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Julia Parks, Jameela Khan and James Holcombe

The Allerdale Film Farm is partnered with and Hayton Castle Fields and organised by Julia Parks, Jameela Khan and James Holcombe.



Formed in 2004, is a not for profit artist run organisation based in Tower Hamlets (London) that combines photochemical film production alongside critical dialogue about contemporary image making. As an artist-run platform supports the production of artist works, runs multiple workshops and critical discussions, and actively curates performances, screenings, residencies, publications, events and exhibitions. Visit’s website:


Hayton Castle Fields

Hayton Castle Fields is a new Community Interest Company (CIC) based at Hayton Castle in West Cumbria, just North of the Lake District National Park . The ten acres at Hayton Castle consist of woodland, orchards, gardens and pasture which we intend to enhance and preserve for the benefit of wildlife and local people. Hayton Castle Fields aims to engage, empower and support young people who have a passion for arts and environment and offer experiences for those who simply want to try something different, fun, inspiring, rewarding or therapeutic. Visit Hayton Castle Fields website:




Julia Parks

Julia grew up in West-Cumbria and studied Fine Art at Central Saint Martins, London. After graduating in 2014, Julia moved back to Cumbria, to continue making films inspired by its landscape and community, she is committed to increasing local opportunities for people to be involved with contemporary film and art, which has lead to the creation of the Allerdale Film Farm.

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James Holcolmbe

James works at in Tower Hamlets, London. His work combines a deep material engagement with photochemical film and its scientific, social, and political histories and the chance outcomes inherent in expanded projection and improvisation across sound and image which often take the image to the verge of failure and back again. His work has been exhibited throughout the UK and Europe. Visit James’s website:


 Jameela Khan

Jameela Khan is an artist/interactive film maker (as well as molecular biologist), from Burnley, Lancashire. In addition to being a recent graduate of the National Film & Television School, with a Master’s in Games Design (funded by the Wellcome Trust), Jameela has worked with 16mm and 35mm film via projects at, London. Jameela has showcased work at the V&A, 35mm Pop-up Cinema and various gaming expos, and has organised events at a community cinema in Deptford, including a spoken word event in commemoration of the death of Malcolm X. See Jameela’s website:


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