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Meet the Crew of AMC’s HUMANS

Jonathan Brackley & Sam Vincent, Writers

Jonathan Brackley and Sam Vincent met at their London school in 1990, where they became friends, sharing a love of television, movies and great stories in general.

They came to writing separately, with feature screenplays, but teamed up to write sketches for numerous British TV comedies. This led into television drama, and in 2009, their first drama credit on the BBC’s Hotel Babylon. In 2010, they joined the ninth series of the BBC’s acclaimed hit spy drama Spooks (MI-5), and were appointed head writers. They continued in this capacity for the BAFTA-nominated tenth and final run.

In May 2015, their first film Spooks: The Greater Good — a big screen adaptation of the series starring Kit Harington and Elyes Gabel — will be released. Their first US feature is in development at Focus Features.

Derek Wax, Executive Producer

Derek Wax joined Kudos in 2005. He has developed and been an executive producer on two seasons of the acclaimed Golden Globe® Award-nominated The Hour (BBC2) written by Abi Morgan; two seasons of Harriet Braun’s cult hit Lip Service (BBC3); the award‐winning mini‐series Occupation (BBC1), which won the BAFTA, FIPA, Prix Europa and Broadcasting Press Guild Awards for Best Miniseries; Tsunami the Aftermath for BBC2 and HBO; and the comedy series Plus One for Channel 4. In 2014, he was executive producer on Peter Bowker’s three‐part mini‐series From There to Here (BBC1). Wax is currently in production on Capital, a 3 part-drama adapted by Peter Bowker for BBC1 from John Lanchester’s acclaimed novel of the same name.

He was a producer at Granada from 2001 to 2005, where he developed and produced the multi award‐winning serial Sex Traffic written by Abi Morgan and directed by David Yates, for Channel 4. The drama won eight BAFTA Awards including Best Drama Serial as well as the Royal Television Society Award, Broadcast, Prix Italia and many other international awards. During this time, he was also script executive on episodes of Poirot and Hornblower. His previous credits as producer include Sally Wainwright’s  Sparkhouse (Red Productions for BBC1), Peter Bowker’s  BAFTA-nominated Flesh and Blood (Red Productions for BBC2) and the series Waiting for the Whistle (BBC3). Before becoming a producer, Wax was a script editor in BBC Drama Serials, where his credits included the series Aristocrats for BBC1 and WGBH.

Prior to working in TV, Wax worked in theatre, directing plays at venues such as the Gate, Notting Hill, Lyric Hammersmith and Almeida.

Jane Featherstone, Executive Producer

Jane Featherstone is the former chief executive of Kudos. Whilst at Kudos Featherstone executive produced some of the most innovative and ground-breaking dramas in the UK, including the multi award-winning BBC1 hit Spooks; era‐defining Emmy® winner Life on Mars and its sequel Ashes to Ashes (BBC1); the highly successful and multi-BAFTA and Emmy®‐winning Broadchurch (ITV1); Dennis Kelly’s critically acclaimed Utopia (C4); The Tunnel (Sky Atlantic/Canal Plus); The Smoke (Sky 1); and forthcoming projects River by Abi Morgan for BBC1 and the Spooks movie, The Greater Good.

Other credits include an impressive range of shows including Mayday (BBC1) and seasons 1 and 2 of the Golden Globe® nominated The Hour (BBC2), Hustle (BBC1), The Fixer (ITV1) and Tsunami: the Aftermath for HBO and BBC2.

Prior to joining Kudos, Featherstone produced the first two series of Paul Abbot’s award‐winning ITV thriller Touching Evil, followed by BAFTA-nominated BBC2 film Sex ‘n’ Death and also served at Hat Trick Productions where she worked on landmark comedy shows such as Whose Line Is It Anyway?, Have I Got News For You and Drop the Dead Donkey.

She was made a Fellow of the RTS in 2011 and in 2007 received the Best Contribution to the Medium Award at the Women in Film and TV awards.

Chris Fry, Producer

Chris Fry started his career as a runner, and then worked his way up the ladder to become a first assistant director. As a first AD, he worked on many series including Spooks and Hustle; Tom Hooper’s Golden Globe® Award and BAFTA winning Longford (C4); Charles II with Joe Wright (BBC1), Secret Life with Rowen Joffe (C4); and Tsunami the Aftermath with Bharat Nalluri (BBC1/HBO).

Since becoming a producer, Fry has worked on seasons 8, 9 and 10 of the long running Kudos show Spooks, two of which were BAFTA nominated for best series. He has also produced Mayday, a five-part thriller for BBC1, and The Smoke, an eight-part series written by the award-winning playwright Lucy Kirkwood for Sky 1.

Credits

Written by JONATHAN BRACKLEY, SAM VINCENT
Executive Producers JANE FEATHERSTONE, DEREK WAX
Series Producer CHRIS FRY
Line Producer DAVID MASON
Directors SAM DONOVAN, DANIEL NETTHEIM, LEWIS ARNOLD, CHINA MOO — YOUNG
First Assistant Directors CHARLIE ENDEAN, DEAN BYFIELD, STEVE ROBINSON
Second Assistant Directors SOPHIE CALVER, ALEX BERWICK
Stunt Co-ordinator CRISPIN LAYFIELD
Location Managers RUPERT BRAY, CHRIS SHERIFF, PETER-FRANK DEWULF
Production Manager LOUISA RAWLINS
Production Designer DICK LUNN
Art Director ANDREA MATHESON
Set Decorator ANNA KASABOVA
Hair & Make Up Designer VICKIE LANG
Costume Designer IAN FULCHER
Synth Movement Created by FRANTIC ASSEMBLY
Synth Movement Director DAN O’NEILL
Music CRISTOBAL TAPIA DE VEER
Sound Designer / Recordist TIM BARKER
Director of Photography ULA PONTIKOS, STUART BENTLEY, DAVID ROM, SIMON ARCHER
Gaffer CHRIS BIRD
Script Supervisors SARA J DOUGHTY, ANDREA BAMFORD
Script Editor DEANNE CUNNINGHAM
Editors DANIEL GREENWAY, JOHNNY RAYNER, BEN YEATES, DOMINIC STREVENS
Post — Prod Supervisor BEA ARNOLD
Casting Directors KELLY VALENTINE HENDRY, VICTOR JENKINS
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