THE TEAM

What sets us apart is that our team understand both worlds: film and video production as well as the subject matter and audiences of our clients. This approach has led to clients and collaborations around the world: our global team is based in London, and we have worked in more than 15 countries across four continents. For more information, please get in touch: info@econfilms.tv

Bob Denham

Bob Denham

Founder & Executive Producer

Bob Denham is a filmmaker with a First Class Degree in Economics and Econometrics and a background in journalism, banking and education. Bob founded Econ Films in 2014 to provide a way for researchers to communicate in the growing area of online video. Since then, he has produced hundreds of films and videos across many disciplines to international media coverage and praise. Bob is also co-founder of Communicating Economics – a joint project with the IFS and the University of Manchester providing tools, tips and training for economists, for free.

Andrew Cryan

Andrew Cryan

Managing Director & Executive Producer

Andrew Cryan has worked in television for 15 years, primarily as an on-screen reporter on flagship BBC programmes such as Sunday Politics, Daily Politics, BBC London News and BBC Breakfast. Off-screen, he has helped produce many hours of documentaries for the BBC and Channel 4, including as the Director of “Boris:The London Years”, BBC1 (2016). He has personally interviewed many of the biggest names in politics (Jeremy Corbyn, Ed Miliband, Nick Clegg, Boris Johnson, Nigel Farage, Sadiq Khan) and his work as an investigative journalist has been written about in every national newspaper in the UK.

Paul Lancaster

Paul Lancaster

Head of Development

Paul Lancaster has worked in media and production for over 15 years, including roles at Channel 4 and Film London and nearly ten years leading on video and content partnerships at The Guardian. This has involved working with a range of organisations from The Department of Health and The British Red Cross to Amazon, HBO and IBM. Paul is responsible for working closely with our clients to ensure we deliver fully on their objectives, from project design to delivery, and helping them tell their stories to a wider audience.

Simon Vaughan

Simon Vaughan

Post-Production Supervisor

Simon Vaughan is an Editor, Animator and Videographer who has worked in a wide range of video production, from feature films to advertising. Simon worked with Saatchi & Saatchi for seven years, creating content for some of the worlds largest brands including Proctor & Gamble, GSK and HSBC. Simon has managed the post-production of over a hundred films about economic research and interviews with dozens of Nobel Laureates.

Max McGill

Max McGill

Producer / Director / Animator

Max McGill is a BAFTA-nominated Producer, Director and Animator. He has spent more than 15 years in TV production for the BBC in current affairs and politics on shows such as This Week, Sunday Politics, Political Slot, Politics Show, and BBC News. At Econ Films he has worked with clients on three continents, turning their work into something easily accessible, engaging – and entertaining!

Raphael Fischer

Raphael Fischer

Assistant Producer

Raphael Fischer studied Economics at Bristol University right before joining Econ Films in 2015. From drafting storyboards to running interviews and editing together the first drafts, he’s there to turn your research into a clear, succinct story. He’s held hundreds of interviews with economists and other scientists of all stripes, from junior researchers to top policymakers and first-timers to media personalities.

Jon Hurley

Jon Hurley

Director of Photography

Jon is a cinematographer and television lighting cameraman with extensive professional experience. His credits include work for many major international broadcasters including the BBC, Channel 4 & Bloomberg, on dramas, commercials, promos, documentaries, and films about economics!

Moira Townsend

Moira Townsend

Head of Production

Moira Townsend has worked in television production for over 25 years, much of that time in the BBC as Unit Manager for a wide variety of productions from large scale, high profile live broadcasts such as Prime Ministerial Election Debates on BBC1 to complex projects such as coverage of the Party Political Conferences across television, radio and online.  Having worked in a news environment for most of her working life, she is very experienced in fast turnaround, high quality prestige productions.

Outside of work, she is a very keen watersports enthusiast and as a SCUBA diving instructor and power boat instructor, she spends as much time as possible on or under the water with her students.

Paul Jacques

Paul Jacques

Head of Finance

Paul has over 15 years’ experience of leading and directing finance and accounting functions across a number of sectors from manufacturing to outsourcing, predominantly within the UK SME market. As a prominent Board member, Paul has acquired the skills to build up businesses through acquisition and growth, develop systems and finance teams and delivered exceptional shareholder value. Paul brings this depth of knowledge to Econ, providing the business a platform of financial stewardship and direction to support the achievement of the company’s long term strategy.

Rose Gabriel

Rose Gabriel

HR Manager

Rose started her career as a head-hunter for global investment banks in London, New York and Belgium. She now has over 10 years HR experience within a variety of sectors including technology, digital media and film production; working primarily with start-ups and SMEs. With a degree in educational psychology and an Associate CIPD.
Rose works closely with our Management team to identify areas where our offering can be further boosted by the right external hire and takes great pride from seeing that progression up close and personal every day.
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