We tell stories to inspire, to captivate, and to entertain.

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ABOUT

- OUR STORY-

OUR APPROACH

At Seek Films, we tell stories from the heart. Led by award-winning filmmakers Daphne Schmon and Emily Carlton, we are a group of artistic groundbreakers and obsessive over-workers, defined not by genre but by the bold originality of our films. At the core of everything we do is a compelling story. We collaborate with leading and emerging talent to create powerful feature films, commercials and TV series.

Seek Films is dedicated to gender and racial equality in front of and behind the camera. Off screen, we are committed to recruiting a diverse crew, which is at least 50% female. On screen, we seek to foreground the experience of minority, underrepresented or marginalised characters. We believe that a range of perspectives are essential to telling universal stories. An inclusive, empowered team is not just a social responsibility, but a creative asset.

OUR STORY

Our own story begins in 1990 when Daphne and Emily met at the ages of 3 and 1. Their fathers worked together on a Broadway show  – both were named Bob. As Emily and Daphne watched each performance wide-eyed backstage, they felt instinctively what has been proven now – that stories have a unique power to move people, to communicate experience rather than just fact.

Emily’s love of politics took her to the University of Cambridge and across Nigeria working in business development. She moved on to work full-time as a journalist, writing for publications such as The Times, LOVE Magazine and Huffington Post. Meanwhile, Daphne immersed herself in Documentary filmmaking, founding Seek Films in 2009. She highlighted stories in obscure parts of the Caribbean and slums of Kenya, winning eight international festival awards. In 2015, Daphne recruited Emily to write their first narrative film ALL OF ME together. Following its success at over 20 international film festivals, receiving 3 awards and 6 nominations, the two officially joined forces to expand Seek Films. Now with an array of combined experiences – and a team of skilled collaborators – they never forget the bewitching power of storytelling that they felt as kids.

What We Offer

As a production company we oversee all stages of the filmmaking process: development, production and distribution. We work across five main disciplines:

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We are always looking for a good story. Whether you are an independent artist wishing to collaborate, or a brand wanting to engage your audience through film, we want to hear from you

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Daphne Schmon

Director and Founder

Daphne Schmon

Diana Olifirova

Cinematographer

Diana Olifirova

Emily Carlton

Head of Creative Development

Emily Carlton

Emma Hall

Producer

Emma Hall

Elpida Stathatou

Head of Production and Marketing | Greece

Elpida Stathatou

Max Rijavec

Steadicam / Cinematographer

Max Rijavec

Philippa Carson

Writer and Editor

Philippa Carson

Gbenga Akinnagbe

Writer and Producer

Gbenga Akinnagbe

Karina Jakubowicz

Writer and Events Organizer

Karina Jakubowicz

Mari Stracke

Writer and Producer

Mari Stracke
Our Studio is Located at
WeWork Aldgate Tower in London”