Andy Whittaker

Founder

Andy is Founder and Chair of Dogwoof. He founded Dogwoof in 2003 as a Film distributor and financier, with a focus on social issues and true stories. Andy negotiated direct deals with Netflix, Amazon and Apple and other key partners. Andy is responsible for funding, strategy, and business development with a goal to create a global film studio. Awards include: Sunday Times Film 20, Evening Standard’s Progress 1000, and The Guardian Film 100. Previously Andy was Group Digital Director at Barclays Bank. Andy was born in Manchester, UK.

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Anna Godas

CEO

Anna is Dogwoof’s CEO. 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.

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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 the following year. As Head of Distribution and Acquisitions, he is responsible for acquisitions and overseeing all film releases, which in recent years have included successes such as The Act of Killing, Blackfish, The Look of Silence, Cartel Land, Weiner, Life, Animated, Dancer, Whitney: Can I Be Me, and Mountain. Oli is now also actively involved in the sourcing of projects for Dogwoof's new production fund. Oli 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.

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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.

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.

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Konstantinos Papageorgiou

Sales & Acquisitions COORDINATOR

Konstantinos joined the Dogwoof team in 2016. At Dogwoof, he coordinates all acquisition activities alongside the Head of Acquisitions, including reviewing potential projects at any stage. He also handles International Sales in Eastern and Southern Europe. Konstantinos was born in Thessaloniki, Greece.

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Rupinder Nandra

WEB & DIGITAL COORDINATOR

Rupinder joined Dogwoof in May 2017. With 3 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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Lucy Stevens

Sales Assistant

Moving from the West Midlands, Lucy came to London to gain her BA in Film and Television Production at the University of Greenwich. She was an intern for Dogwoof in 2017 and has returned to the company to assist the global sales team. Lucy was born in Worcester, UK

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Maria Seri

Bookkeeper

Maria qualified as Accountant in Argentina in 1996 and when she moved to England she did her accounting professional qualification with ACCA. Maria started working in Audit when she was still living in Argentina and when she moved to England she continue working in Audit for another seven years. When she left audit she worked for all sorts of clients within the Oil and Gas, Financial Services, Retail and Recruitment industries doing bookkeeping, payroll, management accounting and reporting. Maria was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

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Droo Padhiar

Marketing Manager

Having worked in UK film distribution for ten years across studio and world cinema titles in both Marketing and Publicity, Droo joined Dogwoof in April 2019 managing all aspects of marketing for the company's releases. She holds a first class honours degree in Film from the University of Portsmouth and was born in South London, UK.

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.

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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 Cleveland, 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

Head of Theatrical Sales

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.

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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.

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Chloe Abrahams

Marketing Assistant

Chloe became hooked on documentaries whilst working for the independent film platform Festival Scope in Paris, and has since become a programmer for the UK's only short doc fest, Cheap Cuts. Chloe also works as a moving image artist and filmmaker, and was shortlisted twice for the Bloomberg New Contemporaries in 2018 and 2019. She was welcomed into the Dogwoof team after graduating from BA Fine Art at Central Saint Martins. Chloe was born in Greater London, UK.

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Jim Cherry

Production & Assets Manager

Jim recently joined Dogwoof after submitting his Mphil in Documentary ethics. Originally from Derbyshire, he moved to London to pursue his obsession with cinema. Completing a BA and MA in Film History alongside a long career in exhibition and distribution he is now responsible for the coordination of all our assets. Jim was born in Rochdale, UK.