About Journeyman Pictures

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For over twenty years Journeyman has distributed and co-produced, provocative, profound and original factual content, working with the top players in the industry.

We're one of the leading independent suppliers of award winning stories to the global theatrical, broadcast, digital and educational markets, and pride ourselves on a position at the spearhead of the factual agenda. With a very successful catalogue covering a myriad of subjects and styles, from award-winning festival docs to hot new investigations and bold character stories, we always keep at heart a central journalistic ethic that goes to the very roots of the company.

After years reporting from war zones and producing independent docs, company founder Mark Stucke began formulating a distribution system that would bring a greater return for the valuable copyright he and his fellow producers were risking their necks to create. Twenty five years on our agenda remains the same: to always be looking for new ways to create revenue for the stories our partners tell.

The combination of interactive web platforms, a powerful publicity system and a strong sales focus means our films target both the market and the consumer directly.

Our direct relationships with Amazon, iTunes and Google allow us to avoid the middle man and ensure that our films are always discoverable and continually kept alive, even years after launch.

In a world driven by ratings and a quick entertainment fix, it is becoming increasingly challenging to get intelligent, independent productions seen. It is a challenge we thrive on. We’re constantly pushing forward new developments to keep ahead of an ever-changing game.

The Journeyman Team

Mark Stucke

Founder and managing director of Journeyman Pictures. At the age of 21 Mark was dodging bullets in the Russian Afghan war, working on his first conflict documentary. In 1990 he established Journeyman and moulded it into a support and sales hub for freelancers operating in conflict zones around the world, establishing strong relationships with all the world's leading broadcasters. If selling short news films was the crucible of his distribution training, the decision in 2000 to focus on documentary distribution and co-production was what branded the company as one of the leading factual distributors globally. Today that expertise has embraced the digital age with Journeyman becoming one of the few factual distributors to achieve direct partnerships with Apple, Google, and Amazon.

Emma Simpson

Emma’s role at Journeyman is wide-ranging, with a focus on acquisitions, development projects and editorial. For select film projects Emma works with filmmakers on pre-sales, funding and co-production partnerships.

Zoé Durand

As Journeyman's Head of Sales, Zoé negotiates deals with broadcasters, digital platforms and theatrical outfits around the world, representing our brilliant filmmakers' best interests and making sure our powerful docs are seen by the widest possible audience.

Sarah Collier

As a member of Journeyman’s acquisitions team, Sarah manages our film release strategies, ensuring that every release is planned and tailored to the needs of the film. She is also the main point of contact for our filmmakers and loves learning about current projects and bringing in exciting new films. Sarah has recently finished a thesis on militarism, technology and visual culture, and she continues to write and podcast about film and current affairs in her spare time.

Imogen Franklin

As our screenings and publicity executive, Imogen handles festival, theatrical and educational sales/releases for our films. She also keeps Journeyman's social media buzzing with great content on our docs. Imogen enjoys all things creative, experimenting with a variety of art forms and visiting art viewings/exhibitions whenever she can.

Mickey Sharp

As Journeyman's Management Accountant Mickey oversees all finance matters. She is responsible for producing monthly management accounts and the year end financial statements.

Zak Stucke

As Journeyman’s CTO, Zak maintains and develops the myriad of tech Journeyman operates, from the websites and CMS to the server infrastructure. Zak strives to keep Journeyman a leading technological heavyweight in the digital video industry.

Lucy Tansley

Lucy runs the short films department at Journeyman, bringing in new reports and magazine shorts from our broadcast partners and independent filmmakers for sale around the world. Lucy also keeps our major YouTube channel up to date with the latest content for our subscribers. When not in the office, she enjoys watching football and playing the guitar.

Ieuan Walker

As Journeyman's Head of Footage, Ieuan is the nimble lead operator heading up client footage research requests. Working with some of the world's biggest producers, finding needles in the haystack is what he loves best. When not trawling through Journeyman's dusty shelves, you can find Ieuan down the local pub quiz or at one of London's music venues.

Husam Taha

As Journeyman's in-house Editor and Film Delivery Technician, Husam ensures that our films meet the requirements of our myriad of clients, including industry-leading broadcasters such as ABC, ARTE, BBC and Aljazeera.

Sam Pothier

Our resident tech master Sam keeps our complex office systems running smoothly. Sam also works across the footage and digital departments, working on archive sales and delivering our docs to streaming platforms in multiple languages.

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