Emma-Jane grew up in East London and moved to Norwich in 2004 to study at the University Of East Anglia. After graduating with a degree in Philosophy and attaining qualifications in Japanese language, she embarked on a Masters degree in Art, Design and Education, this time studying at Norwich University of the Arts.
It was around this time that Emma-Jane met her fellow ‘Mints (including her husband) and Cheesemint Productions was formed. While she doesn’t mind being in front of the camera, she prefers the practical aspects of filmmaking and enjoys camera work, audio, set dressing and prop/costume design.
Emma-Jane is also a freelance writer. She is a contributor to the games site, GameByte and former games columnist for pop culture site, Forces Of Geek. Gaming is one of her passions alongside filmmaking but she also loves reading, writing, playing boardgames, TTRPGs, going to the cinema, listening to music and baking. Her interests also include philosophy, science, language and linguistics, space, art and Japanese culture.
Her dream project is to direct a film based on the Gap Sequence novels by Stephen Donaldson.
Adam grew up in Norfolk, developing a desire to make moving images by watching them. A firm obsessive of the current obsession, Adam is shaped by the things he watches, reads and plays. Without these obsessions Adam may not have developed the bonds that he did with the other 'Mints and so wouldn't be writing this bio right. So love the stuff you love and share that love with others that love it too.
Adam recently graduated with a degree in film from Falmouth University. His final piece, a cathartic short called "The Reunion", won a couple of awards which Adam is pretty chuffed with. When not making films Adam is found consuming copious amounts of television, video games, board games and gin.
Although fighting the paradox of being a romantic and pragmatist, Adam has big ambitions for the future but ultimately wants to keep having fun making stuff with his friends.
Charles is a scientist and a genius, and has pieces of paper that prove both assertions. He has presented video and done V.O. on the intraWebz alongside being a Cheesemint.
Charles has moved house every two years of his life, and has now moved to America: the Land of the Free, and Home of the Brave. He is concerned that he will be found out to be a Cowardly Custard, but he can still talk about himself in the third-person so the USA might let him stay.
Like all the Cheesemints, he has written, acted, produced, scavenged, begged, borrowed, blagged, edited and suffered for his art. He has no regrets, and urges all those who would make films to just do it. You are now a film-maker.
He is a gamer, and although he used to keep a Warlock at the level-cap in WoW, he is forming a guild for TESO…he will probably play something dark-magicky, something that summons nefarious minions to do his bidding.
Georgie has lived in Norwich since forever and has a rather unremarkable biography to offer, for which she apologises profusely. Soz bbz.
Georgie studied Film and Moving Image Production, graduating from Norwich University of the Arts in 2014. Whilst at university she made numerous short films, had work experience on a handful of feature films and collaborated on a project for UNESCO with the author Eimear McBride. Since then she has worked in video production, photography, marketing and general #digitalcontent stuff, and is now a marketing person for a marketing company.
A keen writer and director, Georgie has a bookcase of notebooks bursting with half written scripts and treatments that might one day get made if she ever runs out of distractions on Netflix and Instagram.
Her favourite distraction is her beloved pooch Captain Haddock, a beautiful greyhound even lazier than his owner (obvs he has an Instagram account you can follow). Georgie is also partial to gin, dancing like Kate Bush, gardening and napping.
Both a British and Irish citizen, Matthew was born in London and moved to Norwich where he met his fellow Mints (marrying one of them) and helped co-forge a wonderful team who have produced a varied range of films through sheer willpower and dedication – not to mention an exceptional amount of luck.
He has also penned several pieces for Norfolk newspaper The Evening News and his writing has been featured in SFX and Neo Magazine. Every fortnight he puts his extensive cinematic knowledge to use hosting a film quiz for Cinema City – to date he has asked over 10,000 questions.
On top of that, he is a member of popular podcast The Sequelisers, wherein two teams pitch alternate hypothetical sequels to good films. The first three episodes covered Jaws 2, Robocop 2 and Batman Forever. The show shot to quick notoriety as the first episode entered at #34 in the UK iTunes podcast chart.
A sum of his parts, Matthew is a fan of film, books, comics, video games, anime, board games, rugby, history, mythology, languages, politics and cowboy boots.