Shoot Festival

A diverse new festival which platforms the best of Coventry and Warwickshire's up and coming talent


Meet our core team who are working hard around the clock to bring you a jam packed Shoot 2019 on Apr 4th-7th.



Paul O'Donnell


Paul is a Theatre Maker, Director, Producer and Lecturer.

He is proud to be an Associate Artist at Birmingham Repertory Theatre and with Theatre Absolute, Coventry.

Paul is currently touring his solo show We’ve Got Each Other; the almost entirely imagined Bon Jovi musical.

His solo work exposes the ‘ordinary’ in a ‘spectacular’ fashion.



Jen Davis


Jennifer is a director and graduate of the King's Head Theatre Trainee Resident Director Programme (2015 - 2016).

A Haunting (King's Head Theatre) marked her professional debut in London and she has also directed for a number of new writing festivals nationwide.

Jennifer was a Director on the Birmingham Repertory Theatre's artist development programme: Foundry (2014 - 2015).





Jennie Gentles

(Marketing Manager)

Jennie has over 20 years experience of working in the arts. She values the arts and strongly believes they enhance and can make a real difference to communities and peoples lives. She’s passionate about audience development and supporting organisations to grow and diversify their audience base.

Career highlights include working in the commercial and voluntary sectors with leading organisations such as MGM, Sony, United Artists, Virgin and more recently The Drum, Watermans Arts Centre and Hoxton Hall. Added to this, she has been privileged to support a number of freelance artists to devise strategic marketing and communications plans as well as hands-on delivery of campaigns for events and festivals.

She’s mentored a number of early career arts marketing professionals and has been a board member of the Arts Marketing Association, Bristol Old Vic and is currently Vice Chair of ACE Dance & Music.


Eve Ruck

(Performance Programme Assistant Producer)

Eve is a recent graduate from Warwick University’s Theatre and Performance department and this is her first professional theatre role.

Having ran her own company during university, Eve is now taking her debut show Conscious to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2019 and starting up her own company, ‘Avoiding the Dustbin’, which seeks to create political plays that focus on the science-fiction genre.




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Erin Brown

Erin is a recent graduate from Cardiff University. During her time in Cardiff she was heavily involved in Cardiff’s music scene as she worked as a music magazine editor, radio producer as well as a director for Sŵn Festival’s annual multimedia coverage. She also has recently completed an internship at the award winning Green Man Festival.

Now back in her hometown of Coventry, Erin is getting stuck into the local music scene. Erin is aiming to bring Coventry’s local music scene to life by bringing the best live bands from both near and afar with her new music promotions company DRINK YOUR MILK. Alongside this, she is currently interning at Tin Angel Records.