Team

Sunil Patel

Managing Director

PAST LIFE: BBC, ITV, Sky and IMG

NOTABLE AWARDS: RTS, Bafta and a Broadcast award

SPORTING HERO: Sachin Tendulkar

BEST PROJECT: Brit Awards in 1996 as a runner

WHISPER FILMS IN ONE WORD: Whisperfilms

David Coulthard

Director

PAST LIFE: Williams, McLaren, Red Bull Racing

NOTABLE AWARDS: 13 Grand Prix wins

SPORTING HERO: Pelé

BEST PROJECT: Wings For Life

WHISPER FILMS IN ONE WORD: Pure dead brilliant

Jake Humphrey

Director

PAST LIFE: BBC F1, BT Sport, CBBC

NOTABLE AWARDS: Bafta

SPORTING HERO: Jeremy Goss

BEST PROJECT: Bamzooki

WHISPER FILMS IN ONE WORD: Honest

Anne Somerset

Head Of Production

​PAST LIFE: BBC (F1, Olympics, Athletics, Wimbledon, Golf, Football)

NOTABLE AWARDS: BAFTA

SPORTING HERO: Jessica Ennis

BEST PROJECT: German World Cup 2006

WHISPER FILMS IN ONE WORD: Happy

Mark Cole

Head of Television

​PAST LIFE: Sky, BBC

NOTABLE AWARDS: RTS, Broadcast, TRIC

SPORTING HERO: Ian Holloway

BEST PROJECT: Ireland in Iran - 2001

WHISPER FILMS IN ONE WORD: Ambitious

Geoff Riding

Commercial Director

PAST LIFE: Pizza Hut/ITV/Channel4

NOTABLE AWARDS: Curacao U12’s line fishing champion

SPORTING HERO: Iyo Pimentel

BEST PROJECT: C4 Racing

WHISPER FILMS IN ONE WORD: Disruptor

Richard Gort

Creative Director

PAST LIFE: Musician, building site labourer and then BBC for 26 years!

NOTABLE AWARDS: BAFTA, RTS, D&AD, Broadcast, Promax and Olympic Golden Ring award winner

SPORTING HERO: George Best (the Stockport County years)

BEST PROJECT: ‘Red Arrows Meets Lewis’, with C4F1 ‘The Drop’ a close second

WHISPER FILMS IN ONE WORD: Sesquipedalian

Chris Grubb

Executive Producer, Creative

PAST LIFE: ITV, BBC

NOTABLE AWARDS: A Cambridge History degree, A BAFTA and half an Ironman Medal

SPORTING HERO: Hotshot Hamish

BEST PROJECT: Opening the 2012 BBC Olympic Coverage

WHISPER FILMS IN ONE WORD: Gifted

Kay Satterley

Production Executive

PAST LIFE: BBC

NOTABLE AWARDS: RTS Award

SPORTING HERO: Sir Steve Redgrave

BEST PROJECT: Brazil World Cup 2014

WHISPER FILMS IN ONE WORD: Motivating

Juli Porter

Head of Production (maternity leave)

PAST LIFE: Los Angeles, Dancing with the Stars, Top Gear USA, Big Brother, BBC Saturday Night Entertainment

NOTABLE AWARDS: Children’s Bafta

SPORTING HERO: Charles Barkley

BEST PROJECT: Dancing with the Stars

WHISPER FILMS IN ONE WORD: Dynamic

Allan Handley

Financial Controller

PAST LIFE: BBC, ITV, IDF, Fremantle

NOTABLE AWARDS: Southend Vets Football League Runners Up 2014/15

SPORTING HERO: Paolo Di Canio

BEST PROJECT: South Africa World Cup 2010

WHISPER FILMS IN ONE WORD: Growing

Jo Rosenfelder

Commercial Affairs

PAST LIFE: Love, Nutopia, Maverick, Channel 4, and BBC

NOTABLE AWARDS: Cambridge Malt Whisky Tasting Champion, 1992

SPORTING HERO: Dame Mary Peters

BEST PROJECT: First interview with Monica Lewinsky after she ‘left’ the President’s office

WHISPER FILMS IN ONE WORD: Finely-tuned

Andy Stevenson

Series Producer - Winter Paralympics

PAST LIFE: Lots of BBC and a bit of Channel 4

NOTABLE AWARDS: Worst Male Hair Disaster, 6th Form 1999

SPORTING HERO: Des Lynam (John Barnes a close second)

