The Filmmakers

Director & Producer – Owen Gower

Owen has over ten years experience in documentaries for film and television. He began his career co-shooting the flagship Channel 4 documentary ANTONY GORMLEY: MAKING SPACE with acclaimed director Beeban Kidron. Since then he has made programs for the BBC, Channel 4, ITV, National Geographic and Netflix – most recently Series Directing two major primetime documentaries for Channel 4 and working with the Oscar winning makers of Senna and Amy on a  major new Netflix series. STILL THE ENEMY WITHIN was his first theatrical release.
Follow Owen on Twitter @owengower84

Producer – Sinead Kirwan

For the past four years, Sinead has been working between Berlin and London on the funding development and distribution of the award-winning documentary STILL THE ENEMY WITHIN. Alongside this she was the Associate Producer for Bader TV, managing their Berlin office. She has honed her skills finding unusual funding streams, building partnerships with stakeholders, managing crowdfunding and grass-roots distribution campaigns, and liaising with international brands and clients. She is now working with director Chloe Fairweather, Tigerlily Productions and The Fuller Project for International Reporting on DYING TO DIVORCE an observational film about a young female lawyer fighting against domestic violence in Turkey.
Follow Sinead on twitter @SRKirwan

Producer – Mark Lacey

Mark is a Producer, Line Producer, and AD and has worked on a number of award winning productions including Wes Anderson’s Isle of Dogs and Tim Burton’s Oscar-nominated Frankenweenie.  With an extensive background in production for companies such as Disney, The Garden, BBC and The Mill – Mark has experience across a wide range of output including feature-length drama, animation, documentaries, commercials, promos and shorts.  He’s passionate about promoting British film and helping to bring innovative stories to life.  
Follow Mark on Twitter @mwblacey

Executive Producer – Christopher Hird

Christopher Hird is a leading figure in UK independent documentary making. He is a former chair of the Sheffield International Documentary Festival, was the founding chair of the Channel Four BRITDOC Foundation, and is a trustee of the Grierson Trust (, the Wincott Foundation ( and One World Media ( He is the  founder and managing director of Dartmouth Films, pioneers of independent documentary funding, production and distribution in the UK. His credits as Executive Producer include Sundance selected films Black Gold (2006), The End of the Line (2009), The Flaw (2011) and Fire in the Blood (2013), the last two of which premiered at Sheffield DocFest.

 Executive Producer – Mike Simons

Mike Simons is a journalist, editor and author who has worked on two acclaimed books about the 1984–85 Miners Strike: ‘Striking Back’ and ‘Blood, Sweat and Tears: Photographs from the Great Miners’ Strike’ alongside photographer John Sturrock. He is an expert on the period and has had a relationship with miners, supporters and photographers from across the coalfield for over the thirty years. His work has been widely used by academics and writers about the strike.

Director of Photography – Malcolm Hadley

Malcolm Hadley is a British Cinematographer best known for his Oscar and Bafta nominated work in feature films. Malcolm worked on the highly acclaimed Oscar nominated short, The Periwig Maker (1999) and Tim Burton’s animated features, Corpse Bride (2004) and Frankenweenie (2012). Malcolm’s work has featured consistently in commercials for London’s most creative and respected production companies including Nexus Productions, Passion Pictures, RSA, Partizan, Gorgeous, Th1ng and Red Bee Media. More recently his skills have been turned towards documentary and drama production and in 2014 his Crisis at Christmas films won the Grand Prix at the IVCA awards. Malcolm is a visiting lecturing in Cinematography at London’s Metropolitan Film School.

Editor – Paul Edmunds

Paul Edmunds is an award-winning editor, who has been working in film and television for the last 40 years. Paul’s career highlights including wining, among others, a prestigious Grieson award and a Prix Italia award for the three part BBC documentary series ‘Iran and the West’, a Prix Italia award for drama series ‘The Vampyr’ and a Bafta for Sky’s ‘Ross Kemp on Gangs’. His vast experience in both historical documentary and drama, from Channel 4’s ‘D-Day as it happened’ to the BBC’s ‘Merchant of Venice’, has been invaluable in bringing a wealth of complex and different material together to form a single powerful narrative.

Edit Producer – Amelia Lavington

Amelia Lavington is a highly experience television producer. From producing on prime-time Channel 4 Constructed Reality series to working across Bafta award winning Specialist Factual & Ob Doc series, Amelia has an extensive background in television documentary. Starting out in short film and following a traineeship in ITV’s Factual & Current Affairs department, Amelia has gone on to work for many major national and international channels such as National Geographic; Discovery; Al Jazeera; BBC 1&2; ITV and Channel 4 & 5 on such shows as the highly acclaimed ‘Who do you think you are?’ and Bafta – winning ‘One Born Every Minute’. This is her first foray into feature docs and has been her favourite project to date.


Gerard Wilkinson- Archive Producer

Gerard Wilkinson has been an Archive Producer/Archive Researcher for over 25 years and produced work for all major UK broadcasters. He worked for a number of years on the award winning BBC History Timewatch strand. He has also worked extensively with the broadcast journalist Micheal Cockerell at BBC Political Documentaries based at Millbank.   Prior to working on Still the Enemy Within, Gerard was working with Director Angus McQueen on the Feature Documentary “Legend Of Shorty” about the Mexican drugs baron “Chapo Guzman” which is to be shown worldwide. Gerard’s depth of knowledge, his long experience in sourcing rare and never before seen archive and his impeccable list of contacts have been invaluable in bringing such an archive rich production to life.