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

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.
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ALEX REVILL

SHOWRUNNER

Alex began her career at the BBC, going on to make the successful series Robert Winston’s SuperDoctors. She is now an SP with an established track record in making prime-time documentaries for major UK and U.S Channels. With substantial experience of working with high profile talent and producing CGI she’s taken a number of proposals from commission through to production, including C4’s highly acclaimed Kevin's McCloud's Supersized Salvage.

MIKE DAVIS

VICE PRESIDENT OF US DEVELOPMENT

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.

ALEX DIZER

DEVELOPMENT PRODUCER

Alex Dizer started out in TV rights distribution at RDF, then was deployed out to Banijay’s Russian office to head up the acquisitions/ sales team.

Returning from the motherland, Alex built up a career in development - working with Chalkboard, Little Gem, and Richard Hammond’s startup - Chimp.

Now Alex is bringing his creativity and sales experience to Double Act.

When Alex isn’t trying to understand channel briefs - he competes in triathlons and hits drums.

COLT ST.GEORGE

DEVELOPMENT PRODUCER

While living in North America, Europe and Asia Colt worked as a travel journalist before writing, directing and producing films for major travel publishers and tourist boards around the globe. Colt joined Double Act’s development team in June 2019 with a focus on US broadcasters and has since played an instrumental role in developing The World’s Biggest Zoo for Nat Geo Wild.

SARAH HODGSON

SENIOR PRODUCTION ACCOUNTANT

After a successful career in production management, reaching the position of Head of Production at an award-winning documentary production company, ten years ago Sarah made the switch to being a production accountant. She joined Double Act in 2012, where she has overseen major productions for both US and UK broadcasters.

WILL CROSS

HEAD OF PRODUCTION

Will learnt his trade as a Production Manager at Talkback in the late 90s working on hit shows such as The 11 O’Clock Show and Bo’ Selecta!

Many years followed at leading Independent Production Companies successfully delivering hundreds of hours of TV including Masterchef, The Apprentice and Don’t Tell the Bride.

In 2012 Will joined Optomen as Production Executive where his slate included Great British Menu, Gordon’s Christmas Cookalong Live, Escape To The Wild and Employable Me and in 2015 Will was appointed as Optomen’s Head of Production working across many challenging projects such as A&E Live and Eight Go Rallying: The Road To Saigon alongside engineering and completing Great British Menu’s regional move from it’s London base.

In 2018 Will took on the new challenge of a Broadcast environment with Viacom before being lured back to the Indie World to look after Double Act’s growing slate as Head Of Production.

CALLIE ZANANDRIE

US SUPERVISING PRODUCER

Callie Zanandrie is a supervising producer with recent credits on Animal Planet’s Dr. Jeff Rocky Mountain Vet.

Callie earned her Bachelor’s Degree from University of Colorado in Broadcast Journalism. Before joining Double Act, Callie began her career in news. She worked as a weather anchor, reporter and producer for ABC, NBC and CBS. After leaving the news business, Callie shifted gears into non-scripted and cut her teeth as a producer at High New Entertainment. Her strong background in storytelling, writing, and shooting allowed for a seamless transition from news into the world of unscripted television.

Callie has produced and directed various projects for Travel Channel, Discovery, Weather Channel, HGTV, DIY and Altitude Sports. She also has experience in a wide variety of genres: from documentary to competition shows. Whatever the project, she is committed to telling impactful stories that touch the audience.

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RACHEL MURRAY

CASTING PRODUCER

After graduating from Technological University Dublin in 2015 with a Film and Broadcasting degree, Rachel spent a year working in radio, and then in social media and content marketing before finding her way to TV. Her skills in navigating the social media world greatly contribute to talent searches. She moved to London in 2018 after living life as a New Yorker for 18 months.

CHARLIE HEWITT

PRODUCTION SECRETARY

After graduating in 2018 with a degree in Biology from the University of Manchester, Charlie has always had a passion for television and wildlife. Having previously studied everything from tree frogs in Costa Rica to catfish in Vietnam, he hopes to now build a career in the television industry and hopes to contribute to as many of Double Act’s growing slate of productions as he can.