The Disbelief Media team
Tom wrote, directed and produced plays on the fringe for many years, then wrote, directed, produced and edited a feature film. He co-founded Test Match Sofa, a comedy cricket commentary online radio station with 20,000 listeners in 80 countries and rave reviews on three continents. It was sold to The Cricketer magazine in 2012.
Most recently Tom produced critically-acclaimed short film The Truth About Stanley, which received a five star review from The Independent on Sunday. It was executive-produced by Oscar-winning Trademark films, starred award-winning Kenyan actor Oliver Litondo and ITV Primeval’s Andrew Lee Potts, and the soundtrack included songs by Radiohead and Mumford & Sons.
A PR and award-winning journalist with 15 years experience, Varya is an expert in award entries and funding applications, PR campaigns, and marketing copy for a wide range of audiences.
She is a skilled writer and editor with numerous contacts in the British media.
Kristian has been a successful First Assistant Director for over ten years at the top of primetime British TV drama. He has worked on high-profile productions including Lewis, Midsomer Murders and Waking the Dead.
Kristian has written a children’s drama for television and has also worked on various feature films. For example, he produced the Raindance Best UK Feature-nominated Wickham Road.
Gub Neal is a former head of drama for Channel 4 - highlights include Queer as Folk and Young Person’s Guide to Becoming a Rockstar.
Before that, he was controller of drama at Granada, where he co-created Cracker – which garnered him a Bafta nomination - and won an Emmy for Prime Suspect.
In 2009 he co-founded Artists Studio, a US-style writers’ studio which gives writers more control over their work. Before that, he founded and ran Box TV, where his productions included The Last Enemy, Wind in the Willows and the Prix Italia-winning Sunday.
John's clients have included M&C Saatchi, Proximity, AMV BBDO, CHI&Partners, Visa, Ikea, Kraft, News International and Pepsico. Currently he is head of digital for MCA International and also works at Soho Square Studios, a leading audio post-production house.
He started out as an audio engineer for EMI and has been sound designer and music supervisor for several shorts including Box (2007), The Visitation (2009) and Clare Shenstone on Bacon (2010).
Nick is a chartered accountant who has specialised in film and TV clients since 1991. After fifteen years with production company Tiger Aspect he set up his own practice where, with his team of five, he looks after many famous names in the world of film, TV and comedy, as well as those working behind the camera.