Keep Quiet


Channel4 commissioned Joseph Martin to direct WIN A BABY straight out of film school as the youngest documentary director in the history of the channel.
Joseph’s next documentary, SCIENTOLOGISTS AT WAR premiered at Sheffield DocFest. BAFTA shortlisted Joseph for the Breakthrough Brits Award for his work on the film.
Joseph is currently transitioning into features with 2016 seeing the release of his documentary and narrative feature debuts. US AND THEM is a darkly comic fiction film whilst KEEP QUIET shows Joseph exploring themes of redemption in the remarkable story of Csanad Szegedi.


Sam Blair is a graduate of the UK’s National Film and Television School. His debut feature, PERSONAL BEST was supported by the BFI and played in cinemas nationwide. In 2014 he directed MARADONA ’86 for ESPN’s acclaimed 30 for 30 series. The film was produced by Passion Pictures and premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival 2014. Since completing work on KEEP QUIET, again with Passion Pictures, Blair has been directing an episode of the Netflix original series, CAPTIVE, produced by Lightbox.


Alex Holder has produced numerous documentary films with a focus on the Holocaust over the past five years, becoming well versed in dealing with the nuances relating to fascism in Europe during the 20th Century. Having produced a variety of biographical and documentary films under the AJH Films banner, KEEP QUIET, his first feature doc will have its world premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival. Keep Quiet itself is testament to his talent in raising finance for documentary films, finding the stories of the moment and bringing the very best in industry talent together.


Danielle Clark is a Royal Television Society award-winning producer. A year after graduating from the University of the Creative Arts she produced WIN A BABY as part of Channel 4’s flagship First Cut strand. This led to her being picked as one of Broadcast’s Hot Shots in 2010. Danielle then conceived and produced Channel 4’s SCIENTOLOGISTS AT WAR, which premiered as part of the Sheffield Doc/Fest 2013. And was part of CBC’s Passionate Eye series. Forthcoming films include US AND THEM her debut narrative feature set for release in 2016 – and SUCK THE MARROW which is currently in development.


Nicole Stott runs the feature film slate at Passion Pictures alongside veteran producer John Battsek and has had key creative producing roles on over thirty produced films from concept through to completion. Filmography includes: 2013 Academy Award winner SEARCHING FOR SUGAR MAN (BAFTA Best Documentary 2013, Sundance 2012 Special Jury Prize and Audience Awards); 2013 Emmy Award winning MANHUNT; triple Emmy nominated BETTER THIS WORLD (2011 Gotham Awards, Best Feature Documentary), and 2016 BAFTA nominated and 2016 Academy Award shortlisted LISTEN TO ME MARLON.

Executive producer

Since conceiving and producing the Academy Award-winning ONE DAY IN SEPTEMBER John Battsek has since been responsible for over thirty high profile feature documentaries. These include: SERGIO (Based on the book by Pulitzer Prize winning author Samantha Power, Academy Award shortlisted 2010); Academy Award nominated RESTREPO; THE TILLMAN STORY (Academy Award Shortlisted, 2011, Winner Best Historical Doc Emmy 2012); Bart Layton’s 2013 BAFTA Outstanding Debut Winner, THE IMPOSTER, and Malik Bendjelloul’s SEARCHING FOR SUGAR MAN which won the 2013 BAFTA for Best Documentary and the 2013 Best Documentary Academy Award. Battsek recently produced Stevan Riley’s LISTEN TO ME MARLON which premiered at Sundance 2015 before theatrical release in the US and the UK in 2015. The film was 2016 Academy Award shortlisted and 2016 BAFTA nominated for Best Documentary.
Battsek has been nominated three times for a PGA Award and was the recipient of 2013 prestigious Grierson Trustees Award for Outstanding Contribution to Documentary.


Philip Sheppard is a virtuoso cellist, composer, producer and creative thinker. Philip’s talent for bridging musical genres, media and industries has led to rather interesting collaborations. He’s worked with David Bowie, Alexander McQueen, Jeff Buckley, UNKLE, Pretty Lights, The Weeknd and Queens of the Stone Age. He has composed & produced new stage works for actress Juliette Binoche, dancers Sylvie Guillem and Akram Khan, and virtuoso percussionist Evelyn Glennie. He has scored more than 30 films including IN THE SHADOW OF THE MOON, winner of the Sundance Audience Award, and LOVE, MARILYN starring Uma Thurman and Glenn Close. You could even hear his cello in space thanks to Astronaut Cady Coleman. Indeed, continuing the space theme, his music was recently used by JJ Abrams and Disney to promote Star Wars VII, the Force Awakens.


Ben Stark works in a variety of genre, but predominantly in feature documentaries. His skill is in finding the wonder and joy where you might least expect, creating a ‘clean’ and moving narrative from often vast amounts of footage gathered over years. His previous films have accrued great acclaim and include Henry Singer’s BAFTA nominated THE FALLING MAN; BAFTA nominated A BOY CALLED ALEX; BAFTA nominated (Best Editing) BOXING DAY TSUNAMI, and the THE SUMMIT, which premiered at Sundance and for which Ben won the Sundance Cinema Editing Award.
Since completing work on KEEP QUIET with Passion Pictures, Ben has completed a feature documentary for Moxie New York, and is about to start work on editing an episode of the Netflix original series, CAPTIVE, produced by Lightbox.

Director of Photography

Marton Vízkelety graduated as a Director of Photography in 2007 at the University of Theatre and Film Arts Budapest, Hungary. After finishing his MA studies, he worked on documentaries, short films, commercials as a DP, and on features, and TV series as camera operator (BIRDSONG, TYRANT). In 2015 Marton shot two features, KEEP QUIET for AJH Films and Passion Pictures, and TRAIN TO ADULTHOOD for HBO Europe for production company Eclipse Film (awarded the Golden Dove Award of the Next Masters Competition at DokLeipzig, in Germany).