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Film and Screen Media Staff Profile

Tom Poultney - Head of HE Creative Arts

Tom Poultney is the Head of Department for Higher Education Creative Arts. Tom has worked across the Art Enterprise and Photography degrees at Leeds City College.

Tom is a practicing artist and is interested in many forms of creative practice; current research is focussed on internet culture, and particularly the creation of online communities through the development of new forms of communication.

Research Interests:

  • Memes
  • Internet culture
  • Folk art
  • Surveillance
  • Phenomenology

Ryan Woods - Programme Manager

Ryan Woods is the Programme Manager for Film and screen Media. Ryan is experienced in documentary production and seen his work in international film festivals. Through his varied career he has worked with businesses producing promotional and corporate video, worked on live music events for BBC introducing West Yorkshire and worked for Apple. With a research interest in psychology and mythology he highlights personal and collective psychological processes to watching film.

Danny Orwin - Lecturer

Danny Orwin is a Lecturer on Film & Screen Media, and Royal Television Society Award Winner. He has delivered work for national and international exhibitions and festivals, including British Film Institute, Milwaukee Art Gallery, HOME, Manchester Art Gallery, and Royal Exchange Theatre.

Graduated with an MA in Filmmaking from Manchester School of Art, and is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. Currently also working as Associate Artist Film Director with Ransack Theatre."

Emily Brogden - Lecturer

My research interests are Motion Graphics, Typeface, Film Theory: Researching National Identity and Japanese Anime Studies. My recent dissertation was researching Kawaii self-identities within Japanese Anime films and understanding how they are used and mirrored within Japanese society and culture. In the future I want to complete an MA within this area.