ALASTAIR COOK

 

 

 

 

 

 ALASTAIR COOK:  CO-FOUNDER & OWNER

Alastair directed his award winning, graduation film (MA Visual Anthropology) among the freedom fighters in Eritrea. In 1996 he began directing and shooting deep access documentaries for the BBC – his debut being a story of an armed robber trying to go straight.  In 1997 he joined forces with Rob Davis and they spent the next decade making some of the most talked about shows on British TV.  Recently, Alastair has been successfully developing Double Act’s business in the US. His adventure series, Game of Stones, became essential Saturday night viewing on US Discovery Channel. Alastair followed this with Animal Planet’s Dr Jeff: Rocky Mountain Vet. Alastair is currently developing more shows for several US channels.

ROB DAVIS

 

 

 

 

 

 ROB DAVIS:  CO-FOUNDER & OWNER

At 28, Rob became one of BBC Modern Times‘ youngest directors where he gained a reputation for films with edge, humour and visual flair. For over 20 years he has worked alongside Alastair to create critically acclaimed television – including the cult TV format, Lost; the ultimate shock doc, Fat Girls & Feeders; and the base-jumping classic, The Men Who Jump Off Buildings. Recently, Rob directed C4’s highly controversial science series, Dead Famous DNA, and Channel 4’s feature-length special, Prison Night. Rob’s currently focusing on developing documentary series and TV formats for British broadcasters.

 

 

 

 

 

 LAWRENCE WALFORD: CREATIVE DIRECTOR 

Larry joined Double Act as creative director in August 2018. He was previously head of documentaries at Darlow Smithson Productions, and before that headed up factual development at Tiger Aspect. His program credits include Catching The Tax Dodgers, Ill Gotten Gains, How To Start An Airline, Ross Kemp’s Britain, Restoration Man, Twitchers – A Very British Obsession and his RTS award winning series The Boats That Built Britain. He first trained as an editor and then moved into directing, winning commissions with his own ideas.  His programs have been described by critics as hard hitting, sensitive, fascinating, and revealing.

 

 

 

 

 

 KATHRYN JOHNSON: DEVELOPMENT EXECUTIVE

Kathryn has been directing and producing since 2007, working on films for both UK and US broadcasters. Since then she has also successfully developed films on both sides of the Atlantic, for broadcasters across many genres, including amongst others the BBC, Channel 4, SKY, National Geographic, Discovery and HGTV.

MIKE DAVIS

 

 

 

 

 

MIKE DAVIS: DEVELOPMENT PRODUCER

Mike first worked for Double Act as a Spanish speaking investigative researcher while living in southern Spain. After moving back to the UK in 2012 he officially joined their development team with a focus on both UK and US broadcasters. He’s since had big wins on both sides of the pond with Animal Planet’s current number one show, Dr. Jeff: Rocky Mountain Vet and a prime time food format for Channel 4.

 

 

 

 

 

 JOSH PITT: HEAD OF PRODUCTION 

Josh started working for Double Act in 2018 as Head of Production. He previously worked as Head of Production for Red Bull Tv and as Production Manager for Discovery Channel.

 

 

 

 

 

SHAYNA LAYTON: ASSISTANT PRODUCER 

Shayna started working in TV in 2014 because she thought it would be easier than her job in a village café. Since then she’s developed documentaries, factual series and fact-ent for the UK and the US and it has almost always been easier than working in that village café.

 

 

 

 

 

  NATASHA JALONEN: JUNIOR RESEARCHER 

Natasha first worked for Double Act as a runner on C4 The Robot Will See You Now in 2017 after graduating in TV and Film Production at University of Westminster. She is now the Junior researcher; As well as Office Manager and Production Assistant for Double Act.