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SALEM KAPSASKI WRITER, DIRECTOR, PRODUCER, ACTOR
Salem Kapsaski is a writer, stage and film director and producer living in Manchester, England. He studied directing at the New York Film School and sound engineering at the City of Westminster College. He has directed several short films and numerous theatre plays. He directed his first short film at the age 13, a horror film entitled My Head Hurts, which won an award at the Sci-Fi And Horror Festival in Stuttgart.
In 2009 he worked on set as a production assistant on Dario Argento's Giallo. Previous directorial works in theatre include staging That Abortion Play by controversial playwright Greg Moulder. It received very positive reviews from critics in Greece and had nightly sold out performances. He has acted in theatre portraying Ian Brady in an adaptation of Fassbinder's Pre Paradise Sorry Now and in film as the young Adolf Hitler in The Traces of History, 2001. Salem played in several punk bands including Chicken Pest, The Astyanax and Contra of the Unformed.
His writing has appeared in Art Decades, Weng's Chop, Black Giraffe Quarterly, Mass Movement Magazine, Scene4 Magazine and Filmrage. Salem also edited and published a xerox-zine called In Punk We Trust Inc. In 2014 he became an ordained minister. He directed Jeff Kristian's segment for the Go Gold Childhood Cancer Awareness video. In 2016 he will present the erotic film anthology Films Confiscated from a French Brothel.
Salem is making his feature film debut with horror musical Spidarlings, a writer, producer, actor, director and song writer. He is a director of production company Apres Vague.
Salem is director and producer on the Mr Binks Media/Apres Vague US TV production London Calling.
SOOZI CHAMELEONE COLUMNIST, ACTRESS, CHOREOGRAPHER & PRESENTER
Soozi is a London based singer, journalist, writer, and actor. She has been singing for over two decades and currently fronts newly formed psychedelic stoner doom metal band, The Pilgrimace Of Manon, who will begin touring and recording later this year. Previously she had formed and fronted alternative/grunge outfit Soozi Q and the Dirtbags and blues band Cusp.
As a music and alternative lifestyle journalist, a role she took on at the beginning of 2013, Soozi reviews gigs, records, fetish club events and exhibitions within the alternative scene and on behalf of Metal-Rules.com and TheIndependentVoice.org. She is currently working on a sci-fi romance novella (fiction) with a view to it being published later this year.
In 1998, Soozi completed a course at Milfield Theatre where she developed her acting, singing and dancing skills. In 2005 she attended Hertford Regional college to study journalism, social media, film and TV production, at which she excelled. For the last three years, Soozi has been working with Aprés Vague Productions on horror musical Spidarlings in the role of Tracy. She is also principal choreographer and production assistant, in addition to helping with casting. Previous roles include a small role in a pilot for a TV show named Funny Or Die Trying, in which she played an exotic dancer and was also the second assistant director.
Additionally, Soozi will be regularly performing burlesque as a part of the Midnight Cabaret at newly launching alternative club event, Transcendence, which will take place at club 229 in Great Portland Street, London. She also plans to launch an alternative modelling career to supplement her other creative endeavours.
Soozi is alternative scene correspondent on the Mr Binks Media/Apres Vague US TV production London Calling.
JEFF KRISTIAN WRITER, SONGWRITER, PRODUCER, ACTOR, RECORDING ARTIST AND PRESENTER
Bermondsey-born Jeff Kristian made his TV debut in 1970 at the age of 6 playing a young Charlie Chaplin in a Tommy Steele BBC special. He has a show-business background spanning five decades as a writer, songwriter, recording artist, producer and performance artist, best know more recently in his role as a female impersonator.
Regional theatre roles followed through the 1970's and across the 1980's he fronted live bands, including Dooyah! After a season in The Palace of Varieties for The British Music Hall Society, he created and starred in his one-man review The Kinky Hanky Panky Show. His 1990's creation The Diva Show won him a Reader's Poll Award for Best Drag Act. The Jeff Kristian Show at Molly Moggs is currently in its fourteenth year, the longest concurrent drag show in Soho's history. His female impersonation show has performed across the UK, including as host on the main stages at World Gay Pride, Trafalgar Square 2011 and Birmingham Pride 2013.
