Derek Hayes is a film director with over thirty years of experience. He has consulted on numerous children TV projects including Cartwn Cymru, "Friends and Heroes," Character Shop and Knight Rider. He has worked with Aardman Studios as a development coordinator. He also is the animation director and co-founder of Animation City, a studio in London. Derek has also directed music videos for Madonna, Rod Stewart, Elton John and Tom Jones. He won the Epiphany prize for his work on The Miracle Maker and the Grand Prix award for his work on Prince Cinders. Derek is currently the president of Jury for the Animation and TV at the Cairo International Film Festival and is on the BAFTA Animation jury.
Chris Webster is an animator who has worked for twenty years in the industry and has extensive experience as an educator, teaching across a broad range of levels from school, higher education, and professional training programs, and within the studio environment. He is currently Head of Animation at the Bristol School of Animation and the University of the West of England