Board of Affiliates
The Board of Affiliates is comprised of industry leading professionals from a mixture of film, television and motorsport backgrounds to serve as the advisory board to the International Motor Film Awards. Board members are invited to participate in the judging process, excluding categories where there may be a conflict of interest.
Members are made by personal invitation and approved by the International Motor Film Awards.
Earned the German Oscar for his work on the highly successful German feature film “Abwärts”. A founding member of the German Filmacademy, a registered DOP at Le Centre National du Cinéma et de l’image animée in France, member of the BVK in Germany, the NSC in Holland and a member of the Directors Guild of America.
Maximillion Cooper is an entrepreneur, artist, designer, film maker, creative director, racing driver and is the founder of Gumball 3000. Maximillion’s involvement and interest in the arts and film industry, and direct contact with the automotive world make him the perfect judge, and Gumball 3000 has been a long time supporter of the awards.
Emmy winning director of photography, lighting designer and educator, Bill has been lighting and shooting features, broadcast, corporate and documentaries for 30 years. Supported by top industry companies such as Arri, Kino Flo and Chimera, Bill is recognised as a leading expert in the lighting industry.
Brenna is a Student Academy Award winning Director and two times International Motor Film Awards winner. Brenna brings outstanding directing talent to the jury, and as a recent graduate an understanding of the student category for our student entrants.
Photo credit: ©A.M.P.A.S. / from the Red Carpet during The 89th Oscars®
Andy is a Stunt Coordinator and Director responsible for stunts and 2nd unit in movies such as Thor and Planet of the Apes. With a history in racing, Andy specialised in vehicle stunts early in his career, and went on to work as an Assistant Director on more than 70 international movies including the three of the largest James Bond films, The Man With The Golden Gun, The Spy Who Loved Me and Moonraker.
George pioneered the Ultimate Arm which lead him to Academy Awards, Emmys and lifetime achievement awards. Starting out as a grip in the film industry at the young age of 16, his credits now include James Bond, Batman, Avengers,
Fast and Furious, Top Gear, The Grand Tour, Fastest Car and Wheelers Dealers to name a few. George is now working as a director, DP, camera op and stunt driver for some of the biggest
films and commercials in the world.
Bruce is a stunt coordinator, pyrotechnic and special effects expert, action director and director. With over 300 feature films, documentaries, TV series and commercial credits, Bruce has multiple nominations as Best Action Director at the Hong Kong
Film Awards. Bruce was included
in VARIETY Below the Line
Impact Report 2014.
Jim Dowdall is a stunt coordinator, stunt performer and actor with more than forty years of experience across over 200 film and television titles and over 300 car commercials.
His credits include two entries in the
Star Wars franchise, eight James Bond films, Indiana Jones and Saving Private Ryan. Jim is also a collector of WW2 military vehicles.
Internationally recognised Porsche collector and builder, fashion designer, and star of ‘Urban Outlaw’, Magnus is a motor enthusiast and lover of film- running a film location business alongside his unique Porsche restorations.
A racing driver and commercial precision driver, Andy has many wins behind him including 24 Hours of Le Mans, 24 Hours of Daytona (3 times) and 12 Hours of Sebring (2 times). Andy was also the driver for the record-setting speed of 304.77mph (490.48 kph) in a Bugatti Chiron, the first hypercar to break the mythical 300mph barrier.
Dominic Burns is a British film director, screenwriter, producer and actor with 16 feature films behind him. Dominic's experience in the movie industry and film festival circuit makes him a superb addition to the judging jury.
Jennifer is a professional stunt woman, actress and stunt coordinator. With well over 100 feature film, television and commercial credits, Jennifer is recognised as one of the leading experts in the industry. In addition to her extensive stunt experience, she is an expert in precision driving and riding all types of motorcycles.
Holder of an Academy Award and BAFTA's
Outstanding British Contribution to Cinema Award, Armstrong was named as 'the most prolific stuntman of all time' by the Guinness World Records. A famed stunt coordinator and action unit director, notable for the action sequences of several James Bond
films, War of the Worlds, and I Am Legend,
Armstrong was also the opening scene director on Terminator 2: Judgment Day.
Acclaimed photographer Keith Sutton entered the motorsport photographic industry in 1980 and went on to establish the world’s largest independent motorsport picture agency – Sutton Motorsport Images. As personal photographer for Ayrton Senna, and working alongside virtually every driver and team, Keith is an icon in the F1 world himself.
Al, the co-founder of the awards, is an automotive specialist Director and Director of Photography working exclusively in the automotive industry for some of the fastest and most luxurious brands. He can often be found hanging out of helicopters or Russian Arms.
Tiff Needell needs little introduction, a legendary name in motoring television. Tiff has a rich history of motorsport in Formula 1, the British Touring Car Championship and the 24 Hours of Le Mans as well as years of television experience as a presenter and journalist for Top Gear and Fifth Gear.
President of RED Digital Cinema, Jarred has built the company with Jim Jannard from the start, and with the introduction of the RED ONE in 2006, RED has been at the forefront of the digital cinema revolution for the past decade. Jarred is a motor head himself, as is RED as a company- even their first test of their first prototype was tested at the drag races!
Mike Brewer is a well-known motoring television presenter, journalist, producer and campaigner. Known best for Discovery Channel’s Wheeler Dealers, Mike has also presented on shows such as Driven for Channel 4, Deals on Wheels, Pulling Power, Wrecks To Riches, Frontline Battle Machines and Auto Trader.
Andy Harriss is an automotive filming safety consultant with experience supporting three world motorsport championships, over 120 episodes of BBC Top Gear as well as Red Bull and Monster Energy's biggest motorsport events globally. Credits include
Mission Impossible, Fast & Furious, Star Wars and Rush as well as over 200 automotive commercials.
Vince is a Director of Photography that has been shooting feature films, car commercials and high octane motorsport for many years now. As co-founder and managing director, Vince oversees the awards from branding and sponsorship to producing the awards night.