Alan Jones was a featured film critic for “Film Review”, “Fangoria”, “Shivers”, “Empire”, “Total Film”, and “Premiere”, among many others. An in-demand expert on horror, punk (he worked for designer Vivienne Westwood and was the Sex Pistols’ DJ) and disco. He has appeared on, researched, and written numerous programmes for television, including two award-winning documentaries on the Italian horror directors Mario Bava and Dario Argento. He’s now co-curator of FrightFest, the UK’s biggest horror fantasy event. He has acted in the movies «Terror», «Talos The Mummy» and «Shaun of the Dead», and has written books such as “Mondo Argento”, “Saturday Night Forever: The Story of Disco”, “Profondo Argento”, and “The Rough Guide to Horror Movies”.
José de Matos-Cruz
José de Matos-Cruz (b. Mortágua, 1947) writes in newspapers and magazines since the 60s. Published fiction and poetry such as “Cafre” (1970), “Alma de Cadáver” (1985) e “O Infante Portugal” (2007). Founded and directed several magazines on comics. Has written major books on Portuguese cinema: “O Cais do Olhar” (1980 e 1999) and “Prontuário do Cinema Português 1896-1989” (1989). Advisor in film dictionaries and encyclopedias. Between 1980-2008 was in charge of Portuguese filmography at the Film Museum (Cinemateca). In 2005, the DVD “José de Matos-Cruz - Memórias Afectivas e Outras Histórias” directed by Delfim Ramos was released.
José Nascimento (b.1949, Lisbon) directed the feature films «Reporter X» (1987), «Too Late» (2000), «Wolves» (2007) and «T2 Quarto Andar» for the Festival Temps d’Image. Conducts short-film workshops for the film festivals of Covilhã and Angra do Heroísmo, Azores. Teaches periodically at Beira Interior University’s Film School.