents; Head of Marketing for Eircom’s digital publishing house Rondomondo.

Deborah is a member of the UK Institute of Directors and Honorary Secretary of the Earl’s Court Community Trust.

TECHNICAL CREW

Talented. Dedicated. Committed. The ECFF Crew work hard to make sure that your Film Festival experience is as excellent as the short films that we produce.

Chris Penty – Sound Engineer

Chris Penty is a sound engineer, composer and AV technician based in London. Since completing his BA studying composition at University of Sheffield in 2010, Chris has worked on a range of projects pursuing his interest in sound art, moving image and music. As a sound engineer and AV technician he has worked at well known venues across London including the Institute of Contemporary Arts, The Union Chapel and Rich Mix Cultural Foundation.
Chris has also worked on a number of films as a sound designer, composer, location sound recordist and audio post producer, having worked with artist Jon Rafman on the short film accompanying Oneohtrix Point Never’s Sticky Drama. Chris is currently working on a series of music projects to be released independently. His music incorporates ambient soundscapes, field recordings, found sounds and unusual rhythms.

Effiong Onoyom – Visual Director

Effiong is a passionate creative professional, and has worked in still and motion imaging for more than 15 years. Six of these years he spent as a camera operator in Television and Live Events. Effiong is now freelance. He has a passion for scientific imaging, and is currently training as a Medical Illustrator.

He is also a member of Institute of Medical Illustrators UK.