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

Juli Porter

Head of Production

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

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

Anne Somerset

Senior Production Executive

​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

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

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

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

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

Harry Allen

Senior Producer

PAST LIFE: Farm Labourer, Professional Student, BBC, Sunset+Vine & BT Sport

NOTABLE AWARDS: RTS, AIBS, Fulbright Alistair Cooke Scholar

SPORTING HERO: Usain Bolt

BEST PROJECT: Helping launch BT Sport or Harvest 2001

WHISPER FILMS IN ONE WORD: Values

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

Rob Williams

Series Producer - NFL

​PAST LIFE: Granada, MUTV, Sky

NOTABLE AWARDS: RTS Award and making it through life

SPORTING HERO: Eric Cantona

BEST PROJECT: The next one

WHISPER FILMS IN ONE WORD: Carly

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

Jamie McIntosh

Production Manager (Wales)

​PAST LIFE: Bake Off, Sewing Bee, The Great Pottery Throwdown, What To Buy And Why

NOTABLE AWARDS: Doing an Ironman, Nuts Pub Poker League West Wales Champion, NTA, Broadcast Award

SPORTING HERO: Steven Gerrard

BEST PROJECT: Bake Off

WHISPER FILMS IN ONE WORD: Electrifying

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

Senior 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

Alastair Meichan

Assistant Producer

PAST LIFE: Channel 4, Princess, Sundog, Open Mike, Done and Dusted

NOTABLE AWARDS: Sportsday Egg and Spoon Race Champ 1998

SPORTING HERO: Ed Reed

BEST PROJECT: The Last Leg: Live From Rio

WHISPER FILMS IN A WORD: Mustard

Andy Ash

Digital Producer NFL

PAST LIFE: Arsenal, Spurs, BBC, Channel 5

NOTABLE AWARDS: Nope.

SPORTING HERO: Gareth Bale

BEST PROJECT: This project

WHISPER FILMS IN ONE WORD: Ballin’

Siobhan Wilson

Production Accountant

PAST LIFE: BBC: Love Productions, Lion Television

NOTABLE AWARDS: Best Costume for Book Week circa 1998!!!

SPORTING HERO: Jessica Ennis-Hill

BEST PROJECT: Strictly Come Dancing

WHISPER FILMS IN ONE WORD: Exciting

Hannah Gyngell

Junior Production Manager

PAST LIFE: BBC, IMG, Input Media

NOTABLE AWARDS: BAFTA

SPORTING HERO: Rebecca Adlington

BEST PROJECT: The Royal Wedding

WHISPER FILMS IN ONE WORD: Friendly

Matt Hindhaugh

Production Team Assistant

PAST LIFE: Sky Sports, Big Brother, The Apprentice

NOTABLE AWARDS: BA (Hons) Film, Television & Digital Production

SPORTING HERO: Arsene Wenger

BEST PROJECT: Silverstone 2017 Opener

WHISPER FILMS IN ONE WORD: Opportunity

Jared Kerrisk

Researcher

PAST LIFE: Royal Holloway, University of London

NOTABLE AWARDS: Never winning an award

SPORTING HERO: Steven Gerrard

BEST PROJECT: Every Project

WHISPER FILMS IN ONE WORD: Success

Amy Swinglehurst

Production Team Assistant / Sunil's PA

PAST LIFE: Trinity College Dublin, J. Walter Thompson, Bristol Film Festival

NOTABLE AWARDS: BA (Hons) English Literature

SPORTING HERO: Edwina Tops-Alexander

BEST PROJECT: The current one

WHISPER FILMS IN ONE WORD: Inspiring

Florrie Meek

Researcher

PAST LIFE: University of Sussex

NOTABLE AWARDS: Most annoying family member

SPORTING HERO: Serena Williams

BEST PROJECT: Yet to come!

WHISPER FILMS IN ONE WORD: Evocative

JR Catipon

Edit Assistant

PAST LIFE: SJSFilms, Royal Holloway, University of London

NOTABLE AWARDS: Black belt in Kickboxing, RHUL pull-ups record

SPORTING HERO: Manny Pacquiao

BEST PROJECT: F1 Silverstone 2018

WHISPER FILMS IN ONE WORD: Winning

Izzy Hutchings

Production Team Assistant

PAST LIFE: Royal Holloway, BBC

NOTABLE AWARDS: National Pool Lifeguard Qualificaiton

SPORTING HERO: Thomas Ellis (my Grandad)

BEST PROJECT: Being a contestant on Bargain Hunt

WHISPER FILMS IN ONE WORD: Serendipity

Silvia Forero

Accounts Assistant

PAST LIFE: University of Westminster

NOTABLE AWARDS: MSC International Business and Management

SPORTING HERO: El Pibe

BEST PROJECT: 2012 HERA Project filmed by Ocean Mysteries with Jeff Corwin

WHISPER FILMS IN ONE WORD: Captivating

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.

Thaliqua Smith

Runner

PAST LIFE: The Brit School, The Broadway Theatre, House Of Parliament

NOTABLE AWARDS: Channel 4 Apprenticeship

SPORTING HERO: Anthony Joshua

BEST PROJECT: Everything I Put My Mind To, Of Course

WHISPER FILMS IN ONE WORD: Something Special

Channel 4 Formula 1

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!

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