All of our tutors are working industry professionals who are as passionate about teaching as they are about film. We employ a combination of regular tutors and guest lecturers to give you a comprehensive insight into all aspects of filmmaking. They are chosen for their knowledge of their discipline as well as their ability to inspire!
Jonny Persey - Chief Executive
Jonny Persey is the chief executive of Met Film School, an independent film producer and managing director of Met Film Production. His feature film credits include Deep Water, a feature documentary for Pathe, FilmFour, and the UK Film Council, released theatrically in the UK in December 2006; Wondrous Oblivion, distributed in the UK in 2004 by Momentum Pictures and by Palm Pictures in the US, with Pathé handling international sales; The Pied Piper of Hutzovina, distributed in the UK by Slingshot, the US by Arts Alliance and worldwide by The Film Company; Heavy Load, distributed in the UK by Kaleidoscope, and broadcast by IFC in the US and BBC in the UK; French Film, distributed in the UK by Revolver and internationally by The Works; and Little Ashes, distributed in the UK by Kaleidoscope and in the US and internationally by Regent.
Under his leadership, Met Film is currently in production or post-production on a roster of films. The latest Met Film releases include The Infidel written by David Baddiel and starring Omid Djalili and Richard Schiff. Award-winning documentary feature Men Who Swim (AKA Sync Or Swim), about Sweden's first male-only synchronized swimming team, also received its UK television premier on the BBC in June 2010, was awarded Critics Choice from Time Out London and was nominated for a prestigious Grierson award in 2011. And Donor Unknown – another Met Film production - was also nominated for a Grierson award for ‘Best Documentary on a Contemporary Theme’.
Having studied psychology at Cambridge University and worked for several years as a youth worker and training and organisational development consultant, Jonny Persey produced his first feature film, Everyone’s Child, in Zimbabwe in 1996. He then went on to study at the National Film & Television School where he produced a series of acclaimed short films both through the school and independently. He serves on PACT’s Film Policy Group and is a member of ACE.