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Anna has been making films for over 20 years. She's been nominated for 5 BAFTAS in the last 4 years and is the only woman ever to be nominated in two consecutive years for the BAFTA CRAFT Best Factual Director Award. She's best known for her 17 year enquiry into gang grooming and broke the CSE story in 2004 with her first feature length doc 'Edge of the City' for Channel 4. Since then she's made a further two films on the subject for Channel 4 and won the hugely prestigious Women in Film & TV Best Factual award and the RTS Journalism Award for "The Hunt for Britain's Sex Gangs" in 2013. She has gone on to make films about forced marriage and honour based abuse; domestic violence; coercive control and her most recent film looks at the subject of domestic violence through its hidden victims: the children living in abusive households.

Anna is Creative Director of True Vision Yorkshire and sees the company as fulfilling her life-long dream of providing a home for film-makers in the north. She has three kids, a husband and a dog - and absolutely no spare time!

 

Julie Heselgrave

Head of Production

Bio coming soon!

Carolyn Miller

Production Co-ordinator

Carrie has worked at True Vision Yorkshire for over two years and is our Production Co-ordinator. Before joining TVY Carrie was working as an artist and running community groups. In her spare time Carrie likes to run, knit, watch documentaries and create art. Carrie was born and raised in Leeds and is proud to be from Yorkshire! Carrie has two sons who are her pride and joy!---

Sally Ogden

Producer / Director

Sally Ogden has worked for True Vision Yorkshire since the beginning. She is both a Shooting Producer and Development Producer for the company.
Sally has recently spent 2 years developing and producing The Truth about Muslim Marriage for Channel 4 and she is also an ongoing shooting PD for our Bafta nominated series Catching a killer. Sally is now working as a Series Producer for a new prime time series we are currently making for Channel 4 as well developing new projects for BBC 3 and Channel 4. Sally has just Directed her first film for Guardian Documentaries Called Fighting Shame.

Sally is also a juggling working Mum and loves chasing sunsets, canal walks and writing in her spare time.

Sophie Ellis

Development Producer

Sophie is a Factual Television producer born and bred in Leeds. While she’s worked on productions for the majority of the major broadcasters, and about a diverse range of subjects - from criminal law to acid attacks, preventable illness in children to the first all Muslim girls cricket team in Bradford - but development is her passion. After stints in London and Manchester, and having gained the wisdom of the C4 Commissioning Mentorship Scheme, Sophie has returned to her northern homeland and documentary heartland at True Vision Yorkshire. When she’s not scouring the news for the next blockbuster doc, she loves listening to podcasts, watching period dramas and eating pies.

Ashley Turner

Assistant Producer

Ashley is a former Detective Sergeant from Northants Police. He spent 14 years working within Crime Investigation, Child Protection and also Covert Intelligence.

He joined True Vision Yorkshire after being selected for the coveted Channel Four Dispatches Investigative Journalist Scheme. In June 2019 Ash won the BBC3 pitch at Sheffield and his idea has just gone into production!

Ashley is also a Magician and once appeared on ITV performing as the Mind Reading Detective.

Harry Lock

Production Assistant

Harry started at True Vision Yorkshire doing work experience alongside studying Filmmaking at Leeds Beckett University. He then joined the company on a 6 month scholarship in which time he filmed and edited his first film, Fighting Shame

He won the RTS Yorkshire 'One to Watch' award at the 2019 awards.

Harry is originally from Ashby-de-la-Zouch where they have recently built a drive-thru Greggs.----------

Lydia Noakes

Production Assistant

Lydia joined True Vision Yorkshire in early July on a 6 month apprenticeship scheme after she was paired with Anna as her mentor through The Royal Television Society Bursary Scheme. Before True Vision, she produced her own documentary short on Organ Donation, a subject close to her heart. Lydia can't wait to get her teeth into the 'world of television' and although she is no relation to John Noakes ,she would happily take a spot presenting Blue Peter!

Brian Woods

Supervising Executive Producer

Brian went to Cambridge and studied Psychology for three years, from whence (to the surprise of everyone) he graduated with a First.

He tries to give the impression that he doesn't like people to know this, but its inclusion here is obvious evidence that that is a pile of tosh.

His first job was as an account manager for a top London Advertising Agency, managing brands such as Honeywell, Mazda and Holsten Pils. However that job lasted less than a year before he was unceremoniously sacked, enabling him to realise the truth that he, in fact, hated working in an advertising agency. Through sheer perseverance (i.e. writing hundreds of letters) he managed to get a six week job in a corporate video production company, where he stayed for the next five years. He quietly sneaked through various jobs including researcher, set designer, floor manager, and writer to eventually emerge as a producer (at least that's what it said on the business card). He finally reached the dizzy heights of an 8 x 30 minute infotainment show for Ulster Television called Green Pages, during which he met his wife, and co-founder of True Vision, Deborah. In 1993 he started his first independent production company that evolved into True Vision in the fullness of time.

Jezza Neumann

Production Executive

For a long time, Jezza Neumann has had to deal with life in the shadow of Brian Woods. As a film-maker for True Vision, he accepted it as inevitable and hoped things would improve after he started winning awards. For a long time, it didn’t.

His directorial debut, China’s Stolen Children, won a Bafta – although when Channel 4 ordered the doc, it was Woods’ expertise they initially thought they were getting. Neumann was sent into the country as production manager, but after “unravelling” stories of child trafficking and meeting sources, he ended up taking charge of a doc that became a two-hour film in C4 primetime.