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Teaching Staff

The BA Film and Moving Image Production course is taught by noted film makers, sound artists and corporate films specialists.

Liam Wells

Course Leader

Liam Wells

Liam Wells teaches across the three years of the course in a range of subjects including; editing craft, visual and narrative storytelling, sound design and contextual studies. Liam’s teaching largely focuses upon first year and third year fiction film production, but also on the development of academic writing and relationships between theory and practice. Liam’s role includes industry engagement, curriculum development and leading the academic team throughout the year. In 2010/11 Liam was an HEA National Teaching Fellow, which reflects his research interest in film production education. Read Liam’s staff profile.

Dan Turner, Senior Lecturer

Senior Lecturer

Dan Turner

Dan is an award winning filmmaker, with feature film work distributed worldwide, including nationwide cinema release for the critically acclaimed The Man Inside. Now inspiring a new generation of Independent filmmakers as Senior Lecturer in film production at NUA, by providing industry-relevant experience and a diverse skill-set, whilst being equally passionate about creating and fostering opportunities and links to the UK film industry. Read Dan’s staff profile.

Jennifer Handorf staff profile


Jennifer Handorf

Jennifer lectures on the BA (Hons) Film and Moving Image Production course at NUA, taking a lead on second year teaching. She brings her experiences as a feature film producer to the students, covering everything from film finance to marketing to career planning. Read Jennifer’s staff profile.

Suri Krishnama


Suri Krishnamma

Suri brings nearly 25 years of industry experience as a film and television director to his role as a 0.5 lecturer in Film and Moving Image Production. His awards include three BAFTA nominations, winner of Raindance UK, Yubari, Chicago and other festivals. His international reputation recognises feature films and television directing in the United States, Australia, South America, India and across Europe. As a writer, Suri has adapted three Shakespeare tragedies as short films and has a feature length adaptation of Hamlet in development. A graduate of both the AUB (1987) and the NFTS (1990, Fiction Direction) Suri is passionate about teaching and learning and has led workshops at a number of UK film schools. Read Suri’s staff profile.

Studio and Workshop Technicians

  • Phil Archer
  • Sarah Kennedy
  • John Watson
  • Karen Milam
  • Josh Carver
  • Alec Game
  • Jack Brophy

Staff Profiles


To find out more about all the academic staff at NUA visit our academic profile pages.