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Dogwoof is the leading documentary sales agent and UK theatrical distributor. The company is regarded as the foremost documentary specialist brand in the world, and is a stamp of the highest quality content.

Founded in 2004 in the UK, initially distributing fiction, the company quickly identified documentaries as a niche with strong growth potential. Dogwoof has so far released 18 Oscar-nominated documentaries, with three wins and an additional two BAFTA winners. These include The Act of Killing, Restrepo and Weiner.

In 2011, we set up an international sales arm which has grown exponentially and now accounts for 60% of the company’s revenues; films including Blackfish, Dior and I and Cartel Land put Dogwoof on the map. In addition to representing top independent producers, we currently represent original commissions by US networks, and premiere digital platforms, as well as selling our own productions.

Most recently we created a production fund, TDog productions, which will be heavily investing in the development and production of documentaries, documentary series and options. Our first six productions are now at different stages with two of them about to have their world premiere at leading international film festivals.

Our vision is to create the biggest true-stories powerhouse by vertically integrating production, international sales, distribution, and exhibition, focusing on the finest documentaries, documentary series and optioning rights for potential remakes.

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Andy Whittaker

Founder

Andy is the Founder of Dogwoof, with a goal to work with talented filmmakers, and create a global film studio operating across finance, distribution, sales and production. Andy is responsible for funding, strategy, and business development, with a focus on digital. Awards include: Sunday Times Film 20, Evening Standard’s Progress 1000, and The Guardian Film 100. Films include Blackfish, Cartel Land, Dior and I. Andy was born in Chester, UK.

Anna Godas

CEO

Anna is Dogwoof’s CEO, and co-founder; she has an MBA, and MAs in film production and screenwriting. Anna has steered the company from a small indie film distributor to a leading global brand in the field of documentary. Anna was directly responsible for the creation of Dogwoof's international sales arm, and is now focusing on growing Dogwoof's production investments, having recently set up a fund. Anna was born in Barcelona, Spain.

Oli Harbottle

Head of Distribution & Acquisitions

Oli has been at Dogwoof since 2006, and was part of the original team who made the decision to specialise in documentaries after the release of Black Gold the following year. As Head of Distribution & Acquisitions, he is responsible for acquisitions and overseeing all film releases, which include highly successful and innovative campaigns such as The Age of Stupid, Restrepo, Dreams of a Life, The Spirit of ‘45, The Act of Killing, Blackfish, and Dior and I, Cartel Land. He was named one of Screen International’s ‘Leaders of Tomorrow’ in 2014. Oli was born in London.

Nirav Patel

Finance


Nirav is Dogwoof’s numbers guru; he joined the Company in 2011 after leaving over 15 years of Practice to get commercial experience. He maintains the day to day accounting records and looks after all the financial reporting requirements of the Company. Nirav was born in London.

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Ana Vicente

Head of Sales

Ana holds a BA in Audiovisual Communication from London Metropolitan University and a MA PgDip in Documentary & TV Features from Salford University in Manchester. Her passion about feature docs drove her to write her MA thesis on the theatrical distribution of docs. Her professional career spans several years of working for various UK based distribution companies in both documentary and film as well as freelance consultant for independent producers and organisations. Ana was born in Palma de Mallorca, Spain.

Luke Brawley

Festivals Manager

After two years working in classic film distribution, Luke made the jump to Dogwoof in September 2014. A part of Dogwoof Global, Luke handles all international festival and single screening bookings including the coordination of deliverable materials. Luke was born in Luton, UK.

Dorottya Székely

Head of Marketing

After a few years working on feature film campaigns in Hungary, Dorottya came to London to do her second Master’s in Cultural Management and joined the Dogwoof team in January 2015. She manages the marketing campaigns for Theatrical and Home Entertainment releases and looks after festival marketing for Dogwoof Global titles. In 2017, Dorottya was awarded the Screen Awards Rising Star. Dorottya was born in Budapest, Hungary.

Konstantinos Papageorgiou

Sales & Acquisitions Coordinator

Wanting to combine his knowledge and his love of documentaries, Konstantinos joined the Dogwoof team in 2016 after finishing his Business Administration studies in Greece. At Dogwoof he acts as a point of contact for film submissions and acquisition activities, as well as coordinating global film sales and providing administrative support. Konstantinos was born in Thessaloniki, Greece.

Aiping Xu

Sales and Marketing Assistant

After a few years working in the film acquisition industry in China, Aiping came to University of Leeds to do her Master Degree in New Media. She worked as a Print Traffic Coordinator for London East Asia Film Festival after she completed her course and then joined Dogwoof team in March 2017. She assists the Global team in sales in Asian territories and provides administrative support for UK team in theatrical release and marketing. Aiping was born in Suzhou, China.

