WHO WE ARE
EXECUTIVE ADMINISTRATION & FINANCE TEAM
Founder and President
Sebastian graduated from the RCA Film School in 1987. He is a Photographer, Writer and Film Director previously working extensively as an Art Director and Production Designer in stills and the moving image in the USA, Australia and the UK. Surrounded by many highly influential fine artists from birth, notably the Sculptor Henry Moore who was a close family friend, he is the son of two highly prolific and prominent Photographers John and Julia Hedgecoe. Returning from Hollywood in 1993 he established highly successful multi-disciplinary Artist Studio Complexes in North London, running them for 18 years and helping launch many a successful career. Simultaneously working for a long list of clients in Advertising, Design, Publishing and the Fine Art world, Sebastian first conceived of Atmósfera Academy of Inspiration on a Photographic excursion to Andalusia in 2010. Noble projects take time to mature and the Academy is now ready to launch.
Roger is a highly experienced Producer, Writer and Director whose career began at LWT and developed through film and video documentaries, drama, and into the current digital age. His broad field of work has included multi-national corporations and highly specialised iconic sporting institutions. He has worked across all of Europe as well as over 25 other countries around the world. He has produced and directed for the BBC, The Discovery Channel, Channel 4 and ESPN covering educational, scientific, adventure, arts and cultural subjects.
Adam is an award - winning Producer and Executive in the television and film industries with a distinguished career in motion pictures. He was one of the founding partners of Limelight Films which became one of the world's leading independent production companies. Among its spectrum of award - winning work were title sequences for three James Bond films, an Emmy winning children's series and hundreds of music videos for leading artists who included The Rolling Stones, Madonna, Michael Jackson, Peter Gabriel, Dire Straits, Bob Dylan, Paul McCartney, David Bowie and many others. Adam was chairman of Framestore for ten years and instrumental in making it the largest visual effects and computer animation studio in Europe today.
Elendil graduated from Valencia University in 2002 with a degree in sound engineering. He is a highly experienced sound technician and multi talented musician with more than 25 years experience of running recording studios as an engineer, artist and live event producer. Working with international performing artists and musicians his expertise includes composition and recording for TV, Film and Radio. Previously a grand piano repairer and specialist he was also a public relations expert for 15 years for music and performing arts in Southern Spain. His company at that time distributed the weekly newspaper 'The Entertainer'.
Executive Finance Director
Thida graduated from Mandalay University, Burma in 1994 with B.Sc. (Hons.) Mathematics. She speaks three languages and is highly experienced in financial management. She ran the International Food Department of the Toyota Tsusho Corporation for 12 years in Rangoon, Singapore, Japan and London. Thida masterminded highly successful advances in Toyota's business working practices and product list, increasing their revenues significantly during this time. Thida's extensive experience of working simultaneously in the East and West, is matched by her great personal interest, knowledge and passion for the arts and indigenous crafts of each hemisphere.
Anthony Harrild PhD
Executive Education Director
Anthony Harrild is Ruskin Professor Emeritus of Art at Cambridge School of Art, founder and curator of the Ruskin Gallery Cambridge and the Code Digital Gallery. Educated at Exeter St Andrews and the Slade, he has taught at Arts Schools in Brighton, Cambridge, Farnham, Kingston, London, Newcastle on Tyne and Sheffield and has been awarded Professorial titles at three UK universities. Anthony was editor-in-chief of POINT, the art and design research journal and he founded and edited Film Form magazine.
Regis Cabral PhD
Regis is a Swedish historian, a physicist, a specialist in technology and knowledge transfer and evaluations of university / society interfaces. He has published more than 300 books, articles and reports on scientific and technological subjects. He speaks eight languages and is known for the 'Cabral-Dahab Science Park Management Paradigm' used to study, plan and evaluate science parks, business incubators and similar organisations. With an artistic family heritage Regis brings his multi disciplinary expertise to the Atmosfera Academy of Inspiration.
Executive Administration Assistant
Gabriela Gower is a Mexican bi-lingual graduate of Central Saint Martins. Working in advertising, fashion, film and theatre she is as passionate about artistic development as she is about artistic pursuit. With great organisational flair and a champion of emerging artists she was nominated for best Costume Design by the Mexican Academy of Film Arts and Sciences.
ATMÓSFERA ACADEMY CONSULTANTS
Barry van Eupen
Financial Consultant / SPAIN
Barry van Eupen is a senior executive with strategic and commercial experience working for multinational stock exchange quoted corporations and local SMEs in various countries. Operating at board and senior management level as Managing Director, Chief Financial Officer and Financial Director. He gained international management experience working in Western Europe, France, the Netherlands, the USA, Canada, Singapore and Indonesia. Barry is a non executive director of a social enterprise Foundation East.
Cultural Liason Consultant / SPAIN
Inma Fernandez's family were originally from Ronda and she has great knowledge and in depth experience of working in her home region and on jobs and productions across all of Spain. For over 20 years she has worked as an administration director and production coordinator for film and photographic shoots, involving highly specialist requirements for several crews and multiple projects at one time. A native Spanish speaker she is fluent in English and highly adept at liason for national and international projects.
