About Mia Bays, Ben Johnson, Lee Shelton and Eve Gaberau
Birds’ Eye View director, Mia Bays, is a London-born and based film producer with 13 feature, and 4 short, film credits across Fiction and Documentary. An Oscar winner (Six Shooter by Martin McDonagh), two BAFTA nominations, and multiple BIFA nominations – her films have premiered at all the major festivals. Mia is a former head of distribution and international sales strategist, and has worked on around 70 features across a 27 year career.
Ben Johnson has been tinkering with online advertising and social media since the early days of web 1.0 and has always been fascinated by the possibilities to reach and communicate with audiences en masse. Ben runs Gruvi, a mediatech company that helps entertainment businesses reach and engage online audiences. Gruvi has worked on 1000’s of movie campaigns for clients like Warner, Disney and Sony as well as indies like TriArt, Wild Bunch and more.
Lee Shelton is a Digital Marketing specialist with 10 years experience in entertainment and technology industries at companies such as EMI, Eventim and Curzon. Lee is currently responsible for all digital marketing activity across the Curzon group with specific focus on CRM, SEO, data analysis and how these channels can help drive growth of the Curzon Home Cinema platform.
Eve Gabereau is the Founder and Managing Director of Modern Films – a UK-based, female-led, social issues-driven film production, distribution and event cinema company. They launched in 2017 with the release of the film Manifesto, starring Cate Blanchett in 13 different roles around which they also shot a short film about the role of art, politics and activism in contemporary life, as well as executive production on the now-BAFTA winning and UK foreign language entry for the Oscars I Am Not a Witch directed by Rungano Nyoni. Originally from Canada, Gabereau also holds a French passport. She has a BA in Politics and Languages from McGill University and an MA in Communications and East Asian Studies. She is a published writer, an Inside Pictures alumni and is currently a Board Member of the European network ACE Producers.