Yung Kha

Publicist

After cutting her teeth in a commercial agency working on accounts for Universal Pictures, Momentum Pictures and ITV amongst others, Yung moved in house to the ICA as film and digital arts press officer. Since starting with Dogwoof in May 2010; Yung has has worked on releases including Dreams of a Life, The Spirit of ‘45, Blackfish, Dior and I, BAFTA winning The Act of Killing. Yung was born in Ban Mê Thuột, Vietnam.

Mike Leedham

Designer

Mike has been operating his own design company, 2D Design, for a number of years and has been the Dogwoof in house designer since 2006. Mike puts together our DVD sleeves, posters, adverts, web banners, and was responsible for the Dogwoof logo. If its Dogwoof branded, there’s a fair chance Mike designed it! Mike was born in Essen, Germany.

Gemma Purkiss

Assets Manager

Gemma joined Team Dogwoof as an intern back in 2013 after graduating from Met Film School. Originally working on Home Entertainment releases, she handled assets for DVD and digital platforms. Now in 2015, Gemma has made the natural progression to handle the delivery of UK and Global assets to film festivals and digital platforms. Gemma was born in South Africa.

Cleo Veger

Sales Executive

Cleo joined Dogwoof in the summer of 2014. Originally from Amsterdam, she studied Business/Marketing in Boston prior to making the move to London. She first joined Dogwoof as the social media coordinator and was repsonsible for all digital communications. After almost three years she made the move to the global sales team as sales executive. As Sales Executive, Cleo handles international TV sales and assists with acquisitions and overall strategy. Cleo was born in the USA.

Daniel Green

Home Entertainment Sales Manager

Daniel joined Dogwoof in October 2014 after several years working within independent and world cinema sales and distribution. Daniel has a First Class BA Hons degree in Film Studies from the University of Kent and graduated in 2009 before going on to work on a number of UK-produced documentaries. He now oversees the release of all of Dogwoof’s DVD, Blu-ray and digital titles. Dan was born in Hereford, UK.

Marcel Karst

Theatrical Sales Manager

Marcel holds an MA in Producing for Film and Television and has been working in film distribution for several years during which he has worked on releases such as The Great Beauty, Amour and Pina. Knowing the theatrical distribution landscape inside out, he is responsible for managing Dogwoof’s theatrical releases. Marcel was born near Stuttgart in Germany.

Rupinder Nandra

Web & Digital Coordinator

Rupinder joined Dogwoof in May 2017. With 4 years' of marketing experience under her belt she oversees the website, the social media channels and all other forms of digital communication at Dogwoof. Rupinder was born in Hillingdon, UK.

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Lucie Touboul

Legal & Business Affairs

After graduating with a Master's Degree in Media Business & Law in Paris, Lucie trained at TF1 International and Memento International. She coordinated the co-production market at Les Arcs Film Festival in 2012 and worked as a Legal & BA Manager at London-based sales agency WestEnd Films for 4 years, working on titles from directors such as Woody Allen, Ralph Fiennes, and Michael Winterbottom. Lucie joined Dogwoof in August 2017 to handle Business Affairs across sales, distribution and production. She was born in Paris, France.

 
 

Dogwoof Sales - international sales arm of Dogwoof.

 

Dogwoof Sales was created in 2011, and has established itself as a leading world sales agents for documentaries like Blackfish, Dior and I, Weiner and Cartel Land, offering filmmakers world class representation, alongside raising finance, UK theatrical distribution and direct to consumer global distribution via our international network of online and theatrical partners.

Our current production slate includes films about Vivienne Westwood, iconic artist Yayoi Kusama and a new film from Dior and I director Frederic Tcheng.

Dogwoof Ltd started life as a UK theatrical distributor of independent films; it is a London based company, and was founded in 2004 by Andy Whittaker and Anna Godas. The company have theatrically released a huge range of award-winning and popular films including Blackfish, Dior and I, The Look of Silence, The Act of Killing, Cutie and the Boxer, Restrepo, The Queen of Versailles, Food Inc,. The House I Live In, The Age of Stupid, Food, Inc., Dreams of a Life, and The Spirit of ’45. 

Dogwoof is currently focusing on growing the production arm of documentary features and series, working with key producers on steering the company towards vertical integration.

 
 

Book one of our feature films for a corporate, community or educational screening. You submit a booking request, we agree a license, and you show it. It's that simple.

You can create your own special event, and we bring you our meticulously curated selection of films, which includes Oscar & BAFTA winners, and latest titles from hot festivals like Sundance, Cannes and Berlin. We believe that community-led cinema is the future, and that you have the power to entertain and reshape opinions.

We’re always on the lookout for new partnerships with like-minded, innovative companies. If you have an idea for a rolling screening program or an awesome collaboration with your company, please contact Marcel at marcel@dogwoof.com.

 

 

TDog is Dogwoof’s invite-only production fund. The fund launched in 2016 in order to support the making of quality documentaries across the world. Our upcoming titles include features focused on fashion designers Halston and Vivienne Westwood.