Andrea Niada - Director

Andrea was born in Milan in 1991 and moved to London, when he was two years old and has been based in the UK ever since. 

After graduating with a BA in Theatre & Performance from the University of Warwick, Andrea was accepted on an MA course at The London Film School, where he is currently in his final year.

His mid-course documentary 'How We Are Now' is currently on the festival circuit along with Andrea's latest film 'Wasteworld', a short psychological horror set in a world made of bin bags.

Andrea is currently working on his graduation film, which will be a psychological horror, set in the English countryside.


Oliver Sunley - Producer

How We Are Now is Oliver’s fifth collaboration with director, Andrea Niada. His previous work as a non-fiction producer and director has been exhibited nationally and internationally. While working in film criticism, Oliver studied film at Yale and The University of Kent under Clio Barnard before joining The London Film School.


Monica Santis - Sound Recordist & Editor

Monica is passionate about media outreach and worked as the Director of Outreach for the Austin School of Film for several years. She has produced several events for the SXSW International Film Festival and the National Alliance of Media Arts and Culture. She graduated from The Documentary Center at George Washington University before joining the London Film School to further her filmmaking knowledge. Her previous work has been exhibited at the G.I. Film Festival and Whistler Film Festival.

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Toshiyuki (Ichi) Ichihara - Cinematographer 

Having worked as a director for Japan’s National Public Broadcasting Corporation, Toshiyuki has decided to hone his cinematography skills at The London Film School. His ten-year documentary career has taken him around Syria, Lebanon, Israel and the United States.