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Nathan Horrocks

Visual Director

Nathan Horrocks

Visual Director

After ten years as a national hunt jockey, visual director Nathan has an eye for a stride to ensure the perfect take on camera.  Combining his two passions - film and horses - Nathan brings credibility, authenticity and a wealth of industry knowledge to the creative process at EP.  After finding himself constantly frustrated with the undervalued visual output of his sport, in comparison to other extreme sports, Nathan had aspirations to engage those familiar, and unfamiliar with the equestrian world, through the use of film.  In 2012, he met Sam and Dave who shared these values and the EP adventure began.  The vision to reach out beyond the core audience, and portray the sport in a fresh light, inspiring those new to horses, is a strong focus of Nathan’s role.  In his ‘spare time’, Nathan enjoys watching films, snowboarding on the Alps and riding out on the gallops in Lambourn for Grand National winning trainer Oliver Sherwood.  You may also find him at The George in Lambourn after a long day's shoot.

Liz Thorp

Production Manager

Liz Thorp

Production Manager

From David Attenborough to Dracula dramas, Liz has now decided that horses really are the best thing to work with. With a background in natural history, Liz has worked on multiple awarding-winning documentaries with David Attenborough, oh and she once had a one-on-one dinner with David (yes first-name terms for her) on a ferry whilst sailing across the English Channel. Before diving into the world of natural history, she worked for ITV on dramas including Hustle, Coronation Street and Young Dracula. She studied Zoology at university and then embarked upon a masters in wildlife documentary production. Liz has joined the EP team to cover the Production Manager role as maternity cover. She will be in charge of looking after clients, organising logistics, ensuring everything is kept to budget and brief, and overseeing the entire production process – her experience in large scale productions means she is a pro multitasker. A love for the great outdoors - a given for those who work at EP, a craft beer connoisseur and a mean cake baker, she fits in just perfectly here at EP.

Dave James

Creative Director

Dave James

Creative Director

In charge of the EP creative output, Dave brings ideas to life through impressive imagery - from designing creatives to capturing the best shots on camera - ensuring each project has a unique visual identity.  Whether it’s under a fence or inches away from a race-fit horse travelling at forty miles per hour, Dave will do whatever it takes to produce engaging content.  His interest in film-making stretches back to his father’s hand-me-down 35mm camera which sparked his passion for imagery.  Since then, he has worked in the world of sports documentary and broadcast, before specialising in equine filmmaking.  When time allows, Dave enjoys spending time with his family, probably somewhere in the welsh countryside.  He’s also known for wearing flip-flops around the EP office, whatever the weather.

Alice Pickup

Production Assistant

Alice Pickup

Production Assistant

Making things happen is what Alice does best and putting on a show is in her blood. Oh, she can also draw and paint, like really well, so EP story boards just got arty. With a background in theatre production, Alice knows a thing or two about managing live events – whether it’s set design, set construction or stage management, she’s the full package.  With an initial passion for acting, Alice moved away from the limelight in pursuit of a career behind-the-scenes.  This led to a degree in Theatre Production, before specialising as a freelancer in scenic art and set design, as well as touring projects such as Arcadia - yes, that massive spider thing at Glastonbury Festival. As Production Assistant, Alice’s role involves supporting the production team with creatives, assisting the team on location and managing the busy EP production diary - she also wins the award for most pot plants on her desk. Having ridden since the age of four, spending a lot of time at the stables and with a love of the outdoors. Alice is able to combine her career with her passion through her job at EP.

Sam Fleet

Managing Director

Sam Fleet

Managing Director

From the humble beginnings of a home office and a dream, to an award-winning equine film company in the space of five years, managing director Sam, has built up a team of experts in the horse, creative and technology world’s to produce outstanding results.  Developing this previously untapped opening, EP now covers a wide range of areas – from promotional films and television commercials, to bespoke features, online content and of course JockeyCam.  With a background in broadcasting, specialising in sports and news, alongside a lifelong fascination with horses, Sam oversees day-to-day business operations.  Away from his desk, Sam enjoys following Plymouth Argyle in their endless pursuit to one day make England’s top flight, watching (and very occasionally playing) many different sports, and spending time with his family including two young daughters, Florence and Harriet.

Laura McLachlan

Office Manager and PA

Laura McLachlan

Office Manager and PA

From managing the EP finances to providing administration support, whilst keeping day-to-day operations running smoothly, office manager Laura is the centre of calm amongst the creative EP buzz - or as she likes to describe it ‘the yin to their yang’.  Her journey to EP stems from a background in management accounting, to more recently managing an aircraft engineering company.  She joined EP after meeting managing director Sam on the side-lines, whilst cheering on their children at a local football tournament.  Laura grew up and still lives in the Chepstow area, making her the go-to for local knowledge.  Mother of twins, whose rugby practice keeps her busy, Laura has little ‘spare time’ but still manages to run the treasury for the local village hall.

