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.
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 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.
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.
Matthew’s filmmaking career started during his time at university studying commercial music, where a business module led him to put down the guitar and pick up a camera. His passion for cinematography has taken him all over the UK and beyond, and he is now happily working alongside our growing team in Glasgow.
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 beginning his filmmaking career, Aziz spent 6 years based in Tokyo, Japan. Shooting across Japan and Asia, he has worked on music videos, documentaries and comedy shorts. Now back in the UK, Aziz is thrilled to join Chocolate Films' filmmaking team.
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.
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.
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.
Hendrik Rojas 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. Since he was a teenager, Hendrik has worked in different forms of art, such as literature, music and illustration. He directed his first documentary about the Brazilian martial art of capoeira in 2013 and moved to London in 2020 to expand his filmmaking career.
Born into a family of passionate amateur filmmakers, Richy first started creating his own films in his early teens. After studying Film & TV in Edinburgh he went on to work as a filmmaker within the Education, L&D and Gaming sectors. Using filmmaking as an outlet to tell authentic human stories, Richy enjoys creating engaging films that serve to support social causes and organisations by connecting people and ideas.
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.
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.
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.'
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.
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.
After working in the creative industry for 17 years, Alex joined Chocolate Films at the beginning of 2019.
Khadijah has always had a deep passion for storytelling and documentary filmmaking which she further explored at university, studying History and Human Rights. As the new Media Intern, she hopes to explore all areas of the creative process of production and deepen her understanding and love for all things film!