Co-Founder and Creative Director
Since starting Blink with Justine, Dan has Executive Produced a range of productions. Factual specials: Woman Raised By Monkeys, Real Noah’s Ark, Titanic: The New Evidence, The Lion Cub From Harrods, The Last Days of Jesus, When Boris Met Dave, Milliband of Brothers, The Sliver Pharaoh, Nazi Titanic, The World’s Biggest Beasts. Factual series: four seasons of Treasures Decoded (also known as Secrets), five series of Real Stories, two series of Raised Human, Monty Don’s Italian and Paradise Gardens, Super Skyscrapers, Nazi Secrets Files, two series of World’s Top 5, Volatile Earth, Missing Evidence, and Ancients Behaving Badly. Documentaries: Britain’s Fattest Women, Britain’s Biggest Hoarders. Cookery series: Mexican Food Made Simple, Chinese Food In Minutes, and two series of Korean Food Made Simple. Factual entertainment series: The Joy of Techs, and Driving Wars. And Wildlife: Meet The Sloths, Meet Orangutans, Meet The Penguins, Wild in Australia (20 hours), Arabian Inferno (10 hours).
Before forming Blink, Dan was Channel 5’s Director of Programmes from 2003 to 2006 where he was responsible for all the channel’s output including Banged Up Abroad, The Gadget Show, The Hotel Inspector, The Farm, Suburban Shootout, Build A New Life In the Country, and Cosmetic Surgery Live.
From 2001 to 2003, he was C5’s Controller of Factual where he created the RTS award-winning history strand, Revealed, and commissioned World War I in Colour, Pompeii Live, Kings & Queens, and feature shows Britain’s Worst Driver, and Dream Holiday Home From 1997 to 2001 he was Science Commissioner at C4 where he created the long running strand Secrets of the Dead, and commissioned Escape from Colditz. Private Lives of the Pharaohs, and the reality show Lost. He was also the co-commissioner of the first series of Big Brother. Dan graduated from Oxford University in 1991, and began in TV as a researcher on current affairs shows including Panorama and Dispatches. He went on to direct films for the Channel 4 science strand Equinox, including Sun Storm and Russian Roulette. He is a Governor of the London Film School.
Co-Founder and Creative Director
Justine is a BAFTA award winning producer with over 20 years of experience in television. Justine started her career in television news, travelling to Romania, Moscow, Turkey, Slovenia and The Gulf. In 1992 she moved to Bristol to make programmes for the BBC Natural History Unit. Between 1995 and 2002 Justine directed and produced on the celebrity wildlife series ‘In the Wild’ for Tigress Productions, working with John Cleese, Ewan McGregor, Holly Hunter, Whoopi Goldberg and Richard Dreyfus. She also devised, directed and series produced Monkey Business for Tigress Productions ITV’s Granada and Executive Produced programmes for Channel 4, Natgeo, Discovery and PBS including Journey of Man and Secrets of The Dead: Riddle of the Plague Survivors.In 2002 Justine moved to Channel 5 to become a commissioning editor and, as Channel 5’s Controller of Science, she commissioned over 80 hours of programming a year including Extraordinary People, The Gadget Show, Stranger Than Fiction, How William Shatner Changed The World, Birth Night Live and The Big Question. In 2006 she was made Controller of Factual, covering the channel’s science, history and arts output.
Since starting Blink with Dan, Justine has overseen several series and specials including The Great Sperm Race, Mummifying Alan, The Brain with David Eagleman and Ape Man.
Her work has won several awards including 2 EMMYs, a Peabody an RTS and a BAFTA.
Group Operations Director
Paul has operational responsibility for the day-to-day management of the company, including specific responsibilities for business, commercial, legal and financial affairs. Other responsibilities included managing intellectual property and distribution interests. With a strong knowledge of the international market place, he works closely with both distributors and UK / International broadcasters.
For 12 years Paul was Managing Director of Reef Television and more recently he has been working for small independent production companies in a management consultancy role advising on financial planning and business operations. Paul has been a Board Director of PACT (Producers Alliance of Cinema and Television), serving on the Council from 2013 to 2016. Other board experience includes a directorship of the Greenwich and Docklands Festival charity a leading outdoor theatre and arts festival showcasing the work of deaf and disabled artists as well as artists from culturally diverse backgrounds.
Group Finance Director
Matt joined Blink Films as Group Finance Director in January 2018, having spent the previous three years as Head of Finance at Dragonfly Film and Television productions. Matt has overall responsibility for all financial matters at Blink Films and the other companies within the Tin Roof Media group, working closely with the Group Operations Director to maximise profitability and provide the commercial support that the business needs to make continued award-winning programming.Qualifying as a chartered accountant in 2007, Matt previously worked in the audit and commercial property sectors before moving into broadcast media.
Andra started her telly career as a BBC Production Trainee before going on to spend three years as a journalist and editor in a TV newsroom. After deciding there was more variety in Production, she became Central TV’s youngest-ever Series Producer and has since produced shows in every genre for a wide-range of Broadcasters from raucous late night live debates to the (slightly) more sedate This Morning, the wonders of Tomorrow’s World to TLC’s Half Ton Hospital. In 2010 Andra joined the Blink team as an Executive Producer looking after a range of shows including World’s Top 5, Real Stories and Meet the Orangutans before heading off for a two-year stint as Channel 5’s Head of Programmes. She’s now happily Blinking again exec-ing everything from Dave’s Joy of Techs to Smithsonian’s Secrets.
Rights and Distribution Coordinator / Executive Assistant
Georgia joined Blink Films in January 2017 as a Runner after completing a BA in Modern Languages at the University of Bath. She is now Blink’s Rights and Distribution Coordinator as well as Executive Assistant to all the Directors.
