Dov ​Freedman
CEO & Founder

Dov founded Curious Films in 2018 and oversees the entire company operation whilst executive producing all of Curious’ output. Having worked in the TV industry for over 20 years his hit shows include The Island with Bear Grylls, An Hour to Save Your Life and Banged Up Abroad. He also originated premium documentaries including The Trouble With Dad, The Last Nazis and Young Soldiers.

Charlie Russell
Creative Director & Founder

Charlie founded Curious with Dov in 2018 and is responsible for the creative direction of the company’s output. He is a double BAFTA and EMMY award-winning director who has made over 20 documentaries for British television, including the highly acclaimed Chris Packham: Asperger’s & Me, (winner, Best Director, Factual, BAFTA 2018) and his seminal film about assisted dying with Sir Terry Pratchett, Choosing To Die, which won every major documentary award including the BAFTA, EMMY, Grierson and RTS.

Nicky Varley
Head of Production

Nicky joined Curious in 2018 and oversees the entire production slate as well as helping steer the company’s strategic and operational strategy. Prior to this she spent 10 years in production management across multi-platform broadcast, branded & commercial content, delivering to major UK & US broadcasters, SVOD platforms & international brands.

Jessie Versluys
Freelance Executive Producer

Jessie is one of the most highly respected documentary makers currently working in British television. She won a BAFTA for her film Katie: My Beautiful Face and has overseen 4 series of 24 Hours In Police Custody. At Curious, Jessie has helped steer The Accused: National Treasures On Trial for Channel 4 and is now overseeing a major new series for a streamer.

Mark Raeburn
Finance & Commercial Officer

Mark was Head of Programme Finance at Channel 4 for eight years, overseeing a budget of £700 million. He now supports a handful of select indies, including Minnow & Renowned Films.

Andrew Slater
Development Executive

A highly experienced producer and director who has worked on multiple series of 24 Hours In Police Custody, Hospital, Exodus, SAS: Who Dares Wins and Our War, Andrew previously produced Curious’ first Netflix commission Running With The Devil and now plays a senior leadership role across development and production.

Holly Davidson
Development Producer

Holly joined Curious’ development team in 2021 from her previous position at ITN. Since then she has played a major role in growing the development slate, including originating Netflix's global smash-hit, Lover Stalker Killer.

Kat Bee
Line Producer

Kat Bee worked on one of Curious' first ever productions, Chris Packham: 7.7 Billion People & Counting for BBC2 and has returned to look after Making Sense Of Cancer With Hannah Fry, The Accused: National Treasures On Trial, Paula for Channel 4 , and a new 3-part series for a global streaming platform.

Yasmin Heidary-Milic
Junior Production Manager

After a career in law, Yasmin joined Curious in 2019. Her credits include Caroline Flack: Her Life & Death and The Accused: National Treasures On Trial for Channel 4, Reclaiming Amy and Being Frank: The Frank Gardner Story for BBC2. She has recently completed a 3 part series for Netflix, due out later this year.

Louella Pearce White
Junior Production Manager

Louella Pearce White joined Curious in 2020 and has worked on Running With The Devil for Netflix, Secrets Of Penthouse for A+E, and forthcoming series for Channel 4 and Sky.

Iwona Goncalves
Production Accountant

Iwona has a CIMA Advance Diploma in Management Accounting and 9 years of experience as a production accountant in the TV industry. She has more than twenty credits including American Murder for Netflix, The Moaning of Life for Sky 1, and Inside the Mind of Agatha Christie for Channel 5.

Joel Stolz-Hunter

Joel studied film at Birmingham City University before joining Curious in 2021. He has since gained his first broadcast credits on Making Sense Of Cancer with Hannah Fry and Squad Goals: Dorking Til I Die, and gained his first researcher and edit assistant credit on Secrets Of Penthouse. He is now working on a 2-part series for Channel 4.

Phoebe Thomas
Production Coordinator

Phoebe joined Curious on a training scheme with the Grierson Trust, working on Running With The Devil for Netflix. She has followed that up with Lover Stalker Killer and a new series for Channel 4.

Izzy Townshend
Company Coordinator

Izzy joined Curious in 2023 to help with the day-to-day running of the office and support the senior management team. She is a graduate of Theatre and English from the University of Bristol. Her first broadcast credits as a production assistant are Wagspiracy for BBC3 and the 4-part series for A+E Secrets Of Penthouse.