S2M team is here to train industry professionals to combine two separate activities, story development and project marketing, into one, an activity we call development/marketing. The digital revolution makes new kinds of collaborations possible: old hierarchies and divisions are breaking down.
Head of Studies
Stephen has been a film producer, screenwriter and story development consultant in the film and TV industry for over 20 years, Previously Head of Development at the national UK film agency and founder of Arista Development an international story development agency, Stephen now works as an international consultant and author, based in France. He is the Head of Studies of S2M, and the co-designer of the program.
Film Consultant, Film Producer
Vicky has been working as a producer and film consultant for the past 10 years. In 2017, she founded asterisk* and since then she has collaborated on over 200 projects on development, financing and marketing strategies. Her film credits include films such as DOGTOOTH by Yorgos Lanthimos, MODRIS by Juris Kursietis and OSCURO ANIMAL by Felipe Guerrero. Vicky is a member of the EAVE and Eurodoc Networks and studied Journalism and Media in Greece and Film Producing at the Sheffield University in the UK.
Film Marketing Strategist
With a background in PR, advertising, social media and branding for blockbusters and indie films, Mathias founded Alphapanda in 2011. Alphapanda is a European boutique social media agency for the film industry based in Berlin and with team members in Warsaw and Geneva. Mathias oversees the strategy for each project and manages the company. He is also a film marketing expert for international training initiatives in Europe and America and talks at festivals and conferences.