Kathy Stringer

Production Manager and Assistant Producer

Kathy Stringer

Production Manager and Assistant Producer

As production manager, Kathy takes charge of developing the production process from day one – including briefs, creatives, budgets, bookings and schedules, through to the finished project.  As a budding filmmaker and as assistant producer, she also plays an active role on shoot, filming and directing the creatives.  After completing a Zoology degree at the University of Nottingham, she studied for a Masters in Wildlife Filmmaking and was nominated for a prestigious award at the Equus Film Festival for her final film on the management of Dartmoor ponies.  Aside from her love of horses and wildlife, Kathy is sports mad and this year represented Team GB in her age category in the Duathlon at the ITU World Championships, finishing on the podium with a bronze medal.  Whilst holding strong environmental beliefs, Kathy has also developed an efficient office recycling regime – no chance of a plastic mix up at EP.

Jack Lyons

Junior Editor and Shooter

Jack Lyons

Junior Editor and Shooter

From an early age Jack has been surrounded by horses – from watching his father training horses at his yard in County Meath, to following his sister around the national eventing circuit. Although Jack has been immersed in the racing and eventing world from the word go, his passion for photography was clear from an early age. He started out documenting footage and photos of his sister at eventing competitions, to more recently going on to create owner video updates on behalf of his father. Despite the family affair with horses, Jack went on to study Music Production in Dublin before switching to Photographic Media. Here he was able delve deeper into crafting his art and begun specialising in video production. Jack’s role at EP will consist of assisting the editing team in house and on shoot. He will also take charge of catching behind-the-scenes moments of the EP team and sharing them across the EP social platforms. In his spare time, Jack enjoys rock climbing and kart racing – clearly inheriting the thrill for adrenaline from his father and sister. He also plays piano and is hoping to take his Grade 8 in the near future.

Chris Daymond

Editor, Shooter and Drone Pilot

Chris Daymond

Editor, Shooter and Drone Pilot

Chris is a guy with many talents.  Always in demand, EP is currently looking into the possibility of cloning him.  With an editor’s eye for the best shot, and as a camera operator in his own right, Chris plays an active role on shoots.  As a qualified drone pilot, Chris provides the EP film palette with outstanding aerial footage as well as ensuring the purpose built drones are in safe hands - and so are the horses!!  From the first shot to the final edit, Chris is also responsible for piecing together the footage to produce a finished piece.  After picking up the tricks of the trade in the world of live TV sports, Chris now enjoys his role at EP which allows a more artistic approach to editing.  At weekends, you’ll find Chris walking in the Forest of Dean, cycling and spending time with his two young daughters.

Matt Taylor

Edit Assistant

Matt Taylor

Edit Assistant

If there’s one person who loves post-production, it’s Matt. But Matt also has a well trained ear, essential for managing the recording of sound. When he’s not recording sounds, Matt’s role involves assisting the edit team with post-production - anything from sourcing archive footage to audio mixing.

His passion for film stretches back to an early obsession with the Star Wars franchise where he became fascinated with the production of the films behind-the-scenes. Matt went on to study Film Production at the University for the Creative Arts, Farnham, specialising in the sound department. He also holds award-winning projects to his name, including an award from the International Moving Image Society (formerly BKSTS) for his audio contribution to martial arts film 'Deep Pan Fury’. Aside from his passion for filmmaking, Matt is also an experienced DJ which has seen him perform around the world.

Personal highlights include supporting high profile acts such as Sub Focus, Bipolar Sunshine, Chris Stark (BBC Radio 1), The Wideboys (Kiss FM), Ho99o9 and most recently the two time Grammy nominated and Brit award winners The Prodigy.

Rebecca Denman

Head of Production

Rebecca Denman

Head of Production

Bex is an ex-event rider who has managed to forge a career from her three great loves of sport, horses and creating great content.  Previously a producer for the FEI (International Equestrian Federation), she followed the sport around the world and in 2016 managed the FEI’s successful Rio Olympic broadcast campaign.  Along with her specialist production skills and experience in broadcasting major equestrian events, Bex takes pride in broadening the output at EP to help firmly establish the company across all equestrian disciplines.  Born and bred in Wales and a sports fanatic, Bex’s two favourite things are the great outdoors and watching Wales play rugby.  She still gets on a horse from time to time, her love of eventing makes her just as at home producing in the field as it does galloping across one.

Lorna Wilson

Editor

Lorna Wilson

Editor

Lorna has a love of horses, a critical eye for detail and a wealth of experience. Using her expertise, she transforms raw footage into beautiful sequences that tell a story for EP’s clients.  With a history in motion graphics, she is a talented animator and brings a set of honed After Effects skills as part of her role at EP.  A combined knowledge of the equine world and post production means Lorna see’s both sides of the production, which gives her the edge on an edit, especially when on location. She loves being kept busy and continues to work on personal projects, creative collaborations and has also directed an award nominated short film. When she’s in the office, if her head isn’t in an edit then you’ll likely find her making rounds of tea for the team and probably eating too many biscuits.  To relax, Lorna enjoys practicing yoga, spending time with her pony Gus and exploring her local Devonshire countryside with her dog Jack.

Ffion

Entertainment Officer

Ffion

Entertainment Officer

Providing all the office banter whilst undertaking the tough job of chief work/life balance operator, Ffion will keep you on your toes as she begs for her tennis ball to be thrown.  Her varied career includes eating ham, chasing cats and receiving the best cuddles.  Her busy schedule leaves little ‘spare time’ but you may find her practicing Tony Hawk styles flips on her skateboard.