Alex is a history nerd and award-winning researcher. His work has taken him to some of the less-travelled corners of the world – the back-country of Sierra Leone, the remote Peruvian Andes, insurgent-ridden southern-Philippines and far-flung corners of Burma (Myanmar). He learned to understand these very different places through studying their histories – best done by forming close bonds with the people who live there. He studied politics and history at the University of Cambridge, lives in London, but was born and raised in Manchester alongside Max Jones.
Max is a Director, Cameraman but above all a storyteller. He has worked on an array of programmes ranging from X Factor to Top Gear, for every major British TV channel. Max studied Film Design and Production at Kingston University, and is at home in the studio as he is out in the field. He is mainly based in London, but grew up in Manchester alongside Alex Bescoby. He’s earned a reputation for being seemingly indestructible while working overseas – no matter what nature throws at him, he keeps on filming.
Joanna is Grammar’s Social Media guru, and is responsible for sharing the latest Grammar news and adventures across Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube and Vimeo. She is currently studying television production at Charles Sturt University, where she also manages the University’s social media.
Luke’s curiosity and experience in some of the farther-flung corners of the world make him right at home as Grammar’s shooting researcher. A doc lover through and through he started out in distribution, learning what separates the good from the great and helping award-winning factual films find the perfect audience. Now working in production to bring important and often forgotten stories to life, he’s made video for the National Trust, Sky News, and secured an international reporting grant from One World Media.
Camilo is a London-based percussionist, composer and sound designer whose work covers a variety of musical cultures, from Indian classical to electroacoustic music. As a musician he has toured the world with Talvin Singh, Terry Riley, James Holden & Maverick Sabre and has worked in the studio with Nitin Sawhney and Anoushka Shankar. As a sound designer he has recorded some of the best musicians in India on behalf of the Darbar Festival and, more recently, the exquisite ‘exile songs’ of Burma’s forgotten King Thibaw.