// 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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Nat Knight

// Production Executive- LA

Nat Knight is a television production leader with more than 24 years of experience, overseeing the creation of highly-rated programming.  Nat joined the BTB US office in its infancy, early 2023, and as an Aussie, sport is in her blood, thus leading to the ultimate collaboration.

Nat previously worked for Original Productions, as Director, Physical Production, and Beyond Productions as a Production Accountant and Administrator of US Operations.

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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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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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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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Mariana Rosales

// Development and Office Coordinator- LA

Mariana Rosales is the Development and Office Coordinator at the Box to Box Films US office. She’s a graduate of Cal State Northridge Film Program who started out her career in Spanish Broadcasting Television in 2011. Then made her way to Reality TV early in her career. Mariana has worked on reality television shows, docuseries, stage shows, and travel shows during her 13 years of consistent work in the entertainment industry.

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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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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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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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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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Charlie Calder

// Assistant production accountant- LA

Charlie is responsible for processing payroll and AP for the US company and all of the US shows.

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Jason Cooper

// VP,Production- LA

Jason Cooper is an accomplished production executive with over 25 years’ experience in scripted and unscripted television.  Prior to being hired by Box to Box Films in October 23′, Jason was the Head of Production for Amazon Original Prime Sports and a Sr Production Executive for Amazon Studios US and Canada Unscripted Team.  Jason has worked most of his career in unscripted and has delivered to almost every linear broadcaster and digital streamer. Jason has worked in every genre of unscripted television including; follow-docs, documentary, house reality, game shows, live and live-to-tape, stage shows, true crime and sports.  He truly enjoys what he does and is always excited about new technology and staying up to speed.  Before getting into unscripted TV Jason worked on some of the biggest television shows in the US; ER, Ally McBeal, West Wing, X-Files to name a few.  In his spare time Jason loves to spend time with his wife and two daughters, is an avid skier and true soccer dad.  His favorite night out includes taking his wife and daughters to watch Angel City (NWSL) take the pitch.

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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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Darragh Russell

// Assistant Accountant

Darragh joined Box to Box on August 2022, he is responsible for the day to day sales and purchases on a corporate level, also manages the finances for any development projects.

Since starting his career, he’s worked with a plethora of companies as an intern for an accountancy firm, before moving to the broadcast company ATP Media for two years as a financial accountant and gambling rights company Tennis Data Innovations.

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Natalie Silver

// EA- LA

After working at Creative Artists Agency on a desk in non-fiction television, Natalie joined Box To Box as Executive Assistant to Co-Founder Paul Martin. She works closely with the development team researching and pitching ideas, writing decks, and creatively contributing to projects across the development slate and current programming. As EA, she manages Paul’s schedule, coordinates travel, and oversees the day-to-day operations of the LA office. She is Box To Box’s first U.S. hire and has been with the team since the opening of the LA office in January, 2023.

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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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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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Lia Carney

// SVP, Production and Operations- LA

Lia Carney is a seasoned production executive with nearly two decades of experience in various areas of the entertainment industry and currently serving as SVP, Production and Operations at Box to Box Films US. Prior to BTB Lia was partner in scripted and unscripted production company, Topspin Content and Senior Vice President of Production and Operations at Discovery Studios, where Lia played a pivotal role in strategic business planning, studio operations, and production management. Earlier in her career, Lia Carney contributed as a producer for networks such as History Channel, Travel Channel, TNT, CNN, TLC, the Discovery Channel, and PBS.

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Mandy Calder Humphreys

// Vice President, Finance- LA

Mandy worked as Head of Finance for several high profile TV and Film companies in the UK before moving to Los Angeles.   She overseas the day to day finances for the LA office as well as the Production Accounting on all of the US shows

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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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Martin Conway

// Executive Producer

Martin is a BAFTA-winning Executive Producer with twenty years of experience producing documentary and factual series. He Series Produced 24 Hours in A&E for Channel 4, Becoming You for Apple TV+ and won a BAFTA as Series Editor of First Dates. At Box to Box Martin is responsible for developing and producing premium unscripted series and is Executive Producer of Wanted: The Escape of Carlos Ghosn for Apple TV+ and sports docu-series Six Nations: Full Contact for Netflix.
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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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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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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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Megan Cronin

// PA

PA to our Director of Production, and the Head of Sports and Factual

Megan joined in 2023, leaving her role as Education Coordinator at the BFI.
Prior to that, Megan spent a decade working in Theatre, most recently as an EA & Participation Coordinator at English Touring Theatre.

A Freelance Documentary-Theatre Director & Writer, Megan has had her work performed at The Young Vic, The Tate Modern, The Albany, The Kings Head, & The Pleasance. Twice nominated for the Beam New Writing Award, in 2019 she was Young Vic’s writer in residence for Climate Lab.

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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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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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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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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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Melike Cinpolat

// Production Manager

As the Development Production Manager, Melike supports the team across a variety of exciting projects on the horizon.

Melike brings a solid background in broadcast & digital production from her experiences at BBC, IMG Studios, and other major UK networks. A self-starter with robust production management experience, she thrives in dynamic, rapidly changing environments and excels in cultivating strong relationships. Beyond production, Melike took a small break to pursue her passion in photography, capturing commercial and street fashion wear for print, online and social media platforms.

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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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