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Lucy Hillman, Creative Director

Lucy is a multi-award winning Executive Producer who began her career at the BBC working for Newsnight and Panorama, before moving to the documentary department.


Prior to starting Summer Films, Lucy's Executive Producer credits included the BAFTA nominated BBC Two series “Great Ormond Street,"  BAFTA nominated “The Choir - Military Wives” and  International EMMY Award-Winner “Gareth Goes to Glyndebourne.” She's also a Broadcast and TRIC award winner. Other work includes the four-part Channel 4 series "The Sound of Musicals" and popular factual hit “Iceland: Life inside the Freezer Cabinet" for BBC Two. 

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Sam Whittaker, Managing Director

Sam is a two time winner of International EMMY's in Non-Scripted Entertainment, a Broadcast and Real Screen Award Winner, as well as a BAFTA and Royal Television Society finalist. 


Sam specialises in constructed formats and observational documentary. His breakthrough came after he developed, produced and directed the first series of the Channel 4 hit "Brat Camp," and his shows have since been distributed to 140 countries and formatted around the globe. Other Executive Producer credits include "World’s Strictest Parents" (35x 60 for BBC Three), "My Transsexual Summer" (4 x60 for Channel 4), "It takes a Choir" (8x60 for USA Network), "First Dates" (Series One, 6 x 60' for Channel 4) and "Lifesavers" (3x60 for BBC One).

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Rose Walton, Head of Development

Rose is central to everything we do at Summer Films. 

She's been at the heart of the commissioning process for "Excluded at Seven" and "One Night of Ecstasy," as well developing our consumer current affairs series "Holidays Unpacked".


Before joining Summer, Rose enjoyed a six year stint at Fresh One Productions working on a variety of documentaries and factual entertainment series including "Jamie and Jimmy's Friday Night Feast", "The Men Who Made Us Thin" and "James Rhodes: Don't Stop the Music."