In the last year, after Isotta & Ellie founded @theirstoryfilms , they have set up, funded and run a training programme for young people, produced over 10 films about their local community and won and award. On the 31st July, it all came together at our inaugural film festival at The Granville, NW6 5HE showcasing the work of our friends and students. What a celebration it was! Thank you to @pdtlondon @thegranvilleskt

Meet The 2021 Festival Filmmakers

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Huse Monfaradi


Tamsin Nathan


Simon Glass


Tulula Sofitsi- Doherty

Local filmmaker, Huse started his career at MTV UK. He began directing spots shortly thereafter, working with brands such as Cadburys, Samsung and Nike. In 2011, Huse directed his first feature film ‘Nothing But the Beat’, a documentary with and about DJ & Producer David Guetta. He transitioned into drama and documentary, exquisitely capturing the lives of people close to him. Huse is showing two films this evening- "A life like water", which about his father and "BROTHERS", which is a story of friendship, betrayal and the fragility of mental health

T.O.Y is a project funded by London Borough of Cultures and part of Brent 2020 programme. T.O.Y is a short film which seeks to challenge people’s perceptions and prejudices of young people. T.O.Y is an abstract, creative and experimental film by local artist Tamsin.

Simon has directed, produced and filmed more than a dozen short documentaries for BBC London over the past few years on subjects as varied as sports in education, sexual harassment on the rise in London clubs and Extinction Rebellion's occupation of London in 2019. Prior to that Simon presented an episode of the BBC series, ''A Very British History", that was nominated for a Royal Television Society award.


Simon started his career making short films - including "Dogspotting" for Film4, the expressionistic "A Change of Mime" - that after being locked away for 10 years will receive its World Premier at this festival - and then his first feature documentary ‘The Last Tribe’, that was selected by the British Film Institute as one of 100 key films made in Yorkshire over the past century.

Tulula is an up and coming 23 year old filmmaker from West London. She is half-Greek, half-Scottish. This first-person documentary is about her journey to reconnect with her Greek grandma, overcoming the physical distance separating them and the lifelong language barrier between them.

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Sera Hersham-Loftus


Warren Reilly

Sera, from West London, is an Interior Decorator & Stylist, transforming homes and spaces into wildly romantic places infused with a spirit of artistic reverie. Sera's instagram page, @seraoflondon, became a source of joy and wonder for many before and over lockdown, where she showcases her surreal and moving short films. She will be showing a montage of films capturing lockdown through her eyes.

Warren Reilly is an award winning local designer. In 2020, he piloted his inaugural community fashion project titled "Fashioning Our History", where he explores cultural influences on fashion over the years. What started as a project for local people in the area became a lifeline for many over the lockdown period. He will be showing the FOH trailer and a short interview with him conducted by Their Story co-founder, Isotta Reichenbach.