About us

Our goal is to nurture the talent within every student and boost their confidence in whatever they choose to be. Every pupil is different, as are we, and that is what makes the MadHatter´s a fun and diverse team!

We are passionate about what we do

but also the individual passions and characters of each and every student that we have the pleasure in teaching.  MadHatter’s is born out of a desire to help every pupil grow and develop not only their skill set but their unique personalities.

It’s all about having fun

and although we have a traditional structure to the camp, we avoid the mundane and always try and keep the energy and the interaction full speed.  We also break up the week with an outdoor activity to help team spirit.  This varies from a water park outing to the photography competition we hold at the Castellar animal rescue center to half a day at the beach to brainstorm a certain scene.  Afterall, It is only in adventure that some people succeed in knowing themselves – in finding themselves.

Many students may be interested in film and the movies but MadHatter’s aims to show the pupils the

different aspects and roles in the film industry

to help them decide where they may see their focus or skills being applied most suitably.  From in front of the camera, as a main role, to creating the perfect mood by concentrating on lighting, the camp is here to help them shape their passion into potential careers or at the very least, a hobby for life.

Meet the team

The people behind the camp

Sam Reynard

Sam Reynard

Founder, Course Director

British-born Sam has grown up most of his life in Marbella. Sam is the creator and director of MadHatter’s Film Camp, Reynard Productions and Fox Edge Studios. Having graduated from Brooks Film Academy in Los Angeles, Sam has a BA in writing and directing and is passionate in showing the younger generation the opportunities there are in the industry of his profession.

Kirsten Armstrong aka K:miss

Kirsten Armstrong aka K:miss

Vocal Coach, Music Department

After studying for 4 years in Vocaltech (BIMM), Kirsten proceeded to get a diploma in contemporary music and a Masters in performance. Totally dedicated to her passion and vocation, Kirsten also writes her own music and is a featured artist in various published tracks.

Eduardo Sanchez

Eduardo Sanchez

Assistant Director, Director of Photography

Venezuelan born Eddie has worked with MadHatter’s for the past three years and studied with Sam in LA. He has a BA from Brooks Film Academy, Los Angeles in video editing and cinematography and specializes in the camera department and is head of editing.

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