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Sean Welsh | Programmer/Subtitler (he/him)
Sean is co-founder and lead programmer for Matchbox Cine (work exemplified in the Weird Weekend festival), with 14 years of professional access subtitling experience, most recently as Subtitle Manager for international streaming platform MUBI. With Matchbox Cinesub, Sean combines over ten years of experience as an independent film programmer and event producer with professional training honed at access provider Red Bee, producing descriptive subtitles for all major UK TV channels. At MUBI, Sean created the descriptive subtitles for MUBI’s theatrical releases, including, most recently, Leos Carax’ Annette, Paul Verhoeven’s Benedetta and Joachim Trier’s The Worst Person in the World. He also made the English subtitles for all of MUBI’s cast and crew intros and Q&As while tirelessly advocating, in vain, for more Nicolas Cage on the platform.
Megan Mitchell | Producer (she/her)
As producer of Matchbox Cine, Megan has delivered several editions of the Cage-a-rama, KeanuCon and Weird Weekend film festivals as well as countless standalone events. Working in independent film exhibition in Scotland and across the UK for over ten years, Megan has delivered industry-focused sessions on access, including ticket pricing, descriptive subtitling and young audiences for a range of organisations, including the Independent Cinema Office, Film Hub Scotland, Film Hub South West, the British Council and the British Film Institute. Megan has consistently championed working class youth engagement in the film industry throughout her work and continues to promote increased equality and access through Matchbox events and projects, including sliding scale ticket pricing and descriptive subtitling for Deaf audiences. Megan received her Master’s degree from the University of Glasgow, having completed a thesis on Valley Girl (1983).
Calvin Halliday | Subtitler (he/him)
Calvin joined Matchbox Cinesub as a trainee subtitler in March, 2021. New to the field of access and inclusion in the film sector, he brings an affection for cinema, an empathetic ear and a keen eye for detail to his role. Since coming on board, Calvin’s creative flair for descriptive subtitles has now enhanced the experience of hundreds of films for a vast array of clients.
In addition to his work with Matchbox Cinesub, Calvin is co-founder and programmer of Pity Party Film Club, a Glasgow-based exhibitor with a focus on queer cinema and overlooked indie gems. He is also a graphic artist and musician.
Charlie Little | Access Consultant (she/her)
Charlie Little is an access consultant with expertise in inclusion and access for Disabled and Deaf audiences in film exhibition. Charlie is hard of hearing and visually impaired, and brings her lived experiences as a disabled moviegoer to her professional work as a consultant. She specialises in advising on venue access, accessible social media, accessible marketing, disability awareness, and outreach. Among many others, Charlie has worked with Birds Eye View, Belmont Filmhouse, Edinburgh Filmhouse, Sundance London, SQIFF, Bohemia Media, Film Access Scotland, Film Hub Scotland, HippFest and Havana Glasgow Film Festival.
Charlie is the founder of Caption This Cinema, a pop-up dedicated to inclusive cinema experiences for disabled audiences and diverse programming, and her writing on disability in cinema has been featured in Little White Lies, Girls On Tops, Slate and The Skinny.