Cross Art Producer panel + Producers Get Together

Whatever the art form, producers seem like gold dust: a precious element vital to your project and very hard to find.

Join producers working in theatre, film, multi art events and interactive art as they discuss their journey into producing and what their role involves

The panel discussion will last about an hour and be followed by an informal mixer, with free drinks, for producers across the region to meet, share projects and ideas and also connect with HOME.

Relevant to existing producers of all fields, especially those who are thinking of producing work in a different field than current ones

People interested in working on cultural project who want to discover if producing is for them.

Panellist biographies

Jodie Ratcliffe is a Creative Producer, Programmer and Project Manager specialising in festivals and city-wide initiatives that engage local communities in the arts. Most recently she produced First Breath for Factory International – an outdoor public light installation involving hundreds of expectant parents in Manchester and Salford, and Stories We Tell – a binaural podwalk through the streets of Rochdale. She manages Manchester Independents – Greater Manchester’s scheme to support freelance and independent artists in the city regions. She is also a Yoga Teacher and a champion of wellbeing in the arts sector – especially for freelancers!

Loran Dunn is the founder of Film Production company Delaval Film. She is a 2017 Screen Daily Star of Tomorrow, British Screen Forum Future Leader, BFI Vision Award winning and BIFA Longlisted Breakthrough Producer, with track record of international success at festivals. Loran’s film slate feature shorts and features in all genre, including documentary  A Deal With The Universe which was released in UK cinemas nationwide in 2019 to critical acclaim. She is also a Senior Lecturer in Filmmaking at Manchester Metropolitan University and has been mentor, producer and executive producer for many filmmaker development schemes  including Channel 4’s Random Acts North and Sky Arts National Youth Theatre and Creative England’s ShortFLIX Loran is a co-founder of the UK Producer’s Roundtable campaigning for better accessibility and sustainability in the British Film Industry, and a full BAFTA voting member.

Remi Adefeyisan is a Creative Producer with an extensive history of collaborating with people who come from a variety of backgrounds and disciplines. His work always seeks to reflect the lives of people from a multicultural urban background, pushing the boundaries that divide us while simultaneously making high quality work that will have a social impact. He is an alumni of Stage One as one of their bursary winners. He has been awarded funding from Arts Council England, Home Manchester and the Princes’ Trust, and was a Jerwood Fellow with Manchester International Festival and an Old Vic 12 Producer. Remi is now Programme Producer at HOME working on our theatre productions and co-productions.

Sarah Unwin is a producer specialising in work that engages digital culture and technology topics and mediums across music, art, and education. Her projects have included music performances, public realm artworks, conferences, exhibitions and digital works. She has worked with organisations such as Manchester International Festival, FutureEverything, HOME, Manchester Science Festival and Leeds International Festival. She founded The After Lab, a creative, digital project, and education studio and is a video game producer with Passenger Games. She is also a lecturer in digital content and futures at the University of Salford and BIMM University.

Over 18’s only

Tickets are available as ‘Pay What You Can’. The suggested price for this event is £5 but there are a range of ticket prices so you can choose what you can afford from the options.