Behind the Scenes


Executive Director Greenpeace International

“There comes a time when all that really matters is humanity and solidarity”

Bunny McDiarmid is an activist with more than 30 years’ experience leading national and international campaigns.  Her words offers several valuable insights for living a life of true significance. She has a lot to teach us. Her life as an environmental activist began in earnest with her joining the crew of the anti-nuclear protest ship The Fri in the early 1980s. She later crewed on the Rainbow Warrior – bombed by the French  secret service in Auckland in July 1985. Her love for the Pacific motivated Bunny to help establish the Greenpeace Pacific campaign in 1987, leading regional teams on nuclear, oceans, forests and climate campaigns. She returned to Greenpeace in 2000, working in a variety of campaign leadership roles including the international nuclear campaign and the international deep-sea bottom trawling campaign, before taking the job of Executive Director in Greenpeace NZ/Aotearoa in 2006. She remained in this post until October 2015. Bunny McDiarmid, together with Jennifer Morgan, became Executive Director of Greenpeace International on 2016.
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Cinematographer

“I like my work to help tell a story and describe characters”

His talent has led him to work with directors such as Tom Ford, Juan Antonio Bayona, Alejandro Amenábar and Rodrigo Cortés, while performers and actors such as Colin Firth, Julianne Moore, Ryan Reynolds, Charlize Theron, Michael Fassbender, Iggy Pop y Lady Gaga have passed before his camera. Eduard Grau knows how to win the viewer over. All his visual works have a meaning, from the type of shot to the ambient colours used. He delivers a unique and often impactful imaginary, and does so with courage, passion and simplicity. His versatility is reflected in the amount of advertisements, music videos, short films, documentaries and films that he has made. His most successful works include: “A single man”, “Buried”,  “The Gift” and “Suffragette”, but not forgetting other equally enthralling projects such as “La ruta natural” ,“Finisterrae” and  “Animals”. Eduard Grau lives and breathes his profession with boundless intensity and boasts one of the most seductive and boldest approaches in the film industry.
Rankin

Photographer

“There’s always a way to find honesty in a picture”

Rankin is an icon in the world of contemporary photography, He is much more than a fashion and portrait photographer. He is more than a man with an eye for highlighting a new concept from an advertising photo. He is, essentially, an explorer of faces and scenes, capable of conveying a story so as to show what lies under the skin of the world. Rankin’s portfolio is one of the most impressive you’ll ever see. In his career he has photographed the portraits of so many legends from music, fashion, film, television, politicians and artists such as Kate Moss, Spice Girls, Lily Allen, Britney Spears, Kevin Spacey, Cate Blanchett, Queen Elizabeth II, The Rolling  Stones, Madonna, Juliette Binoche, Björ, Heidi Klum and more. In addition to his great work profile, Rankin and has done campaigns for well-known brands and he has shot covers for Elle, German Vogue, Harpers Bazaar, Esquire, GQ, Rolling Stone and Wonderland. He’s also made a name for himself in publishing by launching groundbreaking magazines Dazed & ConfusedAnOtherAnOther Man, and, most recently, Hunger, in 2011.

Director and Writer

“I think women film-makers are going from strength to strength”

Whether  personally  or professionally, she has great goals and desires. Lindy Heymann is a multifaceted person with a flexible  and enthusiastic attitude  towards any challenge  or task. She knows that with the right amount of inspiration and motivation anything is possible and is willing to do what it takes to make her dreams a reality. Lindy won ‘Best Directorial Debut’ at the British Independent Film Awards with her first feature, which was “Showboy” and in 2008 she completed her second feature “Kicks”. Premiering at Edinburgh it was nominated for the Michael Powell award, where it won two Trailblazer awards. Her television credits include “Hush!”, “Service”, “The Real Fawlty Towers” and “ 3 Hours in High Heel Heaven”. She has also directed over one hundred music videos and has worked with artists and bands as diverse as Paul McCartney, John Lydon, Sinead O’Connor, David Gray, The Charlatans, Suede, Leftfield, Terry Hall and Faithless. Lindy Heymann directed Suede’s video for the single “Attitude” starring the veteran British actor John Hurt.
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Composer, Arranger & Producer

“There’s no other choice than freedom for me”

Cristóbal Tapia de Veer is a film and television score composer, arranger, producer and multi-instrumentalist based in Montreal. He is best known for his work scoring on the British TV series “Utopia” and his latest score can be heard on AMC’s / C4’s co-production “Humans”, which has become the most-watched drama in the history of Channel 4.
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Actor, Director and Writer

“I still do not believe I have any talent, only stubbornness and commitment”

Olwen Fouéré is an actor, writer and theatre artist. She has worked with most major theatre companies in Ireland and in the United Kingdom, playing leading roles in numerous productions at the Abbey Theatre and at the Gate Theatre in Dublin, with the Royal National Theatre and the Royal Shakespeare Company in the UK and in the West End. She has received numerous awards and nominations including Irish Times/ESB Best Actress (2011, 2006, 2000 and 1999), Dublin Theatre Festival Best Actor 2003, and the Dublin Theatre Festival Samuel Beckett Award in 1998. In 2014 she received the prestigious Herald Archangel award of the Edinburgh Festivals, the Irish Times Special Tribute Award for outstanding achievement and contribution to Irish Theatre, and The Stage Award for Acting Excellence.
Charles Garrad

Production Designer and Director

“I always try to look for something authentic whatever I am doing”

Charles Garrad is a person who thinks about and understands the world through images, colours, shapes and sensations. He observes and analyses reality in a unique way, seeking out a different meaning and creating a parallel dimension of unconventional beauty. He creates the visual design of the world of the film. His works include “The Englishman Who Went Up a Hill But Came Down a Mountain” (1995), “The Serpent’s Kiss” (1997) and “Second Sight” (1999) and he’s about to make his directorial début with the film “Waiting for You”. He is an artist who knows how to captivate every single observer of his work, a creator with a magnetic authenticity.
I would like to express my sincere gratitude to Charles. He is a very special person to me.
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