Research & Development Consultant / SPAIN
Nicholas Shipley has developed projects and funding initiatives in the UK and Internationally for 35 years. A highly awarded Executive Producer, his clients have included the UK and Hong Kong Governments and blue chip corporate clients Cathay Pacific, the BBC and Esso. In the 90's he was Head of Production for Media Asia and Executive Producer for News Corporation (Star TV) in Hong Kong.
Photography Consultant / SPAIN
Max has worked for 35 years in stills photography and multimedia communications. As a Photographer he has worked for mainstream advertising agencies with clients such as British Airways, BskyB, A&M Records and many others. Previously as a Studio and Project Manager for the global publishing company Ziff Davis he managed the team responsible for the photography cycles of the group's magazines, Computer Life, ZDNET, and PCM. Max's great expertise in management has notably included the complete reorganisation of the Bridgeman Art Library and additionally the digitisation of the Stapleton Art Collection with over 10,000 images of historical art.
Photography Consultant / SPAIN
Zelda Cheatle shared a vision with Professor John Hedgecoe and the RCA, and is renowned for her pioneering work in realising that vision to establish photography as a recognised art form. In 1989 Zelda opened the Zelda Cheatle Gallery and for 16 years exhibited excellence in photography nationally and internationally and published 17 monographs. She established the first Photography Fund in 2005-2012. Her work continues as an expert in Photography, a curator, editor, lecturer and consultant.
Film and TV Post Production Consultant / SPAIN
Carl Grinter is a Film Producer with specialist experience of Post Production for over 25 years. Previously Director of Production and Commercial Director at Rushes Postproduction, Carl has worked across feature films, broadcast tv, digital content and commercials.He is currently Executive Producer at the specialist animation, design and interactive company Three Wise Monkeys. Previously for 10 years he was managing director of Red Post Production. His career started at Hibbert Ralph Animation who were specialists of 2d and 3d animation and film visual effects.
COMMUNICATIONS AND EVENTS TEAM
Mike Demsey RDI
Design & Image Consultant
Over 5 decades Mike Dempsey has created everything from stamps to film title sequences. He is a writer, photographer, broadcaster, painter and blogger. He is also an elected member of Alliance Graphic International, Past President of D&AD and Master of The Faculty of Royal Designers for Industry. In 2012 he was awarded a special Black Pencil for most awarded designer at British Design & Art Direction's (D&ADS's) 50th anniversary.
Inspiration Events Director
A veteran Creative Lighting Designer and owner of a Stage Set Production Company, James has pioneered his place in the industry for over 35 years. Lighting large-scale rock concerts, notably the Pyramid Stage and Shangri-la at Glastonbury and literally hundreds of other festivals, he has also lit countless architectural projects, corporate events and fashion shows. His unique collaborations both large and small have helped launch some very well known performance artists, musicians and interactive media artists. He currently has projects in Africa, the UK, Australia and the United Arab Emirates.
Inspiration Events & Educational Films Editor
Mark Aarons started his career at FCB Publicis where he became a very busy Producer. Becoming an Editor, he has now edited four feature films, fifty film trailers, over two hundred commercials, two hundred music videos and many TV programmes. He has worked with the biggest Artists, Directors and Brands, all with his characteristic smile.
Independant Arts Consultant.
Hans Dieter Reichert
Senior Lecturer, UG Transmedia, Graphic Communication Design, University of Westminster www.hdr-online.com
Movement, Dance Consultant, Choreographer.
MD Park Village.
Film & TV Producer
Head of Production Design, Australian Film Television and Radio School.
Stanley Jones MBE
Printmaker, Stone Lithographer.
Creative Director, Lighting Design & Production.
Creative Director Spacious Thinking, Entrepreneur, UK, Asia, Australasia and
Head of Animation, Middlesex University London.
MID WALES ARTS CENTRE
CHAD BALESTER / USA / EUROPE
CHRISTOPHER HINGSTON / UK
JULIET LAWSON / USA / EUROPE
PIPPA SUTHERS / UK
MIKE CUSHNIE / HONG KONG
NICHOLAS SHIPLEY / UK / PHILIPPINES / CHINA
CREATIVE INDUSTRY COLLABORATORS
ATMÓSFERA LEGAL SPAIN & UK
ATMÓSFERA ACADEMY LAWYER SPAIN
FRANK PORRAL Avenida de los Alhelies, 5, 28016 Madrid, Spain
Local 42, Galeria Paniagua, Avda. de Paniagua, s/n, 11310 Sotogrande, San Roque, Cadiz, Spain
ATMÓSFERA ACADEMY INT. FINANCIAL, TAX & AUDITING SPAIN
MAZARS Salazar Diputación 26008007 Barcelona, Spain.
MAZARS Alcala, 63, 28014 Madrid, Spain.
ATMÓSFERA ACADEMY LAWYER UK
CHRIS KNIGHT - HEWITSONS Shakespeare House, 42 Newmarket Rd, Cambridge, CB58EP