About Us

Room 12 Films was set up in 2013.  We come together from diverse and complimentary backgrounds to  write, direct and produce visionary independent films. We like to operate in the blurred lines between genres. Some of us are based in Galway and some in London but we all love to travel !  

Liza Bolton

Liza has written and directed a number short films that have screened in the UK, International and Irish festivals. She was awarded the University Prize for Excellence in Film Making in the UK in 2013 for her highly original MA graduation film "PureView". Liza has just completed directing the independent feature "The Wandering". The film was selected by Werner Herzog for his Rogue Film School in Munich 2016. She is currently working on the project  "Topographica Hibernica" a vignette style feature film based on the stories of Gerald of Wales on his visit to Ireland in the 12th Century. 

Liza also works as a co-producer with One Big Mop films who have an excellent track record in short film production with films that have screened in major festivals around the world and are beginning to find sales and release globally and won several awards (

Liza studied film at GTI in Galway, has an Hons BA from LSB London and an MA in Film Making from Kingston University London

Afro Parise

Afro is an actor, producer and director. He has directed numerous short films and has produced three with Room12. He has worked with Room12 on several award winning short films and music video over the past four years and has been a driving force in Room12’s development. In 2014 Afro joined the theatre company Third Person directed by Mark Phoenix. Afro continues to combine his interest in acting and directing. He is currently writing the feature film script "Dead Name".

Afro studied cinema at the Dams in Bologna, Italy and film directing and production at the London Film Academy. In London he also studied acting at City Lit and at the Actors Temple and has attended workshops with Dirty Market.

Chris Bolton

Chris has produced all of Room12 short films including the award winning “I’ve Been Dreaming, PureView and Perfect Life Perfect Wife, He co-wrote “Time Traders” and most recently produced our first feature “The Wandering”.

He studied at Trinity College Dublin and the University of Limerick.  He is also a technology professional.