The Walton Film Group was founded by Madgalena Pniewska in May 2008. The group was established soon after a simple advertisment was placed in a shop window by Magdalena, who wanted to see if there were any other 'local' individuals that shared her interests in film making in Walton-on-Thames. She was astounded by the high volume of response from like minded creative people that lived locally.
After conducting various interviews and meetings, this group became the Walton Film Group. Their first short film production, was called With Sex in The Title to which each member of the group contributed. The advertisment for the actors and casting received a huge response, with over 800 professional actors all wanting to be chosen for the various roles in film. A contract was written up and agreed where all parties involved both behind and in front of the camera, worked for free for the love of film making and with an understanding of being credited in the film. With Sex in the Title was filmed over two days and with the help of everyone's personal time-input and efforts, was made for under £200.
During summer 2009, Magdalena wanted to make The Walton Film Group name 'more original' and with more emphasis on the area in which she lives, and so changed the name to KT12Films inspired by the local post code. Walton-on-Thames has a rich background in film making dating back as far as 1899 by highly respected film making pioneer 'Celic Hepworth' (Rescued by Rover - 1904) and more recently Shepperton Studios
Magdalena's love for documentaries and film making developed from her travelling and background in journalism. She is a Graduate of University of Torun, Poland (BA Hons-Journalism and BA Hons - Eastern European Languages and Culture) as well as Graduate of Royal Holloway University of London (Documentary Film making).
Founded KT12 Films in May 2008.
Produced and directed several short documentaries. She is an experienced digital film camera person and editor
Cert in Fine & Applied Art - Sir John Cass Faculty of Art, White chapel; HNC BTEC in graphic Design. South Thames College, Wandsworth - Multimedia studies Cert (included internal studio work, taking a project from brief through to finished work - in this case, a 30-minute documentary on one of the crew behind some classic 60s & 70s British TV series. Have as a showreel). Helped a colleague with some storyboard ideas for a personal project based on a Rafael Sabatini novella. Worked through three terms at the London Academy of Performing Arts in the mid-90s. Appearances in Pinter and Pirandello productions.
Loves to design his own VHS and DVD sleeves for his collection consisting of a large private collection of movie/TV memorabilia. Previous employment at a West End movie memorabilia store.
TV appearances: The Time, The Place (Carlton ITV); Collector's Lot (C4); House of Astonishment (C5); memorabilia contributor to The Best of British: Roger Moore (BBC1) and a Roger Moore documentary for ITV1
Adil Oliver Sharif
Graduate of University of the Arts, London and Surrey Institute of Art and Design
He refines a life learning and being inspired from people always with a smile. Early every morning with a head plagued with thoughts on utopian poetry and goal set firmly in his mind, this mixed media documentary artist is never quiet what he seems. Adil has been involved in an endless list of numerous Music and Fine Art projects from designing and photographing Nu-Soul album covers, magazines to filmed interviews and collaborations with Fine Artists, both famous and unknown
Matthew Rose founded award-winning production company ‘Confugium Film Ltd’ in 2006. Since then he has gone on to write and produce a number of short films and recently completed his first feature. He is also a member of sketch comedy group ‘The Intimate Strangers’, occasionally performs stand-up and has a successful podcast on iTunes. Matthew Rose likes cats