Rachel co-founded Chocolate Films in 2001 and is a creative director of 1000 Londoners. Rachel is a Trustee of the National Portrait Gallery, UK Council member of the Creative Industries Federation, member of Film London’s Film Hub Panel, Leadership Fellow of St George’s House (Windsor) and Fellow of the RSA. She recently won ‘Community Person of the Year’ at the Visionary Honours Awards and 'Women in Social Enterprise' at the UK Social Enterprise Awards.
Mark co-founded Chocolate Films in 2001 after working as an actor and director in theatre. He has produced and directed many of Chocolate Films' projects. Mark is a Fellow of the RSA and a creative director of 1000 Londoners. He held a talk at TedX about capturing London on film. Originally from Glasgow, Mark runs Chocolate Films between the London and Glasgow bases.
Anna works with clients to develop new projects and see productions and workshops through to completion. Her personal interests lie in theatre and the arts, and work that promotes social justice and reaches underserved groups. She studied Philosophy and Theology at Durham University and is doing a Masters in Social and Political Theory at Birkbeck.
Ross has been filming with Chocolate Films since 2013, first at our London office then moving home to Glasgow in 2018 to open our Scottish arm. He studied at The University of Glasgow and The Glasgow School of Art, and has produced a diverse range of films for our clients; from grassroots football documentaries to engaging content for museums and galleries.
Josh discovered a passion for film and engaging storytelling whilst studying American Studies at Nottingham University. After graduating, he moved to London and dived straight into the world of film production, sharpening his skills to help develop and manage projects from inception to the final delivery.
With a degree in Social Anthropology, Nicki pursued a career in post-production, working on a broad spectrum of corporate, commercial and broadcast content. She now enjoys the entire creative process of filmmaking in order to tell meaningful stories that engage and inspire.
After working in Communications, Greg went on to study Visual and Media Anthropology at the Freie Universität Berlin. He then worked as a freelancer producing video content for museums, artists and musicians before setting up our Berlin office in September 2019. He is passionate about working closely together with people to produce work that is authentic and creatively ambitious.
Nikita has always been creative from a young age which led her to complete a degree in Television and Film production. After moving to London and falling in love with art history she has been able to explore multiple forms of storytelling and creative outlets which has brought her to chocolate Film's Door.
Since finishing her first-class Masters in Creative Writing at The University of Warwick Melissa has been a journalist, a PR agent, a social media executive, a bouncer, a copywriter and after moving to London and settling at Chocolate Films, a personal assistant. She believes in creativity with a conscience and has found her place in Chocolate Films and their community-oriented work.
Jen discovered her love of animation while studying for a degree in graphic design. With a background in art and photography, she has a real passion for visual storytelling. Jen is experienced in working across different media and enjoys continuously developing her skills through exciting projects.
After working in the design & illustration industry for several years Thomas now specialises in digital animation and motion graphics, channeling his creative vision into a uniquely rich and detailed portfolio of work, combining different styles and techniques such as photography, film, iconography and character animation.
Having completed a degree in History, Morgan decided to pursue her interest in film editing and complete an MA in Post Production to formally learn the craft. Discovering Chocolate Films was a hallelujah moment, as the clients, projects, and combination of production and workshops was exactly what she was looking for in the film world.
After studying Media and Communication at the University of Nottingham, Ningbo China, Anyi decided to pursue her passion for film and storytelling in Goldsmiths. Chocolate Films’ vision on empowering communities in charity and art sectors gives her a sense of belonging. With a love of producing videos and films, she is excited to contribute her creativity to the communities and causes that Chocolate Films encompasses.
Ruth studied Fine Art at Goldsmiths then went on to become a curator. Her love of film brought her to filmmaking. After years of freelancing she brought her skills to Chocolate Films to combine her artistic eye and camera skills to create beautiful films through exciting storytelling and stunning shots.
Vlad is a filmmaker passionate about all forms of storytelling. He enjoys the creative process that comes up by working with people to produce engaging visual stories.
Jenny is passionate about all things creative, with a particular interest in documentary filmmaking and sustainability. She loves working in every aspect of production from concept through to edit. Jenny loves creating captivating and thought provoking, beautiful content.
After completing studies in international law, Philippe decided to pursue his passion for filmmaking and photography. He studied film production, specialising in cinematography, at Brighton Film School where he graduated with a first-class degree. Since then, he worked as a cinematographer, producer and director on a variety of documentaries, narrative films, branded content, and factual TV; both in-house and as a freelancer.
Ben was drawn to Chocolate Films by the exhilarating and diverse work they create. His filmmaking background has varied across music videos, narrative shorts and corporate pieces. Ben’s passion is creating dynamic and emotive video content with purpose!
Emma studied Film and Media at Newcastle University, and moved to brand agency where she worked as Videographer/Editor filming large events and sports tournaments. She loves working with a camera and finds it so exciting to be able to create visually engaging content for such a variety of audiences. 'What really drew me to Chocolate Films is that they use their platform not only to create stunning visuals, but to support the local community alongside them, which is something I feel very privileged to be doing.'
Having completed his degree in Cinematography. Vedran decided to hone his skills by completing an MA in Cinematography course. Vedran is experienced in working across different content which allows him to create unique work.
Matt studied English Literature at the University of Aberdeen and spent 6 years freelancing before joining Chocolate Films.
He comes from East Lothian, Scotland and works in the Glasgow office. He is a self-taught filmmaker and editor and has always tried to tell engaging visual stories through polished, high-quality cinematography.
Luis graduated from Bologna University of Cinema and produced social documentaries in his native Sardinia. After moving to the UK, he worked as a filmmaker for brands including Knorr, Amazon, Desperados, and TimeOut London as well as on many music festivals and events both in the UK and Europe. At Chocolate Films, Luis pursues his passion to tell authentic stories from real people.