The Team

Simon Tucker, Managing Director

Simon set up Bow River Films after over 25 years of working in TV. He has made some of the biggest reality shows in the UK from I'm A Celebrity to Pop Idol and documentaries for the likes of National Geographic and Discovery. He has lived and worked in Malaysia, Argentina and Russia making local versions of global hits such as Top Gear, Masterchef and Next Top Model.

Over the years Simon has enjoyed working with brands to create original TV content that speaks to their target audiences.  With Bow River Films he wants to carry on that collaboration more directly, using his story telling skills and production expertise to help brands create and develop their own narratives.

Jamie Hammick, Producer

Secretly, growing up, Jamie's dream was always to be the next David Attenborough - he graduated with a degree in Zoology and started working for the World Wildlife Fund in Central America. But in 2006 he found his real calling, joining the BBC and starting his career as a Producer.

 

Since then he's worked for all the major broadcasters on a wide range of high profile programmes including Top Gear, Jamie Oliver's Friday Night Feast, Crimewatch and even Blue Peter! Jamie's extensive TV experience makes him uniquely placed to work with clients to create original content that resonates with the brand and speaks to the target demographic. 

Lucy Austin, Head of Production

Lucy came to us having worked at Black Sheep studios where she managed their award-winning Tesco campaign, 'Food Love Stories'. Before making the move into advertising, Lucy worked as a Production Manager in TV, working on a mix of primetime entertainment shows and smaller budget documentaries for Twentytwenty and Endemol. 

Maite Nabet, Production Manager

Maite is a production manager with 12 years experience in factual TV production. She has delivered programmes to a range of broadcasters from ITV, National Geographic, C5 and looked after production teams ranging from 2 to 30+ people and budgets ranging from £150k to over £1m. Maite has a great understanding of the end-to-end process of production and a track record of delivering cost savings whilst maintaining the highest production values.

Finn O'Hara, Researcher

Finn is the newest and youngest member of our team. We are saving him from a lifetime of student debt by giving him hands on experience in return for coffee runs and lugging kit. He's gained experience across a number of our campaigns and looks to continue his progression towards the role of Producer.

Peter Crystal, Producer

Peter is a self-shooting Producer/Director with experience working across a wide range of documentary, specialist factual, drama/doc and current affairs for the BBC, ITV, C4, Netflix, National Geographic and the Smithsonian Channel. He is very comfortable working with complex and sensitive subject matters and dealing with a wide range of contributors. He has directed brand films for Skoda and Natwest. Most recently, Peter worked with us to create the latest brand films for Mortlach and Talisker Bodega.

Ollie Verschoyle, DoP

Ollie's work includes global advertising campaigns, feature documentaries, short form branded content and web series. He has shot campaigns for Barclays, Head & Shoulders, Toyota, Visa, Hackett, Shinola and EE aswell as documentaries for National Geographic, C4, Hulu and Sky Arts. Ollie works on all our Diageo content from Whisky Adventures to the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge.

Rob Taylor, DoP

Rob specialises in all things scientific and adventurous. In almost 20 years as a cameraman he's trekked, climbed, hung off, swum through and flown over some pretty amazing places, all holding a camera. He's happier swimming with sharks than sipping macciatos and his work has been broadcast on Animal Planet, BBC and National Geographic. Not only is he a brilliant DoP but he's also an outstanding drone pilot. Rob spent 3 weeks with us off the trail in Namibia shooting our campaign for Booking.com.

Jonathan Casey, Editor

Jonathan is a commercials specialist with a background in Product Design, colour and VFX work for IMax features. He spent his early years at The Quarry and enjoys technical edits which involve animation,  VFX, new camera techniques and heavy sound design. He has worked on campaigns for Sky, Mercedes, MacDonalds, Tesco and BBC Sport. Jonathan helped us with Whisky Adventures and the Latitude 35 films.

Stephanie Tasker, Editor

Steph is a passionate story teller and whether its long or short form her films always fully connect the audience with the content. So whether it's a brand film for Mortlach or a documentary about Chairman Mao, story is at the heart. Steph is visually creative with a strong understanding of pace and narrative. Her work has appeared on the BBC, Discovery, ITV and C5 as well as various digital platforms. Steph cut our Special Releases film and food pairing piece with Marcus Eaves.