Producer: Kat Mansoor
With 20 years of industry experience, award-winning Producer Kat Mansoor has worked with BBC Films, Channel4, Film 4, Netflix and Vice to consistently deliver a slate of highly acclaimed films. Kat’s work has been screened around the world at festivals including Cannes, Telluride, SXSW, IDFA. Her film credits include double Grierson winning Here’s Johnny: Blackout; Wojtek, The Bear That Went To War; The Man Whose Mind, Ida’s Diary, Lost and Sound, and What We Believe. Kat’s most recent releases include Cow, directed by Andrea Arnold, which premiered at Cannes 2021, and Rebellion, which was recently released on Netflix.
Director: Liz Unna
Liz Unna is an award-winning documentary and commercials director. She grew up between Santa Fe and Brussels, went to university in Montreal, and now lives in London. After starting out at Discovery Channel and then Channel 4 in the UK, she now directs documentaries, commercials, and short films around the world. Her work explores the inner worlds of her subjects, eliciting emotive and authentic interviews, always seeking to find the point where heightened cinematography meets truth.
Editor: Adam Lavis
Adam studied in Film & English at Brunel University in 2001, achieving a 1st Class Honours. After graduating, Adam setup up an independent TV and Film Production Company called ‘Animal Monday’ with two friends, Kat Mansoor and William Hood. Adam co-directed their first long-form documentary, ‘Here’s Johnny‘, which won two Grierson Documentary awards in 2008. The film, which follows the artist John Hicklenton as he comes to term with Multiple Sclerosis, also won the ‘Best Film’ award at the 2009 Kos International Health Film Awards.
Executive Producer: Hind Seddiqi
Hind Abdul Hamied Seddiqi is the Chief Marketing & Communications Officer at Seddiqi Holding and Director General of Dubai Watch Week. Her passion and expertise resulted in the establishment of Dubai Watch Week in 2015, a global non-commercial platform dedicated to the preservation of watchmaking culture and heritage. With uniting the watch community and providing an educational platform at the forefront of Hind’s vision, Dubai Watch Week has evolved into a key calendar biennial event and has entrenched Dubai as a global hub in the horology industry.
Executive Producer: Ian Skellern
Ian Skellern lived in Switzerland for 25-years, and took advantage by delving into the world of fine watchmaking. As a journalist and photographer he has reported on horology for over two decades, usually with a focus on independent and complicated watchmaking. He has written for many international watch magazines, has moderated social media channels, and is the co-founder of the watch blog Quill & Pad. Ian knows independent watchmakers; he has celebrated their good times and helped them through the bad, has slept on their couches (and they on his); has holidayed with independent watchmakers; and earned deep trust and learned intimate knowledge. In the world of high end independent watchmaking Ian knows where to look for the most interesting people with the most interesting stories.