About

Magnus Wake interviewing Peter Flannery (on screen) for the crowd funding film.

Magnus Wake interviewing Peter Flannery (on screen) for the crowd funding film.

Encaptivate was setup in 2014 to develop drama production for theatrical, broadcast and VOD release

Photo of Magnus WakeMagnus Wake, director

After studying film in Edinburgh and Farnham he joined a production company and worked his way up from runner to director. He first scooped an award for his work in 2003 winning a CIB award for best film for an army helicopter crash dramatisation. He’s since gone on to win a New York Festivals award (2007), an EVCOM direction award (2011) and multiple CiB and IoIC awards for his films and videos in Scotland. He’s also made a six part broadcast documentary series for ITV “The Mysterious Country” and edited & directed on a number series for Channel 4. His passion has always been storytelling and when he first read the book felt it should be a film, he tweeted the author who responded, “Ho ho may be one day…” A year later he was drawn back to the book and contact the author, this time a month later the option was secured. Magnus is a MD for Encaptivate and a Director of Greenroom Films.

Photo of Simone Bett

Simone Bett, producer

Simone has worked on literally hundreds of films and projects for broadcast and corporate markets over her 15-year career. She has produced and production managed the most complicated projects with forensic attention to detail. As well as every corner of the UK, she has filmed in several European countries and in the USA and UAE. Her clients have included Kodak, Channel 4, BAE Systems, BBC, Deutsche Bank, Ministry of Defense, Rothschild and many, many more. Until recently becoming a freelancer she was a Client Services Director, Producer and Head of Production for a London and Scotland based Production Company with a turnover of over £4m.