Form Films is run by two film makers Jonah Weston and Lawrence Walford.

For his first film, Anatomy of Disgust, Jonah was nominated for the Bafta for Best New Director.  Since then he’s gone on to direct some of British television’s most unforgettable moments.  In 2002 his film Feral Children became Channel 4’s highest rating science documentary with an audience of over 5m,  and won Best Documentary at the Prague Film Festival.  Jonah oversees all of Form’s output.  A keen sailor, given a day off he’d be on his boat – ideally sailing, not fixing it!

 

An editor by training Lawrence brings the attention to detail, creativity and perfectionism learnt in the cutting room, to his directing and producing at Form.  With over 100 hours of broadcasting credits to his name including titles such as Meet The Ancestors and House Detectives for the BBC, The Real Cherie Blair and Living In The Dead Zone for Channel 4 and more recently he shot and directed the award winning ‘The Boats That Built Britain’ for the BBC.  A classically trained pianist, given a day off he can be found brushing up on his Beethoven.

 

Key Personnel

Julia Mitchell  has worked in the television industry for over 15 years.  Having started her career in the Features Department at the BBC in London, she relocated to Hampshire where she joined Meridian Broadcasting.  As well as her TV background Julia has also worked in PR and Marketing, helping many Winchester businesses and charities.  Julia’s role is Head of Production, overseeing all Form’s output with particular responsibility for corporate and online content.

 Julia’s email: julia@formfilms.co.uk

Laura Anscombe is a great people person who knows how to get the best out of a team, she works closely alongside Julia as a production co-ordinator and excels at research and development when it comes to planning new ideas.  She also manages our online video productions, as well gaining research and production credits on ‘The Boats That Built Britain’ and ‘Twitchers’ for the BBC.

Drew Delany graduated in 2009 from Buckinghamshire New University with a degree in Video Production and Drama.  He has quickly developed as a talented and creative editor, both proficient on FCP and Avid.  As junior editor at Form he oversees the technical side of our productions and manages our HD edit facility.

Non Executive Director

Roger Pedder was Chairman of Clarks Shoes for 12 years, increasing profit by 500% and making the company the world’s largest non-sports footwear brand. A retail entrepreneur Roger has either started or transformed a number of companies – reviving Halfords’ fortunes in the 1980′s, founding and developing Pet City in the 1990′s and rescuing Robert Dyas, before selling the company to Change Capital Partners for £61.3 million in 2004. As well as his role at Form Films Roger is also Chairman of Symm Group Ltd and an NED of Nelsons, owner of the Rescue Remedy brand.