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.
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.
Since graduating from Durham University in Philosophy and Theology, Anna juggled work as a director and writer for theatre alongside a career within high-growth start-ups. She enjoys working with clients at Chocolate Films to develop new film projects, combining the team's filmmaking skills with her passion for storytelling.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
Sam started his career in Porto, Portugal, working within the Commercial, Corporate and Broadcast sectors. He moved to London in 2019 to complete a Master Degree in Cinematography at the MetFilm School and has ever since been developing his skills as a Filmmaker. Sam is mostly passionate about creating beautiful and engaging visuals