about the white bus
We are based at The Old Waterworks, an arts centre housed in a Victorian water works, where we have our office and Cinema. We specialise in film and video production, distribution, education and exhibition.
To local- and national - film fans, in addition to this festival, in addition to Horror-on-Sea, we are best known for running the prestigious Southend-on-Sea Film Festival, Essex's largest celebration of film. We also present regular film shows at the Palace Theatre, Westcliff and at other venues across South East Essex.
Our Archive is home to over 3,000 reels of 16mm and 35mm film, comprising over 270 British feature films, an extensive collection of material by iconic director Lindsay Anderson (whose drama documentary The White Bus inspired our company name) and hundreds of short films, documentaries and cartoons. Selections from the Archive are shown in our Cinema every Wednesday evening from 7pm. These are volunteer-run public shows, for which we only seek a modest donation of £2.00 (to assist with our running costs) - so do please come along and join us!
Do please get in touch if you would like to know more about our activities.
Managing Director: The White Bus Ltd
Festival Director: Southend-on-Sea Film Festival and Horror-on-Sea Film Festival
HORROR-ON-SEA FESTIVAL TEAM
Festival Director: Paul Cotgrove
Financial Director: Stephen Podgorney
Programming: Paul Cotgrove
Public Relations: Tracy Jones
Brochure Designer: Leah Laverick
Brochure Editor & Programme Notes: David Simpson
Vinyl Banner Design: Phil Morrison
Website Administrator: Vanda Moyse
Social Media Manager: Lou Nosbod
Photography: Niki Cornish
Front of House Managers: Vanda Moyse and Janet Wallis
Technical Director and Chief Projectionist: Mark Joseph
Festival Technical Support: Brian Warrens, Jon Eastoe, Kevin Faulkner, Chris Izod, and Leah Laverick
Festival Assistants: Tina Cotgrove, Robert Farrow, Singh Lall, Gaile McDonald, Charlie Navarro, Christopher Roberts, Roger Robinson
Festival Masterclass: Pat Higgins
Short Film Judges: Tracy Jones, Ken Hunt & Tom Croasdell
Please email email@example.com if you wish to contact any member of the team