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 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.
Sinéad is the senior Workshops Project Manager at Chocolate Films. She greatly enjoys meeting varied community groups and all she learns when leading projects.
After graduating in Liverpool, Ella worked in education for a few years and went on to complete a Masters in Global Ethics before joining Chocolate Films as Assistant Workshops Project Manager. Ella's passion is seeing people of all ages come together to learn new things in digital media.
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.
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.
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 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 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.
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.
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 studio.
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 social and digital.
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.