BEST PROJECT: Rio Paralympics, BBC Sports Personality of the Year

WHISPER FILMS IN ONE WORD: Striving

Anton Sensky

Senior Producer/Director

PAST LIFE: BBC, IMG, S&V, BT Sport, ESPN, OBS, HBS, Aurora Media

NOTABLE AWARDS: RTS, Best bow after a piano recital, aged 9

SPORTING HERO: Michael Jordan

BEST PROJECT: 2010 FIFA World Cup, 2015 Tackle Africa

WHISPER FILMS IN ONE WORD: Busy

Sam Lockett

Edit Producer

PAST LIFE: BBC, ITV, Maverick TV, Cactus TV

NOTABLE AWARDS: Childrens BAFTAs

SPORTING HEROES: Dario Gradi

BEST PROJECT: Richard & Judy or Blue Peter

WHISPER FILMS IN ONE WORD: Busy!

Joe Bennett

Multi Platform Producer

PAST LIFE: PERFORM, INPUT MEDIA, S&V, THE FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION

NOTABLE AWARDS: FIFA World Cup Bronze Medal… (Women’s!)

SPORTING HERO: David Beckham

BEST PROJECT: FIFA Women’s World Cup 2015

WHISPER FILMS IN ONE WORD: Welcoming

Rebecca Hathway

Production Manager

PAST LIFE: BBC Natural History Unit (4 years in wildlife documentary making), CBBC, BBC Arts, BBC Entertainment (Top Gear), Freeform Productions, Lime Pictures (Celebs Go Dating)

NOTABLE AWARDS: 4 x RTS Awards, BAFTA, BA Honours in International Development (field work West Africa)

SPORTING HERO: Jenny Jones

BEST PROJECT: Top Gear (best and worst), free diving & filming white tip reef sharks in the GBR for the Natural History Unit

WHISPER FILMS IN ONE WORD: Energetic

Ed Veglio

Post Production Manager

PAST LIFE: Zebra Worldwide

NOTABLE AWARDS: Degree in TV Production

SPORTING HERO: Eddie Hall

BEST PROJECT: My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding

WHISPER FILMS ONE WORD: Tidy

Carly Brown

Editor

PAST LIFE: Jonathan Ross Show, Olympics 2012, The Choir, The Jump, Tour of Britain, Gogglesprogs

NOTABLE AWARDS: National Student Television Award for Best Live Broadcast

SPORTING HERO: Dame Sarah Storey

BEST PROJECT: Voxwomen Cycling Show - Tour of California

WHISPER FILMS IN ONE WORD: Epic

Elli Hall

Researcher

PAST LIFE: Amazing Animals, ROPEMEN, Cardiff University

NOTABLE AWARDS: BA English Literature

SPORTING HERO: Usain Bolt

BEST PROJECT: Amazing Animals

WHISPER FILMS IN ONE WORD: Clean

Stephen Waugh

Junior Edit Assistant

​PAST LIFE: University of Portsmouth

NOTABLE AWARDS: BA (Hons) Media & Entertainment Technology

SPORTING HERO: Sir Alex Ferguson

BEST PROJECT: NFL this Week, Winter Paralympics

WHISPER FILMS IN ONE WORD: Team

Lucy Mason

Production Team Assistant

PAST LIFE: The Mill

NOTABLE AWARDS: BSc Zoology

SPORTING HERO: Jess Ennis

BEST PROJECT: Sampha “Like A Piano” Music Video

WHISPER FILMS IN ONE WORD: Sport

Emma Clarke

Production Team Assistant

PAST LIFE: National Film and Television School, Ricochet

NOTABLE AWARDS: Health and Safety Management in Film Production from the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH)

SPORTING HERO: Michael Phelps

BEST PROJECT: Coming Soon!

WHISPER FILMS IN ONE WORD: Dynamic

Paulina Nowak

Accounts Assistant

PAST LIFE: An uninspiring software company, no publicity for them!

NOTABLE AWARDS: AAT, BA in English Literature

SPORTING HERO: Novak Djokovic

BEST PROJECT: Yet to come but I recently scored a ‘cameo’ in a documentary ‘Expressions of Glee’ about modern-day Gilbert & Sullivan productions shot by a friend of mine!

