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Karl Richards - Executive Producer

Karl is an award-winning filmmaker and has been a Producer for more than 20 years. After graduating from film school, he produced his first feature film in 2003 and has gone on to produce 20 theatrical motion pictures in total. He is currently the joint CEO of sales and production outfit Kapers Animation which he set up in 2016 with his business partner, Peter Rogers. Their most recent animated feature, Inspector Sun and the Curse of the Black Widow is set for a wide release in the US this fall. Currently, Kapers in producing the family feature Tally Ho! for delivery in 2024. 

Prior to Kapers, and in between stints as an indie Producer, Karl was President of Production for European finance powerhouse Umedia, responsible for such films as The Artist and Grace of Monaco. 

As an Indie outfit, Karl has produced with and for Universal Pictures, Warner Bros, Lionsgate, TWC and Sony Pictures. He has also worked with Relativity Media, Mark Gordon Company and Studio Canal. His most recent credits include The Adventurer: Curse of the Midas Box, starring Michael Sheen, Lena Heady and Sam Neil (Universal), the animated feature, Deep (Lionsgate) and Dreamland starring Gary Oldman, Evangeline Lilly, Armie Hammer, Michelle Rodriguez, Luke Evans and Greg Kinnear (Sony & Universal). 

Among his other adventures in the screen trade, Karl owned and operated the boutique Visual FX, Post Picture facility, MFX London and has regularly consulted for International Producers and Studios alike. He is a graduate of the National Film and Television School and recipient of the ‘Special Jury Prize’ at SITGES for his cult film, Jackboots on Whitehall starring Ewan McGregor and Rosamund Pike. Karl is also a BIFA nominated producer. 

Ros Povey - Executive Producer 

Originally trained as an actress, Ros is an independent producer working in both theatre and film. Starting out as part of the Old Vic team to relaunch the legendary theatre in 2004, highlights from a 15-year career include the original London production of Billy Elliot the Musical, Three Days of Rain with James McAvoy (Apollo Theatre) and Lee Hall’s critically acclaimed adaptation of Paddy Chayefsky’s Network which enjoyed sell-out runs in London (National Theatre) and Broadway starring Bryan Cranston. Since 2015 she has worked for Roger Wingate (Act Productions, Curzon Cinemas) with recent credits including Kenny Lonergan’s The Starry Messenger starring Matthew Broderick and Elizabeth McGovern (Wyndham’s Theatre) and David Mamet’s Glengarry Glen Ross with Christian Slater, Robert Glenister and Kris Marshall (Playhouse).
Developing a relationship with award-winning filmmaker Elaine Wickham (Medb Films/Umedia/Impart Pictures) over a decade, Ros has also been involved in both feature and short film production as an executive and associate producer. Credits include the acclaimed Ruby Blue (starring Bob Hoskins), The Calling (starring Brenda Blethyn), the multi award-winning short My Mother (Best Short, LIFA) and the 20 minute short Gaslighting (starring Stephen Graham and Hannah Walters) shot for an online child abuse social awareness campaign which has had over 500,000 views to date.

Sarah Treadwell - Producer

After graduating from university in 2004 Sarah worked as Assistant Producer on the feature film, THE CALLING. After this production she worked at Maeve (Medb) Films as Assistant Producer, overseeing many short and charity productions. Whilst at Maeve, Sarah also produced a number of student short films and training videos for the Youth Offending Service. From Maeve, Sarah went to work as production and development assistant at Screen South. During this time she worked on the Innovation Shorts, a co-production between the North Sea Screen Partners. Sarah has a Diploma in Script Development from the Script Factory and the NFTS, and is currently developing a slate of films. Sarah produced Gaslighting (starring Stephen Graham) and has been a key script developer on Being Shame. 

Lee Herrick - Post Production Producer

Lee has been working in film post production sound for 25 years. He has worked on many big budget movies, including The Golden Compass, V for Vendetta, Belle, Mr. Turner, Miss You Already, Our kind of Traitor, Judy, The Boy That Harnessed The Wind and Peterloo. He has been instrumental in the organisation of post-production deals for many European co-productions in Italy, France, Germany, Spain and Denmark. He works as a freelance supervising sound editor in London, with a number of facilities, including Goldcrest, Lipsync, Halo and Pinewood. Lee produced & co-directed the short film Anthropology 101 for the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament and Gaslighting for a campaign against child abuse.