Cannon Films Ltd partners with The Great Northern Creative Expo

Richard Albiston & Cannon Films Ltd board The Great Northern Creative Expo as a supporting partner for their 2018 edition.

Cannon Films Ltd is proud to be officially supporting the 2018 edition of The Great Northern Creative Expo, sponsored by the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan).

The Great Northern Creative Expo, which aims to showcase creative talent in media, film, photography, journalism and performance at the University. The event began as a platform to promote top quality student work and now attracts well-known national and international names, allowing the local community, students and staff to come together and enjoy a wide variety of events.

In previous years, Richard Albiston & Cannon Films Ltd have been instrumental in securing top names from the film-making community to attend; including John Glen, director of For Your Eyes Only, Licence to Kill, Christopher Columbus: The Discovery and more, Ovidio Assonitis, producer of The Visitor, Beyond the Door and Piranha Part II: The Spawning (the latter of which was directed by James Cameron) and the 2017 British premiere of Golan: A Farewell to Mr Cinema, directed by Christopher Sykes.

Key speakers at this year’s event include; internationally renowned choreographer Rita Jaroslow, attending UCLan for a dance workshop as part of the 190 celebrations; Adrian Mills, General Manager of BBC North, who is attending to conduct a guest lecture; Rita Osei, an award-winning filmmaker, attending to screen her 2016 film Bliss!; Mark Strange, filmmaker and stuntman, currently touring with his new film Redcon-1, coming to lecture on his experiences on that film and others; Andrew David Barker, British filmmaker and author, attending to showcase his new films and discuss his writing; and Jan Harlan, who produced Eyes Wide Shut, Full Metal Jacket and many for director Stanley Kubrick.

“We are proud to support the Great Northern Creative Expo as it is a fantastic opportunity for the next generation of filmmakers, musician, photographers and media professionals to showcase their work to a broad & international audience and interact with industry professionals with first-hand knowledge of the challenges they will face when following their dreams in their chosen creative industries” says Cannon Films Ltd President Richard Albiston, “It is an integral part of Cannon Films Ltd’s philosophy to support the next generation of creatives and both the University of Central Lancashire and The Great Northern Creative Expo share that philosophy.”

The Great Northern Creative Expo will run from Monday 12th November until Saturday 17th November. You can get more information by visiting their website at

For the full press release, please visit here.