Film Makers

Ose Oyamendan


Ose Oyamendan is a Nigerian-American filmmaker based between Los Angeles, Lagos and London. He is an MFA graduate of Cinema-TV production from the University of Southern California, Los Angeles. He has won awards from a few film festivals, including the Tribeca Film Festival. His works have played at over 60 film festivals around the world, on cable and television. His debut feature documentary is the Middle East documentary titled ASWAT ACHERIM (Other Voices) about unlikely friends in Gaza and Sderot, the war zone of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
Before film school, Ose worked as a Program Associate with AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL where he worked extensively with the Administration, Congress and State Department. He was the creative consultant for advertising giant, Oglivy & Mather. He also holds Bachelors and Masters degrees in Mass Communication. Before a career in film, politics and advocacy, he worked as an award-winning journalist on four continents with leading media institutions.



Veronique Bernard


Véronique Bernard is an award-winning independent non-fiction film and television producer, director and senior executive whose experience includes WNET Culture & Arts Documentaries, Sundance Channel Original Programming, New York Times Television, National Geographic Television, ABC News Productions and SBS Television in Australia where she was Head of Production. Recent credits include documentary series E2: The Economies of Being Environmentally Conscious (PBS/Sundance, Grantham Prize for Excellence in Environmental Journalism Award of Merit 2009,) French feature documentary co-production The Man Who Invented Himself: Duane Michals (Special Mention Prize International Festival of Film on Art FIFA 2013,) PBS series Art in the Twenty-First Century (2016), feature docs Enter The Faun (America Reframed, 2017,) The People vs. Agent Orange (PBS Independent Lens, Arte, 2020-21,) Chasing Childhood (DOC NYC 2020) and documentary short Game Changer (Tribeca Film Festival/BET, 2021.) She teaches in the Integrated Media Arts MFA program at Hunter College and is on the Board of Directors of the Documentary Producers Alliance.

Mark Jonathan Harris

Executive Producer

Mark Jonathan Harris is an American documentary filmmaker probably best known for his films, INTO THE ARMS OF STRANGERS: STORIES OF THE KINDERTRANSPORT; FOSTERS; BREAKING POINT: THE WAR FOR DEMOCRACY IN UKRAINE and THE LONG WAY HOME. He has directed three documentaries which have gone on to win Oscars across three different decades. Many of his later films deal with historical subjects. THE HOMEFRONT examines the social and economic impact of World War II on this country. UNCHAINED MEMORIES: READINGS FROM THE SLAVE NARRATIVES looks at slavery in America.  His two Oscar-winning feature documentaries explore the Holocaust.  He produced the award-winning DARFUR NOW and executive produced SPIRIT OF THE MARATHON and LIVING IN EMERGENCY: STORIES OF DOCTORS WITHOUT BORDERS.











Co-Executive Producer

Derren Lawford helped to launch radio station 1Xtra, SVOD service BBC Global iPlayer, secured a number of BBC Three documentary commissions and was heralded as a short form documentary pioneer advising a then relatively unknown YouTube and entrepreneur, Jamal Edwards. He then went on to launch a content division with award-winning social enterprise and marketing agency Livity before joining the launch team at London Live as a commissioner specializing in documentaries and breaking new, diverse and online talent. He joined Woodcut Media as Creative Director a month after its launch in 2014 and played a pivotal role in the creation of over 300 hours of programming via commissions, co-productions and private equity investment. His EP credits include a trio of docs bought by Netflix – the BFI funded feature documentary Generation Revolution which premiered at Sheffield DocFest, Mandela, My Dad and Me, and Cut From A Different Cloth, both co-produced with Idris Elba’s Green Door Pictures. Over the past 5 years he has also mentored 20 plus feature and short documentary projects worldwide, including Adithya Sambamurthy’s Reporter/Refugee winner of the 10th ARD Documentary film competition in 2021 and this year’s BAFTA-nominated The Black Cop, directed by Cherish Oteka. In 2022, he launched DARE Pictures, a transnational content studio dedicated to premium programming with purpose. Aside from DARE Pictures, Derren is also a Trustee for Sheffield Doc/Fest and the Black Cultural Archives.