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
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, 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.

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

Marketing Manager
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. Dorottya was born in Budapest, Hungary.

Konstantinos Papageorgiou

Sales 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 Coordinator
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 Coordinator
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 coordinator. As Sales Coordinator Cleo handles TV sales and assists with acquisitions. 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.