Our Story

We make educational, promotional, drama, and documentary films.

Hamlett Films was formed in 2005 due to the demand of clients like Action for Children, Arts Council England and Marks & Spencer. Since then we have gone on to make over 500 films for educators, brands, and broadcasters alike.

We believe that effective filmmaking is built on collaboration and research, and we create films that are based on powerful and meticulously chosen content. We are dedicated to making films that inspire people to see the world differently.

 

Team

Sian Hamlett

Founder/Managing Director

An experienced executive producer and accomplished director/interviewer, Sian has directed and produced over 300 films, documentaries, brand promos and audio productions for the company. She has a BA in film making from the University of Westminster and MA in Art and Psychoanalysis. Sian has worked in advertising, independent production companies and has advised BBC and Creative Skillset as an educational consultant.

Julia Lima

Production and Research Assistant

An innovative and tenacious researcher, Julia makes it her business to track down even the most elusive contributors for every film she works on. Her storytelling skills were honed at Globo TV, the largest TV network in South America, where she spent 6 years as a producer and content editor. She has a Bachelors of Social Communication from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, and an MA in Filmmaking (Screen Documentary) from Goldsmiths, University of London.

Suzie Harris

Production Manager

Suzie keeps everything ticking over on shoots and in the office. She’s a whizz with Kanban and Meistertask and makes sure all deadlines and budgets are met. Before joining Hamlett Films, Suzie managed locations for film, T.V. and print. Now she sets up shoots, books all our crews and facilities, handles all scheduling and budgets. She holds a first class degree in film studies from Queen Mary, University of London.

Charles Lambert

Production and Research Assistant, Scriptwriter

Charles’s love of writing and film eventually became stronger than his call to the Bar. As well as producing scripts, interview questions and presentations, Charles is a meticulous researcher, and has worked across our animations and archive documentaries. He loves working with academic content and is adept at crafting engaging podcasts and films out of educational information.
He has an MA and PHD in critical and creative writing for screen from University of East Anglia.

Simon Kingsley

Accountant

Simon has over 20 years in accounting and bookkeeping, and has spent much of his career at Markel, where he worked closely with Lloyds of London syndicates. However, his passion is helping small businesses grow and he also enjoys the hands-on aspect of working with SMEs and start-ups. He manages all aspects of the finance, tax and bookkeeping for Hamlett films, and he has developed and overseen the company’s financial strategy as it has gone through periods of growth and change.

Nick Calori

Editor

When presented with complex content, Nick has a brilliant ability to distil the material into a clear and compelling narrative. This is why he has been our go-to freelance editor for many years. Working on Premiere, Avid and Final Cut Pro edit suites, Nick has an extensive track record on feature, broadcast and documentary films. He has worked with Channel 4, Sky, The Open University and he has recently completed a series of exhibition films for the Natural History Museum.

Elin Moe

Producer, Director, Writer

Elin is a documentary producer/director with credits from BBC, Channel Four, Sky, ITV and Channel Five, including Grierson and BAFTA Award nominated films. Elin has also made films for the British Council, Mind, Friends of the Earth and other charities. With her fantastic ability to develop film ideas, and a calm interview manner, Elin always gets the best out of contributors. She has an MA in Documentary Production from Salford University and a Humanities BA from Oslo University, Norway.

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