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 'Women in Social Enterprise' at the UK Social Enterprise Awards 2018.
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 held a 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.
Katya studied Psychology at The University of Leeds and after producing a short documentary on Natural Farming in Japan, decided to pursue the film industry as her career choice. As a project manager, Katya organises productions from the outset, filming and on to post production.
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.
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.
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.
George loves to take care in every step of the filmmaking process, from research to post-production, to craft the best possible finished product. He has put this to good use for clients like The Science Museum, Tate and UCL and about subjects as varied as food bloggers, bird watchers and heart surgeons.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
After studying History of Art at the University of Glasgow, Sarah began working in visitor experience at the Victoria & Albert Museum, London. Following her interest in social media and marketing, she gained experience working within heritage and arts establishments. Sarah joined Chocolate Films in 2018 and is looking forward to the variety of opportunities and projects.
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.