Darren Bender – Head of Creative
Darren is an award winning executive producer, working across factual television, feature documentary, and independent movies.
He has been a Commissioning Editor at Channel 4, where he headed 4Later and created the long running new talent strand Coming Up. As Head of Production at a Regional Screen Agency he invested lottery funding into developing films such as Chalet Girl.
In 2006 Darren set up Bigger Pictures to produce his first movie, Raindance winner Exhibit A. He is one of the UK’s leading 3D producers.
Emma Hurrell – Head of Business
Emma cut her teeth as a business, finance and project manager at the BBC over a number of years. More recently as a business manager responsible for managing all the BBC daytime budgets; prior to that as a project manager responsible for developing and implementing the BBC’s digital strategy including launching what is now BBC Four and very early on as a finance manager working alongside the BBC ONE Channel Controller.
Ashok Shah – Accountant
Ashok is an experienced media accountant and a key part of the management team of Bigger Pictures.
He initially worked for 5 years with a London accounting practice. On qualifying he joined the factual and documentary maker, Brook Lapping, playing a pivotal role in turning a £100 shareholder investment into a £2m return, when the company was sold to Ten Alps PLC. For five years he was Finance Director of the digital channel, Teachers TV.