// Our People

Our people are at the heart of everything we do.

We are a team with many perspectives and a shared vision to change the future of content creation and sports docu-series making. Breaking the mould and disrupting how it’s done. We are storytellers, culture-shapers and change-makers changing things up and leading the way to a better production industry & content made.

Meet the award-winning team
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Naomi Grant

// Development Intern

Transitioning from a background in advertising and production into development with the hopes of refining her storytelling skills and ability to find and pitch engaging narratives. She recently completed the Grierson DocLab (2023) whilst simultaneously starting her first role in TV as a Development Intern at Box to Box Films. Within her role she supports various producers and executives, designing decks, conducting thorough research and pitching new story ideas.

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Milly Beddard

// Director of Production

Milly is an Emmy award-winning Director of Production who joined Box to Box in 2014 in its infancy and has helped it grow to the multi million pound company it is today. Originally as Head of Production she has been responsible for overseeing all projects, the day to day running of the company, recruitment, project planning, budgeting and delivering alongside the negotiations, development and maintenance of relationships with the major US broadcasters.

Starting out in independent British cinema, Milly cut her teeth in film production, delivering international projects to broadcasters and studios including the BBC, Sky, Universal Studios and Lionsgate.

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Rafael Bettega

// Technical Editor

Rafael is our in-house tech person, specialist in Avid workflows, archive footage, hardware, data management, infrastructure and other technical issues. He works across all our projects, overseeing pre-production to post production ensuring all teams follow the best practices throughout the process. Rafael is instrumental in supervising complex edits and facilitating successful turnover to our post-production facility. He also plays a vital role in the ongoing technical development of our in-house edit facilities and post-production, supporting our production teams from rushes and DIT until deliveries, in different capacities. Rafael holds a BA (Hons) in Editing and Post Production from Ravensbourne University and has been part of the core team since 2013.

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Sean McMorris

// Post Production Executive

Sean is a Post Production Supervisor and Post Production Executive, with over a decade of experience managing post production for documentary features and series.

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Paul Martin

// Co-Founder

Paul is a BAFTA-nominated producer specialising in high-end documentaries and premium unscripted series. He is currently Executive Producer of the Netflix global hit FORMULA 1: DRIVE TO SURVIVE. He was also Executive Producer of the acclaimed MARADONA for HBO MAKE OR BREAK, a behind-the-scenes documentary series following the World Surf League, for Apple. Paul has also worked with Amazon, HBO and ESPN to create innovative and engaging content across multiple formats.

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Rishi Patel

// Finance Director

Rishi is the Finance Director at Box-to-Box Films, responsible for overseeing all aspects of Finance including Corporate, Production and M&A activity for the business.

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Tom Rogers

// Director Of Post Production

Tom Rogers is an Emmy award-winning Director of Post Production & Co Executive Producer at Box To Box Films. With extensive experience working across complex titles, Tom bridges creative and technical disciplines to ensure successful delivery of challenging & ambitious projects.

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Tianne Lawrence

// HR & Ops Assistant

Tianne assists with everything HR and office/operations related. She helps with the employee lifecycle whether that’s onboarding, maintaining employee systems or setting up employees to ensure they get all settled in correctly and have everything they need.

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Ribeka Seyoum

// Development Researcher

Since breaking onto the scene as an intern at Box to Box Films, Ribeka has helped develop some of our extraordinary series over the last year – from Netflix’s Break Point to upcoming series World’s Fastest Human.

She previously interned at Quicksilver Media for Channel 4 series Unreported World, before pursuing journalism, both which fuelled her ultimate desire to unearth compelling human narratives and illuminate untold stories. She’s looking forward for the world to witness what more is brewing from the development team!

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Amy Sargeant

// Development Assistant Producer

Amy joined Box to Box in November 2021 as a senior researcher on Berlusconi, before being promoted to the role of Development AP. Amy pitches and develops ideas across the slate, including developing Netflix’s Break Point, Full Swing and Drop Kick.

Since starting her career as a Grierson Doclab Trainee and Creative Access Intern, Amy has worked at a range of UK production companies including BBC Studios, Twenty Twenty, RDF, Doc Hearts and on Ricochet’s BAFTA-nominated series of The Repair Shop. Prior to joining Box to Box, Amy was at The Garden working on 24 Hours in A&E.

Outside of work Amy makes her own documentaries, and her latest short Canarios won ‘Best Documentary’ at the Soho London Independent Film Festival.

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Vicky Boyens

// Post Production Executive

Vicky joined Box To Box as a Post Production Supervisor in 2022 after many years working in the industry in a number of different roles. She is the Post Supervisor on the award winning Drive To Survive series and a Post Production Executive working across a number of different productions. She also manages the running of Box’s Hoxton edit facility.

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Ria Florence

// Post Production Assistant

Ria is a Post Production Assistant. She assists the Post Production team with admin for multiple projects and handles diary management for Head of Post, Tom Rogers. She also helps to run facilities at the Hoxton post production house.

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Matt Tinsley

// Post Production Supervisor

Matt Tinsley is a Post Production Supervisor who has worked at Box to Box for nearly five years. He has worked on Drive to Survive, Make or Break, 6 Nations and helped set up post on Tour de France. Loves tea and Guinness, but not at the same time.

