Christelle Randall, Founder
I have worked with highly acclaimed filmmakers such as Alejandro González In҃árritu, Sarah Polley, Sean Baker, Ari Aster, Guillermo del Toro, Sarah Gavron, Gaspar Noé, Michael Winterbottom, Cate Shortland, Deepa Mehta, Bart Layton, Michael Caton Jones, Jonas Carpignano, Luca Guadagnino, Shane Meadows, Peter Mullan, Park Chan Wook, Wim Wenders, Laura Poitras and Julia Ducournau. Previous titles include For Sama which won PR Campaign of the Year at the 2019 Screen International Awards. I ran the UK awards campaign on the film which became the most nominated documentary in BAFTA history. I also handled Sarah Gavron’s Rocks, launching it both as a world premiere in Toronto and running the UK publicity campaign.
I launched my consultancy in 2020 now re-branded as Christelle + Co. to reflect the change from solo consultant to working with a small team. That consists of me alongside regular contractors, see below, and together we handle UK and international release campaigns (film and TV), awards campaigns, corporate and unit publicity (most recently Havoc for Netflix starring Tom Hardy). Additional PR work, in my hometown Lewes, includes managing publicity for the Lewes Speaker Festival.
Christelle and I started working together in Summer 2020 and we have worked together on campaigns such as ‘Collective’, ‘Last Flight Home’, ‘All That Breathes’, ‘All the Beauty and the Bloodshed’, ‘The Truffle Hunters’, ‘MLK | FBI’ and most recently, ‘A Crack In The Mountain’, ‘The Deepest Breath’ and ‘While We Watched’.
I have over ten years’ experience in the Film PR Industry. I started at Premier working on the BFI London Film Festival as a Junior Publicist. This led to a permanent contract with the Premier Film Team and I worked on PR campaigns such as ‘Lion’, ‘The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel’, ‘Hotel Mumbai’, ‘Three Billboards’, ‘The Shape of Water’, ‘Brooklyn’, ‘Florence Foster Jenkins’, ‘Inside Out and Kajaki’. I was also part of the International Film Festival Team and attended Cannes, Berlin and Venice as well as being part of the core team for the launch of Sundance London and handling regular high profile red-carpet premieres.
I have been working in the film industry for over 20 years having started my journey after graduating taking a marketing role at Warner Bros International Theatres. I was then headhunted for the role of Trade Marketing Manager at Walt Disney Studios in Hammersmith. In 2010 I moved from Disney to take a Head of Marketing position for Apollo Cinemas where I was in charge of the marketing/comms and PR strategy for the UK circuit. Shortly after turning 30 I re-located to the beautiful city of San Sebastián in Northern Spain to start a gourmet tourism business with my husband. It was also there that I moved into the world of PR working as a freelancer for the San Sebastián Film Festival with Premier and also as part of their Cannes team.
Christelle and I re-acquainted in Spring 2020 (shortly before I moved back to the UK with my family) and we have been working together ever since. I´ve worked across UK awards campaigns for “Collective”, “The Truffle Hunters”, “Julia”, “Writing with Fire”, “Hallelujah : Leonard Cohen, A Journey, A Song” and “Last Flight Home” to name but a few and in 2022 we ran the awards campaigns for the BAFTA and Oscar nominated films “All that Breathes” and “All the Beauty and the Bloodshed”. I have supported Christelle in other areas of her growing business including working at the London, Berlin and Cannes Film Festivals representing award winning titles on the ground.