Rachel co-founded Chocolate Films in 2001 and has produced and directed many of its films. She is a creative director of 1000 Londoners, a member of Film London’s Film Hub Panel and a Fellow of the RSA. She recently won 'Leading Entrepreneur of the Year' at the Black British Business Awards.
Mark co-founded Chocolate Films in 2001 and has produced and directed many of its films. Mark is a Fellow of the RSA and a creative director of 1000 Londoners. Mark was recently invited to talk at TedX about capturing London on film through 1000 Londoners.
As our lead Project Manager, Ally works on organising productions from the outset through the filming process and on to post production. This ranges from small scale one person crews to large-scale productions for clients such as Royal Collection and the Museum of London.
Before joining Chocolate Films, Helena worked for Kinolibrary, a leading source of 20th century documentary footage. This work gave her the opportunity to develop research skills and work to clients’ briefs. Helena has also worked on a number of short films and television adverts.
Favourite Project: I loved filming a collection of short films for Krazna Krausz photography Awards as part of a Science museum commission.
Favourite Project: One that stands out is the film I shot when I travelled to Umbria to film the master goldsmith, Giovanni Corvaja in his studio for an installation at the Queen’s Gallery Buckingham Palace.
Favourite Project: I enjoyed shooting for the Social Saturday film. It was a great experience to capture all of London's social enterprises on film and help to show off their business/products in a fun and colourful way.
Favourite Project: I’ve really enjoyed filming events with high profile speakers and business leaders at the Institute of Directors.
Favourite Project: I loved leading on the British library’s ‘My Digital Rights’ project, working with both young people and experts such as Shami Chakrabarti and Tim Berners-Lee to create films about the development of a Magna Carta for the Internet.
Favourite Project: I loved the filming day that we did with Punchdrunk at the National Maritime Museum - very complex shoot and a great result.
Favourite Film: I loved working on the Cosmonaut exhibition for the Science Museum, it was so exciting to work around such iconic pieces of history.
Favourite Film: I really enjoyed filming at the Gressenhall Farm and Work house in Norfolk as part of the Heritage Lottery Fund project. The renovation of the building is stunning and it's a fantastic interactive learning museum.
Favourite Film: Interviewing some of the world's top scientists for the Royal Society in Singapore at the Common Wealth Science Conference was a fantastic experience.
Favourite Project: Our project for The Aerospace Technology Institute was brilliant to work on.
I enjoyed the challenge of making large industrial sites look beautiful using fluid camera movement and framing, and finding ways to communicate messages about complex Aerospace Projects in a clear way. It was also great to film across England, Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland.
George worked for a variety of film companies and at film festivals around the world before arriving at Chocolate Films. He has a degree in Film and Literature from Warwick University.
Favourite Project: My favourite production was Clubworks where I was involved in storyboarding, designing the assets and animating. It was a big challenge but I had a lot of fun bringing to life my own version of the story.
Favourite Film: The filming day for, 'Fire! Fire!', an exhibition at the Museum Of London all about the capital's most famous fire! We filmed the exhibition as well as some very lucky children who enjoyed an exclusive preview before the exhibition opened to the public.
Katya is a Psychology BSc graduate from The University of Leeds. After venturing to Japan to film a documentary on Natural Farming, she decided to pursue the film industry as her career choice.
Favourite Project: The first time I ever entered the National Gallery was on a shoot. The building and artworks are truly impressive, which made filming there an exceptional experience.