About Journeyman Pictures

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

As company manager Emma’s role at Journeyman is wide-ranging, including acquisitions, sales, development projects and editorial. For select film projects Emma helps with pre-sales, funding and co-production partnerships. Just so long as the office doesn't run out of tea she can solve pretty much any problem thrown at her.

Dominic Keen

Dominic's Journeyman experience began in the bustling technical department. Having stepped into the role of Accounts and Business Affairs Manager, he now uses his understanding of the in-house systems to keep Journeyman's customers and film owners up to date with all our activity. He also flexes his literary muscles helping with weekly promotional copy writing.

Felix White-Thomson

Felix joined Journeyman as the co-ordinator of the company's digital department, managing all content delivery for our direct partnerships with Apple, Amazon and Google. After a six month stint in Russia working in business consultancy, Felix returned to Journeyman in to the sales department, where he now handles broadcast sales for Journeyman's fantastic docs.

Percy Preston

Acquisitions Executive Percy spends his time scouting for the best new docs out there, while also assisting with releases and promotional strategies and looking after our talented filmmakers. He is also working on the development of Journeyman's new fiction wing, Journeyman Features. In his life outside of film, Percy edits a football magazine.

Lidia Gasiorek

Lidia is Journeyman's acquisitions co-ordinator and film release co-ordinator, managing the multi-platform release of each of our new films across all markets and overseeing all promotional work. When she isn't launching our docs and looking after our dedicated filmmakers, Lidia enjoys scouring London for the latest photography exhibitions.

Jacob Ashton

Jacob handles all theatrical, festival and public screening sales of our docs, as well as some TV sales. He is also responsible for acquisitions of our short form content, and the weekly promotion and sales of our new topical shorts. When he's not at Journeyman Jacob can be found exploring London's green spaces on his bike.

Kasia Niechwiedowicz

As an editor in the busy Digital and Technical department, Kasia oversees all of Journeyman's broadcast and VOD output. In addition, she spends most of her day glued to the screen watching and QCing incoming documentaries. Outside of work she travels with her one-man band filming equipment continuously looking for new documentary film projects. In the future, she hopes to become the next Kim Longinotto.

Ollie Boncey

Ollie joined Journeyman as the manager of the company's Amazon partnership. Ollie is now the chief coordinator of the company's complex digital department, working closely with our acquisitions and publicity team to ensure our docs have a strong launch across all platforms and an ongoing profile. When he isn't designing film posters, Ollie is usually either devouring a bagel or lifting weights.

Matt Price

Matt got his first taste of the Journeyman library when he joined the team as a digital assistant, helping to bring historical reports and docs to new audiences on our online platforms. He now uses this knowledge of our collection to drive footage research and sales. From the topical to the obscure, to the downright bizarre, he can help you find that perfect shot for your project.

Etienne Avisse-Brown

Etienne joined the Journeyman digital department as the manager of our Youtube channel, feeding over 1,000,000 subscribers with topical news reports and trailers for upcoming releases. He also lends his voice to our foreign-language news content, ready for delivery to English-speaking audiences. When not sat behind his ambitious five-screen desk setup, he can be found jumping around the capital's live music venues.

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