In 2000, Maltese Eurovision star Chaira Siracusa's album What You Want featuring four of Jeff's songs made number one in Europe for seven weeks. He headlined at Ronnie Scotts, London performing four of his own compositions for The British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors. His starring role in the 2004 movie, Snow White: My Confidential Drawers, was acclaimed at the Mexican Film Festival. He also starred in the Gsus Lopez short Ephemeral Nature, which won the Grand Prix ASVOFF Barcelona Award for Best Picture in January 2012. Jeff’s film It Melts won the Best Fashion Film Award at Charleston Fashion Week in the US. He starred as single mother Mary in the Lopez film Out, and Mr Allen in the Crixton Films feature A Reasonably Good Bloke, directed by Omar Ismail. Jeff has written the songs and music for a new horror musical feature film called Spidarlings, due for release late 2015. He makes an appearance singing in character as The Diva and is co-producer. Since 2010, he has written a regular column for PinkWire Magazine called Adventures Of A Drag Queen and his debut comedy novel Where D'Ya Put Yer Willy? has had great acclaim. He also starred as Lettie and Billy-no-nut in the radio pilot of the story. Jeff was a regular cast member on channel 5's Big Brother's Bit on the Side 2012 and Big Brother's Singing Drag Queen in Celebrity Big Brother's Bit on the Side 2012 and 2013.
Jeff is host/anchor and producer on the Mr Binks Media/Apres Vague US TV production London Calling.
BILL PHILLIPS NLP EXPERT & TRAINER
Bill Phillips is a certified international NLP Coach, and an approved trainer and active practitioner of New Code NLP, certified by John Grinder, Carmen Bostic St Clair and Michael Carroll in 2006. He has often been called upon by fellow NLP Trainers to co-evaluate and certify at their practitioner trainings, and offers his services internationally to co-produce and co-teach courses and trainings in NLP. He has a keen concern for the careful use of language in working with clients. Precision with words can accelerate and enhance effective change work. And so often, lack of precision can inadvertently undo it!
Bill is a long-recognized master in the practical application of NLP to business and corporate life. Since his first NLP training in 1988, Bill has built an international reputation as a multicultural management consultant and team builder with a reputation for getting results and as a talented, world-class facilitator, valued for his ability to assist in large multinational groups with complex thinking, learning and agreement making.
He has made his mark in many countries around the world, as the last 25 years have seen his engagement largely as a developer of people in leadership roles. As one of the founding members of the International Trainers’ Academy of NLP (ITA), he is designated with just two others as a senior trainer of NLP, and a respected member of the visiting faculty at the NLP Academy. Bill’s principal activities these days include applying New Code NLP to Business and Executive Coaching. Something else he does regularly with John Grinder, Carmen Bostic St Clair and Michael Carroll is in training, evaluating and qualifying NLP Trainers each year, many of whom themselves become members of the ITA. He also trains New Code NLP Coaches to the highest standards, and sees individual clients privately.
Bill’s NLP trainer training recording, Who Says? Meta Model Mastery, is currently available in English or Spanish language from Mr Binks Media.
JASON PRINCE SONGWRITER, RECORDING ARTIST, PRODUCER & PRESENTER
Jason Prince is the UK's number one male Hi NRG recording artist. His dance chart singles and albums are a firm favourite with DJ's and NRG music fans alike. As a vocalist, Jason has travelled the globe promoting his dance tracks from the Mad About The Boy, Gayfest and Forever album series, to his solo internationally released album Jason Prince - The Collection.
Jason is also a successful DJ, music producer and songwriter working under the pseudonym Klubkidz. He has produced a string of dance singles and albums with top artists including Cilla Black, Rozalla, Gina G, Angie Brown, Hazell Dean, Scooch, The Hoxton Whores, The Sharp Boys and The Sleazesisters, to name but a few.
Jason's DJ-ing career was set alight when he became the first DJ to bring pop music to London Vauxhall Hotspot Fire and the Orange Nation club scene. Playing regularly at London's biggest nights, including A:M, ONYX, Juicy, Gravity, Horizon, Rudeboiz and Fitladz. He is also a front man of the soho party scene, DJing at Tiger Tiger, Piccadilly Institute, The Loop, Madame Jo Jo's and Opal in the heart of London's West end. As a performer Jason is no stranger to stage or screen. His TV appearances include Nickelodeon, Channel 4, Channel 5, Meridian, Carlton, Granada Men and Motors, Artv and Carlton Kids. He also appears regularly in Panto and musical variety theatre shows. As a compere Jason has hosted a string of his own London club nights including Jason's Jukebox, Klubkidz Mash-up, Klubkidz House Party, Klubkidz in soho and Klub Kamp. Jason is also a regular at hosting Talents shows and Pride events.
Most recently Jason has taken on a new role as executive producer within his own brand Klubkidz Productions and is working on new album releases in conjution with Almighty Records plus original music projects for pop music entrepreneur Simon Napier Bell. He is also a freelance journalist writing features and reviews for the London magazine QX.
Jason is entertainment correspondent on the Mr Binks Media/Apres Vague US TV production London Calling.