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Nicky Searle

// Head of Talent

Starting her career in TV as an unpaid intern at MTV Networks in the 90s; Nicky interviewed countless artists, directed multi camera live performances, travelled the world for work, and produced some of the major league presenting talent of today.
Having worked in off screen talent management for over 15 years – Nicky has crewed up some of British televisions’ most successful, well-loved and award-winning formats. and has the reputation of working with the best talent and production companies in the business.

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Ellie Abethell

// Travel Coordinator & EA

Travel Coordinator & EA to Director of Production & Head of Sports & Factual

As Travel Coordinator and PA to Head of Production / Head of Sport and Factual, Ellie oversees the day to day diary management and scheduling for both Warren Smith and Milly Beddard, while also coordinating and booking all travel for the Senior team at Box to Box. This includes booking all travel and accommodation, preparing itineraries, applying for VISAs, and distributing travel arrangements to all appropriate staff.

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Seb Castle

// Development Executive

Seb has worked within factual development for ten years, but in the last few his focus has been on premium character-driven documentaries. On the Development team at Lightbox and at Plum Pictures before that, Seb worked across an access-led Serena Williams series for Amazon, a mountaineering feature film for Red Bull and a true-crime limited series for Apple. He loves to help craft gripping stories that are full of twists and turns – and the more surprising or innovative the subject or subgenre the better!

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Phoebe Dunmore

// Senior Post Production Coordinator

Phoebe Dunmore is a Post Production Coordinator, who has worked at Box To Box for nearly 2 years. She has grown and progressed with the company. Over the 2 years she has worked across of our sport shows including Award Winning Drive To Survive, Make or Break, and most recently Six Nations.

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Emily Freshwater

// Production Executive

Emily joined in 2019 and works closely with our Director of Production, overseeing all aspects of production across the slate. She has extensive knowledge and experience of production and line management having worked across various documentary and factual entertainment programmes for multiple production companies including Tin Roof Media, The Garden, Mentorn, Illuminations and RDF. Past credits include 24 HOURS IN A&E, THE CHICKEN SHOP, and the BAFTA-winning FAKING IT series.

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Imogen Stringer

// Production Executive

Imogen has been working in production for over 20 years, including stints at the BBC, Nutopia, The Garden and Naked – and most recently working on the ‘other side’ at Amazon Unscripted. She says she couldn’t turn down the opportunity to work on Box to Box’s fantastic and varied content.

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Warren Smith

// Head of Sports & Factual

As Head of Sport and Factual at Box To Box Films, Warren is responsible for overseeing and delivering our slate of premium docu series, including Full Swing, Le Tour, Six Nations Rugby, Break Point and Drive to Survive for Netflix, and Make or Break for AppleTV+. As well as Executive Producing the aforementioned series, Warren also served as Show Runner on both Season 1 of Full Swing and Make or Break.

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Alexandra Allen

// EA

EA to James Gay-Rees & Samantha Lawrence

Alexandra started with us in February 2023, who had come from Picture Shop (was The Farm) and has hit the ground running. She has 15 years experience of being a PA/EA in the world of Post Production and has now flipped sides and is working in the fast pace of Production.

‘I am excited to have come on board with Box to Box and watch this company go from strength to strength and grow. And with so much talent and passion from all the staff, you can 100% see why’.

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Samantha Lawrence

// Managing Director

Samantha joined Box to Box as Managing Director, responsible for the day to day running of the business mainly in terms of commercial operations and P&L responsibility but also in terms of the overall Company growth and development strategy. She joined in October 2022 from Universal International Studios’ award-winning label, Monkey Kingdom, where she served as Managing Director. Over her five-year tenure, she grew the business exponentially, making it a go-to destination for high-quality unscripted shows such as BAFTA-recognised Made in Chelsea. In 2021, it was celebrated as Multichannel Production Company of the Year at the Broadcast Digital Awards. With a career that spans over 20 years in the content industry, Samantha has held a host of senior positions, including a nine-year stint as Managing Director of Silver River Productions, and prior to that, Head of Production for both Love Productions and Maverick Television.

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Renee Browning

// HR Contracts Manager

After 30 years in film and TV in Australia and the UK, mostly sports (including two Olympics), working in production and broadcast venue management, Renée has moved into HR and people practices at Box to Box Films, with a particular interest in all things wellbeing. Her production journey took her to a wide variety of genres such as Entertainment, Children’s and News, but has come back full circle to work in sports and non-scripted once again. Renée is extremely proud to be working with the amazing staff and crew at Box to Box Films.

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James Gay-Rees

// Co-Founder

James is the Academy Award winning producer behind some of the most critically successful feature-documentaries of the last ten years, namely Academy Award nominated EXIT THROUGH THE GIFT SHOP, double BAFTA winning SENNA, Academy Award and BAFTA winning AMY. In 2016 the Producers Guild of America awarded James for Outstanding Producer of the year. More recently James has been Executive Producer of the Netflix hit, FORMULA 1: DRIVE TO SURVIVE.

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Joshua Thomas

// Post Production Coordinator

Josh, a Post Production Coordinator, transitioned from Pictureshop to Box To Box less than a year ago. He began his journey by working on ‘Tour de France Unchained’ and has recently joined the Drive To Survive S6 Post Team.

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