CLEARSTORY

A TRULY INDEPENDENT PRODUCTION COMPANY
MAKING AWARD-WINNING POPULAR PROGRAMMES WITH PURPOSE

ABOUT CLEARSTORY

ClearStory was founded in 2011 by Russell Barnes and Molly Milton.  Over the last four years, it has built a reputation for its dynamic and diverse creative output in television and branded content. Amongst other productions, the company has produced the Grierson Award-winning Gypsy Blood, a gritty feature-length observational documentary for Channel 4, Sex Box, a studio format that has been acquired by territories across the world, Battlefield Recovery, an immersive history series for Discovery and Long Shadow, a landmark BBC series on the legacy of the First World War,which has been successfully distributed to networks worldwide.  ClearStory’s commercial Durex Connect went viral in March 2015, earning over 70 million aggregated hits in under a month.

MEET THE TEAM

  • RUSSELL BARNES

    Director
    Russell Barnes has been making award-winning documentaries for fifteen years, often in partnership with intellectual heavyweights such as Niall Ferguson, Richard Dawkins and David Reynolds. Credits include the Grierson-nominated history films Armistice and 1941 and the Man of Steel and the Bafta and Emmy award winner The Virtual Revolution for BBC2. Russell also directed Channel 4’s The Genius of Charles Darwin, the CGI-driven global hit Extinct and the revisionist history series Empire.
  • MOLLY MILTON

    Director
    Molly Milton has been making award-winning documentaries for twenty years, specialising in landmark specialist factual science, history and technology series. Credits include the Bafta and Emmy award-winning series The Virtual Revolution for BBC2 and The Open University, a first draft history of the world wide web. Molly also directed Faith Schools Menace? for Channel 4, presented by Richard Dawkins, and series made directly for the US market. These include – Download: The True Story of the Internet, a four part series for Discovery presented by John Heilemann. Weird Connections for Discovery Science and Junkyard Wars for TLC.
  • ALICE LISTER

    Head of Production
    During her thirteen years in the industry, Alice Lister has managed and produced projects in the UK, New Zealand and the Middle East for a variety of international broadcasters including BBC, Discovery, National Geographic, Disney, Channel 4, Channel 5, TVNZ & Al Rayyan. Her other recent production credits include prime time series such as Out of Empire presented by Jeremy Paxman, The Seven Ages of Britain presented by David Dimbleby and Michel Roux’s Service.
  • ALEX BRISLAND

    Development Producer
    Alex Brisland has several years experience in factual development and production. He has worked on history films for the BBC and C4, and has edit produced short wildlife films with David Attenborough. He has developed numerous science, natural history, arts and history ideas, and has won important commissions with major UK and US channels. 
  • LEE HARDWICKE

    Development Producer
    Lee Hardwicke has worked for the past seven years across some of the biggest entertainment, comedy and factual entertainment programmes on British Television including Strictly Come Dancing, The Great British Bake Off, QI and Sex Box. In addition to his television work he has also worked on the viral online #Connect campaign for Durex. He brings his extensive production experience to the development team to create populist returnable formats.
  • JUNO

    Office Dog
    During her 3.5years in the industry Juno has exceeded expectations as an office assistant, excelling in the day to day meeting and greeting of ClearStory visitors and staff as well as expertly supervising the eating of all food on the company premises. Juno’s good looks and relaxed demeanour make it impossible not to fall under her spell.

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Clearstory Ltd
Unit 6
Second Floor
Aztec Row
1 Berners Road
London
N1 0PW

Tel: 020 3432 1230
Email: info@clearstory.co.uk

Company No: 7467 151
VAT no: GB 109 9000 32

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