Lauren Tomlinson is Manchester born and trained as an actor at Birmingham School of Acting.
Selected credits include: Theatre – Adela in Bernada Alba; Helena in Midsummer Night's Dream. TV – Sara in pilot drama Wasted; Zoe in Tonight with Trevor McDonald. Film – Nicky in Witch House. Plus various corporate roles. Lauren developed her project management skills during three years working as a headhunting consultant.
Her passion for social justice led to the founding of Acting on Impulse and she wrote, produced and directed their first film, Humanitas as well as playing the part of Sarah. Her collaboration with Garry Paton, Director of Under the Tracks led to her becoming co-director of his film company Finite Productions Ltd, in the role of Producer.
Mark comes from Cornwall and is a Drama and Media Arts graduate. After touring in pantomimes he joined Manchester based Rhema Theatre Company, touring the UK with shows inspired by Bible stories. He is now Rhema’s Company Manager. Mark helps run our Acting Workshops and was art assistant for ‘Under the Tracks’.
He continues to learn about homelessness from our actors, and looks forward to helping them produce further brilliant and powerful films.
Toni is from Sunderland and is a Drama graduate. She toured with Rhema Theatre Company, is currently a teaching assistant specialising in Drama and Dance, and looks forward to completing her teacher training next year.
Toni’s film credits with Acting on Impulse include Helen in Humanitas and a squatter in Under the Tracks. She helps run our acting workshops and feels privileged to be part of what she describes as ‘one big, creative, friendly and enthusiastic family'.
Involved from the first day, Sue helps with the running of Acting on Impulse and with the workshops, catering and unit production coordination on the films. As a trained social worker and teacher, Sue has a heart for disadvantaged people and has thrived from combining this with the arts.
Usually to be found serving food from his City Centre Ministries' van, Steve has worked with homeless people since 1991. Part of the singing duo 'Musical Memories', Steve has helped with the welfare of our actors and encouraged them to join in from the streets. He also took part in both films as he is a talented actor. Steve and his wife Irene were winners of Trafford Metro News Heroes award in July 2009.
David shares the vision for the homeless community. He manages the accounts, helps with the workshops, is a general handyman on set and was the official driver for Under the Tracks.