The Clifton Community Arts Centre Ltd., trading as Wellington Orbit is delighted to announce the following changes
and additions to the Board.
Founder member of the Clifton Community Arts Centre Ltd, Fiona Hunter has been appointment as Honorary
President of the Board whilst retaining her responsibilities as a Director of Media & Events.
CHRIS J BALL was born and raised in Wellington , Shropshire . He spent fifteen years in the banking industry in the UK
and the US with Lloyds Bank and Daiwa Bank. He guided the respective film financing divisions of those banks into
becoming highly profitable areas. In 1994 Ball co-founded Newmarket Films , a film finance , production and
distribution company based in Los Angeles, California. As co-founder and COO of Newmarket Films, Ball helped
oversee the growth of the company from a private film finance company to one of the preeminent producers and
distributors of independent film in the world.
By the time Ball and his partner sold the company in 2009 Newmarket Films had been involved in the financing , production and / or distribution of more than 300 films including such critical and / or box offices successes as Bryan Singer’s THE USUAL SUSPECTS, Christopher Nolan’s ground-breaking, MEMENTO , the cult classic DONNIE DARKO , Mel Gibson’s THE PASSION OF THE CHRIST and MONSTER starring Charlize Theron. Ball has executive producer credits on such films as MEMENTO, DONNIE DARKO, CRUEL INTENTIONS, THE PRESTIGE and THE MEXICAN. After Exclusive Media’s acquisition of Newmarket in 2009 , Ball briefly became Co-Chairman of Exclusive and President of
Exclusive Media USA . Post Exclusive , Ball co-founded Wrekin Hill Entertainment a niche film distribution and
production company that has distributed such films as Peter Weir’s THE WAY BACK starring Ed Harris and Colin
Farrell and Zhang Yimou’s Golden-Globe nominated THE FLOWERS OF WAR starring Christian Bale.
ANNE BERESFORD is an independent producer working in film and television. Her work often involves international
collaborations and co-productions, working with both established and emerging talents.
She recently completed ANTARCTICA: THE FIRST DANCE for Channel 4 and three new short films for Channel
4/Sadler’s Wells. She is currently in post-production on ATTRITION, a World War One supernatural drama for France
3/BFI/Creative England and is in production on a number of new arts and drama film and television commissions.
Other credits include the acclaimed SHAKESPEARE SHORTS showcasing talents such as writer Frank Cottrell Boyce,
actor Phil Davis and bionic pop star Viktoria Modesta. The films have had over 6 million views online and have been
screened at major international festivals including Sundance, London Film Festival, Los Angeles Comedy Festival and
Anne has made documentaries on subjects from train hopping (C4/TVOntario) to the inside of a dancer’s brain
(MK2/arte). Her stage-to-screen credits include Talawa Theatre’s KING LEAR, THE RAILWAY CHILDREN, MAXINE
PEAKE AS HAMLET and PETER GRIMES ON ALDEBURGH BEACH. She produced the acclaimed opera film OWEN
WINGRAVE for Channel 4 and the award-winning feature film MOUTH TO MOUTH starring Ellen Page (Juno).
Anne is a graduate of Bristol University and in 2011 she was selected for membership of the prestigious Ateliers du
Cinéma Europeén. She was for many years a director of arts space The Wapping Project and now Chairs the
Steering Group for Camden Music Hub.
Anne grew up in Wellington, where she has fond memories of seeing Fantasia at The Clifton and Dr Doolittle at The
Director of Runtime UK Ltd, started his marketing business over 20 years ago, Andy has been delivering marketing
solutions to businesses nationally and internationally from his Telford base
In 2013, he started a new venture, which attracted investment and has quickly become the leading business in its
sector with more than 40 locations in the UK & Northern Ireland.
…AND WE ARE SORRY TO LOSE
We are also sorry to report that Director – Fay Easton, has resigned the Board
This is as a result of her appointment to a new job role which would not allow her to give the Clifton Community Arts
Centre Ltd (Wellington Orbit) sufficient attention. She thanked the Board for her appointment and wishes everyone
well in the future of the enterprise.