James has 7 years’ experience developing and producing specialist factual and documentary television. After graduating from Imperial College’s science communication program, he joined Darlow Smithson, where he helped build a Grierson and Realscreen Award-winning prosthetic robot for Channel 4’s ‘How to Build a Bionic Man’, developed shows including ‘Britain’s Killer Storms’ for Channel 4 and ‘North Pole Ice Airport’ for Channel 5, and directed online shorts for Channel 4’s ‘The Mill’. Since joining Blink in 2016, he has developed more than 50 hours of commissioned television for Channel 4, Channel 5, PBS, Discovery Channel, Smithsonian, UKTV, and NGCI.
Lesley joined Blink as Development Assistant Producer in 2016, working to advance the company’s factual slate. Since then she has developed commissioned series ‘Raised Human’ and ‘Secrets of Tutankhamun’s Treasures’, as well as Channel 4’s one-off special ‘Dunkirk: The New Evidence’. Previously Lesley has worked in both Production and Development for a wide-range of companies and broadcasters including the BBC, ITV, Wall to Wall, Twenty Twenty and October Films. Her credits include the BAFTA-nominated ‘Back In Time For Dinner’, International Emmy-nominated ‘The Big Performance 3’ and landmark science-adventure series ‘Trailblazers’. Career highlights include dodging the Jeremy Kyle Show cameras at Granada Studios, walking away unscathed from exploding liquid nitrogen and braving the jungles of Papua New Guinea searching for life-saving bats.
Series Producer (We'll Meet Again)
Page has been working as a Director, Edit Producer and Series Producer in TV for over 20 years. She has worked on award winning shows for most major broadcasters including BBC, Channel 4, ITV, Channel 5, Discovery, PBS and Sky. Page started her career as a runner onThe Antiques Roadshow at the BBC in Bristol. She then went on to work in regional News, before becoming a BBC staff producer and director in Features and Specialist Factual in London. Throughout her career Page has made a wide variety of programmes – Crimewatch, Teen Species, Grand Designs, Long Lost Family, The Secret Millionaire, Jamie Oliver Cooks Italy, Amazing Spaces, Obsessive Compulsive Cleaners and The Three Day Nanny to name a few.
Page also enjoys training new directors, devising and delivering industry training at the BBC Academy, Creative Skillset and the NYU Tisch School of the Arts in New York. Page has been nominated and short listed for several awards including a Grierson for her observational documentary about medical ethics Edge of Life, an Emmy for science documentary Teen Species and a Mental Health Media award for her documentary series Help Me Help My Child.
Page joined Blink in 2018 to Series Produce season 2 of We’ll Meet Again for PBS.
Libby started her career in Television in 2008 at Monkey Kingdom. In 2009 she joined Blink initially as Office Coordinator working directly with Sarah Sapper, Dan Chambers and Justine Kershaw. As the company grew, Libby developed her role and became Production Coordinator supporting many of the smaller productions and Blink’s development team. Productions included Mummifying Alan, The Schoolboy Who Sailed the World and 6 Going on 60. In 2015, Libby became one of Blink’s Production Managers and since has worked across a variety of productions and formats including Impossible Builds (5×1 hr, PBS, Discovery and France TV); The Queen of Kew (specialist factual, BBC 4, Smithsonian); Titanic: The New Evidence (specialist factual, Channel 4); Last Days of Jesus (2 x hr special, Channel); Monty Don’s Paradise Gardens (2 x 1hrs, BBC 2)
Producer (We'll Meet Again)
Georgia began her TV career in 2011, joining Blink Films after studying History at the University of Southampton. Following stints at Firecracker Films, the BBC and Oxford Film and Television, Georgia returned to Blink Films in 2016. Her credits include BBC’s Face of Britain by Simon Schama, ITV’s The Queen at 90, Ch4’s Porn on the Brain and most recently We’ll Meet Again on PBS. Career highlights include galloping a horse around the Great Pyramid in Egypt, wading across the River Dee in Scotland and reuniting long-lost friends, family and heroic strangers for We’ll Meet Again. Georgia is currently Producing new BBC documentary The Search.
Assistant Producer (We'll Meet Again)
Rosie began her TV career in 2013 with a three-month internship at Wall to Wall, working on productions such as Who Do You Think You Are? (BBC), Secrets from the Workhouse (ITV) and Drugs, Inc. (National Geographic). She was kept on in Wall to Wall’s development team working across specialist factual and factual drama productions, before getting her first Researcher stint on ITV’s Long Lost Family. She continued her interest in genealogy and history productions with credits including Heir Hunters (BBC) and Born on the Same Day (Ch4), before joining Blink in 2016 reuniting long-lost friends, family and heroic strangers on PBS’s We’ll Meet Again. Rosie is currently Assistant Producer on an upcoming BBC documentary, The Search.
Sam joined Blink Films in May 2017 as a Runner after completing a BA in Film & Literature at the University of Warwick. He previously trained as a Broadcast Journalist at That’s Lancashire and has Runner credits on ITV’s ‘The Jeremy Kyle Show’, Channel 4’s ‘Dispatches: How Safe is Your Car?’ and BBC Three’s ‘I Am Coming Out’. In 2016, he was the Winner of the Channel 4 Rising Star Award. He is currently Blink’s Office Manager.
Simon received his BA in Film at the University of Greenwich before working freelance as a runner across London until he joined Blink in February 2018. As the Technical Runner, he is responsible for maintaining the office tech, as well as data wrangling and archiving finished productions. He also manages the edit suite.