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

As company manager Emma’s role at Journeyman is wide-ranging, with a focus on acquisitions, sales, development projects and editorial. For select film projects Emma works with filmmakers on 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

Journeyman's Operations Manager, Dominic's company experience ranges from the bustling technical department, to our accounts and business affairs, to news and festival sales. He now uses his deep knowledge of the in-house systems to keep a complex company running smoothly.

Chantal du Rocher

Acquisitions Executive Chantal spends her days on the hunt for the best new documentaries out there, spanning a range of genres, styles and subject matter. She secures distribution rights to new films with a view to bringing them to all markets worldwide. Out of the office she enjoys skating, learning new languages, and everything associated with Ru Paul.

Benjamin Poulten

Benjamin manages Journeyman's direct partnerships with multiple digital platforms, including Amazon, iTunes and Google. He uses his talent for stats analysis to find the best ways to make Journeyman's films stand out in a crowded marketplace, from utilising strong, relevant promotions to translating titles into key languages for target markets. Outside of Journeyman, he enjoys reading about imaginary architecture and the philosophy of David Hume.

Nick Winchester

Nick began his career working for a newspaper along the US-Mexico border, after which he studied for a masters in international journalism, taking him to Lebanon and Northern Ireland. As Journeyman's news and shorts editor, he now manages the company's award-winning YouTube channel and spearheads the company's shorts output, from acquisition through to handling their release to the global markets. In his spare time, he reads, drinks beer and dreams of Cornwall, his far-off homeland.

Etienne Avisse-Brown

As an editor in the busy Digital and Technical department, Etienne oversees Journeyman's broadcast and VOD output, and handles QC on all incoming documentaries. 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.

Luke Hamlin

As Journeyman's bookkeeper, Luke is in charge of all things financial across our multi-market company. From producing monthly accounts to keep our film owners informed about the performance of their titles, to liaising with Journeyman's global customers, Luke ensures that we run a tight ship! He also works closely with our Management Accountant to track the continual growth of the business.

Max Edwards

As Footage Sales Executive, Max liaises with producers to research and license clips from Journeyman's extensive library of news reports, footage reels and documentaries for projects across TV, film and advertising. He also keeps our footage website fresh, adding new downloadable material every week. Outside of the office he plays tennis and devours films by Almodóvar.

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