Who’s Who

Steve Warr
Managing Director

Steve set up Raw Cut as a place to tell dynamic and compelling stories. The showrunner for Raw Cut’s iconic titles - Police Interceptors, Road Wars and Neighbourhood Blues - Steve enjoys creating long running shows that connect with the public. Responsible for the award winning The Murder of Sadie Hartley he also executive produces history, current affairs and campaigning programmes. A former current affairs producer for ITV’s The Cook Report, and also a former Fleet Street news reporter, Steve brings a journalistic edge to popular programming and has carved out a reputation for gaining hard won access.

Claire Walker
Head of Production

Since joining in 2008, Claire has worn every hat on the production management stand. Stepping up to HoP in 2013, Claire has seen first-hand how small companies can foster talent and make a difference. She believes in giving people a chance and working collaboratively to produce great TV that punches above its weight. With a love of logic, organisation and workflows Claire can often be found with her head in a spreadsheet, and feels, much like the great white shark, Excel is just a misunderstood creature!

Dee Kahlon
Head of Development

Dee spent ten years working across development and productions including Cutting Edge films such as The Girls Who Were Found Alive and popular series like the Emmy award winning Brat Camp and Gareth Malone’s Extraordinary School For Boys. She came to Raw Cut in 2011 as a development producer, and was promoted to head of development a year later. Dee now leads the development team coming up with exciting propositions for all the major UK broadcasters.

Zio Hancock
Technical Manager

Now looking after nine offline suites and one online as well as managing the data wrangling teams, Zio lives his work life truly in the twilight zone. After nearly seven years working on the technical side of TV documentary production he has swapped the likes of Embarrassing Bodies and Operation Ouch for the ever-exciting Police Interceptors and the sobering The Murder of Sadie Hartley.

Gerry Melling
Creative Director

After fostering a string of memorable ratings hits as BBC Daytime commissioner, Gerry is now overseeing core productions and the expansion of our growing company. Winner of two RTS and two Broadcast awards, Gerry has been pivotal in successfully bringing crime and harder factual shows to the daytime schedule, like the award winning The Sheriffs Are Coming, Thief Trackers and Fake Britain, as well as Oxford Street Revealed. He has also overseen successful daytime dramas including 32 Brinkburn Street and Missing, as well as the BBC’s modern update of The Life and Adventures of Nick Nickleby.

Richard Jeffs
Business Affairs and Distribution

Richard has worked with Raw Cut since the first series of Road Wars. Heading up Raw Cut Distribution selling programmes abroad Richard is also in charge of business affairs. Richard started his career in BBC Radio, and after a spell in America, worked at ITV and many independent production companies. With a proud history in clip and archive licensing with many libraries, Richard oversees Raw Cut Archive.

Tom Randall
Development Producer

Tom has worked around the world as a director and a journalist, contributing to films for every major UK television channel. His key credits include The Great British Benefits Hotel and The Spy Who Came In From Al-Qaeda. And for two ITV Exposure films, Charities Behaving Badly and Undercover Colleges, Tom was responsible for the original idea, getting it commissioned and seeing it through to broadcast.

Danny Kerr
Office Manager

Danny joined Raw Cut following two years toiling as a virtual assistant. After starting out on the production side he moved across the aisle into office management and personal assistant roles at a variety of different companies such as Outline Productions and Windfall Films eventually setting up a London production office and post production facility for US company Megalomedia.

Clare Handford
Executive Producer

Clare oversees a range of documentaries and challenging series. As a former commissioning editor for factual at Sky, she commissioned cinematic documentaries including Jerry Rothwell’s How to Change the World, Nick Broomfield’s The Grim Sleeper and John Dower’s Bradley Wiggins: A Year in Yellow, and factual series including Harrow: A Very British School. As a freelance producer and executive producer Clare has worked across the multi-award-winning series, The Apprentice, The Search for the True Appaloosa and Ice Town: Life on the Edge. She has also held senior creative roles at leading British indies including Nutopia and Tiger Aspect, and is a trustee of Darbar Arts Trust and a regular judge for the Grierson Documentary Awards.

Pat Kennedy
Accounts Manager

After learning the accounts trade in the commercials sector, Pat saw the error of her ways and moved over to television where she has stayed ever since working for numerous independent producers. Working on shows as diverse as UK Cops; Bodycam Squad, to Kennedy’s Suicide Bomber to Afghan Army Girls – Pat has been ensuring people get paid across the globe.

Georgia Jasper
Development Assistant Producer

Georgia came to Raw Cut from Optomen where she was a skilled development researcher writing for all the major broadcasters. With previous experience working on shows such as Timecrashers (Channel 4), The John Bishop Show (BBC One) and Weekend (ITV), Georgia brings a fresh, popular look to Raw Cut ideas. When she’s not writing proposals she can be found shooting and editing teasers, and putting her biscuit-eating skills to good use.

Gregg Lopez
Archive Manager

Gregg comes to Raw Cut from the US where he was part of the independent film and comedy scenes in Los Angeles. Besides handling the licensing and acquisition for the Raw Cut Archive, Gregg administers Raw Cut’s social media and website.