Founder & Chairman
Sam Branson is the founder of Sundog Pictures. He is a social entrepreneur, adventurer and philanthropist. Sam has over six years experience in broadcast media, developing and producing stories from around the globe. Sam is passionate about the medium of film and the potential it has for positive impact on the planet.
Co-Founder & CEO
Johnny has over 16 years of broadcast experience, including as Director of Programmes at Flextech TV and Managing Director of Living TV Group and Virgin Media TV. He has commissioned programmes and digital content across a suite of channels, including Living and Virgin 1. Johnny co-founded Sundog Pictures in 2012 with Sam Branson.
Sam has been an executive producer at RDF Media, ITV Studios, Renegade Pictures and Nutopia; as well as working for three years at the BBC in factual commissioning. Formerly, Sam was Creative Director of Factual at Shine, as well as Controller of Factual and Features at Granada Yorkshire. Sam joined Sundog Pictures as Creative Director in 2012.
Dov has over 15 years’ production experience as a director and producer across documentaries, drama docs and specialist factual television. Recent credits include: The Island with Bear Grylls (Channel 4), An Hour to Save Your Life (BBC2), The Last Nazis (BBC2), Young Soldiers (BBC3) and The Real Argo (National Geographic Channel).
Head of Development
Nicky has been running development for over six years at companies such as Rare Day, Popkorn TV and Windfall Films, covering neuroscience and animal autopsies to pest control and policing. Her true love is documentaries; as a Producer she was responsible for films such as The Murder Workers on Channel 4, which was nominated for a Grierson Award.
Deputy Head of Production
Kerstin is an experienced production manager who has worked on some high profile factual productions including the latest ‘Reggie Yates: Extreme’ series at Sundog Pictures. She has also worked as facilities manager in post-production and as a production manager in corporate production.
Denise has spent her career as an EA and Events Manager for several media companies. She has worked for Harvey Goldsmith, Virgin Media and Virgin Unite before joining Sundog Pictures as Company Coordinator in the summer of 2015 to help with the smooth-running and growth of the production company.
Development Assistant Producer
Adriana has been working in Factual and Drama development for 4 years. Starting her career in-house at the BBC, she has worked on the BBC ONE Truth About series, developed various big BBC TWO science landmark shows, and created a slew of digital shorts for BBC Three. She joined Sundog Pictures in March 2016.
Jack is an experienced Media Manager and has also worked in production with a background in factual entertainment and documentary. He manages the in-house media content, production rushes and deliverables, provides technical support for the Edit and works closely with the Development team to cut taster tapes.