Our Team

Aysegul Epengin – Director

Founder of Portsmouth Film society, from 2009, and coordinator and programmer. She is a Part-time Video Tutor at the University Of Portsmouth.

I will continue to be an advocate and champion for specialised cinema exhibition. I do not have a favorite film any more, my favorite films are not my favorites and anything new and original make me live.

Ken Ebbens – Secretary

Ken Ebbens, 67, has worked in financial services for all but one year (running a chamber of commerce) since 1974, currently proof reading for a London-based marketing company. He is a rotarian and involved with several community/charity-based organisations in and around Portsmouth. His other interests include season ticket holder (with granddaughter) at Portsmouth FC, hosting a programme on a local radio station for combatting cancer, singing (with wife and granddaughter) in a local choir and playing badminton….all topped by spending time with granddaughter, of whom he is very proud.

Rabia Harper-Ronald – Director

I am always on the go, but also always look for any opportunity to socialize with friends or chill with a good romcom.

Chris J. Martin-Director

is a poet and art historian, former librarian, involved with Portsmouth Film Society for over 10 years, with an interest in classic, cult, and world cinema. Chris has reviewed recordings of film music for the Journal of British Cinema and Television. He believes in helping provide the community with a diverse programme of arts, entertainment, education, and social and well-being events.

Bob Hayter – Treasurer

This quote describes me definitely:

“Don’t ever let somebody tell you… You can’t do something. Not even me. All right? You got a dream… You gotta protect it. People can’t do somethin’ themselves, they wanna tell you you can’t do it. If you want somethin’, go get it. Period.”

Hilary Lockhard- Trustee & Volunteer Coordinator

Hilary Lockhart moved to Southsea permanently a year ago after working abroad for many years in International Schools. She has worked as an Art Teacher, Primary Class Teacher, and Librarian.

While living in Budapest, Hilary enjoyed attending the various film festivals that were hosted there and has an interest in films that can transport the audience to places and cultures that are beyond its own personal experiences.

Hilary is helping to recruit and organise volunteers within our organisation.

Leyla Pank – Student Rep

I am a junor committee member of the Portsmouth Film society, working on projects such as film clubs for youth. I am also an aspiring actor, you may often find me running concessions. Leyla is studying at Portsmouth City College Art and Drama.

Miles Hanmore – UPO Student Rep, trustee

I’m a UOP Film Industries and Creative Writing student, who joined PFS earlier in 2020. Have a firm interest in any and every style of filmmaking; I also enjoy screenwriting as a craft. My lifelong ambition is to beat the current world record holder for most films watched in a lifetime (28,000).

Peter McIver – Volunteer

My raison d’etre is to be nice, that’s what I do. I’m interested in films, genres, directors, anything to do with cinema, and the opportunities to meet people PFS affords me.

Dyland Pank – Tech. Volunteer

I am a Senior Teaching Fellow at the School of Media and Performing Arts in the Univesity of Portsmouth, teaching film and Video Production. I have been making and working on short films since the mid-90s, having studied filmmaking in Canada and Newcastle. I love science fiction cinema and still dream of electric sheep.