Meet the Team
Melanie (she/her) is a film curator and cine-activist. Before joining the team in 2021, Melanie was Deputy Director of Sheffield DocFest, and prior to that Director of Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival. Her exec credits include REBEL DYKES and Jury positions include the Teddy Awards at Berlinale.
Rōgan (she/her) is a programmer, writer, editor and broadcaster. She has worked across the cinema and marketing teams at Barbican, as well as editing the award-winning The Underground Railroad FYC book and contributing work to a variety of publications including Little White Lies and i-D.
Communications & Administration Coordinator
Yasmin (she/her) graduated from Goldsmiths specialising in film and screenwriting. She’s since gained experience working in scripted development, industry research, & film exhibition. Sharing thought-provoking and original stories is what fuels her creative ambition. She prides herself on prioritising fair, accurate, and inclusive representation.
Training & Content Manager
Simone (she/her) has worked in the film industry for over 20 years in various roles in story development and training.
Data & Research Manager
Tom (he/him) has been with the charity since 2017 leading on research, data, statistical analysis and evaluation. After a music career in his twenties, Tom completed a PhD in Film History (‘The New Hollywood Historical Film 1967-78’) before going on to teach at the University of London.
Campaigns & Communications Consultant
Jo (she/her) is a marketing consultant specialising in campaign management with a focus on outreach. She has worked with the charity since 2018, helping to launch Reclaim The Frame and set up regional networks for the campaign.
Access & Inclusion Consultant
Charlie (she/they) is a deafblind access consultant working in film exhibition. Based in Edinburgh, Charlie is an in-house consultant at Matchbox Cine, where she advises cinemas, festivals, and other film organisations on access and inclusion for Deaf and disabled audiences.
Victoria (she/her) has been working in the arts and culture sectors for the last 15 years, managing the finances for a variety of charities and non-profits within the visual arts, dance, theatre, digital and festivals. She has a BA in Art History, and an MA in the Visual Culture of Ancient Antiquity.
Oli (she/her) is experienced projects producer and curator with in-depth knowledge concerning film festivals, site-specific arts programming, and hybrid events. She has previously worked with London Korean Film Festival, Austrian Cultural Forum, Human Rights Watch Film Festival & Sheffield Doc/Fest, among others. In 2015-2017 she served as Programmer and Cinema Manger for Dom na kinoto (Cinema House), and is currently also part of the team behind Phoenix Cinema in North London.
Cristina (she/her) has worked in film since 2016, first in casting then in exhibition, working in operations and finance for Cineworld Cinemas and joining the Reclaim The Frame team in 2019. Cristina graduated from Queen Mary University of London with a first class degree in Film Studies. Cristina is on maternity leave until 2024.
On maternity leave
We work with Impact Producers across the UK to de-centralise the curation and delivery of Reclaim The Frame, in recognition of our belief that impactful connections and outreach is best achieved through local relationships and lived experiences in the cities we work in.
Anne Louise Kershaw