About Us

MovieBar is a showcase for filmmaker, independent artists and storytellers specialising in short film

Over the years, the organisation of MovieBar has been handed down to passionate film-enthusiasts, each of whom have lovingly shaped it in to what you find today.
 MovieBar was established in 2007 by Brighton filmmaker Chris Cook. The aim was to bring local filmmakers together to screen their work, share their experiences and find help with their projects in the most informal and friendly way possible. The films shown were often brought along on the night, providing an eclectic line-up. Chris also featured performances from actors wanting to showcase their talent, staged productions of radio plays, musical performances and occasionally screened feature films.

In 2009 Chris left MovieBar to focus on filmmaking and passed on the organisation of the event to Brighton-based filmmakers Luther Bhogal-Jones and Terence Drew. Relaunched as the Son of MovieBar, the event became a monthly film festival structured around genres, featuring guest speakers from film and TV.

Luther and Terry passed on organisation of the event to local writer and filmmaker, Chris Regan in 2010. With his team, Chris reverted the event to MovieBar and developed it as a source of inspiration, resource and practical help for local filmmakers, while continuing the tradition of screenings and Q&As.

After three strong years, Chris and his team decided to step down and offered the reigns to someone new from the community and Jeanette Gregory took up the task.

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Jeanette Gregory
Jeanette Gregory is an actress and make-up artist. Co-founder of Gregory Films, Jeanette has worked on numerous film projects, most notably The Da Vinci Code and with British talent such as Jo Neary, Zoe Lyons and Sightseers Steve Oram.