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If you would like to get in touch please send an email to Bartek Dziadosz.

Bartek Dziadosz manages the Derek Jarman Lab. He studied Law and Film Studies at the Jagiellonian University in Cracow and Contemporary Media Practice at the Westminster Film School. He has a PhD in theory and practice of editing from London Consortium/Birkbeck. He was cinematographer on SpringA Song for Politics, and Harvest in The Seasons in Quincy sequence. He also directed A Song for Politics and edited Harvest. His own documentary on the sociologist Zygmunt Bauman, The Trouble With Being Human These Days, has screened around the world. Bartek teaches on the Derek Jarman Lab’s Audio-Visual Practice as Research course and the Pittsburgh-London Film Programme.

Lily Ford is a historian and filmmaker with a PhD from Birkbeck, University of London, in the cultural history of flight. Her book on this subject, Taking to the Air, was published in 2018. Lily has herself made films on both contemporary and historical subjects (A Humbrol Art: The Paintings of George Shaw, 2018; Fallen Women, 2016), as well as producing films with others, notably the feature documentary The Seasons in Quincy: Four Portraits of John Berger, 2016. She teaches on the Derek Jarman Lab’s Audio-Visual Practice as Research course and the Pittsburgh-London Film Programme. She is currently researching women in early British aviation.

Eddie Bolger is a filmmaker working across documentary, fiction, and educational productions. As a producer at the Derek Jarman Lab, he works on a number of our in-house essay films, as well as on commissions for Birkbeck and for external organisations such as the BBC and the Leverhulme Trust.  Eddie teaches on many of the Lab’s courses, including the essay film course. 

Bea Moyes is a producer and teacher at the Derek Jarman Lab. Her recent work for the Lab includes a number of essay films such as ‘The Hemline Index’, for BBC Ideas; ‘Crafting Resistance: The Art of Chilean Political Prisoners’, with Dr Jasmine Gideon; ‘The Many Lives of a Shield’, directed by Professor Luciana Martins; and her continued film work with Professor Martins as part of the British Academy project ‘Digital Repatriation of Bicultural Collections: Connecting Scientific and Indigenous Communities of Knowledge in Amazonia’, with Kew Archives and Herbarium. Bea was Assistant Producer on the feature-length essay film, The Seasons in Quincy: Four Portraits of John Berger. She teaches the essay film course, and also the Hidden Persuaders film course, working with sixth-form students from North London in 2018 and 2019. Alongside her work for the Lab, Bea is an independent filmmaker and cultural projects producer, working with a number of organisations including the Thames Festival Trust, SPACE Studios, Film London, King’s College London, On-the-Record, the Art Worker’s Guild, Portland Museum, and B-side Festival. 

Robyn Jakeman is a producer at the Lab, as well as its PR and media co-ordinator. She produced the short films Europe Endless (2019) and Keywords For Today (2020), and is currently producing a new feature-length film on Europe. Robyn completed her PhD on Italian Futurism and English modernism at Birkbeck, University of London, in 2019. She co-organises the Avant-Garde Studies group.

Colin MacCabe chairs the Derek Jarman Lab. From 1985 to 2008 he produced features, documentaries, and installations for directors as varied as Terence Davies, Derek Jarman, Isaac Julien, and Chris Marker. Since 2008 he has devoted himself to research-led filmmaking, establishing the Derek Jarman Lab with Bartek Dziadosz, Lily Ford, and Sarah Joshi in 2012. For the Lab he has produced all the films for The Seasons in Quincy and directed Ways of Listening and A Song for Politics. He is also a critic who, in 2017, published Perpetual Carnival: Essays on Film and Literature (OUP) and, with Adam Bartos, Remembering Chris Marker (OR Books). His most recent publication is Keywords for Today (2019; ed. by Colin MacCabe and Holly Yanacek). His most recent film is Keywords for Today (2020).

Walter Stabb is the Head of Post-Production at the Lab. He has worked as an editor, assistant editor, and assistant producer on documentary projects screened by BBC:Storyville, BBC:Arena, HBO America, and at festivals internationally. Since completing the London Consortium MRES programme, where he explored the relationship between documentary film, trauma, and animation, Walter has led practical workshops for students on editing, and oversaw the post-production of The Seasons in Quincy.

Francis Gooding is the Head of Research at the Derek Jarman Lab. He is a writer and researcher. He writes on art, music and film, amongst other things. He worked as a researcher and author on the Colonial Film: Images of the British Empire project (colonialfilm.org.uk). He is a contributing editor to Critical Quarterly, and is the author of Black Light: Myth and Meaning in Modern Painting (2009). He is a regular contributor to The Wire and the London Review Of Books

Sarah Joshi is an associate of the Jarman Lab and the Director of the Pittsburgh London Film Programme. Sarah holds a PhD in Humanities and Cultural Studies, an MA in Humanities and a BA in Classical Archaeology. After finishing her MA, Sarah taught for a Humanities and Philosophy department at a local college in California. While her MA thesis was on the missionary compulsion to write in the last quarter of the nineteenth century in India, her PhD research with the London Consortium was concerned with contemporary Hindi cinema and the negotiation of interracial relationships and cultural citizenship in diasporic-centric films. Previously Sarah was the manager for the University of London-Birkbeck Institute for the Moving Image. She has published on the Non-Resident Indian, as well as on representations of the partition of India and Pakistan in popular film and literature.