Olivia Crellin is a staff journalist and documentary filmmaker for BBC World and the BBC World Service. She's reported from the US, South America - where she was a foreign correspondent - Europe and Africa. Her journalistic interests include women’s issues, social justice, human rights and mental health. Sununú: The Revolution of Love is her second film and the broadcast cut will be her first for the BBC.
Before working for the BBC, she worked for Al Jazeera, The Wall Street Journal, VICE News and Reuters among others. She has a MA in English Literature from The University of Cambridge and a MSc in Documentary Film and Journalism from the Columbia University of New York. She's been awarded numerous grants including from the Overseas Press Club, One World Media and Silver Spotlight Award for Documentary. You can follow her @OliviaCrellin or on Facebook.
Olivia Crellin – Director, Producer and Camera
Jimena Martin – Lead Editor
Alex J. Guana – Editor and Archive
Monika was born in a small village in Poland with big dreams of becoming an artist. Thanks to her parents, she was able to go to art school and then to study animation at a prestigious University (PJAIT) in Warsaw. After years of learning about fine arts and technology she found her calling in filmmaking and decided to become an editor. Now her whole world revolves around film. It's been 5 years since she started her first job as an editor and she has worked on lots of interesting projects with great people and well known brands.
Over the last two years she has been developing her colour grading skills and being a colourist has become an important part of her skill set. Currently she is working as an Editor and Colourist at Whitecoat Productions in London.
Monika Pul – Online Editor and Colourist
Tom O’Sullivan – Sound Mix
Working freelance in sound and music for the past 5 years, Tom O’Sullivan has been prolific in such a short space of time. Gaining a 1st Class Honours Degree at Ravensbourne in Sound Design he moved into audio for branded video content where his client project list ranges from BP to FIFA to Williams F1 to London Overground, to name a few.
With two Olympic Games, one Commonwealth Games and airplay from Radio 1 and Radio 1xtra under his belt his skillset spans the sonic marketplace and is set to grow further.
Laurie James Ross – Composer
Laurie James Ross is a composer, producer and multi-instrumentalist based in Brighton. With a background in both classical and electronic music his productions combine textural sound design with a strong harmonic grounding and polyrhythmic melodic undertones.
Working on the soundtrack to Sununu was my first experience at writing music to picture with subtitles. It was both challenging and rewarding and a great opportunity.
Flora Gregory – Executive Producer
Clothilde is the Director of One World Media a non-profit that supports excellence in media coverage of the developing world. Having started her career in print media working for the International Herald Tribune in Paris then Marie Claire magazine in Sydney, she moved to London in 2005 and joined the Media Trust’s production team making documentaries for the Community Channel.
Prior to joining One World Media she spent 4 years at Channel 4 where she worked in the Documentaries department and Film4. During this time she was also a documentary programmer for Birds Eye View Film Festival. She is currently developing a Global Short Docs Forum to bring together gatekeepers at digital platforms with new talent in documentary shorts.
Flora is a mentor for grantees of the One World Media Production Fund. With over 30 years’ experience in broadcasting and many awards under her belt, Flora is always on a mission to uncover and support new talent. She conceived and ran Channel 4’s long running Unreported World and was founding commissioning editor of Witness, Al Jazeera English’s flagship documentary strand where she also oversaw 20 new Al Jazeera series.
Flora is also Executive Producer on the occasional international co-production, most recently The Snake Charmer - which follows Amir Khan on a journey through India's TV and Bollywood film industry, as he attempts to change the way Indians perceive and treat women.
Clothilde Redfern – Executive Producer
Ciara is a freelance journalist, currently in her final year of a BA in Spanish and French at the University of Cambridge. She spent last year interning at The Argentina Independent in Buenos Aires and The International New York Times in Paris, contributing stories to The New York Times, The Sunday Times, City Metric, The Guardian and The Argentina Independent. She would love to return to work in Latin America in the future.
Next year, she plans to study a master’s degree in Newspaper Journalism at City University in London. She is interested in social issues, business and urbanism. You can reach her @ciaraCnugent
Ciara Nugent – Outreach Producer
The Team Behind Sununú
Jimena is a London based freelance editor with experience in documentaries, drama and TV shows, having worked for BBC, Netflix, Chanel 4 and Discovery, among others.
Being the editor of Sununú has been an opportunity for her to be part of a project that could help to voice the problems the transgender community face every day in our society across the world.
Alex was born in the volcanic city of Cayambe, Ecuador and raised in London from the age of 10. He always showed great curiosity for film and technology, with a dream of succeeding within the industry he began by challenging himself on sets as a runner and then began small freelance projects such as short films, music videos and fashion shoots.
Aspiring to a career in Post Production he graduated from Ravensbourne University, joining Whitecoat 4 years ago where he’s grown to become a Producer, a role he admired and a field he always wanted to explore after gaining some solid experience.