Having first cut his teeth in Hollywood on big name films Independence Day and Spitfire Grill, the fresh-faced Charlie was spotted by Frank, who offered him a job at Eye Film and TV where he has now been since 1998.
With Eye, Charlie has produced over 70 hours of documentary and drama for C4, ITV, BBC, Five, UKTV, Crime and Investigation and Animal Planet.
Showing off his project juggling skills, Charlie has also been Chair of the Television Business Network in the East of England, and has represented the Midlands and East on The Producers Alliance of Cinema and Television’s Board (PACT).
Frank keeps us on the straight, but definitely not the narrow.
From Film School to award winning writer/director, Frank’s 40 year career has spanned extraordinary changes in technology. ‘It’s all about re-inventing yourself to make sure you’re ahead of the game. One thing that never changes, is how well you can tell a story.’
Frank has won prestigious awards for ground-breaking work in corporate, advertising and public information films and as a documentary director, his work has included a Bafta nominated children’s series and a landmark BBC2 series. He has directed documentaries for C4, BBC3 and ITV, while his work as a writer and director includes a 26 part children’s series for Five.
Cameraman, director, sound engineer, editor, script writer, film skills teacher- you name it, Barrie does it. Mostly to be found out and about on shoots or hard at it in the editing suite, Barrie also turns his talents to bigger projects when needed. He was offline editor for The Trials of Amanda Knox, post-production director for Hell to Hotel, and has directed dramas for Anglia Television.
To impart his considerable skills- and patience- Barrie helps teach all of our film/ video courses.
In his spare time, as you do, Barrie has produced four short films- one of which won an award at the Golden Gate Film Festival in San Francisco. His other films have been shown in NY, Toronto, London and Cork and ‘Fork in the Road’ toured round the world on Virgin Airways.
No-nonsense organiser of finance and social events
Lovely Lesley isn’t lovely just because she pays us all.
As Production Accountant, Lesley has the very important job of making sure that all the numbers are in order for all of our films, videos, and programmes. Having been with the company for 12 years, she knows the company inside out and is looked to for input on creative matters as well as financial.
With her interest in the arts, in her spare time Lesley has been the driving force behind The Cut Arts Centre, Halesworth, a space for local drama and performance which has benefitted from her keen eye for design.
Jez was asked to stay on at Eye after being involved with the company’s project to develop a new model for local TV.
She spends her time building relationships with clients, spreading the gospel of video, and coming up with ideas to develop eye for Business. Plus a fair bit of tweeting and website tweaking (and complaining that she missed out on the professional shoot for these pic!).
She may be young, but Jez has notched up experience coordinating a politician’s press team, working for a news website, for an ethical think tank and an international charity, as well as project managing websites. She fancies that she’s quite good at networking too…although probably not as good as Charlie…
Teele is a super talented Estonian filmmaker and photographer, whose career has shot off after graduating just a couple of years ago in Media and Moving Image.
She has directed, edited and produced several projects including shorts films and promotional videos and is currently making waves in the world of music videos with her unique approach.
Teele comes from a strong creative background in music, dance, theatre and photography, which you can spot in her work. Her ambition is to work worldwide, beginning in the UK and Estonia making films and music videos.