WHISPER FILMS IN ONE WORD: Inspiring

Maggie Conway

Office Manager

PAST LIFE: Nursing, Healthcare, Charity, Evolutionary Films, The Walt Disney Co., NFL

NOTABLE AWARDS: Grade 4 Piano, County swimming, netball, badminton and hockey ‘95-‘01

SPORTING HERO: Joe Montana and Nicola Adams

BEST PROJECT: The next one!

WHISPER FILMS IN ONE WORD: Forward-thinking. And Snazzy.

Rhianna Adams-Christie

Trainee Researcher

PAST LIFE: Bauer Media

NOTABLE AWARDS: Getting onto the Channel 4 Production Scheme 2017

SPORTING HERO: Muhammed Ali

BEST PROJECT: Jack Petchey Speak Out Challenge

WHISPER FILMS IN ONE WORD: Organised

Jared Kerrisk

Runner

PAST LIFE: Royal Holloway, University of London

NOTABLE AWARDS: Never winning an award

SPORTING HERO: Steven Gerrard

BEST PROJECT: Para-athletic World Championships

WHISPER FILMS IN ONE WORD: Success

Channel 4 Formula 1

Mark Wilkin

Editor

PAST LIFE: BBC Sport, Octagon CSI

NOTABLE AWARDS: Bafta, RTS, Broadcast Award

SPORTING HERO: Garry Sobers

BEST PROJECT: Formula 1

WHISPER FILMS IN ONE WORD: Excellence

Steve Aldous

Assistant Editor

PAST LIFE: ITV & BBC Sport

NOTABLE AWARDS: BAFTAs

SPORTING HERO: Romario

BEST PROJECT: F1

WHISPER FILMS IN ONE WORD: Thrusting

Deborah Creaven

Senior Production Manager

​PAST LIFE: BBC Sport (F1, Wimbledon, London Marathon), BBC Entertainment (Dragon’s Den, Question of Sport, The Restaurant), BBC Factual & Events (The Culture Show, Chelsea Flower Show)

NOTABLE AWARDS: RTS

SPORTING HERO: Seve Ballesteros

BEST PROJECT: Formula 1 of course!

WHISPER FILMS IN ONE WORD: Blooming

Tim Hampel

Producer

PAST LIFE: Sky, ESPN, ITV, ATP & BBC

NOTABLE AWARDS: For one day only I was an officer of the Court of England & Wales

SPORTING HERO: David Gower

BEST PROJECT: Wimbledon 2014

WHISPER FILMS IN ONE WORD: Expanding

Kathryn Wellington

Senior Production Co-ordinator

PAST LIFE: Rise of the Machines, The Apprentice, A Place in the Sun, Teletubbies, Take me out: The Gossip, Saturday Kitchen

NOTABLE AWARDS: Players’ Player 2017 in my netball team

SPORTING HERO: Chris Powell

BEST PROJECT: Formula 1

WHISPER FILMS IN ONE WORD: Innovative

Kirstie Bennett

Assistant Producer

PAST LIFE: Premier League Productions and FIFA Projects at IMG, UEFA

NOTABLE AWARDS: 2 x winner of the South Derbyshire ladies U16 Football cup sponsored by Lambrini

SPORTING HERO: David Beckham / Brian Clough

BEST PROJECT: EURO 2016

WHISPER FILMS IN ONE WORD: Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious!

Tommy Zalucki

Digital Producer

PAST LIFE: Disney, Sony, BBC, Formula E

NOTABLE AWARDS: Promax BDA winner

SPORTING HERO: Eddie the Eagle

BEST PROJECT: Loftus Fest

WHISPER FILMS IN ONE WORD: Whisperfilms.

Olivia Stapleton

Archive Researcher

PAST LIFE: Dubai TV, Radio Silverstone, Eurosport

NOTABLE AWARD: BSc Physics (also pretty proud of a poster competition I won when I was 11… but don’t think that counts)

SPORTING HERO: Roger Federer

BEST PROJECT: Working at the Grand Prix

WHISPER FILMS IN ONE WORD: Welcoming

JR Catipon

Researcher

PAST LIFE: SJSFilms, Royal Holloway, University of London

NOTABLE AWARDS: Black belt in Kickboxing, RHUL pull-ups record, 7th place in a David Beckham look-a-like contest

SPORTING HERO: Manny Pacquiao

BEST PROJECT: Wash & Go’s April Fool’s day prank

WHISPER FILMS IN ONE WORD: Winning