Elizabeth Dixon is a writer and director with experience devising and directing performance across Britain and Europe including film, theatre, site specific, festivals and community commissions. Elizabeth directed multiple large scale public performances at Liverpool Capital of Culture festivities. Previously, Elizabeth led various theatre, film, and art projects at the Tate Modern, Tate Britain and the Saatchi Gallery in London. Most recently Elizabeth co-wrote Whirlpool short and feature scripts.
Elizabeth holds a BA in Theatre Arts and qualifications in photography, puppetry, and visual theatre forms from The Institut Del Teatre, Barcelona.
Kyleigh is a screenwriter currently developing 3 feature films and a series ranging from comedy and drama to historical drama. With several years of experience writing for world-renown educational institutions and international companies, her expertise is found in her detailed research, as well as interviews with thought leaders, researchers, and executives to create dynamic, and sometimes factual pieces that inform and entertain.
As a registered nurse, providing inpatient hospice care for the terminally ill, Kyleigh's unique perspective is evident in her character development and content.
Although Antony is an Emmy award-winning designer, he has always loved writing and has several screenplays under his belt including an adaptation of “I’m the King of the Castle” from acclaimed novelist Susan Hill. He has also written two other screenplays, a selection of short stories, and consistently reaches the latter rounds of prominent screenwriting contests with his work.
In his design career, he has worked on Oscar-winning films, 12 Years A Slave (opening and closing titles), and Arrival (graphic design), as well as for many prestigious clients such as the BBC, and the BFI.
Claudette Williams is a writer, actor and producer for over 20 years, recently developing Day After Day, a musical about Doris Day. Claudette is also writing a Children's Musical called Mine, based on the true story of one hippo’s extraordinary courage.
As a native of Toronto, she trained at Banff International Centre for the Performing Arts, the Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art in London, and studied Writing and Producing for Television at the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology. She is the Executive Producer of a festival of new Canadian works: New Ideas. In London, Claudette produced New American Voices, a festival of new works produced by American Actors UK.
Dallin Bundy is a fiction writer with a handful of press publications and awards. Recently, he has joined with Five Fifty Five Productions in the development of the television series Triad, as well as a feature film. Before joining Five Fifty Five, Dallin worked as a story editor on multiple projects from Todd Robert Petersen, a US-based fiction author with national publications.
Dallin has an MA in creative writing and literature and has spent four years teaching English at universities in Utah, where he is from. He is currently living in Akita, Japan teaching English to local students.
Joan Gill Amorim loves giving a voice to the marginalized, including in her most recent screenplay about a historic female figure from the renaissance period. Her passion for storytelling began with making up stories for her sister in Moon, Virginia and has taken her from photography in Rome to journalism in Hong Kong to documentary in London.
Her latest work includes a feature on motherhood for Nowness, a glimpse into the life of a Syrian refuge and editor on Whirlpool, Five Fifty Five's drama about Helen Keller.
Edel Gardner, Humanities graduate, has travelled the world developing her passion for writing, film and other visual mediums. From freelance writing and photography in Berlin to currently developing a feature length script through Five Fifty Five's Type Tank. Edel has a passion for supporting underrepresented stories and stories which humanise the societal and world conflicts. Edel is currently volunteering in the Sante Refugee Mental Health Access Project Befriending scheme, which supports asylum seekers and refugees.
Emma Coyne’s main passions are writing and independent cinema, with a specific interest social realism through comedy and hard-hitting drama. Emma’s work is available on her blog including short stories, film reviews and personal essays. She has recently finished her first short film script for Type Tank and is currently working on other works for Five Fifty Five's Short Starts offering. Emma enjoys travelling, acoustic music and stand-up comedy.