Amanda S Thompson

Director

Amanda S Thompson has been working freelance in the film and television industry since 2009 and went on to graduate with a Bachelors Degree with Honors in Creative Industries: Television, in 2011.
She has successfully filled several professional roles including film tutor, camera operator, video editor, producer and more recently film director.
During her time working in the television and film industry she has worked with various companies including the BBC, Screen Education Edinburgh and BAFTA.
Most recently she was the project manager and film-maker on the famous Road To Change awareness campaign (2013 – 2015) wherein she filmed an independent documentary about the initiative. The film is currently in post production.
A noteworthy milestone in her career as her first feature length film.

Chus De Castro

Board Member

Chus de Castro has worked as an actress and screenwriter for more than eight years at the prestigious First Team Foundation, Madrid, in a wide range of different film projects and shorts such as Superliberal (a critically acclaimed short film), Yo Así No Levanto Cabeza (best actress award winner in Telde Cinexpress Film Fest 2011), and many more.
Her directorial debut, Ese Instante-That Instant (Audience Award Winner in Festival El Barbú) was one that she co-directed, wrote and acted in, (critically acclaimed and one of the most watched shorts at Notodofilmfest 2010). She has worked as an actress both in film and on popular TV shows such as El Secreto de Puente Viejo. In 2013, she directed Love Crisis (Audience Award Winner at Cortopatia, Special Jury Award in Certamen Internacional de Cortometrajes Roberto di Chiara and Special Jury Award in XXI Sguardi Altrove Film Festival) and so far it has received more than sixty nominations in film festivals worldwide.
Today, she is working on several upcoming theatre and film projects, and is preparing her first feature film directorial debut…
Chus brings an extremely valued motivation and dedication to the Blind Spot Production team that continues to shed light and greatness upon anything she is involved in. Her sought after, multi talented approach makes her a blessing to collaborate with.

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Sandy Garfunkel

Board Member

Sandy Garfunkel, a multi-award winning film director based in New York City, brings to Blind Spot Productions a unique, insightful, and well-informed vision.
She has run her own teleprompting company in New York City and Orlando since 1995, and has since gone on to write, direct and produce several of her own films including the award winning Perhaps Tomorrow (Best Short Film at SNOB) and Out of the Ash (Audience Award Winner at Katra Film Series, New Talent Award BAFTA Scotland 2014).
Since receiving a Masters degree with Distinction in Film Directing from Edinburgh University, she has been developing feature length productions both in the UK and the USA set to be screened internationally, much like the shorts she created.
Sandy brings talent and experience to Blind Spot, and is in a key position to help explore new ideas and progress the company to higher levels.

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Paul Chan

Camera Operator/ Boom Operator/ Sound Designer

Paul Chan has been working in the film industry since graduating from college with a Higher National Diploma in Television Production in 2005. He has successfully filled several roles ranging from camera operator to film tutor to sound designer, working for various organisations and companies such as the BBC, Firstlight, Screen Education Edinburgh, Mercy Corp and Edinburgh International Film Festival.
A bit of a jack of all trades with a passion for film audio makes him an invaluable addition to the team – everyone needs a Paul Chan!

Paul Chan

Paul Travers

Camera Operator/ Editor/ Sound Engineer

Similar to Paul Chan, Paul Travers’ speciality is also sound production. He has worked freelance in the television and independent film industry since 2010 when he graduated with a Higher National Diploma in Creative Industries: Television.
Although his passion is all things audio, he is an adaptable and invaluable member to the team with an ability to deliver brilliant camera work and video edits too!

Paul Travers