Shahida Tulaganova – Director and Producer
Shahida Tulaganova, producer/director, has more than 20 years of experience in news, current affairs and documentary film with the BBC (UK), Channel 4 (UK), and RFE/RL (Czech Republic). She has produced a number of documentary films, two of which won major prizes: Airport Donetsk and How to Plan A Revolution. Shahida is also an experienced war reporter. She reported from Occupied Palestinian Territories, Lebanon, Turkey, and Somalia as well as across the Caucasus, Ukraine and Central Asia. She is also known for the BBC Panorama feature My Fake Passports And Me, an investigation into passport forgery in Europe.
Alex Cooke – Executive Producer
Alex Cooke co-founded Renegade Pictures and was its CEO and an active director and Executive Producer from its launch. As the company’s CEO she showed commercial acumen and an eye for an opportunity. She had previously co-founded and ran The Big Issue with John Bird.