The Interesting Film Company was set up by Tim Tate, a multi- award-winning film maker and founder member of ITV’s Cook Report team. Tim subsequently spent nearly 10 years as producer-director in Yorkshire Television's acclaimed documentaries department making films for series as diverse as First Tuesday, Network First, Dispatches, Secret History and Pleasure Island.
The company is now based around a small core of dedicated film-makers who have learned their craft within some of the most prestigious production companies and documentary teams in British broadcasting: Yorkshire Television, Granada and Central Television; First Tuesday, Network First, The Cook Report.
Ros Tsang’s extensive experience of popular factual and factual entertainment formats gives us the ability to think laterally about the best approach for any film and to apply techniques from a range of film-making styles.
Our creative director, Rick Manzanero, is an acclaimed lighting cameraman and DOP whose credits range from long form observational or investigative films to pop videos and commercials.
We have an unashamedly international vision: many of our films seek to be a window on the world for a British audience. For that reason we work closely with a small network of independent journalists in the United States and Europe.
We are also very proud that Roger Cook, the original television investigator, is an associate director. Roger’s years of experience of undercover filming together with a passion for telling real people’s stories to campaign for justice, fairness and openness offer both a strong bedrock on which to build and an opportunity for emerging journalistic film-makers to learn with us.
Producer/Directors: Tim Tate; Ros Tsang
Creative Director/DOP: Rick Manzanero
Journalist: Lisa Bolivar (USA)
Associate Director: Roger Cook