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.
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.
Mark studied Philosophy at the University of Cambridge and gained professional experience in theatre and film production. He joined Chocolate Films in 2018, and has relished the chance to creatively develop projects for a variety of high profile institutions including the Science Museum, Biggin Hill Museum and the Royal College of Art.
Ross joined Chocolate Films in 2013 and has travelled all over the world for us producing films and running workshops. This eventually led him back home to Glasgow where he is establishing our Scottish office. Ross has developed a special skill for filming with dogs, and one always seems to pop up somewhere in his films.
Since graduating from Durham University in Philosophy and Theology, Anna juggled work as a freelance theatre director alongside a career within high-growth commercial start-ups. She’s excited to be able to meet creativity with work at Chocolate Films and to explore her passion for film and storytelling.
Emma studied Film and Social Anthropology at the University of St Andrews and worked on theatre productions, festivals, events and short films before joining Chocolate Films in 2019. As Production Coordinator, Emma is excited to help produce a wide range of films at all stages of the process.
Daniel has a keen interest in creating visually engaging films about people, places and culture - from the picturesque Italian mountains right through to London's streets capturing the city's most vulnerable. He has made films for The Royal Collection, St Mungo’s and the Science Museum to name just a few.
After studying contemporary art at Edinburgh College of Art, Emily worked in TV in Glasgow as a Researcher and Assistant Producer on documentaries and factual output. She joined the Chocolate Films team in 2017 as a filmmaker and has relished the opportunity to work on many films about art and social history.
Peter’s interest in film stems from a love of storytelling and anthropology. Peter’s work in documentary has given him an extensive insight into London’s multi-faceted culture and the people that inhabit the capital.
With a background in Theatre, Communications, and Filmmaking, Jackie has a real passion for people and storytelling. Her greatest ambition is Cinematography and she enjoys considering light, perspective, and movement in order to capture compelling visual images.
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.
Holding diplomas in Fine Arts, Computer Game Animation and Media Animation, Lenia worked freelance for many years before arriving at Chocolate Films. From parallaxing images to animating characters Lenia's role as our as our Motion Graphics Designer comes with a lot of variation and challenges, making every day creatively interesting.
Passionate about science, art and history Damiano has enjoyed working with Chocolate Films clients such as The Royal Collection, The Royal Society and the V&A. He’s an experienced travel filmmaker and has been on working trips to Singapore, Bangkok, Mumbai and across Europe.
After graduating from the Bournemouth Film School, Sam freelanced as a videographer before arriving at Chocolate Films. Having worked for clients across a broad range of sectors, from education through to aviation, Sam brings his wealth of run-and-gun experience to the team.
After working in Communications for a number of years, Greg went on to study Visual and Media Anthropology at the Freie Universität Berlin where he gained filmmaking experience producing a series of short documentaries. Greg then worked as a freelancer producing video content for museums, artists and musicians. He is passionate about working closely together with people to produce work that is authentic and creatively ambitious.
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.
Chris spent the best part of a decade working in TV in his hometown Glasgow, moving up through the ranks to reach the position of compilation producer at STV. He joined the Glasgow office of Chocolate Films as an editor in July 2018, keen to put his experience to use in telling new kinds of stories.
A Psychology graduate at The University of Leeds, Katya joined Chocolate Films in 2016. After working as a Project Manager, and Production Coordinator managing the practical, logistical side of productions she is now transferring that experience to her training as an Editor.
After working in radio and documentary in Belgium, Lex arrived at Chocolate Films as an intern looking for brand new experiences. She trained in Digital Marketing and is now our port of call for all things digital.
Ashleigh's first encounter with Chocolate Films was during the 1000 Londoners Youth Takeover Project, back in 2015. Since then she has earned a diploma in Creative Media Production and started her undergraduate degree at Coventry University. Now joining the team as an Office Junior, Ashleigh supports all areas of production.
After working in the creative industry for 17 years, Alex joined Chocolate Films at the beginning of 2019. With over 10 years of experience as an office manager, he is responsible for the day to day running of the agency.